April 02, 2019

20 places where you can get a legit slice of pizza in Detroit

If there's one thing Midwesterners enjoy, it's a hearty helping of melted cheese on a buttery crust of pizza. Although Detroit might not receive as many accolades as New York or Chicago for being a pizza town, the Motor City has no shortage of award-winning pizzerias or budget-friendly pizza chains.

When you're craving a slice of 'za, check out these 20 places where you can get a legit slice of pizza in Detroit.

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Niki’s Pizza
735 Beaubian St.; Detroit; 313-961-4303
Voted one of ‘America’s Top 25 Pizzas’ by GQ Magazine, Niki's Pizza in Greektown argues that they have Detroit's best square deep dish pizza. Enjoy your pizza with traditional, authentic Greek toppings, and don’t forget to start your meal with the saganaki. Opa!
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Niki’s Pizza

735 Beaubian St.; Detroit; 313-961-4303

Voted one of ‘America’s Top 25 Pizzas’ by GQ Magazine, Niki's Pizza in Greektown argues that they have Detroit's best square deep dish pizza. Enjoy your pizza with traditional, authentic Greek toppings, and don’t forget to start your meal with the saganaki. Opa!

Photo by Angela Zielinski
Bellacino’s Pizza and Grinders
1001 Woodward Ave.; Detroit; 313-963-3000
This infamous franchise has locations all over southeastern Michigan. At the downtown Detroit location, you can get a large three-topping pizza for $17.35, or you can get one of their Italian grinders made with fresh-baked bread starting at $6.05 for a 9-inch sub.
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Bellacino’s Pizza and Grinders

1001 Woodward Ave.; Detroit; 313-963-3000

This infamous franchise has locations all over southeastern Michigan. At the downtown Detroit location, you can get a large three-topping pizza for $17.35, or you can get one of their Italian grinders made with fresh-baked bread starting at $6.05 for a 9-inch sub.

Photo courtesy of Instagram user pamelashowtime2040
Domino’s Pizza
Multiple Detroit locations
Michigan has no shortage of pizza franchises, and Domino’s is one of the largest. Since its start as a simple pizza restaurant in Ypsilanti, Domino’s has grown to include thousands of chain locations nationwide. Check out one of Domino’s Detroit locations for your favorite pizza, or shake things up a bit and try a pasta dish.
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Domino’s Pizza

Multiple Detroit locations

Michigan has no shortage of pizza franchises, and Domino’s is one of the largest. Since its start as a simple pizza restaurant in Ypsilanti, Domino’s has grown to include thousands of chain locations nationwide. Check out one of Domino’s Detroit locations for your favorite pizza, or shake things up a bit and try a pasta dish.

Photo by Angela Zielinski
PizzaPapalis of Greektown
553 Monroe St.; Detroit; 313-961-8020
PizzaPapalis serves Chicago-style deep-dish pizza to downtown Detroit, but is so popular that they also have locations in Bloomfield Hills, Troy, Taylor, Rivertown, and even Toledo. Be sure to try the Papali’s gourmet pizza topped with spinach, chicken, black olives, garlic, and feta cheese.
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PizzaPapalis of Greektown

553 Monroe St.; Detroit; 313-961-8020

PizzaPapalis serves Chicago-style deep-dish pizza to downtown Detroit, but is so popular that they also have locations in Bloomfield Hills, Troy, Taylor, Rivertown, and even Toledo. Be sure to try the Papali’s gourmet pizza topped with spinach, chicken, black olives, garlic, and feta cheese.

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Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery
441 W Canfield St.; Detroit; 313-262-6115
Pair your favorite artisan ale with a ‘Fire & Smoke’ pizza featuring smoked chicken, charred red peppers, smoked mozzarella, chipotle tomato sauce, scallions, and basil toppings.
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Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery

441 W Canfield St.; Detroit; 313-262-6115

Pair your favorite artisan ale with a ‘Fire & Smoke’ pizza featuring smoked chicken, charred red peppers, smoked mozzarella, chipotle tomato sauce, scallions, and basil toppings.

Photo by Angela Zielinski
Giordano’s
1224 Randolph St.; Detroit; 313-752-0441
This decades-old Chicago chain has made its way to Detroit, which is good news if you’re looking for Chicago-style pizza nearby. You can create your own pizza or choose from one of Giordano’s world-famous deep dish pizzas.
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Giordano’s

1224 Randolph St.; Detroit; 313-752-0441

This decades-old Chicago chain has made its way to Detroit, which is good news if you’re looking for Chicago-style pizza nearby. You can create your own pizza or choose from one of Giordano’s world-famous deep dish pizzas.

Photo by Angela Zielinski
Bob’s Pizza Palace Inc.
20510 W. Seven Mile Rd.; Detroit; 313-538-2742
At Bob’s, you can order by the slice or order a whole pizza – whichever is enough to curb your appetite. Try the supreme pizza, which has pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, black olives, ham, bacon, pineapple, and ground beef.
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Bob’s Pizza Palace Inc.

20510 W. Seven Mile Rd.; Detroit; 313-538-2742

At Bob’s, you can order by the slice or order a whole pizza – whichever is enough to curb your appetite. Try the supreme pizza, which has pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, black olives, ham, bacon, pineapple, and ground beef.

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Little Caesar’s Pizza
Multiple Detroit locations
Little Caesars may be one of the largest carry-out pizza chains in the country but it started from humble beginnings in Garden City. If you’re sick to death of $5 Hot-N-Readys, try something new like a bacon-wrapped deep dish pizza or a pretzel crust pizza.
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Little Caesar’s Pizza

Multiple Detroit locations

Little Caesars may be one of the largest carry-out pizza chains in the country but it started from humble beginnings in Garden City. If you’re sick to death of $5 Hot-N-Readys, try something new like a bacon-wrapped deep dish pizza or a pretzel crust pizza.

Photo by Angela Zielinski
Jet’s Pizza
Multiple Detroit locations
When it comes to franchise pizza, Jet’s is a Michigan favorite that often goes unappreciated. Founded in 1978 in Sterling Heights, Jet’s Pizza offers square pan pizza at an affordable price. Try to the Aloha BBQ Chicken, which has grilled chicken, BBQ Sauce, mozzarella, pineapple, and bacon. 
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Jet’s Pizza

Multiple Detroit locations

When it comes to franchise pizza, Jet’s is a Michigan favorite that often goes unappreciated. Founded in 1978 in Sterling Heights, Jet’s Pizza offers square pan pizza at an affordable price. Try to the Aloha BBQ Chicken, which has grilled chicken, BBQ Sauce, mozzarella, pineapple, and bacon.

Photo courtesy of Jet’s Pizza/Facebook
Happy’s Pizza
Multiple Detroit locations
In 1994, when Happy’s Pizza opened its first ever location on Detroit’s east side, the plan was to provide tasty food to the city’s underserved neighborhoods. Now 25 years later, Happy’s Pizza does just that by serving its signature pizza, ribs, and seafood at dozens of locations in the tri-state area.
Photo by Angela Zielinski

Happy’s Pizza

Multiple Detroit locations

In 1994, when Happy’s Pizza opened its first ever location on Detroit’s east side, the plan was to provide tasty food to the city’s underserved neighborhoods. Now 25 years later, Happy’s Pizza does just that by serving its signature pizza, ribs, and seafood at dozens of locations in the tri-state area.
Photo by Angela Zielinski