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Best Key Lime Pie?

cdtatro Mar 22, 2008 02:33 PM

A friend of mine loooves key lime pie, especially if it's really tart and not overly sweet. His birthday is next week and I'm wanting to get him one. What's the best place in the Boston area to get a whole pie (or two)?



  1. itaunas Apr 22, 2008 05:13 AM

    I believe both Redbones and Blue Ribbon sell whole pies, and both have pretty good versions which are fairly tart (I have a slight preference here to RB, but have not run them off). My favorite local version is the East Coast Grill (not always on the menu), but its not on their catering menu and if they did sell it whole it might get pricey. BTW Hungry Mother is serving a buttermilk pie which I am dying to try (and hear more about)...

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      EW3 Apr 1, 2008 12:14 AM

      I live in New Orleans and by far the best Key Lime Pie that I've ever tasted is from Houston's restaurant...the texture and the flavors are impeccable... There is one in Boston..
      60 State St
      Boston, MA 02109

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      1. re: EW3
        smince Apr 21, 2008 07:24 PM

        I agree. Houston's has the best key lime pie bar none. I don't live near a Houston's anymore. Anyone have a recipe that tastes like their pie?

        1. re: smince
          Wannabfoode Apr 21, 2008 08:20 PM

          now I'm craving key lime pie! How late is houston's open?

          1. re: smince
            The Chowhound Team Apr 22, 2008 06:17 AM

            We'd suggest you post to the Home Cooking board with this query- we're sure the hounds there would love to share their tips for great Key Lime Pie recipes. Thanks for helping us keep this board focused just on finding great chow in the Boston area.

        2. NiKoLe1625 Mar 24, 2008 04:20 PM

          Houston's is great... but I will also throw in the Key Lime Pie at at Atlantic Fish. It's great! I'm not sure that they will sell you a whole pie, but its worth a shot!

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            chowfamily Mar 22, 2008 09:28 PM

            If none of those options work, it is amazingly easy to make. Just pick up a bottle of key lime juice at any Shaws or Stop & Shop and an Oranoke pie crust, add the ingredients listed on the back of the key lime juice bottle (sweetened condensed milk, add eggs for meringue or add whipped cream) and you can enjoy as many pies as you like!

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            1. re: chowfamily
              SSqwerty Mar 23, 2008 07:09 AM

              Houston's, hands down. I'm pretty sure they'll sell you a whole pie.

              1. re: SSqwerty
                hugo Mar 24, 2008 12:40 PM


                Couldn't find a web site for them. Can you tell me where Houston's is ?? Thanks !!

              2. re: chowfamily
                catsmeow Mar 23, 2008 08:05 AM

                I agree. I've tried several in restaurants, and like my own the best(not just my opinion :-) ). Besides, in restaurants they never give you a big enough slice.

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                nightsky Mar 22, 2008 08:28 PM

                Trader Joe's has a great key lime pie, if you prefer the tart kind.

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                1. re: nightsky
                  bear Mar 23, 2008 07:54 AM

                  I agree with the TJ rec. Very good, reasonably priced. Make sure to whip some cream to go on top.

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                  coffee1004 Mar 22, 2008 02:38 PM

                  Petsy's pie in Cambridge. Hands down. If it is too far to travel, Pie Guys are ok too. I think it is sold at Wilson Farm in Lexington or Henry's in Beverly.

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                  1. re: coffee1004
                    gini Mar 25, 2008 08:37 AM

                    Petsi's is my go-to too.

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