Readers recommend their favorite desserts

USA TODAY asked readers to weigh in with their favorite desserts served at restaurants and they responded with a coast-to-coast cornucopia. Some excerpts:

•Chocolate cream pie, Amphora Bakery, Herndon, Va.

"Worth driving over county lines in 5 p.m. (Washington) D.C. traffic for"

— Carmen Shirkey, Richmond, Va.

•Ice cream sundae, Bonnie Doon Drive-in, Mishawaka, Ind.

"I rarely visit my home town but when I do, I stop by for a sundae and it reminds me of how good ice cream used to taste."

— Gulie Scherzinger, Palm Beach, Fla.

•Chocolate cordial pie, Grand Finale, Glendale, Ohio

"A charming treat in vintage style."

— Betty Arthungal, Fairborn, Ohio

•Baklava, I-84 Diner, Fishkill, N.Y.

"They've good oodles of goodies."

— Herb Krauss, Holliston, Mass.

•Banana caramel pie, Mammy's Cupboard, Natchez, Miss.

"The most sinfully wonderful dessert ever!"

— Kristin Walker, Natchez, Miss.

•Bananas Foster, Bluegrass, Highland Park, Ill.

"The server brings a giant martini glass filled with ice cream and proceeds to pour the banana mixture on top and then adds Chantilly whipped cream on top. What a treat!"

— Doreen Huro Michelini, Chicago

•White chocolate mousse, Birraporetti's, Arlington, Texas.

"Really special."

— Toni Vitanza, Clemson, S.C.

•Chocolate Intemperance, Pleasant Peasant, Atlanta.

"It gives the phrase 'death by chocolate' a whole new meaning."

— Ed Ferrell, London

•Flourless chocolate torte, James Buchanan Pub & Restaurant, Mercersburg, Pa.

"Rich and smooth, it's the perfect end to a perfect meal."

— S. Dionne Moore, Mercersburg, Pa.