Midwest Living Review
Betty's Pies is bigger than you probably expect, and we mean that in both the figurative and literal sense. This famed pie "stand" near Two Harbors along the North Shore scenic drive is one of the few places that might actually live up to the "world-famous" hype every roadside cafe applies to itself. People know Betty's far and wide. And while you may be expecting a roadside pie stand, you'll find a fairly large restaurant with a huge parking lot that always seems full in summer. Betty's serves a whole menu of classic cafe food for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a country-fresh setting that's full of bold blue tabletops, wood paneling and big windows letting the sunshine in. But the real reason you visit is for the pies, which are as good as promised. On a typical day, you can expect a couple of dozen freshly made pies on the menu, both baked and cream. They're all full of fresh fruits and generously sliced. While the restaurant (including a few picnic tables outside) makes a great place to dine, we took our pie to go and drove a mile or so up State-61 to a roadside park and had our afternoon snack on the shore of Lake Superior. Location is one more reason Betty's has a big advantage over most of the world's other pie shops.