The most common way to experience the Deep South is to find a street magician and hope he pulls a shiny Louisiana state quarter from your ear. Today's Groupon presents another option when there are no illusionists handy: for $12, you get $25 worth of southern cuisine and drink at dinner from The Fickle Pickle, or for $7, you get $15 worth of lunch fare. The charming eatery doles out regional favorites on Canton Street in Roswell.
The Fickle Pickle's menus revolve around a beacon of fresh southern classics brightened with eclectic twists, earning them a bounty of positive praise and a loyal following of regulars. Ignite flavor engines with the renowned Cajun fried pickles, a juicy vinegar crunch accessorized with zesty creole rémoulade ($3.75 for a half size). The brie BLT lures brie cheese, bacon, arugula, and basil mayo into a sourdough trap ($8.25) designed for incisor destruction, and the fried-green-tomato sandwich triple threats taste buds with fried green tomatoes, pepper jack cheese, and a cool tomato jam ($8.25). The multiple personalities of mac 'n' cheese float out of kitchen doors in shades enhanced with pimento cheese and bacon ($8.95), caprese salad components ($8.95), and, of course, with nothing at all ($8.25), similar to the classic 2-D baseball players of yesteryear.
Dinner sandwiches are unapologetically messy, each paired with a suggested number of required napkins. The pimento cheeseburger ($8.95) includes onion rings for a four-napkin par, while the plate-defying creole grouper sandwich ($9.25) has never been consumed on less than five. Rinse off the left-over sauce with a bottle of wine and any left-over can be carried home.
The Fickle Pickle's comfortable atmosphere stems from the contrast between its 19th century Victorian construction, bright and perky interior, and the cheery calm that permeates throughout. Absorb the charm of the cozy indoor area or explore the rustic atmospheres of the barn and cobble-stoned outdoor patio. The friendly and helpful staff is available for pairing suggestions or driving directions to France.
Gayot, Creative Loafing, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reviewed The Fickle Pickle. Eighty-four percent of more than 300 Urbanspooners like it, Yelpers give it a four-star average, and Citysearchers give it a 4.5-star average:
- The topnotch dill pickles, which he batters and fries then serves with a homemade rémoulade, are a classic Southern treat. – Gayot
- Bright colors and casual cool beam throughout. Guests step up to the counter, order from a laidback list of sandwiches, salads and relaxed dinner entrees. – John Waterhouse, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
1085 Canton St.
Roswell, Georgia 30075Get Directions