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“So cute and homey!”
Review of The Pie Plate

The Pie Plate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$15
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Great pies- cute little place in an old house close to the center of town. Friendly staff. Relatively reasonable pricing and a very comfortable environment. A Niagara on the Lake classic!

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We stopped by here on the recommendation of friends, my only regret is that we didn't check it out sooner. The atmosphere is rustic country, the service was friendly and attentive. We had stopped by before to pick up a pie or box of tarts and always really enjoyed their baking, but their small plates menu is what will make us regulars. We tried the pulled pork taco along with the mushroom toasties both were amazing. Had the My Kaptain pizza as our main, also very good, thin crust with fresh toppings. Will definitely return to try more of the small plates and sandwiches they offer. The pie plate also offers great value; two small plates, six slice pizza and a bottle of wine was $48 dollars before tip. A big well done to the team at the Pie Plate, cant wait to try the fish Tacos, see you soon.

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Thank NotlerRay
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

We heard about this great spot here on TA and couldn't wait to try the pizza and pie! Unbelievably great thin crust pizza, Fantastic lime and cilantro dressing on a mixed greens salad. Service was fairly quick at 2:30 pm but the desserts were nearly sold out - not unexpected on a Saturday afternoon. Can't wait to come back when the peaches are in season to try the fresh pie!

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Thank Marita L
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Put together a road trip for group of seniors for sightseeing followed by a stop at the pie plate. Coming from over 200km away. Chose the date -- Tuesday May 20 -- with care based on their website-posted hours:

"Pie Plate Spring hours:
Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 6 pm
Closed Mondays
We do not accept reservations..."

Wish I could share details about the food. Service unfortunately wasn't up to snuff. Might have been better if the place had actually been open.

Turns out (handmade sign on the door says) they're regularly closed Tuesdays. Helpful if this info could someday make its way onto the Pie plate website so they can start catering to touring customers besides just locals. I expect they're actually much better than this but it does kind of make me wonder what else might be no longer accurate on the website. Menu items? Prices? No way of finding out -- not this time.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

TA advisors at last lured the Cheap Gourmets to the Pie Plate and what a trip it was. This unassuming house by the side of the road in Virgil, ON, just west of Niagara on the Lake, was unforgettable in many ways, not the least of which was the challenging entranceway up a sequence of pavestones. Evidently this began as like an operation in somebody’s kitchen and now, after 10 years, is what passes for big-time in little Virgil, with a pastry poetry of its own. We supped around five on a ham-and-cheese grill augmented with home-made apple butter, a tasty and tangy fish and the pie-plate salad of brie, greens, roasted reds and pine nuts, a delicious combination. Seating is rather garage-sale chic, with nothing really matching, and the server turned out to be the family daughter, amazingly well-informed. Nothing, though, matched the raspberry tarts, which we swear we smuggled through customs, as they should be available only by prescription. It’s right across the street from the Silversmith Brewery, which is actually in a disused church, we are not making this up, couldn’t if we tried. Delicious dark lager. Mind you, this is not a place you come for a dinner-dinner, hence the mere four-star rating, we wish we could muster five but don’t want hasty readers coming in and not finding a full meal. And the pie, well, don’t get us started….

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1  Thank DOUGANDPOLLY
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