Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes: thin crust, Detroit style, deep dish, Neapolitan.
Crispy AND chewy cornicione (outer crust, now add that to your pizza-loving vocab STAT), heavy pulls of perfectly melted cheeses, maybe gluten-free, maybe dairy-free; the love of your life does not discriminate.
There is, however, that question burning in the back of everyone’s mind while carefully choosing toppings and deciding which establishment will provide you with tonight’s perfect sustenance: Triangles or Squares??
This age-old debate still sparks hangry discussion among ravenous pizza eaters. It crumbles friendships. It fuels angry yelling matches between cousins. But is there truly a correct answer? (Yes, obviously.) Whichever shape you prefer, we just want to make sure you’re eating the best pizza Southwest Michigan has to offer!
Let us guide you to happiness.
Due to changing dining restrictions as we all navigate through Covid-19, please call the restaurant or check their website/social media for updated hours, menu, and availability.
Dooley’s Lake House Pub, New Buffalo
310 W Buffalo St
Open Thursday – Monday, Dooley’s Lake House Pub in New Buffalo occupies the former Mike’s Jersey Sub Shop. With daily changing specials, a Family Feast menu, and offering local delivery, Dooley’s is sure to become one of your favorite spots. Bonus! They’re not just a pizza place; their menu has a little something for everyone– pastas, salads, jersey subs, and more.
Town Hall Pizza, Berrien Springs
121 Ferry St
Who doesn’t love a business with a dominant social media presence?! Town Hall Pizza not only fills your belly with pizza, but also with giggles and hilarity if you follow their Facebook page. Their Special pizzas are inventive, delicious, and beautiful. Though the outside of the building no longer says Roma’s, you can still taste the Macerata family legacy in their recipes. They also offer quite an array of pastas, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. And don’t forget to have carbs before carbs! — their bread sticks are famous. Closed on Mondays.
Propaganda Pizza, Sister Lakes
Pizza and Salads. What more do you need? Propaganda Pizza makes Pizza for the People, and they specialize in local, fresh, delicious. A fairly new restaurant, these hand-pressed pizzas are adorned with produce grown within just a few miles of the shop.Their crust is vegan, and they offer a gluten-free crust (cooked in a separate oven) as well. Stand up and make your proclamation: Eat or Die.
Emma Hearth & Market, Bridgman
9709 Red Arrow Hwy
Serving delicious wood fired pizza next to a real Italian market, Emma Hearth & Market is a pizza lovers dream. The ingredients are fresh, local, (grown on their own farm), and change with the seasons. With Italian heritage and the Chicago culinary scene influencing their menu, these 90 second Neapolitan style pizzas are one-of-a-kind. The Market side offers organic produce, honey, maple syrup, preserves, and your very own pizza utensils available for purchase. Closed on Mondays.
Back Alley Pizza Joint, Douglas
22 Main Street
With almost TWO DOZEN SPECIALTY PIZZAS and just as many toppings offered, Back Alley Pizza Joint in Douglas knows how to go all out There are four different pizza sizes from which to choose (personal pan ftw), and even a Take & Bake style. The menu is filled to the brim with other entree options too: grinders, pastas, salads, and wraps. But come on; we’re here for pie. Their dough is made from scratch every single day, and they offer ice cold glass-bottled soda. Closed Sunday & Monday.
Where else would you send someone for the best pizza?
These are just five places out of so. so. many! Don’t forget about St. Joe’s own Silver Beach Pizza, Haymarket in Bridgman, and so many more. Whether you love the crust or leave it on your plate, we want to make sure your Southwest Michigan pizza experience is wonderful and recurring. Any way you slice it, pizza is life.
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