What better way to celebrate "Pi Day" -- March 14 -- than with a delicious slice of pie? PHOTO / Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

The best places to grab a slice of pie in Dayton

Happy Pi Day! 

Real pie lovers won’t let this day of delicious celebration go by without indulging.

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“Any time of the day is a good time for pie,” spoke the wise Fabienne in Pulp Fiction.

Ranging from $2 to $5, here are the best places for a slice of pie in Dayton.

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Meat and potato quiche from Partial to Pie. CONTRIBUTED
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Partial to Pie Bakery

200 Shroyer Road, Dayton 

Dayton’s newest pie shop opened in July 2018 and has quickly become a sweet spot staple in town. Partial To Pie was named “Best Pie Shop in Ohio” by USA Today just five months after opening. The shop often sells out of many of its bakes early in the day because of its popularity. 

The retail bakery, founded by Marie Clark and her father Mike Clark of Kettering, provides dine-in and carry-out services, specializing in pies, quiche and sweet treats. The bakery is located at the corner of Shroyer Road and Wilmington Pike, in space that had been vacant for several years but which previously housed AAA Stripping and Refinishing.

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Mehaffies Pies, 3013 Linden Ave., Dayton, has a variety of pies available every day including fresh Dutch apple and pecan. CONTRIBUTED

Mehaffie’s Pies

3013 Linden Ave., Dayton

Mehaffie’s has a variety of pies available every day including fresh Dutch apple and pecan, said owner Greg Hay. He sees a spike on Pi Day holidays.Mehaffie’s offers 30 different types of pies. For orders, call 937-253-1163, preferably two days in advance. The bakery also has plenty of pies (especially pumpkin, apple, pecan and chocolate) available for walk-in purchases as well. Most pies are $8.50 or $8.75. Mehaffie’s also offers several types of New York-style cheesecake, ranging from $9.25-$13.25.

Fran Lawson displays a collection of handmade pies that she makes for the Original Rib House in Vandalia where her son is one of the owners. JIM WITMER / STAFF
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The Original Rib House 

275 E. National Road, Vandalia

This place is famous for its sour cream apple pie made by Fran Lawson, mother to the owner. Her recipes are secret, but Lawson reveals she makes her own pie crust and peels all the apples. 

Apple pie from Dorothy Lane Market.

Dorothy Lane Market

The Oakwood and Washington Square locations sell pie slices and whole pies, including cream and berry varieties as well as seasonal flavors. DLM is always a great option for last-minute pie needs.

Ghostlight Coffee is taking orders for Thanksgiving pies.

Ghostlight Coffee

1201 Wayne Ave., Dayton

Ghostlight may have some of the best coffee in Dayton, but did you know they also bake a mean pie? For Pi Day, their special offerings are Bourbon Peach Pecan hand pies and S’mores pies. Yum. (Note: Ghostlight’s baked offerings rotate based on seasons and demand -- in other words, they don’t have pies ALL the time. Keep up with their Facebook page for the latest.)

The coconut cream pie at MCL Restaurant & Bakery.
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MCL Restaurant & Bakery

4485 Far Hills Ave., Kettering

MCL offers pie slices including pecan, coconut cream, cherry, peach, pumpkin and lemon. Their daily menus are posted online.

The pumpkin pie at Frischs.
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Several locations in Dayton area

The restaurant chain serves many pies daily, including pecan, apple, cherry, coconut cream and strawberry. 

Bob Bianco shows off a piece of his homemade strawberry rhubarb pie. He and his wife, Beth, have operated the Pearson House Restaurant in West Milton for the past 30 years.

Pearson House Restaurant 

28 N. Miami St., West Milton

Pearson serves up to 29 different pie varieties -- everything from fruit pies like cherry, peanut butter pie, butterscotch pie and cream pies. They’ve served over 550,000 slices of pie since opening more than 30 years ago, said owner Bob Bianco.

Bob Evans pies, from left clockwise, include double crust apple, pecan and pumpkin. Contributed photo.
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Bob Evans

Several locations in Dayton area

Locations offer double crust apple pie, pecan, pumpkin, French silk and coconut cream.

Did we miss your favorite place for pie? Drop us a line and let us know: contact@dayton.com.