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Pork Pies in Fall River, MA

“The pies are exceptional, and Hartley’s basically thrives on the rather foolproof logic that you should do one thing and do it right, so this place is all about meat pies, all the time.” Those are the words of Larry Olmsted, writing for USA TODAY, in his rave review of Hartley’s Original Pork Pies in Fall River, MA. We’ve been there and we totally agree. During one visit we were given a behind-the-scenes tour of Hartley’s, where we snapped that shot, above, of pork pies in the oven. We have our friends, Amy and Chris Ayers, to thank for introducing us to Hartley’s, a true taste of Fall River history open since 1900. Check out Mr. Olmsted’s review and then hasten to Fall River, where you will find, in addition to pork pies, all manner of good things to eat.

1729 South Main Street
Fall River MA 02724
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  1. Tony B.


    • Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle

      Back in school we spent a semester in London where, on very limited funds, we lived on pub grub: Scotch eggs, pasties, and meat pies. Hartley’s pies are better.

  2. Chris Ayers

    LOVE this place! The pies freeze really well, too. We always take a few home. I know it’s unconventional, but their Buffalo chicken pie may be my favorite.

    • Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle

      Do you know if they’ll ship?

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