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Best Key Lime Pie?

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)?



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

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      1. re: nightsky

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

      2. 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

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

          1. re: SSqwerty


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

          2. re: chowfamily

            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.

          3. 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!

            1. 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

                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

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

                  1. re: smince

                    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. 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)...