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10 Places to Find Fried Pickles in Minneapolis

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In honor of Friday Fry-Day, we now turn to that less-widespread but fervently loved fried delicacy: the fried pickle. If you love fried pickles, then you really love fried pickles; and if you don't love fried pickles, well, then maybe you just haven't met the right one yet. Here, mapped for your viewing pleasure, are 10 places to find fried pickles in Minneapolis. They're not just at the State Fair, folks (though those are pretty darn tasty, too).


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Town Hall Tap

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4810 Chicago Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 767-7307
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The cream cheese-stuffed fried pickles are an inspired twist on the classic. And if the cream cheese element wasn’t enough to scare your arteries, these babies are served with blue cheese for dipping, providing an excellent dose of salt and briny bite to go with that beer.

2. Pat's Tap

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3510 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 822-8216
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Another locale embracing a fried pickle spear, Pat’s Tap does so with a light hand. There’s more pickle here than batter, and that’s a good thing. And Pat’s is the only spot you can burn off fried pickle calories with a game of Skeeball.

3. Urban Eatery

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2730 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55416
(612) 920-5000
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Spring is just around the corner (right?) and that means soon there will be tables along the sidewalk outside Urban Eatery with views of Lake Calhoun. And if you’re there for Happy Hour, you’ve got $3 fried pickles with buttermilk dressing coming your way. They're only available on the happy hour menu.

4. The Lowry

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2112 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 341-2112
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Going a step beyond the classic fried pickle, the Lowry serves an appetizer of lightly battered pickled vegetables, a must-try for anyone who considers themselves a fried pickle connoisseur. The fried pickle plate comes with a garlic aioli dipping sauce, making for a pickle indulgence with a bit more class.

5. Darby's Pub and Grill

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315 5th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 746-5064
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Boasting one of the best outdoor patios in downtown Minneapolis, Darby’s often serves its “frickles” to game-day crowds. With a view of the park, the pub is the perfect spot to celebrate a Twins win or nurse the wounds of loss.

6. Ginger Hop

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201 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 746-0304
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Didn’t expect fried pickles at an Asian fusion spot, did you? This Northeast mainstay serves a plate of Pickle Satay with a spicy ketchup or blue cheese dreessing, Only $2 for two sticks at happy hour; $4 for two during regular serving.

7. Hazel's Northeast

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2859 Johnson St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 788-4778
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This cozy neighborhood gem is home to Cajun-spiced fried pickles, served with a side of ranch. For those of you who grew up south of the Mason-Dixon, this is the closest thing to real Southern fried pickles you’ll find in the Cities. Not spicy, but with enough of a kick to balance the salt of the pickle chip, this dinner appetizer is reason enough to plan a visit.

8. Parka

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4023 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 886-1585
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If you’re looking for something a little more avant garde in your fried pickle adventures, check out Parka in Longfellow. They serve an awesome plate of ham and pickle tots (yes, as genius as it sounds) accompanied by a dill pickle gel.

9. The Blue Door Pub Longfellow

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3448 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 315-2470
Arguably the most famous fried pickles in town, these hand-battered chips are served with an addictive garlic aioli. These little gems have a devoted following regardless which side of the river you claim. They’re a perfect shared appetizer or snacking side with one of those mind-blowing burgers.

10. Groveland Tap

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1834 Saint Clair Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105
(651) 699-5058
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The Twin Cities don’t just stick to the classic pickle chip. At the Groveland Tap , the deep fried pickle spears served with beer ranch have a cult-like following.

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1. Town Hall Tap

4810 Chicago Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
The cream cheese-stuffed fried pickles are an inspired twist on the classic. And if the cream cheese element wasn’t enough to scare your arteries, these babies are served with blue cheese for dipping, providing an excellent dose of salt and briny bite to go with that beer.
4810 Chicago Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55419

2. Pat's Tap

3510 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55408
Another locale embracing a fried pickle spear, Pat’s Tap does so with a light hand. There’s more pickle here than batter, and that’s a good thing. And Pat’s is the only spot you can burn off fried pickle calories with a game of Skeeball.
3510 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55408

3. Urban Eatery

2730 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Spring is just around the corner (right?) and that means soon there will be tables along the sidewalk outside Urban Eatery with views of Lake Calhoun. And if you’re there for Happy Hour, you’ve got $3 fried pickles with buttermilk dressing coming your way. They're only available on the happy hour menu.
2730 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55416

4. The Lowry

2112 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Going a step beyond the classic fried pickle, the Lowry serves an appetizer of lightly battered pickled vegetables, a must-try for anyone who considers themselves a fried pickle connoisseur. The fried pickle plate comes with a garlic aioli dipping sauce, making for a pickle indulgence with a bit more class.
2112 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405

5. Darby's Pub and Grill

315 5th Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Boasting one of the best outdoor patios in downtown Minneapolis, Darby’s often serves its “frickles” to game-day crowds. With a view of the park, the pub is the perfect spot to celebrate a Twins win or nurse the wounds of loss.
315 5th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

6. Ginger Hop

201 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Didn’t expect fried pickles at an Asian fusion spot, did you? This Northeast mainstay serves a plate of Pickle Satay with a spicy ketchup or blue cheese dreessing, Only $2 for two sticks at happy hour; $4 for two during regular serving.
201 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN

7. Hazel's Northeast

2859 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
This cozy neighborhood gem is home to Cajun-spiced fried pickles, served with a side of ranch. For those of you who grew up south of the Mason-Dixon, this is the closest thing to real Southern fried pickles you’ll find in the Cities. Not spicy, but with enough of a kick to balance the salt of the pickle chip, this dinner appetizer is reason enough to plan a visit.
2859 Johnson St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

8. Parka

4023 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
If you’re looking for something a little more avant garde in your fried pickle adventures, check out Parka in Longfellow. They serve an awesome plate of ham and pickle tots (yes, as genius as it sounds) accompanied by a dill pickle gel.
4023 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406

9. The Blue Door Pub Longfellow

3448 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Arguably the most famous fried pickles in town, these hand-battered chips are served with an addictive garlic aioli. These little gems have a devoted following regardless which side of the river you claim. They’re a perfect shared appetizer or snacking side with one of those mind-blowing burgers.
3448 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406

10. Groveland Tap

1834 Saint Clair Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105
The Twin Cities don’t just stick to the classic pickle chip. At the Groveland Tap , the deep fried pickle spears served with beer ranch have a cult-like following.
1834 Saint Clair Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105

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