Sweet or savory, a heaping helping of pie is good for the soul. Here are 16 of the state’s most delicious.
Phill’s Diner is a staple in Tulsa and has, over the years, earned itself a loyal following by many in the city and surrounding area. Phill’s greets its customers with a tradition of friendly service and delicious, homemade tastes. Offering its guests a small-town diner experience, Phill’s serves its full menu of comfort food at its diner counter bar, as well as in the dining room. After a delicious meal of chicken soup, grilled cheese, chicken fried steak, burgers or other menu option, try the cherry pie. Cherries stew in a glaze beneath a flaky pie crust. Order the cherry pie as a side to after-dinner coffee and dig your fork into this masterpiece. 3310 E. 32nd St., Tulsa. 918.742.4563
Antoinette Baking Co.
Coconut Cream Pie
Producing cakes, macarons and pies fit for a queen, Antoinette has carved out a sizable niche since opening its doors along Brookside a few years ago. Antoinette instituted Pie Night, a chance for Tulsans to get their pie fix on Friday and Saturday evenings, shortly after its opening. The tradition continues, and the pies offered are delectable. From the Velvet Elvis, a banana cream pie filled with bacon, marshmallow and peanut butter, to the Mile High, a chocolate mousse with chocolate crumb layer and whipped cream, Antoinette’s pies are creative, delicious and pack a complex layering of flavors into each slice. The coconut cream pie, filled with creamy custard and topped with whipped cream and toasted coconut flakes, is always a winner among the selections at Antoinette’s. 3305 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa. www.antoinettebakingco.com
With 15 locations statewide, Hideaway provides great pies to hungry consumers all over Oklahoma. The menu is packed with specialty pies that have been curated over the decades, but the classic pepperoni is always a hit. Whether served solo or topped with black olives, onions, mushrooms or other flavors, the spicy bite of the pepperoni shines through. Enjoy a slice with one of the many beers offered at Hideaway’s locations. www.hideawaypizza.com
Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies
If you’re ever driving down south on I-35 and are running low on fuel, stop by Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies to fill up – both your car and your belly. At this quaint pit stop, you’ll get the service and quality that’ll remind you of a trip to grandma’s, and the tastes here are one-of-a-kind. Arbuckle’s fried pie recipe goes all the way back to 1893, when owner Nancy Fulton’s grandmother made them for Arbuckle Mountain ranch hands who needed a warm treat on a cold day. Nancy grew up learning the craft, and today, she continues sharing some of the best fried pie Oklahoma offers. Enjoy fruit, cream and meat fillings inside Nancy’s famous piecrust. Exit 51 on I-35, Davis.
Lemon Meringue Pie
After an onion-fried burger or big bowl of chili, enjoy a slice of pie and a cup of coffee at Brownie’s. The small, retro diner serves a big slice for a fair price. Take advantage of one of Brownie’s many fruit or cream pies, made fresh daily at both of the diner’s Tulsa locations. A standout on the pie menu, the lemon meringue is a tart taste topped with fluffy meringue that is crisped on top. 2130 S. Harvard Ave.; 6577 E. 71st St., Tulsa. www.brownies-hamburgers.com