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, 10 places to find the best key lime pie in Miami.
The Absolute Best Key Lime Pies in Miami, Hands Down
1. Icebox Café
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
2. Contenti Cupcakes
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
3. Pink Pie
With a storefront in Wynwood, Pink Pie specializes in petite three-inch pies in more than 30 flavors, including key lime. We’re not sure what we love more: the decadent flavor or the adorable, bite-sized shape.
170 NW 26th St., Miami; pinkpie.com
4. 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
5. 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
6. Blue Collar
Blue Collar’s key lime pie is as traditional as it gets, made with a tangy filling, a crumbly crust and whipped cream—and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
6730 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-756-0366 or bluecollarmiami.com
7. Juvia Miami
Though Juvia Miami’s key lime pie may not be traditional (it’s deconstructed, after all), it packs serious flavor. With shortbread crumbles and lime custard, this pie is just as much of a work of art as it is one of the best picks in town.
1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-763-8272 or juviamiami.com
8. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Consider Yardbird Southern Table & Bar’s key lime pie as the perfect way to end a meal of fried chicken, biscuits and mac and cheese. It’s just the right ratio of sweet and tangy, topped with a candy lime zest and chantilly cream. Mmm.
1600 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-5220 or runchickenrun.com/miami
9. The Restaurant At The W South Beach
The W South Beach’s version of the Florida classic is one for the books: 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 marriott.com
10. Rosetta Bakery
You’re probably already familiar with this Italian café chain. If you haven’t tried the key lime pie, it’s worth noting there’s something about it that we just can’t kick. Whatever it is, it keeps us coming back for more.
Various locations; rosettabakery.com