Fried Pickles in Houston

In the words of Texas Monthly's Patricia Sharpe, ?Fried dill pickles are the new onion rings.? These Southern bar snacks are popping up on more and more menus these days and getting tricked out by some of Houston's finest chefs. Salty, sour and perfectly crispy, here are some of the delicious fried pickles in Houston. (Photo: Beaver's)

Updated: July 22, 2010

Fried Pickles in Houston


2310 Decatur St, Houston, TX 77007

A cloud of puffy batter hovers over each dill spear, which are rather monstrously sized. The house-made Ranch dressing served with the fried pickles also gets a chipotle kick.

Zelko Bistro

705 E 11th St, Houston, TX 77008

The snappy, house-cured gherkins at Zelko are lightly battered and served with house Ranch dressing. These fried pickles are a perfect starter to a meal of homey yet classed up fare.

Cedar Creek Cafe

1034 W 20th St, Houston, TX 77008

There's no way that this Hill Country-themed cafe could get away with not serving fried pickles. Cedar Creek's version come with both Ranch and honey mustard dipping sauce and never fall out of their fried shell.

Katz's Deli & Bar

616 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Many a late night beer has been soaked up by the loyalty-inducing fried pickles at this Montrose deli.

King Biscuit

1606 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77009

King Biscuit already had us with its killer view of downtown Houston and rambunctious live music nights. When threw in fried pickles, we fell in love.