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Humble Pie

A hard-to-find bake shop that rises to the occasion



y far our favorite secret on Cape Cod is a bakery and pie shop that looks like little more than a garage behind a modest, shingled house on the unremarkable main route in and out of Chatham. But keep your eyes peeled for the little gravel lot. Because Marion’s Pie Shop makes the best sweet and savory pies and baked goods you have ever tasted—six- and nine-inch seafood pies with lobster, scallops, shrimp, and Chatham cod in a cream sherry sauce, plus chicken pies and beef pies, comfort food like lasagna ready to take home and heat up, muffins, coffee cake, croissants, lemon bars, cupcakes, fruit bread, and fruit pies (you gotta try the blueberry crumb). We took a cinnamon roll with us in the car after a visit and nearly drove off the road with the first bite. We’re more about secrets than suprlatives, but we’ll make an exception for Marion’s: You gotta go here. And, oh, yeah: Drive carefully.



The Atwood House of the Chatham Historical Society, built by sea captain Joseph Atwood in 1752, includes extraordinary murals painted in the 1930s and 1940s showing Christ coming ashore in Chatham in a dory and living among the locals. He probably came for the pie.