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Aug 17, 2009 05:25 PM

Best Key Lime pie

Hi all,

I am looking for the best key lime pie in Miami or the Keys. Preferably graham pie, intense lime flavour, tartness and a perfect meringue topping. What are your suggestions?


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    1. re: seminole phil

      The Blonde Giraffe looked a little gimmicky to it the real deal? I saw some excellent looking pies in Publix and Fresh Market but didn't know if that was really the best around. I will pick one up from Fresh Market

      1. re: hungryann

        The Blonde Girraffe is the real deal. They are one of the favorite establishments to buy a Key Lime Pie in the Keys and Key West.

        1. re: Suzie

          Good to know, I'll pop in for a slice.

          1. re: hungryann

            And just for those who get stumped looking for The Blonde Giraffe on US1, it changed its name to Key Lime Pie Factory awhile back, but it's the same owners-recipe of Key West's Blonde Giraffe.

            I think their pie knocks the crab shells out of Joe's (which I never got to try until AFTER the original pie guy passed away -- so maybe it was better back then).

            Then again, I'll also confess to liking the chocolate-dipped key lime slices they occassionally sell at Key Lime Pie Factory, so I'll lose points with the purists.

            Heck, I'll lose all credibility at this point and say that one of the tastiest pie revelations is the Mango Key Lime Pie that they sometimes sell at Publix. At least it's better than the regular key lime they sell there.

            1. re: Gabled

              I'll defend your cred 'til the cows come home. I bought a mango key lime pie at Publix a couple days ago and it is swimmingly good.
              And there is one slice left!

    2. The key lime pie with chocolate ganache layered crust at La Te Da in Key West (formerly known as Alice's Black Bottom Key Lime Pie).

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      1. re: sweet_polly

        Alice is no longer at La Te Da. She left about a month ago.

        1. re: Suzie

          Oh no! Did she leave again? I know she left once, but I thought she was back earlier this year. I wonder what happened? :(

        2. re: sweet_polly

          I was going to post La Te Da's pie too. Loved it.

          1. re: OysterHo

            I don't get to Key West as often as I'd like, so I make the pie at home sometimes. ;)
            Link to recipe:


          1. re: yomyb

            Joe's all the way. I'm surprised it took this long to get mentioned. I know many northerners who have it shipped up at least once a year to cure their cravings for it. At nearly $70 for a pie (including overnight delivery), I think it speaks for their opinions on the quality.

            1. re: ash0529

              Joe's has amazing key lime pie. I finally got to try it there for the first time!

              They do something very special with their crust. I've never had a graham crust like it!

          2. Terry's Key Lime Pies
            Bob Roth's New River Groves
            5660 Griffin Rd
            Davie, FL 33314-4537
            (954) 581-8630

            Not Cheap $$$

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            1. re: 2top

              What about in West Palm Beach area?

              1. re: 2top

                Terry's pies converted me. It's sooooo good. But yes on the $$$$.

              2. in palm beach it is at the palm beach grill- but get it without the coolie! if you can get a member to get you in the palm beach yacht club on flagler has the best of the best key lime pie! check it out