Joe’s Pie Diner

Joe’s Pie Diner, now known as Lulu’s Pies was a specialist pie diner off Highway 27, owned by Joe (known to friends as ‘Old Joe’), with pies invented and baked by Jenna Hunterson. Other employees include manager Cal, and waitresses Becky and Dawn. The diner originally opened on 9 July 1958, and the first dollar taken by the diner is framed above the Pie Special board.

The restaurant serves 27 varieties of home-baked pie, including many staple dishes, featured on the menus.

The full menu at Joe’s Pie Diner includes Pancakes (prepared fresh with country-style buttermilk), Waffles (topped with caramelised apple or strawberry compote for 75c), Eggs (made with Grade A eggs, served with toast or biscuit, whipped spread and jelly), Omelettes (made to order and customisable for $5.00 + 50c per topping), Sides (including bacon, sausage, or scrapple), hash browns, grits, fruit or cereal, biscuit ’til 11am or toast) and Beverages (including coffee, juice, milk, hot chocolate, hot tea, milkshakes and soda) as well as 6 special offers:

  • Pie Special (Three slices – $5.50; With Eggs – $6.50)
  • Cal’s Special (Juice, coffee, fruit or cereal, toast and jelly – $5.00)
  • Steak and Eggs (6oz NY strip steak, eggs, toast and jelly – $9.95)
  • Super Happy Fat Boy Breakfast (Juice or coffee, 1 pancake, 2 eggs, bacon or sausage, hash browns, toast or biscuit – $8.75)
  • Country Ham Breakfast (Southern-style salt-cured ham served with eggs, toast and jelly – $9.50)
  • Biscuits and Sausage Gravy (Fresh-baked biscuits smothered in country-style sausage gravy – $6.00)

In addition to the core menu, the diner offers a variety of pies; the pie board has included:

ART, Cambridge

  • Candy Gold Apple Pie
  • Aren’t You Sweet Potato
  • No Nonsense Cherry Pie
  • Slow as Molasses Shoofly Pie
  • Life’s a Rocky Road Pie
  • Red, White and Blueberry Pie
  • Chocaholic Lovers Pie
  • Lost Shepherd’s Pie
  • Don’t Be Chicken Pot Pie
  • I Can’t Believe It’s Buttermilk Pie
  • Humble Bumble Berry Pie
  • Big Guy Strawberry Pie
  • Banana Cream Daydream Pie
  • Car Radio Razzleberry Pie

Broadway, New York

  • Humble Crumble Rhubarb Pie
  • Aren’t You Sweet Potato Pie
  • Gingersnap Out of it Pie
  • Mama’s Lavender Lullaby Pie
  • Slow as Molasses Shoofly Pie
  • Red, White and Blueberry Pie
  • Devil’s Food Oasis Pie
  • Lost Shepherd’s Pie
  • Kick In the Pants Peppermint Pie
  • The Fantastic Franberry Pie
  • Couch Potato Pie
  • Gimme Some Sugar Spice Pie
  • Upstream Without a Banana Cream Pie
  • Car Radio Pie

This pie board was also used in the Japanese production.

Broadway Restaging, New York

  • A Big Ol’ Slice Of Live Your Life Pie
  • Aren’t You Sweet Potato Pie
  • Gingersnap Out of it Pie
  • Mama’s Lavender Lullaby Pie
  • Slow as Molasses Shoofly Pie
  • Red, White and Blueberry Pie
  • Devil’s Food Oasis Pie
  • Lost Shepherd’s Pie
  • Kick In the Pants Peppermint Pie
  • The Fantastic Franberry Pie
  • Couch Potato Pie
  • Gimme Some Sugar Spice Pie
  • Upstream Without a Banana Cream Pie
  • Car Radio Pie

A Big Ol’ Slice Of Live Your Life Pie is dedicated to Nick Cordero, referencing his single ‘Live Your Life‘.

West End, London

  • Humble Crumble Rhubarb Pie
  • Aren’t You Sweet Potato Pie
  • Gingersnap Out of it Pie
  • Mama’s Lavender Lullaby Pie
  • Slow as Molasses Shoofly Pie
  • Red, White and Blueberry Pie
  • Devil’s Food Oasis Pie
  • Lost Shepherd’s Pie
  • Kick In the Pants Peppermint Pie
  • The Fantastic Franberry Pie
  • Couch Potato Pie
  • Gimme Some Sugar Spice Pie
  • Upstream Without a Banana Cream Pie
  • Take a Bite, Everything’s Alright Pie

Towards the end of the West End run, letters began to fall off of the pie board.

UK and Ireland Tour

  • A Big Ol’ Slice Of Live Your Life Pie*
  • Aren’t You Sweet Potato Pie
  • Gingersnap Out of it Pie
  • Mama’s Lavender Lullaby Pie
  • Slow as Molasses Shoofly Pie
  • Red, White and Blueberry Pie
  • Devil’s Food Oasis Pie
  • Lost Shepherd’s Pie
  • Kick In the Pants Peppermint Pie
  • The Fantastic Franberry Pie
  • Couch Potato Pie
  • Gimme Some Sugar Spice Pie
  • Upstream Without a Banana Cream Pie
  • Humble Rhubarb Crumble Pie*

A Big Ol’ Slice Of Live Your Life Pie is dedicated to Nick Cordero, referencing his single ‘Live Your Life‘.

*When the show opened at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Saturday 4 September 2021, the menu board was as the West End board above. On Monday 6 September, Take A Bite, Everything’s Alright Pie was replaced by Live Your Life Pie. On Friday 10 September, the board was updated to swap Live Your Life Pie for the reworded Humble Rhubarb Crumble Pie, and instate A Big Ol’ Slice Of Live Your Life Pie.

First National Tour, North America

  • Candy Gold Apple Pie
  • Aren’t You Sweet Potato Pie
  • No Nonsense Cherry Pie
  • Got My Vote Rhubarb Compote Pie
  • Slow as Molasses Shoofly Pie
  • Red, White and Blueberry Pie
  • Devil’s Food Chocolate Oasis Pie
  • Lost Shepherd’s Pie
  • Kick In the Pants Spice Pie
  • Wake Up and Smell the Coffee Pie
  • Leeky Roof Potato Pie
  • Big Guy Strawberry Pie
  • Banana Cream Daydream Pie
  • Car Radio Razzleberry Pie

2019/20 Tour, North America

  • Humble Crumble Rhubarb Pie
  • Aren’t You Sweet Potato Pie
  • Gingersnap Out of it Pie
  • Mama’s Lavender Lullaby Pie
  • Slow as Molasses Shoofly Pie
  • Red, White and Blueberry Pie
  • Devil’s Food Oasis Pie
  • Lost Shepherd’s Pie
  • Kick In the Pants Peppermint Pie
  • The Fantastic Franberry Pie
  • Couch Potato Pie
  • Gimme Some Sugar Spice Pie
  • Upstream Without a Banana Cream Pie
  • Car Radio Pie

Special Pies

  • Deep Dish Blueberry Bacon
  • Betrayed By My Eggs Pie
  • White Knuckle Cream Pie