Ah, pie. Where would we be without you? Nowhere good. That's for sure. And Joe's Deli, which has been slinging sammies and comfort foods for years in Rocky River to masses that wait patiently for tables to open. (Yes, it's worth the wait.) Part of that love affair is based on Joe's Deli's pies, which are gigantic and perfect. The basics are well represented on the menu -- a good apple or cherry, in all their simplicity, is hard to pass up -- but Joe's also specializes in decadent chocolate and cream concoctions that you'll struggle to finish in one sitting.
19215 Hilliard Blvd., 440-333-7890, myjoesdeli.com.