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Henry's

6275 Route 40, West Jefferson, OH - (614) 879-9321
Posted By Joyce Omer on 6/15/2009 3:07:00 PM
On a drive through Ohio headed to Indiana on Highway 70 we decided to give two restaurants a try: Clark's Dining Room in Jacksontown for lunch and then some of that famous pie at Henry's in West Jefferson. What a disappointment Clark's turned out to be. From the rancid lettuce in the salad to the almost inedible (deep, not skillet) fried chicken, the "from a box mix" mashed potatoes, the store-bought rolls, the gravy from a can... it was all bad. We left unhappy and still hungry.

Pulling up to Henry's we looked at each other and prayed that THIS time the reviews had it right. What a difference. The pickled beets had a hint of nutmeg that made them delicious, the ham and beans with corn bread was obviously made on site and the pies, my oh my the PIES!!! We just missed nabbing the last piece of rhubarb/strawberry but did get peach (heated, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream) and the rightly famous coconut cream.

The staff and kitchen care about the food that comes out and it shows. I am only sorry I don't live closer so that I could come visit more often. The prices are very reasonable and the quality of the food is great. Just a short hop off 70 but what a worthwhile 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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