Oklahoma's Perfect Pies
Oklahoma is a pie lover’s dream. Get your fix of the sweet, savory and delectable flavors of homemade pie at one of these iconic Oklahoma shops and restaurants.
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Whether it’s fried, filled or baked, Oklahoma’s fascination with pie runs deep. This delicious dessert has earned a special place in Oklahoma’s heartland and even holds court as the sweet finale to Oklahoma’s official state meal. Stop by one of these Oklahoma establishments for a slice of pure paradise ranging from tried-and-true classics to Grandma’s recipe with a modern twist.
Hammett House – Claremore
Can’t Miss Flavor: Coconut Cream
During a trip to the Hammett House in Claremore, you’ll enjoy Southern hospitality, homemade comfort food, and if you’re lucky, sweet pies featuring huge domes of meringue that have become legendary throughout the region. Sample the Hammett House’s coconut cream pie and discover why flakey coconut paired with a rich cream filling is a match made in paradise. Also popular, the lemon pecan pie expertly combines the natural tartness of lemon with the sweet nuttiness of pecans.
Click’s Steakhouse – Pawnee
Can’t Miss Flavor: Tollhouse
Click’s Steakhouse in Pawnee, known for its perfectly seared steaks, is just as famous for its dessert case. Customers have decided the best way to end a meal at Click’s is with a piece of Tollhouse Pie, named for its mouthwatering chocolate chip cookie flavor. Order this best seller and enjoy a warm slice of Tollhouse Pie topped with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate drizzle. If you’re impressed by presentation, check out Click’s beautiful mile-high meringue pies – they look like fluffy clouds and taste like heaven!
Original Fried Pies – Davis
Can’t Miss Flavor: Apricot
The culinary creations found at Original Fried Pies in Davis are over 100 years in the making. Located in the heart of Oklahoma’s scenic Arbuckle Mountains, this legendary fried pie shop has been using the same family recipe for decades. Ranging from pineapple to pizza style, there is sure to be a pie filling you’ll love. Grab a breakfast pie filled with sausage, cheese and egg, or choose a sweet filling such as silky lemon or creamy chocolate. If you want to try the local favorite, just ask owner Nancy Fulton what her best seller is – she’ll say apricot every time.
Nelson’s Ranch House – Tulsa
Can’t Miss Flavor: Coconut
Nelson’s Ranch House in Tulsa knows a thing or two about putting good food on the table. Specializing in made-from-scratch comfort food over three generations, this cafeteria style restaurant is famous for its chicken fried steak and homemade pies. Beat the lunch rush and grab a serving of Nelson’s delectable coconut pie, complete with huge piles of fluffy meringue on top. Be warned – the coconut is so popular that it’s hard to keep on the shelves, so hurry down to Nelson’s Ranch House and secure a slice before they run out.
Don’t miss their version of buttermilk pie made with blackberries, strawberry rhubarb or cinnamon apple crumble.
Pie Junkie – Oklahoma City
Can’t Miss Flavor: Macadamia Crusted Key Lime
With one-of-a-kind flavors like Orange Bourbon Pecan and Almond Joy, the bakers at Pie Junkie in Oklahoma City make stellar pies by taking the classics and adding their own special twist. Don’t miss their version of buttermilk pie made with blackberries, strawberry rhubarb or cinnamon apple crumble. If you’re having trouble deciding at Pie Junkie, you can’t go wrong with their best seller – the tart and nutty combination of Macadamia Crusted Key Lime. You can also grab a slice of Pie Junkie’s creations at S&B’s Burger Joint in Oklahoma City.
Arbuckle Fried Pies – Duncan
Can’t Miss Flavor: Anything Fruit Filled
For a sweet fruit filling tucked between two layers of delicate crust, expertly fried and covered in sugar, look no further than the delicious treats found at Arbuckle Fried Pies in Duncan. Regulars make their way to this famous pie shop for everything from apple and peach pies to cherry and apricot delicacies. If you need fuel in the morning, stop in during breakfast for a savory fried pie packed with various kinds of meats, cheeses and fresh veggies.
Pioneer Pies – Oklahoma City
Can’t Miss Flavor: Seasonal Fresh Strawberry
Pioneer Pies in Oklahoma City is a restaurant and bakery that prides itself on country cooking and its huge variety of pies – 25 different flavors, to be exact! While Pioneer Pies serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, the star of the show is definitely dessert. Stop in during the sunny months of summer to enjoy a slice of fresh strawberry pie, the shop’s most popular seasonal variety. As an added bonus, Pioneer Pies uses a unique five-cut divider specially designed to give you a bigger slice of your favorite flavor whether it be German chocolate, French silk, butterscotch or lemon meringue.
Field’s Pies – Pauls Valley
Can’t Miss Flavor: Pecan
The delicious desserts created at Field’s Pies in Pauls Valley are a bona fide Oklahoma tradition. What started as a family recipe in one woman’s kitchen has turned into a full-fledged pie factory in Pauls Valley. Tour Field’s Pies to witness the pie making process firsthand and stop by the retail shop to pick up a pie to go. While their legendary pecan pie is the reigning star, you can also sink your teeth into German chocolate, pumpkin and lemon chess pies from Field’s.