The Best Key Lime Pies in Miami
No need to drive to Key West for a quality slice: Miami is replete with plenty of takes on the classic pie that nail the sweet-to-tart ratio. You just have to know where to look. Here, our seven favorites.
Joe’s Stone Crab
For more than 100 years, this legendary South Beach restaurant has been the definitive place to feast on massive crustaceans served family style. But no meal here is complete without a slice of the famous key lime pie, which is made fresh daily.
11 Washington Ave., Miami; 305-673-0365 or joesstonecrab.com
Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop
At this shop owned by Derek Kaplan, a Miami firefighter turned pie connoisseur, the key lime is the most requested flavor—and it’s no surprise why. It strikes the perfect balance between tart and sweet, and it always includes a generous heap of whipped cream.
2818 N. Miami Ave.; 786-703-3623 or firemandereks.com
Chef Josh Gripper’s version of the Florida classic includes a salted crust, passionfruit sauce, coconut sorbet and toasted coconut. Is it traditional? No. Are we here for it? Absolutely.
2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-938-3111 or thedutchmiami.com
Don’t let the name fool you—there’s much more to be had at this mobile treats trailer than just cupcakes. No matter the time of year, you’ll find buttery, flaky pie crusts filled with a heavenly homemade key lime filling. (Just make sure to place your order at least 72 hours in advance.)
Roving location; 786-395-1787 or contenticupcakes.tumblr.com/pies
Bird & Bone
Chef Richard Hales’s key lime pie is fittingly called the “Local.” It’s as traditional as it gets, made with a tangy filling, a crumbly crust and whipped cream, and it’s the ideal way to cap off a meal of hot chicken and cheddar-and-chive biscuits.
4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-605-4043 or hyatt.com
The menu here skews fresh and healthy—so you’re fully entitled to a little post-meal indulgence. The deep-dish pie has a crispy graham-cracker crust and a smooth lime custard that’s not too tart. Plus, it can be shipped frozen anywhere in the country, should you want to share the love with your relatives up North.
1855 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-8448 or iceboxcafe.com
Officially opened in Wynwood, Pink Pie specializes in petite three-inch pies in more than 30 flavors, including key lime. Can’t wait for the opening? Drive up to Hollywood on the weekend and pick up a few pies at the Yellow Green Farmers Market.
170 NW 26th St., Miami; pinkpie.com