When deprived of flavorful sustenance, the mouth will often retaliate by shouting your bank-account number at sporting events or turning every sentence into a high-pitched jingle. Tame an unruly tongue with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of homestyle fare and pie at Betty's Pies. This Groupon is valid at the White Bear Lake location in Mahtomedi only.
Opened in 1956 as a humble riverside shack selling donuts and coffee to hungry fishermen, Betty's Pies ultimately expanded into a full-fledged lunch counter, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus alongside slices of the original owner's famous freshly baked pies. Satisfy carb-hungry canines by sinking teeth into a flaky, oven-crisped baked pie, available in flavors such as Great Lakes fruit (apple, blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, and rhubarb), pecan, and raspberry-rhubarb crunch. Luxuriate in the smooth consistency of coconut cream pie, or cover your entire body in delicious handfuls of french blueberry to blend in seamlessly amid the restaurant's signature blue-and-white décor.
Diners who insist on eating dessert first can complete the reverse repast with the hand-battered, deep-fried walleye sandwich topped with lettuce and tomato ($10.99) or the homemade roast-beef pasty, swaddled with seasoned rutabaga, potatoes, carrots, and onions to protect its delicate modesty ($8.49). Then, indulge in an unsweet ending with a homestyle breakfast confection such as the fried-egg sandwich, a double-yolked delight topped with swiss and american cheese, ham, bacon, tomato, and mayo on homemade rye toast ($7.99). Betty's breakfasts also feature her own homemade jams and signature shore potatoes, which differ from regular potatoes in their noticeable distrust of fog.