Where to Enjoy the Best Slices of Pie in the Arkansas Ozarks
The rolling green hills of the Ozarks are chock-full of sights, sounds, and southern delicacies, like freshly baked homemade pies. Pecan pie, fried pie, apple pie, peanut butter pie, cobbler “pies”….yeah, we will just categorize it with the rest of the pie family. Here are a few places where you’ll find the best slice of pie in the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas!
Mud Street Cafe
(22 S Main St G, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632) – In the heart of historic downtown Eureka Springs, you’ll find the Mud Street Cafe & Annex. Voted as the best breakfast in Arkansas, Mud Street is famous for its plate-sized pancakes. On any day of the week, Mud Street offers a case-full of homemade pies, including their famed blueberry cream pie to cheesecakes. No trip to Mud Street is complete without trying a slice of peanut butter pie, topped with a healthy portion of whipped cream, and a homemade peanut butter cup.
Oark General Store
(117 Co Rd 5241, Oark, AR 72852) – Tucked deep in the Ozark mountains and just a short, scenic ride off the Pig Trail Scenic Byway, you’ll find the Oark General Store. Established in 1890, the Oark General Store is the oldest store of its kind in the state. Little advertising of the General Store exists. But, if you know about the general store, then you know it’s a “motorcycle-must-stop”. Today, the general store serves it’s rural community less as a store, but more as a restaurant for travelers.
The Oark General Store cooks their pies in house every day, and travelers come from miles around to enjoy a slice of pie on the front porch. Their Apple Crumble Pie, complete with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, can really hit the spot on a hot Summer day.
War Eagle Mill
(11045 War Eagle Rd, Rogers, Arkansas 72756) – Just a few miles outside of Rogers, AR, you’ll find the historic War Eagle Mill. Established in 1832, the War Eagle Gristmill is the only working mill in Arkansas. It’s possibly the last undershot water wheel in operation in the United States. The eighteen-foot cypress water wheel and gristmill produce a variety of high-quality, organic flours daily, which are used to create what some would say is the best blackberry cobbler in the region. You can also purchase flours, jams, pickled vegetables, and other non-GMO items in the gristmill. Please check the War Eagle Mill website for current restaurant hours of operation.
Cliff House Inn
Fun Fact: the official state pie of Arkansas originated in the Ozarks. Six miles south of Jasper on Hwy 7, the Cliff House Inn & Restaurant sits high above the Arkansas Grand Canyon. While many people visit this destination for the scenic views, the food is not to be missed.
The Company’s Comin’ Pie was created by the previous owners of the Cliff House. Eventually, the pie was lobbied to become the official pie of the state and won. Who knew that saltine crackers, pecans, and crushed pineapple could pair so well together? Apparently, these folks! Baked fresh daily, the Company’s Comin’ pie is light, creamy, and worth a try.
If you’re hungry, their lunch menu also offers cajun and southern-inspired cuisine. Their fried green tomatoes, redfish smothered in a homemade crawfish sauce are hard to pass on. Come hungry, or bring a friend and split a few dishes. Just don’t leave without enjoying the state pie of Arkansas. The Cliff House is open seasonally. Check their website for more information on hours of operation!
(107 E Court St, Jasper, AR 72641) – Awarded the Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Award in 2020, the Ozark Cafe has been a staple in the Ozarks for over 100 years. It’s also recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. Always abuzz with riders who are looking for their famous burgers, milkshakes, and chocolate gravy, the Ozark Cafe has more to offer than just home-cooked meals. You can also enjoy homemade fried pies and blackberry and peach cobbler a-la-mode. In case you’ve never had a fried pie, just know, you really haven’t lived yet.
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Tucked away under a cliff in Tipton Ford, MO ( near Joplin, MO ) is a restaurant called strangely enough ” Undercliff restaurant”. Great food off the grill, atmosphere and live bands from time to time. Originally a train station riders from miles around go there for good brew and eats, thought that might be right up your alley.
How cool!!! I am going to google this and add it to my map. Thanks, Michael!! 🙂