House of Pies

3112 Kirby Dr | Houston, TX 77098
Upper Kirby/Greenway Plaza/River Oaks

Five months after an extensive fire caused the Kirby-set House of Pies to close, the local institution returned in April 2014, boasting a fresh interior and a new patio space.

Fortunately, for diehards that loved the kitschy feel of the 24-hour diner, the restaurant was able to carry over some of the retro details that made the restaurant so special. Beyond the dessert-filled pastry cases, guests will still find the vintage menu boards hanging on the wall, as well as the diner-style bar seating and pie-dotted wallpaper flanking the space.

With sugar-free sweets, classic fruit favorites and sinfully rich offerings like the multi-layered Bayou Goo and chocolate cream—all freshly baked—there's a pie for every craving. The all-day short-order menu offers typical greasy-spoon fare, but the drink sizes are generous and the staff is the down-home friendly type you'd find in any Southern diner.

There is another House of Pies location at 6142 Westheimer.