Where to Find the Best Pie in the U.S.
There’s something about enjoying a rich piece of pie that makes you feel right at home.
The best comes with flaky crusts and fillings with fresh ingredients, whether you’re craving fruit or a sticky pecan filling.
Yelp has pulled together a list of 26 spots where you’ll find top-notch pies. They based their rankings off the total volume and ratings of reviews regarding pie, only including up to two businesses per state for the sake of geographical diversity.
From a smoked pecan pie in Phoenix to ice cream pies in Hawaii, here’s where you can grab an unforgettable slice.
Sweet Delights in Miami, Florida
If you’re craving a fresh, tart, and creamy key lime pie, head to this Miami stop, where you'll be greeted with an array of samples to get your taste buds going.
Key lime pies come in a variety of flavors here, including everything from strawberry and mango to eggnog and guava.
Maui Pie in Maui, Hawaii
“Just like grandma makes it” is the slogan of Maui Pie in Kihei, where homemade fruit and cream pies are all the rage.
Choose from fresh fruit pies like the North Berry Shore, which comes stuffed with strawberries, blackberries, and apples, or dig into cream pies ranging from banana to coconut.
There are also savory pies like the chicken pot pie, which comes with a flaky crust filled with chicken, sweet onion, mushroom, potatoes, carrots, and peas in a roux gravy.
Little Miss BBQ in Phoenix, Arizona
Although Little Miss BBQ specializes in Texas-style barbecue meats, their pies are just as much of a reason to stop in.
The regular here is Bekke’s smoked pecan pie, which is “baked” in the eatery’s smoker to create a golden layer of nuts that sit atop a center filled with maple and brown sugar jam.
If you’re lucky, you can also sample their Nutella pumpkin pie, which appears on the menu from time to time.
Franklin Barbeque in Austin, Texas
8 Half Desserts in Honolulu, Hawaii
For a cool treat to go along with your pie, stop in at 8 Half Desserts, home of the original Hawaiian ice cream pie.
Ice cream pies come stuffed with flavors like watermelon, honeydew, and vanilla, all scooped on top of an Oreo crust, for the ultimate sweet snack.
Locally Grown Gardens in Indianapolis, Indiana
Step inside Locally Grown Gardens and you’ll be reminded of a quaint farmer’s market, with fresh produce up for sale.
Pies are served on a seasonal basis, with selections that include peach pies, blueberry pies, a honeycrisp apple pie, and the beloved sugar cream pie, which includes a rich sugary filling.
Peace Pies in San Diego, California
Peace Pies serves raw, vegan, gluten, and soy-free foods that vary from hearty entrees to decadent desserts.
When it comes to pies, they offer a creamy cosmic coconut cream pie and a crisp apple pie, though they’ve also got a display case for daily specials that pop up.
Spinning J Bakery and Soda Fountain in Chicago, Illinois
Step back in time at Spinning J, operated by a husband and wife team who used to operate a pie delivery business out of a commissary kitchen.
They’ve got a rotating pie selection that includes quirky flavors like key lime hibiscus and hearty selections like s'mores, all baked inside a flaky and buttery crust.
For a savory choice, go for either a traditional chicken pot pie or a saag paneer pie, filled with spinach, paneer cheese, and curry.
Make sure to drink it down with a cup of the spot's old-school sodas, which come in flavors like lemon drop or chocolate egg cream.
Pie Snob in Phoenix, Arizona
At Pie Snob, they offer daily selections on a first-come, first-served basis, with the menu switching up every week.
All pies are made in-house, with a homemade crust that’s hand-rolled and hand-crimped.
Sink your teeth into traditional fruit pies, nut pies, cream pies, and chocolate pies, or go for seasonal pies like the green chili apple, which comes with a crumble made of jalapeño honey butter.
Swanton Berry Farm in Davenport, California
At Swanton Berry Farm, organic treats are all the rage, with fresh berry pies offered to customers looking for a fruity bite.
They’ve also got treats like strawberry shortcake and even strawberry lemonade made from their own crops of berries, all of which can be enjoyed at the quaint location.
Bavette's Bar and Boeuf
Bavette’s Bar and Boeuf gives you the fine dining choices you’d get at a traditional steakhouse, with a fun vibe on the side.
You’ll find red leather banquettes, draped chandeliers, and live jazz make the ideal backdrop for enjoying the stop’s chocolate cream and lemon meringue pies.
Fredericksburg Pie Company in Fredericksburg, Texas
With a “mission to serve pie that is as good as, or better than, our mothers and grandmothers made,” the Fredericksburg Pie Company makes customers feel at home with its traditional pies served inside a book-filled shop.
Choose from cream pies, fruit and nut pies like peach praline and bourbon orange pecan, and even sugar-free pies made by special request.
Briermere Farms in Suffolk County, New York
Freshness is the key at Briermere Farms, where all the baked goodies are made on-site and fillings for fruit pies are grown right on the farm.
Go for one of their fruit cream pies, like the cherry cream pie, or choose from a wide variety of traditional fruit pies that range from blueberry crisp to strawberry.
Traif in Brooklyn, New York
Traif focuses on pork and shellfish selections, with multiple courses that take you through rich flavor profiles before you hit dessert.
Make sure to save room for their key lime pie, served with crushed pineapple and mascarpone.
Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken in Memphis, Tennessee
After sampling the delectably crispy fried chicken at Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, sink your fork into one of its pies, whether you’ve got room for just a slice or want to grab a whole pie.
Choose from flavors that include coconut, pecan, sweet potato, and chess, which is filled with a gooey custard.
Back To Eden Bakery in Portland, Oregon
At this gluten-free bakery, traditional dessert recipes are reinterpreted into plant-based and gluten-free versions that are baked daily from scratch.
Go for a seasonal fruit pie or opt for a coconut cream pie for a refreshing tropical taste.
A la Mode Pies in Seattle, Washington
With a name like A la Mode Pies, this pie stop is just begging you to order a scoop of ice cream to go along with your warm piece of pie.
Pie selections, made fresh every morning, range from peanut butter and bourbon butterscotch to the popular strawberry rhubarb, made with fresh-cut stalks of Washington rhubarb and heaping scoops of strawberries.
Joe's Seafood Prime Steak and Stone Crab in Las Vegas, Nevada
Stop in at Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak and Stone Crab this month and you can sample their s’mores pie, made with a toasted graham cracker crust, milk chocolate filling, and marshmallow topping.
The restaurant will donate $1 of each slice to the Best Buddies Capital Region non-profit, which provides friendship and employment opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
You can also choose from additional flavors like Boston cream pie and a peanut butter pie served with hot fudge.
Brigtsen's Restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana
Specializing in Creole food since 1986, Brigtsen’s Restaurant serves a pecan pie that includes a flaky and golden crust that’s filled with fresh pecans.
It’s topped with a gooey caramel sauce that makes the dish all the more irresistible.
The Kill Devil Grill in Dare County, North Carolina
Don’t miss the key lime pie at the Kill Devil Grill, which comes with a wafer crust and a light key lime filling that’s topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberry sauce.
Chocolate lovers can indulge in the chocolate chip pecan pie, which also comes with a heaping of whipped cream.
Chef Vola's in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Open since 1921, Chef Vola's is an old-school joint bursting with over-the-top pie flavors that range from Oreo banana cream to crème brulée and limoncello.
On hot days, go for the frozen banana cream pie, stuffed with pieces of icy bananas.
Beiler's Bakery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
If you happen to be in the Reading Terminal Market, wander over to Beiler’s Bakery where you’ll find homemade pies, cinnamon buns, cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and breads.
They keep their pies simple and delicious, like the harvest apple, which comes with an apple filling topped with cinnamon and vanilla icing.
GW Fins in New Orleans, Louisiana
At GW Fins, the pie choices come with unexpected twists that push their flavor profiles to new extremes.
Take the fresh baked apple pie, which comes with a cheddar cheese crust and vanilla ice cream, or the salty malty ice cream pie, a salty concoction with a pretzel crust and caramel whipped cream.
Upper Crust Pie Bakery in Overland Park, Kansas
Step into Upper Crust Pie Bakery and the sweet smells will immediately have you aching to try their pies.
Pie selections include nutty choices like a caramel walnut pie, rich picks like a German chocolate pie, and intriguing mixes like a sour cream raisin meringue.
They also have cherry pocket pies that make a great snack on the go.
Baked and Wired in Washington, D.C.
Enjoy a slice of pie with a handcrafted espresso at Baked and Wired, where pies are developed from family recipes.
Golden crusts are filled with homemade custards and seasonal produce to create pies that range from blueberry ginger to Kahlua chocolate chip.
Pie Junkie in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
For playful flavors, check out Pie Junkie, where specialty monthly flavors include picks like an Almond Joy pie, made with almonds, chocolate, and sweetened flaky coconut that tastes just like the candy bar.
They’ve got a range of sweet pies like the Bird Dog Buttermilk, a buttermilk pie with a splash of Bird Dog Blackberry Whiskey, and savory quiches filled with everything from bacon and corn to chorizo and potato.