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Monday, January 26, 2015

Good eating from the burbs to the city

Mannys
Located at1141 S. Jefferson
Chicago, IL 60607

Roosevelt and Jefferson 
If you pass Canal or White Palace you went to far.

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Saturday
6:00am - 8:00pm
Closed Sundays
Holiday Closings

HOLIDAY HOURS
12/24 - 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM
CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY
12/31 - 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM
CLOSED NEW YEARS DAY

In a rush?
Call or Fax your order
phone: (312) 939-2855
fax: (312) 939-2856

Ken Raskin, proprietor and son of the late Manny, works the rooms, greeting customers who have known him since he was a small boy. Ken feels that part of the secret to his success is being visible to his customers, making sure they are happy and satisfied. Ken’s sons Danny and Matt, fourth generation, have now joined full time and help in personally overseeing the daily work of the restaurant. Ken's wife Patti or one of his other 2 children, Jason and Stephanie, are often around making sure the customers have eaten to their hearts' content.

The family tradition is nothing new at Manny's. It can be traced back (along with some of the recipes) to more than 50 years ago. When Jack Raskin joined his brother Charlie in the first of the Raskin cafeterias located on Van Buren and Halsted streets. The Russian-born brothers specialized in Jewish cooking served up quickly and in large portions - the way Charlie had learned by watching his mother.

Jack, Manny & Charlie Raskin

Manny's Coffee Shop & Deli came into being shortly after World War II, when the Raskin brothers split up so that Jack could open his own restaurant on Roosevelt Road near the open-air market area known as Maxwell Street. The restaurant property Jack bought had been originally named Sunny's. So rather than tear down the old sign and get a whole new one, Jack named it after his teenage son, Emanuel (or Manny, to family and friends), saving money by simply buying two letters and replacing the "Su" in Sunny's with "Ma."

It was a shoestring operation at first, with Manny serving as the cook (he had learned by watching his uncle). The address changed a few times, and then in 1964 Manny's moved to its current spot on Jefferson Street. Ken remembers his father saying, "I know what the people around here want, and I'm the only one left who can do it."

Even when Manny's opened at this location more than 35 years ago it was among the last of the unique style of urban eatery - the home style, family run cafeteria bubbling with the spirit of its neighborhood and attracting patrons from all walks of life. In those early years, if you lived or worked anywhere in the vicinity you could hitch a ride on the Manny's van that circled around making deliveries and picking up customers for lunch.

Still, to get the full effect of the rich history surrounding Manny's you have to view the dining room walls decorated with news clippings, reviews, snapshots, and memorabilia demonstrating how deeply Chicagoans treasure this historic restaurant - as a place to eat and meet, and as a memento of downtown as it was a half century ago, a relic of the past.

Manny's opened it's second location on April 18,2002. It is located on A concourse in the New Midway Airport.

I enjoyed the food here it is set like a high school  cafeteria. The staff are warm and friendly. The food is gravey. The donuts are fresh and homemade  to the taste. The cornbeef on rye is out standing. The cheese cake might be from Eli's. I give Mannys 10 Sears Towers.

Below is the menu

Served
Monday-Friday 6:00am - 10:30AM
Saturday 6:00am - 11:30AM

Eggs

any style

1 Egg $3.95
with potatoes and toast or pancakes with bacon, turkey bacon or sausage $5.95
with our famous corned beef hash $5.95
with corned beef, pastrami, salami or turkey $7.50
with ham steak $8.50
with skirt steak $11.95

2 Eggs $4.95
with potatoes and toast or pancakes with bacon, turkey bacon or sausage $6.95
with our famous corned beef hash 6.95
with corned beef, pastrami, salami or turkey $8.50
with ham steak $9.50
with skirt steak $12.95

Breakfast Classics

3 Buttermilk Pancakes $4.95
with bacon, turkey bacon or sausage $6.95
with our famous corned beef hash $6.95
with corned beef, pastrami, salami or turkey $8.50
with ham steak $9.50 with skirt steak $12.95

Thick Challah French Toast $5.95
with bacon, turkey bacon or sausage $7.95
with our famous corned beef hash $7.95
with corned beef, pastrami, salami or turkey $9.50
with ham steak $10.50
with skirt steak $13.95

Matzo Brie - Scrambled or Pancake Style $7.95
our famous fried matzo
with onion $8.45
with salami or corned beef $9.95

3 Cheese Blintzes $6.95
Sides

Short Stack (2) Buttermilk Pancakes $4.50
Hashbrown Potatoes $2.95
Corned Beef Hash $3.95
Bacon $2.95 Sausage Links $2.95
Turkey Bacon $2.95
Thick Sliced Ham Steak $5.95
Skirt Steak $8.95
Bagel or Toast $1.50
bagel, bialy, roll, english muffin, or raisin toast
cream cheese add $1.25

Kellogg's Cereal $3.25
with sliced banana $3.95
with sliced strawberries $4.95

Hot Oatmeal or Cream of Wheat
cup $2.25
bowl $3.25
add raisins +$.50
brown sugar included
Three Egg Omelets

served with potatoes and toast or pancakes add cheese $1.00
beaters add $.50
egg whites add $1.00

Cheese $7.95
american, cheddar, swiss, provolone, jack, blue, or cream cheese

Ham & Cheese $8.95

Denver $8.95
onion, green pepper, and ham

Salami $8.95

Vegetable $8.95
choose any of the following: mushroom, green pepper, onion, broccoli, and tomato

Corned Beef $8.95

Lox and Onions $8.95

Create Your Own Omelet $9.95
choose 4 ingredients: bacon, sausage, ham, corned beef, pastrami, salami, turkey, turkey bacon, american, cheddar, swiss, provolone, jack, blue, cream cheese, avocado, broccoli, green pepper, mushroom, onion, spinach, tomato
extra ingredients +$.50
Sandwiches

Egg Sandwich $2.95
with your choice of meat $4.95
add cheese +$.50
make it 2 eggs +$1.00

Breakfast Reuben $8.95
corned beef, swiss cheese, sauerkraut served with a potato pancake and 1000 island dressing served open on rye

Lox & Bagel $8.95
nova lox served with tomato, onion and cream cheese

Corned Beef or Pastrami Sandwich $10.95

Fruit

Grapefruit Sections $1.95
Melon Market Banana $.75
Stewed Prunes Market
Fresh Strawberries $3.25
Fresh Fruit Bowl $3.95

Bakery Sweets

Donut $1.50
Sweet Roll $2.25
Muffin $2.25
Cinnamon Roll $2.25
Cookie $1.50
Special Cookies $2.50

Beverages

Coffee $1.95
Decaf Coffee $1.95
Hot Tea $1.95
Decaf Hot Tea $1.95
Hot Chocolate $1.95
Milk 1/2 Pint $1.25
Orange $1.50/$2.95
Tomato $.95/$2.25
Cranberry $2.25
Grapefruit $.95/$2.25

Lunch Menu
Soups
Salads
Sandwiches
Entrees
Sides
Desserts
Soups
Bowl Regular $3.95 Combo $4.50 Mish-Mosh $4.95
Quart Regular $7.95 Combo $7.95 Mish-Mosh $8.50
Everyday
Chicken Broth with...
Matzo Ball · Kreplach · Noodle · Rice
Monday
Navy Bean
Tuesday
Split Pea
Wednesday
Mushroom Barley
Thursday
Cream of Broccoli
Sweet & Sour Cabbage
Friday
Vegetable
Saturday
Mushroom Barley
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Salads
The Julienne Salad $10.95
Iceberg Lettuce, Salami, Turkey, Corned Beef or Chicken, Mixed Cheeses, Hard Boiled Egg, Tomato, with Your Choice of Dressing
Manny’s Chopped Salad $10.95
Grilled Chicken Breast, Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Egg, Tomato, Avocado, Bacon, Balsamic Dressing
Garbage Salad $10.95
A Blend of Iceberg and Romaine Lettuces, with Sliced Roasted Turkey Breast, Salami, Chopped Hard Boiled Egg, Crumbled Bacon, Diced Red Onion, Diced Tomato and Crumbled Blue Cheese with homemade Thousand Island Dressing
Manny’s Chicken Caesar $10.95
Chopped Romaine Hearts with Grilled Chicken Breast, served with sliced Cherry Tomatoes and Shaved Red Onions, Shredded Parmesan Cheese with Homemade Croutons and our Special Caesar Dressing
Michigan Avenue $10.95
Spring Greens with Dried Michigan Cherries, Sliced Tart Apples, Toasted Walnuts and our homemade Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing
Beet and Goat Cheese Salad $10.95
A Blend of Fresh Arugula and Spring Greens with Sliced Roasted Beets, Dried Cranberries, Crumbled Goat Cheese and a Balsamic Vinaigrette
Strawberry & Almond Salad $10.95
Tossed Spring Greens with Baby Spinach, Shaved Almonds and Sliced Strawberries with Balsamic Dressing
Spinach Salad $10.95
Baby Spinach with Crumbled Bacon, Chopped Hard Boiled Egg, Shaved Onion, Sliced Mushrooms, Croutons with Balsamic Dressing
Reuben Salad $10.95
Iceberg Lettuce, Corned Beef, Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut, Thousand Island Dressing
Wedge Salad $10.95
Wedge of Iceberg Lettuce, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Blue Cheese Dressing
Dinner Salad $2.95 / $7.95
Tuna Salad Plate $13.95
Chicken Salad Plate $13.95
Salmon Salad Plate $13.95
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Sandwiches
Classic
TOP IT WITH
Cheese +75¢ · Sauerkraut +$1.25 · Chopped Liver +$2.00 · Cole Slaw +$1.25

Get A Potato Pancake
$1.00 with a sandwich or $2.50 each
Corned Beef $12.95
Pastrami $13.95
Corned Beef & Pastrami Combo $13.95
Roast Beef $12.95
Beef Brisket $12.95
Roasted Turkey $12.95
Turkey Pastrami $12.95
1/2 Sandwich Combo $11.95
Any half classic sandwich with Soup ·or· Salad ·or· Cole Slaw

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Signature
Get A Potato Pancake
$1.00 with a sandwich or $2.50 each
Corned Beef Reuben $14.95
Stuffed with corned beef, grilled with swiss and sauerkraut, with 1000 island on the side.
What am I, chopped liver? $14.95
Our original Corned Beef piled high topped with Chopped Liver.
The Chazzer $14.95
Corned Beef and Pastrami piled-high on rye with coleslaw and muenster cheese, and a side of 1000.
“Not So” Skinny Reuben $14.95
A healthier spin, turkey pastrami, swiss cheese, and sauerkraut with a side 1000.
My Four Kinder $14.95
Corned Beef - Pastrami - Brisket - Turkey Pastrami Four meats, one huge sandwich.
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Even More Sandwiches
TOP IT WITH
Cheese +75¢ · Sauerkraut +$1.25 · Chopped Liver +$2.00 · Cole Slaw +$1.25

Get A Potato Pancake
$1.00 with a sandwich or $2.50 each
Hot Sandwiches
Turkey Focaccia $11.95
Mozzarella Focaccia $11.95
Meatloaf $10.95
Liver & Onions $10.95
Jumbo Hot Dog & Potato Pancake $6.95
Veggie Burger (homemade) $8.95
Cold Sandwiches
Chopped Liver $8.95
Turkey $9.95
Salami $8.95
Lox & Cream Cheese $11.95
Tuna Salad $7.95
Chicken Salad $7.95
Egg Salad $6.95
Veggie Wheat $6.95
Grilled Chicken Breast (cold) $7.95
BLT $5.95
Sardines $9.95
Sockeye Salmon $9.95
Ham & Cheese $8.95
Cheese $4.95
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Hot Entrees
Everyday
Beef Stew $15.95
Corned Beef Dinner $15.95
Served with pasta of the day or potato and vegetable.
Roast Beef Dinner $15.95
Served with pasta of the day or potato and vegetable.
Beef Brisket Dinner $15.95
Served with pasta of the day or potato and vegetable.
Baked Half Chicken $9.95
Served with pasta of the day or potato and vegetable.
Liver & Onions $9.95
Served with pasta of the day or potato and vegetable.
Short Ribs $15.95
Served with pasta of the day or potato and vegetable.
Meatloaf $10.95
Served with pasta of the day or potato and vegetable.
Hot Turkey $14.95
Served with pasta of the day or potato and vegetable.
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Monday
Corned Beef Hash $9.95
Served with a vegetable of choice.
Stuffed Green Pepper $11.95
Served with spaghetti or potato and vegetable.
Lamb Shank $14.95
Served with spaghetti or potato and vegetable.
Baked Whitefish $14.95
Served with spaghetti or potato and vegetable.
Spaghetti $5.50 / $9.95
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Tuesday
Stuffed Cabbage $11.95
Served with noodles & cheese or potato and vegetable.
Pepper Steak $15.95
Served with noodles & cheese or potato and vegetable.
Hot Turkey Dinner $14.95
Served with noodles & cheese or potato and vegetable.
Grilled Chicken & Linguine $10.95
Tongue & Mushrooms $15.95
Served with noodles & cheese or potato and vegetable.
Hot Grilled Chicken Sandwich $7.95
Noodles & Cheese $5.50 / $9.95
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Wednesday
Turkey Drumstick $12.95
Served with spaghetti or potato and vegetable.
Spaghetti & Meatballs $12.95
Baked Whitefish $14.95
Served with spaghetti or potato and vegetable.
Fried Alaskan Whitefish $13.95
Served with spaghetti or potato and vegetable.
Chicken Pot Pie $7.95
Spaghetti $5.50 / $9.95
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Thursday
Chop Suey $14.95
Served over white rice.
Oxtail Stew $16.95
Chicken Breast & Rice $11.95
Tongue & Mushrooms $15.95
Served with noodles & cheese or potato and vegetable.
Turkey Meatloaf $10.95
Served with kasha & noodles or potato and vegetable.
Kasha & Noodles $5.50 / $9.95
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Friday
Baked Whitefish $14.95
Served with macaroni & cheese or potato and vegetable.
Fried Alaskan Whitefish $13.95
Served with macaroni & cheese or potato and vegetable.
Fried Smelts (when available) $13.95
Served with macaroni & cheese or potato and vegetable.
Salisbury Steak $10.95
Served with macaroni & cheese or potato and vegetable.
Gefilte Fish $7.50
Salmon Patties $13.95
Served with macaroni & cheese or potato and vegetable.
Macaroni & Cheese $5.50 / $9.95
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Saturday
BBQ Beef Dinner $15.95
Served with macaroni & cheese or spaghetti or potato and vegetable.
BBQ Beef Sandwich $12.95
Turkey Chili $4.50
Macaroni & Cheese $5.50 / $9.95
Speghetti $5.50 / $9.95
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Sides
Potato Pancake $2.50
Knish $5.95
Beef on the inside, potato on the outside.
Kishke $4.50
Potato Salad $1.95
Cole Slaw $1.95
Beet Salad $1.95
Cucumber Salad $1.95
Pasta Salad $1.95
Herring (in wine sauce) $6.95
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Desserts
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Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookie $2.25
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie $2.25
Decorated Cookies $2.49 - $3.99
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Cakes
Chocolate Cake $3.95
German Chocolate Cake $3.95
Red Velvet Cake $3.95
Caramel Cake $4.50
Eli’s Cheesecake $4.50
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Pies
Cherry Pie $3.95
Blueberry Pie $3.95
Pecan Pie $3.95
Sweet Potato Pie $3.95
Apple Pie $3.95
Apple Slice $3.50
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Puddings & More
Bread Pudding $2.50
Rice Pudding $2.50
Chocolate Pudding $2.50
Vanilla Pudding $2.50
Jello $2.50
Not responsible for errors or omissions. Prices subject to change.

Dinner Menu
Soups
Salads
Sandwiches
Entrees
Sides
Desserts
Soups
Bowl Regular $3.95 Combo $4.50 Mish-Mosh $4.95
Quart Regular $7.95 Combo $7.95 Mish-Mosh $8.50
Everyday
Chicken Broth with...
Matzo Ball · Kreplach · Noodle · Rice
Monday
Navy Bean
Tuesday
Split Pea
Wednesday
Mushroom Barley
Thursday
Cream of Broccoli
Sweet & Sour Cabbage
Friday
Vegetable
Saturday
Mushroom Barley
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Salads
The Julienne Salad $10.95
Iceberg Lettuce, Salami, Turkey, Corned Beef or Chicken, Mixed Cheeses, Hard Boiled Egg, Tomato, with Your Choice of Dressing
Manny’s Chopped Salad $10.95
Grilled Chicken Breast, Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Egg, Tomato, Avocado, Bacon, Balsamic Dressing
Garbage Salad $10.95
A Blend of Iceberg and Romaine Lettuces, with Sliced Roasted Turkey Breast, Salami, Chopped Hard Boiled Egg, Crumbled Bacon, Diced Red Onion, Diced Tomato and Crumbled Blue Cheese with homemade Thousand Island Dressing
Manny’s Chicken Caesar $10.95
Chopped Romaine Hearts with Grilled Chicken Breast, served with sliced Cherry Tomatoes and Shaved Red Onions, Shredded Parmesan Cheese with Homemade Croutons and our Special Caesar Dressing
Michigan Avenue $10.95
Spring Greens with Dried Michigan Cherries, Sliced Tart Apples, Toasted Walnuts and our homemade Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing
Beet and Goat Cheese Salad $10.95
A Blend of Fresh Arugula and Spring Greens with Sliced Roasted Beets, Dried Cranberries, Crumbled Goat Cheese and a Balsamic Vinaigrette
Strawberry & Almond Salad $10.95
Tossed Spring Greens with Baby Spinach, Shaved Almonds and Sliced Strawberries with Balsamic Dressing
Spinach Salad $10.95
Baby Spinach with Crumbled Bacon, Chopped Hard Boiled Egg, Shaved Onion, Sliced Mushrooms, Croutons with Balsamic Dressing
Reuben Salad $10.95
Iceberg Lettuce, Corned Beef, Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut, Thousand Island Dressing
Wedge Salad $10.95
Wedge of Iceberg Lettuce, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Blue Cheese Dressing
Dinner Salad $2.95 / $7.95
Tuna Salad Plate $13.95
Chicken Salad Plate $13.95
Salmon Salad Plate $13.95
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Sandwiches
Classic
TOP IT WITH
Cheese +75¢ · Sauerkraut +$1.25 · Chopped Liver +$2.00 · Cole Slaw +$1.25

Get A Potato Pancake
$1.00 with a sandwich or $2.50 each
Corned Beef $12.95
Pastrami $13.95
Corned Beef & Pastrami Combo $13.95
Roast Beef $12.95
Beef Brisket $12.95
Roasted Turkey $12.95
Turkey Pastrami $12.95
1/2 Sandwich Combo $11.95
Any half classic sandwich with Soup ·or· Salad ·or· Cole Slaw

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Signature
Get A Potato Pancake
$1.00 with a sandwich or $2.50 each
Corned Beef Reuben $14.95
Stuffed with corned beef, grilled with swiss and sauerkraut, with 1000 island on the side.
What am I, chopped liver? $14.95
Our original Corned Beef piled high topped with Chopped Liver.
The Chazzer $14.95
Corned Beef and Pastrami piled-high on rye with coleslaw and muenster cheese, and a side of 1000.
“Not So” Skinny Reuben $14.95
A healthier spin, turkey pastrami, swiss cheese, and sauerkraut with a side 1000.
My Four Kinder $14.95
Corned Beef - Pastrami - Brisket - Turkey Pastrami Four meats, one huge sandwich.
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Even More Sandwiches
TOP IT WITH
Cheese +75¢ · Sauerkraut +$1.25 · Chopped Liver +$2.00 · Cole Slaw +$1.25

Get A Potato Pancake
$1.00 with a sandwich or $2.50 each
Hot Sandwiches
Turkey Focaccia $11.95
Mozzarella Focaccia $11.95
Meatloaf $10.95
Liver & Onions $10.95
Jumbo Hot Dog & Potato Pancake $6.95
Veggie Burger (homemade) $8.95
Cold Sandwiches
Chopped Liver $8.95
Turkey $9.95
Salami $8.95
Lox & Cream Cheese $11.95
Tuna Salad $7.95
Chicken Salad $7.95
Egg Salad $6.95
Veggie Wheat $6.95
Grilled Chicken Breast (cold) $7.95
BLT $5.95
Sardines $9.95
Sockeye Salmon $9.95
Ham & Cheese $8.95
Cheese $4.95
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Hot Entrees
Beef Stew $15.95
Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner $15.50
Served with pasta of the day or potato and vegetable.
Baked Salmon $15.95
Served with pasta of the day or potato and vegetable.
Baked Whitefish $14.95
Served with pasta of the day or potato and vegetable.
Corned Beef Dinner $15.95
Served with pasta of the day or potato and vegetable.
Roast Beef Dinner $15.95
Served with pasta of the day or potato and vegetable.
Beef Brisket Dinner $15.95
Served with pasta of the day or potato and vegetable.
Hot Turkey $15.95
Served with pasta of the day or potato and vegetable.
Baked Half Chicken $9.95
Served with pasta of the day or potato and vegetable.
Liver & Onions $9.95
Served with pasta of the day or potato and vegetable.
Short Ribs $15.95
Served with pasta of the day or potato and vegetable.
Meatloaf $10.95
Served with pasta of the day or potato and vegetable.
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Sides
Potato Pancake $2.50
Knish $5.95
Beef on the inside, potato on the outside.
Kishke $4.50
Potato Salad $1.95
Cole Slaw $1.95
Beet Salad $1.95
Cucumber Salad $1.95
Pasta Salad $1.95
Herring (in wine sauce) $6.95
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Desserts
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Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookie $2.25
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie $2.25
Decorated Cookies $2.49 - $3.99
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Cakes
Chocolate Cake $3.95
German Chocolate Cake $3.95
Red Velvet Cake $3.95
Caramel Cake $4.50
Eli’s Cheesecake $4.50
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Pies
Cherry Pie $3.95
Blueberry Pie $3.95
Pecan Pie $3.95
Sweet Potato Pie $3.95
Apple Pie $3.95
Apple Slice $3.50
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Puddings & More
Bread Pudding $2.50
Rice Pudding $2.50
Chocolate Pudding $2.50
Vanilla Pudding $2.50
Jello $2.50
Not responsible for errors or omissions. Prices subject to change.