FENNVILLE, Mich.- As you walk into Crane’s Pie Pantry, less than 2 miles west of Fennville, you are greeted by a stuffed dog named “Betty.”;
Yes, a stuffed dog. Betty, once a beloved family friend’s pet who lived from 1930 to 1937, has become a trademark. While she gets mixed reactions, the food, charm, and walk down memory lane does not.
The restaurant has antique items neatly displayed, inch by inch, all the way back to the Civil War era, if not further. Fragile toys, clothing, underwear, tools and much more definitely give people something to talk about as they enjoy the fresh piece of pie, donuts, breads, and jams that have brought people back for 41 years.
Sisters Laura and Becky pride themselves on churning out baked goods from the kitchen and make sure to use every scrap to make “something.” While their brother’s entire fruit crop, which the woman rely on for their tasty treats, was lost in 2012, the woman pride themselves on using Michigan produce and goods in their creations.
Crane’s Pie Pantry has actually expanded to Crane’s in the Citywith a downtown Holland location at 11 East 8th Street.
With the arrival of April, Crane’s Pie Pantry has expanded its hours to 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.