WHERE ARE THE BEST PIES IN OHIO?

Growing up in the country you learn to appreciate pie. I could always tell what season it was by the fruit pies being made by my grandma. Pie making was an art form at my grandma’s. She first would cut the chilled lard into the dry mixture with her pastry cutter. She then rolled the dough out on her pie board with such precision and care. Her crusts where always flaky and her pies always filled as high as the pan allowed. My grandmother made great pies. How I miss those pies.

Over the past few years I have set out to taste a childhood memory by hitting the backroads of Ohio in search of the best pies in Ohio. I still have not found pies as tasty my grandmother’s, but I have found some very close seconds.  Below you will find the MyOhioFun list of the best places in Ohio to find a delicious pie.

PIES

Of course you will always find delicious Amish baked pies, as well as other delicious bakery items in Ohio’s Amish Country.  I would suggest you order ahead and bring a cooler if you are planning on purchasing any of their cream pies or spending any time shopping the area.

Berlin Farmstead
4757 Township Rd 366, Berlin, OH 44610
330-893-4600 | website
Holmes County

Der Dutchman
4967 Walnut Street, Walnut Creek, OH 44687
330-893-2981 | website
Holmes County

Dutch Valley
1343 Old Route 39, Sugarcreek, OH 44681
330-852-4627 | website
Holmes County

 

If you like saving money, take a trip to the Gardner Pie Outlet. Everyday on their Facebook page. they post what pies will be available that day. Better get there early, especially leading up to the holidays.  The pies are cheaper because they either made more than ordered, or they have slight imperfections.  Sometimes they even have Tomato, Potato Pea, and Broccoli Cheese pies.

Gardner Pie Co. Outlet

191 Logan Ave., Barberton, OH
330.245.2030 | website
Summit County

A local favorite, at Gray’s you will find fruit pies, various quiche, cream pies and pot pies.

Gray House Pies
26075 Detroit Rd., Westlake, OH
440.360.7870 | website
Cuyahoga County

The best part about buying your pies at Hartville Kitchen, is you can enjoy shopping and lunch.  Hartville Kitchen sell all the traditional fruit and cream pies. You can also purchase a whole pie or a slice of pie. What’s nice is they will hold your pies for pick-up after shopping.

Hartville Kitchen
1015 Edison St., NW, Hartville, OH
330.877.9353 | website
Summit County

Das Dutch Haus Restaurant & Bakery
150 East State Route 14, Columbiana, Ohio 44408
330-482-5050 | website

Mama Jo Homestyle Pies
Amherst Plaza, Amherst | 440.960.7437
Lorain County
and
Medina Shopping Plaza Medina, OH | 330.722.7437
Medina County
website

The added benefit of purchasing pies at Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen in Middlefield, is that you are so close to a gourmet chocolate store, a cheese factory and log cabin that sells pure Ohio maple syrup.  Just around the corner from the Kitchen is Rothenbühler Cheese Chalet and White House Chocolates Gourmet Candy Store. A few miles west is the Burton Log Cabin, where you can purchase pure Ohio Maple syrup, maple candy, and other maple products.

Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen
14743 Old State Rd, Middlefield, OH
440.632.9361 |maryyodersamishkitchen.com
Geauga County


My. My. Try the “Fruits of the Forest Pie”.   There is a reason it was voted #1 in Cleveland.  

Miles Farmers Market
28560 Miles Road, Solon, OH  44139
440.248.5222 | website
Cuyahoga County

Sassafras Bakery
657 High Street, Worthington, OH
614.781.9705 | website
Franklin County

Ordering your Schmucker’s pies in advance is always encouraged, as favorite flavors go fast.  Visit their website for a list of daily pies and specialty pies. If you like cream pies, check out the Black Bottom pie.  “A bottom layer of delightful fudge with chocolate & vanilla homemade pudding topped with whipped cream drizzled with fudge.”

Schmucker’s
2103 N. Reynolds Road, Toledo, OH
419.535.9116 | website
Lucas County

How can you argue about a “Mile High” pie? Theo’s Restaurant in Downtown Cambridge, Ohio has been making their homemade pies for over three decades. During November and December the town of Cambridge is transformed into Dickens Victorian Village.

Theo’s Restaurant
632 Wheeling Ave., Cambridge, OH 43275
740432.3878 |  theosrestaurant.us

All your favorite traditional pies can be found at either of Troyer’s Home Pantry locations.

Troyer’s Home Pantry

Pantry 1, in Apple Creek
668 W. Main St., Apple Creek, Ohio 44606
Tel.330-698-4182 | website 

Pantry 2, in Wooster
317 E. North St, Wooster, OH 44691
Tel.330-263-1990 | website 
Wayne County

They may be best known for their blueberry donuts, but their pies are delicious too! You can’t always find a good custard pie, and I have been lucky to snag one each time I have visited.  (Along with a dozen of those famous donuts.)

White House Fruit Farm
9249 State Rt. 62, Canfield, OH  44406
330.533.4161 | website
Mahoning County


FRY PIES

My grandmother never made a FRY PIE, but I have to say I am somewhat fond of them. What is a fry pie?  They are pie dough rolled into a circle about 6-8 inches and then filling is placed on one side and the dough is then folded in half over the filling.  Then they are sealed shut with a fork or hands,  deep fried and topped with a sugar glaze.

Want to try one?  Here are a few places you can grab those delicious bundles of goodness.

Ashery Country Store
8922 OH-241, Fredericksburg, OH
330.359.5615 | website
Wayne County

Dutch Valley Restaurant & Bakery
Walnut Creek and Sugarcreek
website
Holmes County

End of the Commons General Store
4366 Kinsman Road, Mesopotamia, OH  44439
440.693.4295 | website
Trumbull County

Hershberger’s Farm & Bakery
5452 OH-557, Millersburg, OH
330.674.6096
Holmes County

Nauvoo Family Market
15979 Nauvoo Rd., Middlefield, OH  44062
440.632.5584 |\ website
Geauga County

White House Fruit Farm
9249 State Rt. 62, Canfield, OH  44406
330.533.4161 | website
Mahoning County

If your favorite pie baker did not make our list, please send us an email.  We would love to check them out.


Article and photos: Diane Rock
Rocky Hill | MyOhioFun.com

Editor’s note:  Part of this story ran in 2017. The story has been updated every year and for 2020.  Any use of the above article or images without prior permission, will be in violation of copyright laws. 

 

 

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