Lauded as one of the best pizza joints (and now, chain) in the nation, Buddy's Pizza is known for its iconic Detroit-style pies baked in cast iron pans. The celebrated joint has been perfecting its pizzas, salads, and soups since 1946, and now serves them alongside a beer and wine, and dessert menu. To help you make room for additional slices, the restaurant even offers a bocce court right next door.
Supino bustling Pizzeria, located in Eastern Market, serves thin crust New York style pizza pies. This spot makes Detroit's most famous not-Buddy's pizzas, and while some people might come to blows championing the Bismarck as their Supino pie of choice, our money is on the Smoky, with smoked prosciutto, smoked Gouda, and the roasted garlic.
Untouched by time, this Hazel Park pizzeria is a neighborhood mainstay for its Detroit-style deep dish pizza. The square pies start with a simple (but generous) layer of cheese and tomato sauce then get loaded with pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, green pepper, ham, or whatever else you like. Loui's has a kitschy but lovable Italian ambience, completed by the fiaschi bottles wrapped in straw baskets that line the walls.
It was a passion for oak-aged sour beers that propelled Jolly Pumpkin brews to prominence, but there's much more than just that drawing visitors to the label's Jolly Pumpkin Cafe. Yes, the suds are on offer in the wood-filled pub, but so is a menu of American sandwiches, salads, and pizzas that give reason to stay for extra rounds. Everything on draft, from the golden farmhouse Bam Biere to the dark and smooth Bam Noire, can be ordered by the pint or poured into a growler to carry out.
If you're looking for Neopolitan-style pizza, the place you'll want to look for in Ann Arbor is this Downtown Italian and seafood restaurant. Other traditional fare like the calamari and gnocchi with braised veal round out your selections.
Okay, so Jet's is amazing. It's the best pizza chain in Michigan and one of the best deep dishes. It is, as one Detroit chef put it, "the truth." Now, take a Jet's Pizza and attach it to a restaurant. With a bar. That specializes in Michigan craft beer. Including some extremely rare, limited releases. That also hosts monthly beer dinners (that are NOT pizza) overseen by a chef who previously worked as Executive Chef of the Ritz Carlton. That's Jet's Sports Room, and it is magnificent.