A Detroit tradition, Buddy's Pizzeria has grown from a little-known bar and pizza joint to an institution. There are now Buddy's outlets in multiple ... More
Buddy's Restaurant Pizzeria
A Detroit tradition, Buddy's Pizzeria has grown from a little-known bar and pizza joint to an institution. There are now Buddy's outlets in multiple suburbs, but the authentic experience is at the original, crowded, multi-roomed eatery. Buddy's-which operated as an after-hours blind pig (a place that sells alcohol illegally) when it first opened in 1936-was the first spot in Detroit to offer Sicilian-style deep dish pizza, in 1946. The pizza is thick and the filling comes with plenty of cheese and sauce, and it is repeatedly voted the best in Detroit in local surveys. Salads, pastas, burgers, sandwiches and home-made soups are also on the menu. There is always a bustling party atmosphere. There's even a small area attached where locals play bocce ball, the Italian game of lawn bowling.
Pizza, average at best. Service, below par. I ordered water as my beverage, the server decided I was cheap and the service showed it!! The server did not ask me or my friend how was the food or if we wanted more water. When the server came back to pick-up the credit card receipt after I signed it, she put her nose up in the air when she seen the $2.00 tip I left her for a $20.00 meal. Under normal servce I leave at least a 20% tip! She was lucky I left her 10%!!! THAT WAS TOO MUCH!
I went there twice. I regret it and won't ever go back there for 2 reasons:
#1 BOTH times I went my order was messed up...how they managed to do that twice, i don't know. Even after fixing my order I didn't think the taste was that great. This alone is reason for a 1-star rating.
#2 I don't recommend any minorities go there. It's located in one of the most diverse cities yet it's mostly a white crowd and they glare any1 down thats not white. Not just my own experience, however I had my car egged by guests standing outside the restaurant my 2nd time I went there, also a friend of mine had his tires slashed in their lot. It's a lil ol' pizza place for hilly billy bob. Even if you're white...do you wana risk your car being egged or tires getting slashed while your enjoying your dinner??
Buddys has the best pizza in the midwest and has mantained this standard for over 50 years,they have excellent soups and salads also.I have had pizza all over the USA and Canada and personaly have not seen anyone be as consistent with greats tasteing pizza with always fresh topping and the best cheese ever.