National Pie Day (1/23): The Best Pies in Crawford County

Originally posted January 20, 2017 to celebrate National Pie Day on January 23

As David Mamet wrote in Boston Marriage, “We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” There’s something special about sharing a piece of pie. From the sweet, creamy filling to the a crumbly crust, it’s a moment you savor.

Lucky for you, we’ve compiled some of the best restaurants and bakeries in Crawford County known for their excellent pies. Some locations take individual orders for pies, others have ready-made ones on case for a slice after dinner. Without further ado, here are some of our favorite pie-makers in the area:

Celebrations by Lori – 602 North Broadway, Pittsburg


Lori’s homemade pies can be ordered individually, or you can choose from her daily selection available in the case. Sold by the slice and in whole pies. Her selection includes a delicious german chocolate pie, coconut cream, chocolate cream, double cherry, caramelized apple, pumpkin, and more.

Harry’s Café – 412 North Broadway, Pittsburg


Harry’s pies are perfect for an after dinner treat. Locals favor the chocolate or banana cream pies, or the cherry pie. All are made with a homemade crust.

Otto’s Café – 711 North Broadway, Pittsburg


Otto’s specializes in homemade cream pies, available for dessert at the cafe or for order. Ask your server when you go what pies they have on case that day.

Eastside Cafe – 120 S. Ozark St, Girard


Eastside accepts individual pie orders and keeps a variety on-case for those staying for dinner. Pies include cherry, apple, blackberry, peach, pumpkin, and raisin fruit pies and chocolate, peanut butter, lemon, banana, coconut, and butterscotch meringue pies.

Didn’t see your favorite pie place in our list? Comment below, and we’ll add your favorite to our list of Crawford County’s best!