Marion's Pie Shop, Chatham (Cape Cod)
We visited Marion's Pie Shop a few times during the past week, since it was a short walk from our rental beach house in Chatham. The muffins and seafood pie were phenomenal, but the garlic bread was so-so and the peach pie was a sad disappointment.
The good news: Get the seafood pie - nice chunks of scallop, shrimp, lobster and cod in a cream sauce fragrant with nutmeg. (Pictured) The crust is amazingly tender and tasty - my guess is they use lard in the crust. A large one would serve 4 hungry people. The instructions for reheating were perfect. Leftovers were very good the next day.
The other plus were the blueberry muffins. Loaded with wild blueberries, not too sweet, with a crunchy streusel topping. A great breakfast with some fruit or yogurt.
The garlic bread was nothing special - it tasted more like a supermarket or frozen loaf than something homemade.
The big disappointment was the peach pie. Canned peaches, a bland crust on top and soggy to the point of ick on the bottom. It looked like the bottom crust was lined with a custard or something. Anyway, it in no way resembled the seafood pie, which was super
I'm curious if the other fruit pies are also such disasters, or if we were unlucky.
Have to agree wholeheartedly on the seafood pie. Had a small one on Saturday. With a small salad, some mashed potatoes and an Italian bread on the side, the small pie (6") was filling for 2 people.
If you want one though, CALL AHEAD first. I called at 2:30 on Saturday and there were no seafood pies available. The next batch was coming out of the oven @ 3:15 and the girl reserved one for me.
Also bought a small blackberry pie for dessert which was quite good.