Deep Ellum's New Baker's Ribs Has a Stand-Alone Fried Pie Shop -- and Brisket Pie

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Lauren Drewes Daniels
Brisket fried pie at the Original Fried Pie Shop at the new Baker's Ribs location in Deep Ellum.
Baker's Ribs in Deep Ellum has moved from Commerce Street and South Crowdus Street to a new location at 3033 Main St., at the intersection with Hall St. The new digs are decked out in Western décor and it's every bit as bright, clean and nice as you would expect a new place to be. The signature pink pig outside is pinker and seems to have slimmed down just a smidge.

None of that really matters, though. The only thing that matters to you and me right now is the new Original Fried Pie Shop inside the relocated Baker's Ribs. They've always sold fried pies, but have never actually made them on-site. Now they have more real estate and decided to add an entire fried pie shop.

The Original Fried Pie Shop stands alone, with its own counter and register. One could order fried pies and never have to deal with the barbecue line. Or one could easily dabble in both. If we were one, that's what one would do.

They've also added barbecue stuffed fried pies, breakfast fried pies and cream fried pies, to go with the famous fruit versions. It's like pie heaven, right there in Deep Ellum.

For the brisket fried pie in the photo above, that means from-scratch buttermilk crusts are made fresh throughout the day and then rolled out, packed with meat (only after they are ordered) and deep-fried for three minutes in 100-percent peanut oil.

The resulting crisp, golden brown half-moons are slid into a slim white paper bag and are insanely hot at first. Don't even consider eating one for five minutes, after which oil oozes everywhere. Once an enjoyable temperature is achieved, the pies are fabulous gluttony.

There is still the option to buy the pre-made fruit pies in both the barbecue line or at the pie shop counter, but that seems boring now, doesn't it?

The lunch and dinner fried pie menu includes: chicken and vegetable, chicken and broccoli (That's funny. Veggies!), TexMex (spicy refried beans and beef with jalapeños and cheddar), beef and vegetables, spinach and mushrooms, pepperoni with cheese, "comfort" (diced Polish sausage and potato in a light cheese sauce), pulled pork with a rich and tangy sauce and smoky brisket.

The Original Fried Pie Shop also has breakfast pies, which are served all day. Options include egg and cheese with either bacon or sausage.

The dessert pies include apricot, apple, blackberry, cherry, peach and pineapple (all available sugar-free).

Then there's also pecan and four cream options: chocolate, coconut, lemon and vanilla.

The dessert pies are $2.95. All others are $3.75 each.

The Original Fried Pie Shop opens at 7 a.m. Here are a couple more pie photos:

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Lauren Drewes Daniels

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Lauren Drewes Daniels
Where all the fried pie magic happens.

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33 comments
DAN O
DAN O

By the way, thier  Garland location has it's own pie shop also!

DAN O
DAN O

THEY HAVE FREE SOFTSERVE VANILLA . HAVE YOU TRIED THIER FRESH CUT FRENCH FRIES? BEST IN TOWN!

mark zero (Jason)
mark zero (Jason)

Please tell me they also have ice cream to go with the pies? The menu listed at the link doesn't seem to show any.

ObserverFan
ObserverFan

I think I felt my arteries clog as I read this

todd
todd

Every party needs a pooper and I guess it's me.  I've never heard anyone talk about the Que at Baker's as being any better than serviceable.  Now that they're stuffing it in pastry and deep frying it, ya'll are jizzin' in your pants over it. 

I'll try one, and probably this weekend, but I'm not gonna be disapointed because I don't expect much.   

Whitney Filloon
Whitney Filloon

Holy crap. I foresee a three course meal of fried pies. Bacon egg and cheese, pulled pork, chocolate cream, long nap.

CheeryBitch
CheeryBitch

The pecan pie is pretty damn delicious. Brisket pie? Pulled pork pie? I am so there tomorrow!

cp
cp

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CitizenKane
CitizenKane

Isn't the Original Fried Pie Shop out of Oklahoma ?

twinwillow
twinwillow

I'm on my way. Don't anybody try and stop me. I'm armed and very dangerous when I'm trying to get to my fried brisket pie.

Ed D.
Ed D.

I'll be in my bunk.

Tres
Tres

I think Baker's is pretty legit 'Que. Since it's not like a crazy hole-in-the-wall off the highway or new, trendy BBQ or receives any press; it somehow gets downplayed in my mind. I never expect too much or get amped-up like it's a BBQ mecca trek. But always have a really good meal there. Always exceeding my expectations.

Anyway, I need to check out the new spot. And fried pies are delicious, maybe on the verge of a new foodie trend?

MKAE
MKAE

just drooled on myself a little

Deb
Deb

Um, breakfast fried pie?!! This seems like a hangover game changer, non?

Mark Holland
Mark Holland

Thank you Bakers Ribs, for Brisket Pie.  This is the best birthday present evar.

JB
JB

This isnt new unless you have never been before. The old location had meat bbq pies.

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

Its good to have a decent place on my side of Ellum now. Its good to see bakers full of people seven nights a week on both on the porch and roof

LaurenDrewesDaniels
LaurenDrewesDaniels

No signs of ice cream when I was there. Good thinking though. I'm sure with some creativity it can be done though (the pies stay hot for a while). 

Dukedude
Dukedude

For chain Que, it's way better than "serviceable".

Is it really "great" Que? No, of course not. Does that mean you shouldn't eat sirloin because you know how great a Porter House steak is?

Dukedude
Dukedude

This is gonna make me fat ;)

cp
cp

Yes. 

twinwillow
twinwillow

I really like Pecan Lodge but, Baker's is always my "plan B".

Storm_71
Storm_71

May all your birthday dreams come true.

LaurenDrewesDaniels
LaurenDrewesDaniels

Really? At that spot? Dang. I asked them specifically and they said they didn't have them at the old spot. Perhaps I inquired with the wrong person. I went there once so long ago, but I don't remember a brisket fried pie incident. 

cynical old bastard
cynical old bastard

 That's great to hear that they're busy every day.  They were empty so many evenings over on Commerce.

LaurenDrewesDaniels
LaurenDrewesDaniels

DUH! The free soft serve, as mentioned below. I walked right past it ... 

Daily Reader
Daily Reader

 'Cause people walked right next door to Angry Dog.  I could smell BBQ but they didn't stand out too much as far as location.

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