This is one pickle you won’t want to get yourself out of.
Crispy, tangy, and undeniably addictive, deep-fried pickles have become a beloved indulgence in the culinary world, and Victoria is no different.
Combining the zesty punch of pickles with a golden, crunchy coating, these tantalizing treats offer a unique twist to traditional finger foods.
Whether you’re a fan of dill or bread-and-butter, deep frying elevates the pickle to new heights, transforming it into a delectable snack that satisfies both texture and flavor cravings.
And with the help of our beloved Victoria Buzz fans, we have compiled a list of must try locations so get ready to embark on a crispy adventure in and around the city:
Known for its mouthwatering experience with their juicy, handcrafted burgers made from locally sourced ingredients, Big Wheel Burger also offers up a delicious deep fried pickle and was one of the highly suggested spots by Victoria Buzz fans.
- 771 Vernon Avenue #703, near Uptown
- 341 Cook Street, in Cooke Street Village
- 172 Wilson Street, in Vic West
- 610-2945 Jacklin Road, in Langford
- 601 Bruce Avenue, in Nanaimo
Bin4 is another locally owned spot, renowned for its innovative gourmet burgers that boast unique flavor combinations and locally sourced ingredients. From the succulent patties to the perfectly crisp buns, Bin4 delivers an unforgettable dining experience. Don’t miss their tantalizing deep-fried pickle, a crispy and tangy delight that complements their burgers flawlessly.
- 911 Yates Street, downtown Victoria
- 102–716 Goldstream Avenue, Langford
- 3271 Maple Street, Saanich
- 102a – 6750 Island Highway, in Nanaimo
Another highly recommended place! Located on in Victoria’s inner harbour, Red Fish Blue Fish offers amazing Fish & Chips, Tacones, West Coast & Wild Grilled or Tempura Fish Sandwiches, Grilled Seafood, Seafood Chowder and more, but to our surprise, they offer highly recommended deep fried pickles as well!
- Where: 1006 Wharf Street (at Broughton)
Located in Sidney by the Sea, this family business which is well known for its fish and chips was also recommended for a spot to grab deep fried pickles!
- Where: 9812 Fifth Street
Located in the heart of one of Victoria’s oldest and most colorful neighborhoods, the Fernwood Inn has an amazing menu of items that includes beer battered deep fried pickles served with garlic aioli.
- Where: 1302 Gladstone Avenue
Known as a friendly neighbourhood bar in the downtown core, Leopold’s Tavern serve up an amazing array of pub-grub, including deep-fried picklespears with choice of dip.
- Where: 570 Yates Street
This well-established watering hole serves up draft beers, cocktails and pub grub, with a patio and regular bands. Their happy hour menu offers deep fried pickle coins served with burger sauce. The location is tucked away but Bartholomew’s has been an institution in the Victoria bar scene since 1975.
- Where: 777 Douglas Street
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Kind of new to the scene, the CRAFT Beer Market offers amazing vibes, views and more. Plus they offer panko crusted deep fried pickles served with ranch dip and it was suggested by many Victoria Buzz readers.
- Where: 450 Swift Street
A warm welcome awaits you at The Penny Farthing Olde English Pub in the heart of Victoria’s Oak Bay Village. While we couldn’t find deep fried pickles on their menu, many Victoria Buzz readers suggested this as a place to try.
- Where: 2228 Oak Bay Avenue
Located near the Bay Street bridge, this kid friendly (in the Pub), distillery lounge was also highly recommended for their deep fried pickles.
- Where: 350B Bay Street
Voted Victoria’s best wings since 2012, this premier wing spot serves up amazing food and their deep fried pickles were highly recommended by many.
- Where: 1507 Pandora Avenue
1550’s Pub Style Restaurant welcomes everyone are are primarily a food establishment, which makes this a great spot to bring the entire family to enjoy a lunch with their highly recommended deep fried pickles!
- Where: 1550 Cedar Hill X Road
Located in the Sooke area (just outside of Langford), Bucky’s were also suggested by many as a must try deep dried pickle location. So while slightly out of town, this little watering hole might just be worth the trip out! They’ve been around for over 40 years!
- Where: 2668 Sooke Road
Do you think we missed a must-try spot? Let us know in the comment section below!