On National Pie Day, Dallas' Best Diners for Pie

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Norma's
Yes, it's National Pie Day. No, we don't know why it isn't a National Holiday. Yes, we're drafting a letter to address this degradation of our national food.

In the meantime, we're offering up a few of our favorites to guide you through your four-hour lunch in which you try each place. We anxiously await your report...

Norma's Cafe (photo above) in Oak Cliff is celebrating National Pie Day with a free slice of Mile-High Cream Pie. Flavors include coconut, chocolate, lemon and chocolate-peanut butter. "While supplies last." They opened at 6 a.m. and the tv trucks were on it early this morning. What are you waiting for?

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Kristina Yang
The Mecca Restaurant on Harry Hines is a classic diner with greasy grub. Our suggestion is to start with the chicken fried steak served with two eggs, grits or hash brows, biscuits or toast. Then: PIE. On Monday's their dessert of the day is chocolate cream pie. Save room for one of their famous ginormous cinnamon rolls, too. Because every day is Cinnamon Roll Day.
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Mama's Daugther's
Mama's Daughter's Diner is all about home cooking, and with five locations around town, they should be easy to work in, maybe even twice. "Mama" has been in the pie-pushing business at its original location on Irving Boulevard since 1958. The daily fresh pies include meringues, apple crumb and pecan, in addition to house-made fried pies. And Blue Bell ice cream, naturally. Where hot pie meets cold ice cream is my mostest favorite place on Earth.

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4 comments
joeat
joeat

Al Biernat's does a mean coconut cream

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

What a better way to spend meatless mondays than mowing down pie all day

Guest
Guest

Oh my, gawd. I'm drooling and I haven't even had breakfast yet!

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