Where To Find Fried Pickles on the East Coast

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Fried pickles from Wintzell's Oyster House in Mobile, Alabama. When visiting a couple weeks ago, I was more excited for these than the actual oysters.

To save a half-second, just call them "frickles." Snackable like French fries or popcorn shrimp, these deep-fried discs have the briney flavor of salt and vinegar chips and the addictive quality of, well, anything deep-fried. Apparently pickle spears can get too soggy, so most restaurants serve the bread-and-butter kind usually found on hamburgers. To cut the vinegary punch, orders are usually served with a creamy dipping sauce.

See what restaurant kitchens are sizzling pickles, not just potatoes and onions, after the jump. Note: Frickle-making is especially common in a certain region of the country. West Coast, are you listening? Throw some pickles into the deep fryer already!

Massachusetts

Amherst Brewing Company

24 North Pleasant Street, Amherst MA 01002
413-253-4400
amherstbrewing.com

Connecticut

Eli Cannon's

695 Main Street, Middletown CT 06457
860-347-3547
elicannons.com

Virginia

Clare & Don's Beach Shack

130 North Washington Street, Falls Church VA 22046
703-532-9283
clareanddons.com

North Carolina

Penguin Drive-in

1921 Commonwealth Avenue, Charlotte NC 28205
704-375-6959
penguindrivein.com

Tennessee

Toot's

860 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
615-898-1301
(See website for other locations)
toots.com

Georgia

Fox Bros. BBQ

1578 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta GA 30324
404-875-1522
foxbrosbbq.com

Florida

Jockamo's New Orleans Kitchen

3042 West Sand Lake Road, Orlando FL 32819
407-226-2848
jockamos.com

Alabama

Wintzell's Oyster House

6700 Airport Blvd, Mobile AL 36608
251-341-1111
(See website for other locations)
wintzellsoysterhouse.com

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