Missouri's First Fried Pie Shop Comes To Eureka

The store opening is scheduled for mid-July. See what type of Southern-style 'fried pies' the menu will offer.

Construction is under way on a new restaurant in Eureka that will be different from any others in town. The new eatery will feature flaky, fried pies of all types. The fruit and nut pies come in many flavors, including pineapple, pecan, peach, apricot, apple, blackberry and cherry.

“All of our fruit pies can be made sugar free,” said Agnes Wong, a Wildwood resident who is part owner of the shop.

In addition to fruit and nut fillings, they have cream pies made in lemon, vanilla, coconut and chocolate flavors. Customers can fold in any fruits or nuts into a cream filling to customize their pie. 

The restaurant will have pies for breakfast, including sausage, egg and cheese and bacon, egg and cheese. For lunch or dinner, the various pies include the varieties of pizza, Tex-Mex, chicken and vegetables, beef and vegetables, spinach and mushroom, broccoli and chicken, and a specialty pie called “comfort food.” This pie has Polish sausage and potatoes in a light cheese sauce.  

“All of these pies can be made in just four minutes,” said Wong. "So this is a good way to get a quick meal at an affordable price."  

Wong grew up in the restaurant business, but she has been a tax accountant for the last 25 years. “This is the first Fried Pie shop in Missouri. My partner and I are franchising the shops all through the state.”

The franchise started in 2009 with the first restaurant in Davis, OK. There are now 11 shops, with seven in Texas and two in Arkansas.

“One of these pies is a meal in itself. Most of the pies cost $3 to $4. They’re very filling,” Wong said.

The new eatery will have enough seating for around 40 people and they will offer carry-out as well. "We want to have a homey feel at the new shop," said Michael Wilkes, a co-owner of the new venture. "Fried pies are very much a Southern tradition, and we think our pies taste just like the ones grandma used to make."  

Eureka resident Jacob Wolf is the manager of the new restaurant, and he is looking forward to the store opening. He has been training in some of the other locations throughout the country. "I know that our menu will be a crowd-pleaser," said Wolf. "Everything is made fresh daily, never frozen." 

Nancy Fulton, the "fried pie lady," is the founder of this chain of restaurants. In 1990, she decided to use her grandmother's fried pie recipe as a new concept in dining. 

The Eureka Fried Pies shop is being built in the former 7-Eleven convenient store location at the intersection of Central and East Fifth Streets. Their hours will be Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. They will be open until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. On Sunday, their hours will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Kelly Smith June 27, 2011 at 10:52 PM
My family and I went down to Texas during my kids spring break and we stopped by a Fried Pie Shop in Arkansas. We all LOVED it! They were actually very flaky and flavorful and I especially loved the cherry pie. We all cannot wait until this opens. We will make sure to stop by all the time!
Tim June 28, 2011 at 12:15 AM
This will be nice, but not opening till 8:00 am is a shame, we are already at work for 2 hours, lots of people won't be able to have breakfast pies, way too late.
Elizabeth Miller June 28, 2011 at 08:13 AM
Tim, I agree with you on the late opening hours. Around here, breakfast is eaten early several pies will go uneaten if they don't open until 8am. They might want to reconsider.
Mary Wallach August 17, 2011 at 02:31 AM
Delicious! Two days after opening we stopped in and ordered the fried pies to go. We have tasted the cherry, blackberry, peach, pineapple & pecan pie. Since our shop is located not more than a block away it's so convenient to drop in. Maybe too convenient. We congratulate them and wish them much continued success.
Carolyn&Don August 25, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Rated #1 in flaky flavorful crust and fillings My husband & I originally went to the pie shop in Eureka to buy the owners truck. While there, he treated us to any pie of our choice. (We were going to buy two anyway.) We tried the breaksfast ones (hubby had the sausage,egg,cheese and I had the bacon,egg,cheese). They were reminders of mom making them and she called coal miner's pies. Mmmmm GOOD! I was so impressed at how great they tasted, that I purchased a dozen of the frozen to go. I bought a variety of the fruit and creams pies! We will difinitely be back and telling everyone we know about your place. So, if anyone is reading this and you are going to be at Six Flags in Eureka, MO or just in the area, stop in and try these fanatastic pies for yourself. I guarantee, you will not be disappointed and tell them Carolyn & Don sent ya! Thanks Mike & Agnes for a wonderful breakfast, great hospitality and bringing back warm memories of mom and oh, the truck. ps When new businesses open, sometimes the opening and closing hours will vary until the owners can see what works best in their area. Give them a chance and they do serve breakfast all day.


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