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11/19/11Provided by Citysearch
Let me first tell you, that, their is always a wait, each time that I've been, but the food is very good. I started out eating the breakfast, I moved to the meals then to the sweets. They have the best cakes by far. The German Chocolate Cake is a favorite. I took my friends, my children, & other acquaintes, they loved the place. I've always had good customer service, but this is a very busy place. The Crowne Plaza Hotel..is a wonderful place to stay, if visiting the Houston area. House of pies is on Kirby @ Sw Frwy. You will not be disappointed.
09/26/11Provided by Citysearch
Let me start by saying the food is excellent, and thats about all they have going for them, if it wasnt for the food I would never go back, let me tell you why. Horrible Customer Service. You walk in and no one greets you, you stand there for about 2 minutes or longer, Ive stood over 5 miutes waiting for someone to notice me to sit me and my friends. Ive learned to sit myself. And when its time to pay most of the time there is no one at the register, and so there is more waiting, and employees see you but since the register is not there job they igore you, instead of helping to get the cashier. They should just have a sign that says ""sit yourself"".
04/26/10Provided by Citysearch
I have been eating there for over a year and over the past several months it seems like the waitress always gets our order wrong, then cuts corners and brings us cold food. I just visited Sunday and the order was no where close to right. Then when we got the right order the eggs were cold and the french toast undercooked. I am not impressed at all and will find a different place to eat breakfast.
03/06/08Provided by Citysearch
This sighting has stuck in my head for over 25 years. I was eating a late night snack at this restaurant when a man, in full colorful outfit consisting of a dress, scarve, and high heels jumped up from his seat at the counter and forcefully declared after being taunted, ""I'll start wearing pants when women start wearing dresses!"" Everybody in the restaurant was momentarily stunned by this comment. After a few seconds, one could hear a few chuckles and the look of amusement on many diners' faces. It is not often that one gets to experience such a spectacle! The ironic thing was that I was told by a friend before going to the House of Pies that I could witness some unusual patrons adorned in flamboyant regalia.
10/10/07Provided by Citysearch
A low key atmosphere, a huge mix of people from all walks of life, competent service, and FANTASTIC food at prices I haven't seen in 10 years. I can not wait to go back. Perfection is in the details, and they don't miss a thing, even my hot chocolate was de-lish!
05/25/07Provided by Citysearch
First, let me say I've only been one time. I look forward to building on more experiences, which tells you I will be going back and would recommend it as a place to at least try once.
The best thing is their extensive list of pies. You'd be hard-pressed to think of a pie they don't have.
As for their decor, I'd say the jury is still out. It is much like an old I-HOP building that hasn't been updated since the early 70s. Some might say that is part of their quirkiness and is a purposeful atmosphere for which they are aiming. I guess I can buy it, but there are times when an update might be nice. The bench seating at the booth reminded me more of a Waffle House.
The pies seemed okay, but not as spectacular as I might have hoped. It would depend greatly upon whether you are a ""whipped cream"" or a ""meringue"" person. I lean toward meringue. I lean toward the flakier, more difficult crusts. I want the texture to be just perfect. They seem to impress more by quantity than quality. Having said that, the quality isn't bad, even good, just not spectacular. My disclaimer is that I have tasted only two of their pies, the Bayou Goo and the Turtle Cheesecake. Hopefully more opportunities will come. Go to their web site and check out their menu. Pretty impressive.
04/19/07Provided by Citysearch
I'm not lying. It is the best. Service may not be spectacular but what 24 hour joints' service is at 2am? The food is delish! Pies are to die for. I was never a pie girl till I went to House of Pies. Would totally recommend the Patty Melt, medium with the cottage fries (tator tots) and the fresh strawberry pie which is always fresh. GREAT PLACE.
And about the $2.50 minimum per hour - I'm a businesswoman and a once-college student. If they didn't put that minimum you knoooow that college students will just hang out there during cram time and take advantage of the free refills on coffee, while other ppl have to wait to be seated making them unhappy customers and House of Pies out of coffee without profit.
You gotta try it - just be realistic and don't expect a perky waitress who's working the graveyard shift ok?
02/16/07Provided by Citysearch
The location on Westheimer, which I have go to every Sun morning for years, has pushed me out the door. At first I thought itwas this one waitstaff person. But it all. I sit near the front and and get Coffee and a tuna Melt every time. The tuna Melt is why I drive 5 miles out of my way.
But they never return to more coffee and sometimes I never get water also. I asked for cream once and the lady never returned.
So, get the food to go!!!
The food is good and the price is fair.
The service is POOR!!!
I know a $1 tip on a $7 meal is low, but, perhaps if I got better service, I might leave $1.50.
01/19/07Provided by Citysearch
We finally were drawn in by the alluring sign on Kirby tonight. The House of Pies may conjure up nostalgic emotions; even the backed up sewer odor in the restaurant is nostalgic, I suppose. The pies were lovingly handcrafted based on the instructions on the back of Jello and cool whip boxes. They tasted OK, but face it people, you could whip up something like this in about 30 minutes at home.
01/07/07Provided by Citysearch
I just went to this establishment and had a terrible experience. I was a first time customer and not aware of their $2.50 per hour minimum service charge. Since we only went there because my friend wanted a piece of pie, I had not ordered anything. Since the price of ordering a pie is about the same amount, we asked if we could have the service charge waived if we got a pie to go. I was told very rudely by the manager or owner that I had enjoyed their ""facilities,"" ""used their air conditioning,"" ""enjoyed their restrooms,"" and ""seemed to think that this was a nonprofit organization"" Mind you, the restaurant was half empty and this was a Sunday afternoon. He also said we were ""trying to cheat the system."" When he said that he was not being rude, and I kindly informed him that he was quite rude, he rebutted by telling me that I was not a nice person. I can't even tell you how furious I am at this experience. No pie is worth this service. Next time I want dessert, I'm going to the Dessert Gallery next door.
11/14/06Provided by Citysearch
Going to house of pies is just one of those things you ""do"" if you go to Rice, so I got introduced to this place my very first week of college 6 years ago. I can't tell you how many times I've been out at a party or drinking, and just craved a grilled cheese with cottage fries or some pie with coffee. This is one of the best people watching places and is always crowded at 2,3,4am. In fact, why go there if not at those times? I last visited after a Halloween party. It was 3am, and everyone went wearing their costumes, including the sassy waitresses. Very interesting to say the least! Don't go here if you can't take the wait, noise, freaks, boys with boys, and drunks. Best late night eats period.
01/04/06Provided by Citysearch
House of Pies is really good when you need something to eat at 2:00 in the morning. The clinentale is pretty interesting around this time too. If you go for people watching, you'll certainly catch an eye-full as you enjoy a nice peice of pie.
11/11/05Provided by Citysearch
I've been going to the House of Pies off Westheimer for years now, and I never get tired of it. I love the o'brien potatoes and pie. I recommened the Bayou Goo and banana cream. The cakes and sundaes are great too, when you don't feel like pie. It is a great place to just hang out with your friends and talk. The service is always great too!
08/26/05Provided by Citysearch
I just went the other night and got completely full off some pretty darn good breakfast. I would definitley say this place is much better than Denny's or IHOP, and who wouldn't rather support some local business's anyway? I had the Acupulco Breakfast with the potato's o'brien style and the only thing I would have changed is maybe got fries or hash browns instead. The o'brien style potatoes were good and worth trying, its just that hash browns are just hard to beat in my opinion. I was recommended the turkey sandwich by a friend and might have to give that a try next time. I had a friendly waitress and would deem the service very good from my experience.
- General Info
- House of Pies is a restaurant that provides a range of dining and entertainment options. It serves a variety of fruit, cream, meringue and specialty pies. The restaurant s pies are available in apple, strawberry, cherry, peach, blueberry, coconut, banana, chocolate, pumpkin, sweet potato, custard, lemon and egg flavors. It additionally provides breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. The restaurant s menu includes tuna salad, corned beef, roast turkey, grilled chicken breast, soups, salads, ham steaks, cheese omelets, hamburgers, sandwiches and chicken fingers. It also offers banana pudding, cheese, carrot, cream and chocolate fudge cakes. House of Pies provides various merchandise items, as well as offers online ordering services.
- Extra Phones
Fax Number: 713-529-6730
- Regular Hours
Mon - Sun:
- American Restaurants, Bakeries, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Dessert Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts, Restaurants, Sandwich Shops
- Payment Options
- Price Range
- Central Houston, Greenway - Upper Kirby
House of Pie Restaurant and Bakery
- Other Information
Parking: Lot, Free
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Cuisines: Burgers, Family Style, American, Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Dessert, Ice Cream, Bakeries
Cuisine: Burgers, American, Family Style, Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Dessert, Ice Cream, Diner, Pastries, Omelets
Price Range : Average
Good for Kids: Yes