Where’s the best deep dish pizza in Chicago?

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  1. peng

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    Detroit style pizza is not just a thick pizza. Buddy's which was the original I believe is not really very thick.

    The idea is to put cheese slices around the edges to get a burnt cheese crust, and the toppings and cheese go on first, and the sauce last.

    It's not my favorite, but I do see a tendency around here to call any thick square pizza Detroit style and it isn't. Even Jets, which is a fine pie, is not really Detroit style.
     
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    That’s correct, peng. Buddy’s was first. Then Shield’s (also on Six Mile in the same neighborhood) hired away Louie, the chef at Buddy’s. Eventually Louie opened his own self-named restaurant in Hazel Park.

    Good description BTW!
     
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    Ah back when I lived in Chicago it was Connies. That was awesome! But that was also in the 70's
    https://www.conniespizza.com
     
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    Interesting, I did not know the history involved.

    I went to high school across from City Airport, and played on the tennis team.
    Our coach took us out after the season for pizza which was my first exposure to the style. I don't think it was Buddy's or Shields, but the Cloverleaf. It was many decades ago now so my memory may be faulty.

    I do remember coach got it with just cheese and he used to dip it in thousand island dressing. Odd, but very tasty and I do it to this day.
     
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    Yeah, owner of Buddy’s sold it and bought the Cloverleaf. Found this: https://www.thrillist.com/eat/detroit/history-of-detroit-style-deep-dish-pizza
     
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    De La Salle?
     
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    Yes ! Go Pilots.

    I was the last graduating class there. It's just an empty field in the middle of a war zone now. Sad. My best educational experience by far.

    Those Brothers may take a drink now and again (and then again), but they are great teachers and great people.
     
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    Lou Malnati's. Trust me, I've had them all.
     
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    That’s lunch room pizza


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    Talking to Al Bundy after he scored 5 touchdowns for Polk high , he said he prefers Subway.
     
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    Uno pizza is excellent.. had one a year ago in the wisconsin dells.. so they still exist. Not sure if they are still in chicago
     
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    I can get you a toe in 15 minutes.. the big lebowski
     
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    The best deep dish in Chicago used to come visit me.... sigh, memories from my youth.

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    If the sauce and toppings are from U.S. Foods or Sysco, you're right, but if it's homemade sauce and they butcher, season and grind their own sausage, then no.
     
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    On my first and only trip to Chicago earlier this year, everyone kept telling me Lou Malnati's or Giordano's. I tried both and it wasn't even close. Giordano's FTW.
     
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    I grew up in Chicago, best deep dish pizza I ever had was at the old My Pi restaurant on Sheridan Rd near Devon Ave across from the old Granada theater in Rogers Park.

    What I really miss is an Italian beef sandwich extra wet with peppers.
     
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    To get the deep dish Chicago experience, I would hit Lou Malnati's. I am a NY style pizza lover but I think the Chicago stuff is good. I have had Chicago style pizza at others and they were good but I would go with Lou's for consistent product, service and atmosphere (family owned).

    I bet that Pompeii joint someone mentioned is good.
     
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    Looks like I shall eat at Campisi's for lunch for a pizza fix. Thin crust where you can taste the toppings you order is the best.

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    I’m talking about the Detroit style pizza


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