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Henry's

6275 Route 40, West Jefferson, OH - (614) 879-9321
Posted By Pam Machemer on 4/2/2008 2:31:00 PM
Henry's is certainly worth the detour off the Interstate! As my husband said as we pulled into the parking lot, if we didn't know about this place we wouldn't have stopped. They were doing some renovating, so when we entered it looked like the place was abandoned. Then we saw the dining room through another door and were reassured.

The menu is short. The hamburger we had was nothing to write home about (although very inexpensive). The pancakes at a nearby table looked good. And then there are the pies! My husband ordered cherry. This is always a mistake for him because his mother made the definitive cherry pie (and since she's deceased his claim can't be disputed). He pronounced it quite good, but not what mother... (you know). I ordered the rhubarb, and it was like MY mother used to make (fantastic!), sweet yet tart, with a wonderful tender crust. I only got a few bites of it because my husband had finished his cherry pie and reached for my piece. Oh, well, he can better handle the calories. I thought we were done, but no. After finishing my rhubarb he then ordered another piece, this time blackberry. When he was finally finished, he pronounced them "brilliant".

And now we have a reason for taking this route back from the West Coast. Cost of a piece of pie, heated and a la mode, was $1.50. Believe it or not!

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3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
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A couple slices of blackberry pie, topped with scoops of vanilla ice cream.  It is scenes like this that make Henry's one of America's premier pie palaces!
"A couple slices of blackberry pie, topped with scoops of vanilla ice cream. It is scenes like this that make Henry's one of America's premier pie palaces!"
Cliff Strutz





This cherry pie is so good, the vanilla ice cream is totally unnecessary.
"This cherry pie is so good, the vanilla ice cream is totally unnecessary."
Cliff Strutz


A study in contrasts: the airy meringue sits atop a layer of dense butterscotch.
"A study in contrasts: the airy meringue sits atop a layer of dense butterscotch."
Cliff Strutz


The sugary, heavy, flaky crust of this strawberry rhubarb pie is absolute crust perfection!
"The sugary, heavy, flaky crust of this strawberry rhubarb pie is absolute crust perfection!"
Cliff Strutz


The first time we stopped at Henry's, many years ago, this pie case was draped with blue ribbons the pies had earned.  They still win highest honors from pastry connoisseurs.
"The first time we stopped at Henry's, many years ago, this pie case was draped with blue ribbons the pies had earned. They still win highest honors from pastry connoisseurs."
Michael Stern


In Henry's dining room, a hush prevails:  customers are thrown into a state of quiet bliss as they fork into butterscotch pie.
"In Henry's dining room, a hush prevails: customers are thrown into a state of quiet bliss as they fork into butterscotch pie."
Michael Stern


The Waldorf, it's not!
"The Waldorf, it's not!"
Michael Stern


Henry's, a former gas station, doesn't look like a thriving cafe; but its pies lure traveling eaters from across the country.
"Henry's, a former gas station, doesn't look like a thriving cafe; but its pies lure traveling eaters from across the country."
Michael Stern


Dense fudgy filling topped by a feathery light meringue, this is a great slice of pie!
"Dense fudgy filling topped by a feathery light meringue, this is a great slice of pie!"
Cliff Strutz


With homemade brown gravy and real roast turkey, this is the best non-pie item I have had at Henry's!
"With homemade brown gravy and real roast turkey, this is the best non-pie item I have had at Henry's!"
Cliff Strutz


Having never seen pineapple cream pie at Henry's before, I couldn't resist.  There were lots of small pineapple bits in the filling and of course, the usual tall, airy meringue that makes this place such a pie destination.
"Having never seen pineapple cream pie at Henry's before, I couldn't resist. There were lots of small pineapple bits in the filling and of course, the usual tall, airy meringue that makes this place such a pie destination. "
Cliff Strutz


Packed full of raisins, this pie bordered on being too sweet.  Still, this pie featured Henry's trademark excellent crust.
"Packed full of raisins, this pie bordered on being too sweet. Still, this pie featured Henry's trademark excellent crust."
Cliff Strutz



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