Lemon Ice Box Pie

Like ice tea, lemon ice box pie is a staple in parts of the country where the weather gets oppressively hot. A cool wedge of this custard-smooth pleasure seems especially right after a powerhouse meal of smoky barbecue or spicy fried chicken, and it is a common offering on menus of meat-and-three eateries throughout the South. The benchmark example is made at Atlanta’s Silver Skillet, where it is as smooth as a triangle of yellow custard, but thicker and more substantial. It is quite sweet but also barely tart, both luxurious and refreshing.

Restaurants With This Dish

Downtowner Restaurant

SELMA, AL

Griddle-crisped snapper steak, bright with spice and herbs, lolls in lemon & olive oil on a plate with a baked potato
The Bright Star | Five-Star Dinner in Birmingham, Alabama

BESSEMER, AL

Silver Skillet

ATLANTA, GA

Leonard’s - Pork BBQ Sandwich
Leonard’s

MEMPHIS, TN

Tall, fully-dressed cheeseburger ... best square meals and burgers
Zarzour’s

CHATTANOOGA, TN

Crystal Grill

GREENWOOD, MS

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