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Melanie Wong | Aug 29, 202001:34 PM    

Last month, my tour of black-owned eateries included a quick stop at Lois the Pie Queen in North Oakland. Hmm, looks like my first and only visit to this 50+ year-old diner was in 2006. https://www.chowhound.com/post/reggie...

Though I'd been away for 14 years, I've always remembered and knew to order the signature Lemon ice box pie. And luckily, I followed the counter gal's suggestion for the popular Key lime pie. Both are $6.75 per slice. I brought a lunch box cooler and a couple ice packs to keep them cold for transport.

The frozen lemon pie lived up to my memory. Tart and intensely lemon-y with a snappy crust, the icy filling melts away on the tongue to a light whisper. Even better, I loved the Key lime pie, a velvety almost custard-like version. With a thicker, crunchier graham cracker crust and not too sweet filling, this was a nice change of pace from the classic no-bake Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk versions that abound.

What else do folks recommend here? The eatery has a new website and has embraced instagram and delivery apps, though prefers call-in orders for pick up and cash payment.

Lois the Pie Queen
851 60th St
Oakland, California 94608
(510) 658-5616
https://www.instagram.com/loisthepieq...
Cash Only
Breakfast All Day

Other reports:
https://www.chowhound.com/post/fried-...
https://www.chowhound.com/post/lois-p...

Join us for great Southern style cooking!

Call (510) 658-5616 to order pickup.Click below for restaurant delivery by Doordash, Grubhub or Uber Eats.

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