Key lime pie isn’t just a local favorite, it’s the official state pie of Florida. The fact that Floridians love this dessert enough to even have a state pie should speak volumes. We can’t get enough of this sweet and tangy masterpiece, created, of course, in Key West. Here are 10 of the best places to try this delicious dessert in Florida:
1. Blue Heaven, Key West
The Key lime pie from this iconic Key West restaurant is piled high with meringue topping. Talk about a slice of heaven.
2. Mrs. Mac's Kitchen, Key Largo
This popular spot in Key Largo proudly touts its world famous Key lime pie, which is a cold and tangy award-winning creation.
3. Joe's Stone Crab, Miami Beach
Everybody knows Joe's for introducing stone crab to Florida's menus so many years ago and making it the delicious delicacy we love today. But did you know that Joe's also has some of Florida's best Key lime pie? It's probably the second most famous dish on the menu.
4. Sunset Grill, Clearwater
Sunset Grill's Key lime pie was voted best in the nation by the American Pie Council in 2014. And once you've tried the Key lime, you can try a dozen other perfectly homemade pies and cakes.
5. Pepe's Cafe, Key West
Pepe's Cafe has been an essential part of Key West since 1909, with tons of hungry visitors stopping by for breakfast, lunch and dinner for over 100 years. If a restaurant has been open for over a century, you can bet there's a reason. Their fresh and authentic Key lime pie is certainly a part of it.
6. Donut Hole Bakery Cafe, Destin
Whether you're in Destin, Panama City Beach or Santa Rosa Beach, you have to make a stop at this long-standing cafe. Of course, they're famous for their donuts and breakfast food, but they also proudly advertise their delicious Key lime pie made daily.
7. Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe, Key West
Kermit's has been operating in Key West for 20 years, and even expanded to DeLand to meet ever-growing demand. Kermit's is for the truly Key-lime obsessed, offering all kinds of Key lime treats. You must try their version of Florida's iconic dessert dipped in chocolate.
8. Yoder's Restaurant & Amish Village, Sarasota
Yoder's is a local landmark, feeding hungry locals and tourists in Sarasota since 1975. They serve all kinds of tasty comfort food, but they're best known for their pies, Key lime included.
9. Blond Giraffe Key Lime Pie Factory, Tavernier
The recipe for the award-winning pie at Blond Giraffe was passed down from the owner's grandmother, and includes a homemade sweetened condensed milk and a light layer of meringue.
10. Front Porch Restaurant & Pie Shop, Dunnellon
The Front Porch is a hidden gem, located in Dunnellon on US 41. There you'll find a seemingly endless array of fresh-baked goodness, so feel free to order a few different slices. Just make sure that one of them is Key lime pie.
Have you tried the pie at any of these restaurants? Where’s your favorite place in Florida to get Key lime pie?