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've got to say, that while not the BEST pizza in Detroit, Buddy's is still a good pizza, and you may appreciate making the trip to go to the ORGINAL location (trust me it's worth it). They aren't as good as they used to be, but still slinging out some of the most tastey pizzas to come out of the city. The food is awesome, and there has always been good service. The overall feel to it, is pretty laid back, a nice family or hanging out spot. If you want a nice spot to sit down and kick it with some good pizza, this is a really good choice for it.
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.