If you’re in the mood for comfort food that comes by the slice, we have a few delicious recommendations for you here in Hays!
Cherry Pie from Pheasant Run Pancake House
The recipe for this made-from-scratch marvel has been handed down through generations. All pies are made by Scott Jordan, grandson of the original owners of the restaurant, Rose and Larry Jordan. Different pies rotate in and out of the menu each week, so there’s always a fresh selection. Got a special occasion coming up? Call ahead to order a whole pie.
Southern Pecan Pie from Augustine’s Bakery
This pecan pie may look a little different from the pecan pies you’re used to, because it is. Rather than corn syrup, owners Chad and Holly Augustine use real butter and a mix of white and brown sugars to create a dreamy taste and texture that has made this pie a customer favorite. Augustine’s Bakery was named “Best Bakery in Kansas” by Taste of Home Magazine, and they also serve up a hearty lunch.
Peanut Butter Pie from 9th Street Diner
This smooth peanut butter pie with buttery graham cracker crust is made in-house by owner Lien Quan. Lien says “I put a lot of love into my baking, and that’s what makes it taste so good.” Customers say it’s the best peanut butter pie they’ve ever had. 9th Street Diner is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Dutch Apple Pie a la Mode from Gella’s Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.
Chef Manuel Hernandez gets the credit for this delectable dessert’s unique recipe. The pie is made from scratch, and the unexpected oat and crumble topping puts it over the top. This treat is served warm with vanilla bean ice cream. Gella’s was named “Most Visited Brewery in Kansas,” due to it being a favorite stop for I-70 travelers looking for a family-friendly menu.
Coconut Cream Pie from JD’s Chicken
JD’s Chicken has been serving up amazing hand-breaded fried chicken since 1970. You’ll find fruit and cream pies on the menu year-round, along with a seasonal pumpkin pie. A generous slice of the coconut cream is a perfect ending to a hearty fried chicken lunch or dinner. Don’t forget – JD’s caters!