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Pies ’n’ Thighs

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166 South 4th Street

347-529-6090

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to midnight, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to midnight

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Photo by Bradley Hawks

Pies 'n' Thighs has been frying chickens by the dozen for adoring crowds since 2006, cementing its reputation as NYC’s pre-eminent Southern comfort food spot. The operation began in the back of Rock Star Bar on Kent Avenue, which operated like "a pirate ship," says owner Sarah Sanneh. Eventually she and co-owner Carolyn Bane secured a shop at the base of the Williamsburg Bridge, building their funky little restaurant into a couple of different rooms anchored by a pie counter. While the operation continues to expand — the partners opened an outpost on the Lower East Side in early 2015 — the ethos hasn't changed. Pies 'n' Thighs still aims to sell the best homestyle food at a great value in a comfortable setting. Even as the menu has grown, original items remain the most popular: Don't miss the chicken biscuit, fried chicken, and catfish. Side your meal with mac 'n' cheese shot through with hot sauce, and finish with some pie (of course). Our heart is aflutter for the banana cream.