As Florida’s official state pie, the heavenly dessert uses the tiny, tangy marble-shaped citrus fruit of the key lime tree, famously grown in the Florida Keys and even in our own backyards. Good news is we don’t always need to take a trek down Overseas Highway to get our hands on some of the best.
Those craving key lime pie can find various pleasant versions at restaurants throughout the 305. But the following ten spots know exactly how to make this always-sunny dish shine.
1. Joe’s Stone Crab
At Miami Beach’s beloved institution known for its savory namesake, you’ll also find Joe’s famous key lime pie, arguably the benchmark for Florida’s favorite dessert. A perfect graham cracker crust sets the foundation for this classic version that’s equal parts sweet and sour with just the right amount of zest. A slice sets you back $8.95, but call to order ahead for a whole pie — it’ll last longer.
2. Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop & Cafe
Wynwood’s best pie shop offers a huge range of pies, from the legendary crack pie to chocolate pecan and apple variations. Although all of firefighter Derek Kaplan’s pies are showstoppers, his key lime pie ($5) — the one that started it all — remains the star. The recipe is entirely his own, using condensed milk, freshly squeezed key lime juice, a buttery graham crust, and other, undisclosed ingredients. The result: a slice of heaven.
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Over in Wynwood, Kush is known for its craft beer, standout burgers, and killer key lime pie ($8). Past the chopped nuts and