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Where to buy a good key lime pie?

scotcheroo May 6, 2008 09:14 AM

Looking for a decent key lime pie for the hubby's bday (it's his favorite). Any options around downtown DC that aren't terrible?

  1. scotcheroo May 8, 2008 09:19 AM

    Thanks guys - next time, when I have more notice - i'll try to order one.

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      slwh May 7, 2008 01:40 PM

      LOVE Key Lime Pie and I second the recommendation for Rays the Steaks -- wonder if they'd sell you one?

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        casilady May 7, 2008 12:02 PM

        There is a shop in Vienna, VA - and that ships, too: www.piegourmet.com. They charge $9-$12 to ship into DC.

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          chaojareon May 7, 2008 11:25 AM

          I've heard the Quarterdeck in Rosslyn has a good key lime pie from several people, but I have not had it as of yet.

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            cleveland park May 7, 2008 08:30 AM

            Rays the steaks has the best key lime pie I´ve had in a long time

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              GeezerGourmet May 7, 2008 11:21 AM

              It's a specialty at American Seafood near Lorcom Lane in Arlington. Delicious.

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                JeffCraddock May 7, 2008 05:13 PM

                Rays the Classics serves the same pie. It's terrific, but Michael Landrum (owner of RTS/RTC) is on record saying that the key lime pie at Bobby's Crabcakes in Rockville is even better. I've had both and would have to agree.

                Bobby's will make you a pie, but they need a couple days notice.

                1. re: JeffCraddock
                  DanielK May 7, 2008 07:24 PM

                  I've had both, and Landrum is too modest. And wrong.

                  This boy from SoFla prefers the pie at RTC/RTS.

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                    JeffCraddock May 8, 2008 11:16 AM

                    I had Bobby's first, then tried the RTC version. I still prefer Bobby's, but not by much. To me, the intensity of Bobby's won the day. I can't attest to authenticity, having never been to Key West.

                    They're both great pies and both make me very happy....I think it's a matter of taste which is best.

                2. re: cleveland park
                  stever500 May 8, 2008 11:55 AM

                  My wife didn't like Rays Key Lime pie that much, I thought it was ok. Maybe it's too authentic for us. We LOVE... don't laugh, Houston's Restaurant's Key Lime pie. Scrumptious, though probably not totally authentic.

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                  Elyssa May 7, 2008 06:58 AM

                  I just had a really good piece of key lime pie at Kramerbooks and Afterwards last night. I bet they would be willing to sell you an entire pie. It was very tangy with a graham cracker crust.

                  My all time favorite key lime pie comes from the Prime Rib. So if you are interested in taking him out to a classy steak dinner, you can give that a try.

                  1. Seabiscuit May 6, 2008 09:57 PM


                    Key Bridge Lime

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                    1. re: Seabiscuit
                      JonParker May 7, 2008 01:24 AM

                      That's nowhere close to downtown DC though.

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