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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Fried Pies - a great reason for a ride

I have been know to enjoy homemade pies (I Love to Ride for Pie, Old Time Diner, Pie in Colorado).  So a stop at a fried pie shop was only natural, also a good ride deserves good food.

The Original Fried Pie Shop in Gainesville, Texas is a worthy destination to satisfy a pie craving.  The shop is located just north of the Gainesville Outlet Shops on the southbound side of I35.  Located adjacent to a Conoco gas station the shop could be easily overlooked.  (The current google map has the wrong address & location)  The address is 4346 I-35 Frontage Road, Gainesville, TX 76240.
The Original Fried Pie Shop offers more than fried pies
The shop has a complete menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner along with 11+ fried pie flavors, many with a sugar-free option.
Friendly down home service is par for the shop
Each fried pie is hand made daily with quality ingredients.  The crust is light and flaky while the filling is fresh and flavorful.  They are big - not the palm sized fried pies you get a lot of places, but about 7 - 8 inches wide!
Tasty Cherry fried pie
A counter full of freshly made fried pies!
Various special varieties are available at different times.  Last time I stopped by the Apple-Pecan fried pie was the special for the day.
An assortment of fried pies makes it difficult to choose
There are enough options everyone should be satisfied.  My favorite is the coconut, but the cherry was also awesome!  Not too sweet or too tart.  Haven't had anyone complain about any of them.

Stopping by for a meal, a snack or grabbing some to take home you will not be disappointed.  So when near the Red River in north Texas stop by and enjoy some pie goodness.


  1. Oh man, do those look good.

    In my best Homer Simpson voice.... mmmm pie