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Clemson has a plethora of restaurants for college kids, but how about actual kids? One of the most child-friendly places in Clemson is a hip little place on Earle Street called Your Pie. It’s one of my family’s favorite places to eat out.

Your Pie is a pizza franchise that cooks your pizza in a brick oven as you watch on. Each personal pizza is constructed exactly how you want it — white, wheat, or gluten-free crust, your choice of sauces, cheeses, and a variety of toppings. They serve pizza, paninis, salads, and also have gelato for the sweet lover. The adults in your party will appreciate their selection of beers and wines.

Owners Doug and Denise Zirbel said they work hard to make every visit to Your Pie an experience. And Denise said that as a mom, she understands the need to keep all members of the family happy.

“Having four kids of our own, we understand that when the kids are happy then it makes for a much more enjoyable experience for mom and dad,” she said.

Kids of all ages love watching the pizza masters put their pies together. My oldest son thinks 10,000 peppers is the way to go, while my husband loves getting the pesto instead of the traditional marinara. My daughter and I love to pile pepperoni up — and they’ll let you say, “more!” all you want.

A kids’ meal at Your Pie will run you $5.49 and your child will get a child-sized pizza or half a panini, drink and gelato. Blood orange is a favorite in my family. And the best part — they cut the dough to make it child-sized and they will give kids the gooey scraps to play with. My kids love to stretch it, throw it, pound it and then leave it in the car to harden into a brick until I find it three days later.

“We give the kids the extra dough because creativity is what we are all about,” Zirbel said. “Who doesn't love to squish and stretch a ball of dough and make all kinds of creations?”

Your Pie also has gluten free and dairy free options, which are prepared in a separate area. Families with allergies rave about their efforts to keep customers safe and happy.

While there are several places in Clemson to choose from, Your Pie takes the cake, er, pie!

You can go

Your Pie is located at 111 Earle St., Clemson. It is open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sundays – Wednesdays and 11 a.m. – midnight Thursdays – Saturdays. Visit https://yourpie.com/stores/clemson.

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