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A slice of heaven May 26, 2007

Posted by Ron Warnick in Food, Restaurants.

When traveling Route 66 through Missouri, we make it a point to stop at A Slice of Pie in Rolla.

We don’t think it’s hyperbole to say this is among the best pie to be found, period. Rural Missouri magazine readers agree. Early editions of Jane and Michael Stern’s Roadfood books agree. And locals certainly agree.

A Slice of Pie tends to get overlooked by roadies because it’s on a more obscure alignment of Route 66. It’s tucked away in an old strip mall at 601 Kingshighway (map here). But even with the traditional U.S. 63 alignment of 66, it’s just a stone’s throw away.

For lunch or dinner, A Slice of Pie usually has quiches (such as bacon and spinach), salads, pot pies and soups, along with a warm, soft dinner roll as big as your fist.

But many folks come for dessert. The prices are a bit higher than usual diner fare, but the slices are, too. So make sure your appetite is up for it.

A restaurant flier lists the types of pie:

  • Apple (American and Dutch)
  • Blackberry crumb
  • Boston cream
  • Cherry (double crust / crumb)
  • Cherry/raspberry
  • Chess
  • Chocolate chip mint
  • Chocolate cream
  • Coconut buttermilk custard
  • Coconut meringue or cream
  • Custard
  • Dixie
  • French Silk
  • Fresh strawberry
  • Fudge brownie (with ice cream), with plain, nut, mint or toffee
  • Key Lime
  • Lemon meringue
  • Mincemeat
  • Moe’s Millionaire
  • Mudslide
  • Peach
  • Peanut butter chocolate swirl
  • Peanut Butter Lust
  • Pecan
  • Pumpkin
  • Strawberry/rhubarb
  • Sweet potato
  • Tahitian cream
  • Toll House

I’ve not even listed the six types of cheesecakes or the five cakes.

Here is my favorite pie: Peanut Butter Lust, along with a glass of iced tea. I couldn’t resist taking a bite before snapping the photo.

A Slice of Pie is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Its number is 573-364-6203. But, remember, the restaurant is cash only.


1. tim - May 26, 2007

Strawberry/Rhubarb pie?

been about 35 years since I’ve tasted that.

Thanks alot. I’ll just be craving that for the rest of the weekend.


2. joe palovchik - October 10, 2007

I met Ron and his wife on a tour of the east coast two years ago and I stopped to say hello yesterday.I had my son-in law with me.We had to sample the pies,which were chocolate chip and pecan.They were outstanding and I had to take home a lemon meringue pie for my wife.We live just south of St Louis and for those who know the area we are just 5 minutes from another famous Missouri pie house ,the Blue Owl.A Slice of Pie has on a number of surveys has been named the number pie house in Missouri and on some surveys I have seen the Blue Owl as number two.Believe it.They know how to make pie.If Ron is there ,he just may a story or two to liven up your day.Thanks Ron,Joe Palovchik

3. Justine Tyler - November 27, 2007

I used to live here and everyday I would beg my mom to take me there. It is the best place EVER.

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