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The BEST Deep Fried Pickles

Fried pickles are a snack food found commonly in the American South. It is made by deep-frying a sliced battered dill pickle. I was on a quest to find the Best Deep Fried Pickles in Vancouver.

Note: The prices indicated exclude tax.

In ranking order, these are are the Best Deep Fried Pickles in Vancouver:

 

1)     Tap & Barrel — FIRST  PLACE

Tap & Barrel

My take: Outstanding pickles that hold up to the crunch on their own and once battered they are even more delicious. Served with their sour cream dill dip.

Price: $5

Cuisine: Comfort Food

On the regular menu: Yes

Location: 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver

Twitter: @tapandbarrel

Web:  http://www.tapandbarrel.com/

 

2)    The Rumpus Room – SECOND  PLACE

The Rumpus Room

My take: Golden brown battered pickles with great flavour. Served with their homemade tartar sauce;

Price: $6

Cuisine: Comfort Food

On the regular menu: Yes

Location: 2689 Main Street, Vancouver

Twitter: @RumpusRoomMain

Web:  http://www.rumpusroom.ca/

 

3)       Dunn’s Famous – THIRD PLACE

Dunn’s Famous

My take: Taste great even though it tasted as if there was more batter than pickle. Served with there homemade  sauce.

Price: $3.99

Cuisine: Jewish style deli

On the regular menu: Yes

Location: 827 Seymour Street, Vancouver

Twitter: @DunnsFamousBC

Web:  http://www.dunnsfamousbc.com/restaurant/

 

4)       Stackhouse Burgers – FOURTH PLACE

Stackhouse Burger Bar

My take: Different type of dish, unique and quite tasty. The best aioli dipping sauce from the choices on offer is the Truffle by far.

Price: $7.00

Cuisine: Burgers

On the regular menu: Yes

Location: 1224 Granville Street, Vancouver

Twitter: @StackhouseBB

Web:  http://www.stackhouseburgerbar.com/

 

Note: I know there are more restaurants around the Vancouver area that have Deep Fried Pickles and I was unable to get to all of them on this quest.

Which Deep Fried Pickles are your favourite from a restaurant around Vancouver or in the suburbs?

Feel free to add your comment here and name the place and their location, the cost of each excluding tax and why you think they are the best!

By: Richard Wolak

THE RUMPUS ROOM

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED

2689 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-839-5780

Web: http://www.rumpusroom.ca/

Twitter: @RumpusRoomMain

Advice: Bring a small group of friends as opposed to a large group. Limited complimentary parking spots in front.

It appeared as it was games night as I entered this funky room, on one side I saw Jenga and on the other Scrabble. My friend Joe Leary joined me for some comfort food, that was not only playful and reminiscent of the 1970’s, it’s all made in house.  The room has got character and kitsch, novelty items, photos and posters inspired by the 1970’s goes hand in hand with the 1970’s inspired dishes.

Deep Fried Pickles

Chicken Wings

We started off sharing the outstanding Deep Fried Pickles ($6) Served with their homemade tartar sauce; followed by the Chicken Wings (6 for $5 or 12 for $9) and my favourite was the honey garlic and this was served with a homemade ranch dip.

Chicken & Waffles

Meatloaf

For our entrees, I had the delicious Chicken & Waffles ($12) boneless chicken marinated in their secret recipe and then deep-fried to a crispy delicious perfection. Served on top of a fresh made waffle and served with real Canadian maple syrup and butter. Joe had the delicious Meatloaf ($13) Two slices of secret recipe meat loaf smothered in home-made gravy, served with mashed potatoes and a side of peas and carrots.

Deep Fried Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

Although I am not a huge fan of deep fried desserts, we both shared the Deep Fried Reeses Peanut Butter Cups ($4) is our guilty pleasure!

Before, during or after your meal you may want to invite a table mate to join you in a game of scrabble or challenge all your friends in playing one of the other games in the board game collection.

Review by: Richard Wolak

STACKHOUSE BURGER BAR

1224 Granville Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-558-3499

Web: http://www.stackhouseburgerbar.com/

Twitter: @StackhouseBB

Advice: The Brioche bun is one of the attractions. Good place to go with a friend so you can share dishes.

There is a burger and then there is a burger! Stackhouse takes it up a notch and has some of the best burgers around. My friend Cassandra Anderton and I had lunch together in this stylish room with a magnetic steel mural above the open kitchen along with big bulb hanging lamps and pointed butcher knives pointing high up towards the ceiling.

Stackhouse Burger

Chicken Burger

Onion Rings

Deep Fried Pickles

We shared the outstanding Stackhouse Burger ($15) 6.5 oz local prime rib patty with pancetta, portabellini, Guinness cheddar, chipotle aioli and butter lettuce served on a brioche bun with fries and the outstanding Chicken Burger ($15) 5 oz free-run chicken breast with Camembert cheese, truffle aioli and butter lettuce, served on a brioche bun served with a salad. We also shared an order of Onion Rings ($7) made daily in house, battered & breaded, served with your choice of aioli, and we shared an order of Deep Fried Pickles ($7) different type of dish, unique and quite tasty. The best aioli dipping sauce from the choices on offer is the Truffle by far.

Deep fried Ice Cream

They have one dessert creation on the menu which we both shared, a delicious Deep fried Ice Cream ($9) Vanilla ice cream wrapped in brioche dough, deep fried to perfection, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and served with a Kahlua chocolate ganache and fresh fruit. You’ll also find a selection of other burgers such as the Kobe Beef Burger, Lamb Burger, Dungeness Crab Burger and more along with salads and sliders. The bar is set-up towards the front and has beer, wine, cocktails and an extensive selection of Bourbons on offer.

I’m looking forward to my return visit to try the Kobe Beef Burger.

Review By: Richard Wolak

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