Best Pizza in SOWAL?

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  1. seanderson1027

    seanderson1027 Beach Comber

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    Being a 'local' for 4 years, I've been a regular at Pizza By The Sea. It was always good. However this past year, it's a 'hit or miss' place. Last week it was a hit-great pizza. Today it's a real miss.... burned pizza crust (once again--why do they even serve it?). I can't recommend anyone going there for a good pizza - I just don't know what they'll get for a pizza. And I'm not sure if I'm going to be a 'local' customer there for very much longer..... so disappointed. Told the staff but no refund or credit toward a next time. :angry:
     
  2. rdelong43065

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    Enzo's pizza is good when the oven is working or they actually have the ingredients on hand to actually make a pizza or take your order and then a half hour later come out and tell you you're not getting a pizza. Other than that, its good. I'm not bitter though...
     
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    Bubba's Pizza up on the west end of Panama City Beach on 98 (across from the Tom Thumb) is pretty good and the prices are unbelievable. All the pies are thin crust and 18 inches. You can get a regular pie for under 10 bucks. The style is more Jersey or Pennsylvania where the sauce is swirled over the cheese. The cheese steaks are huge and inexpensive as well. They deliver to parts of 30 as well.
     
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    Oddly enough, I scanned the thread and to no avail did I find anyone mention McTighes Irish Pub in Blue Mountain for GREAT PIZZA! I am sure few would expect an Irish Pub to host a great pizza, but definitely a go to place if you have not tried it.

    ***this is not a paid endorsement***
     
  5. Zebraspots

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    Pickle Factory gets my vote for great pizza. Laughing Cow is my absolute favorite, but I also like the Italian sausage and mushroom.

    And the fact that I can actually get a decent beer for a couple bucks doesn't hurt!
     
  6. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    I have heard about McTighes pizza from a few folks!

    I love their fish and chips! some of best fries ever (don't get me started on the bad french fry craze that has slowly but surely crept into SoWal).
     
  7. Iris

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    We should have this conversation on the French Fry Quest......Someone told us last year that 98 BBQ had the best fries and they are really great. I will put up Edward's Fine Food and Wine as the best on 30A. But don't get me wrong, 98 BBQ Fries and their BBQ are both worth the little drive. They are just different dining experiences. Will try and get myself to Pickles in Seaside, but am having a really hard time remembering my last chili dog...but I will try it because they have the two 2 ounce patty burgers (the way to my heart).
     
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    Iris, you rock!
     
  9. gmarc

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    enzo's is awesome thin ny style pizzq. there problem is a bad location which makes business tough so they run out of things. i've gotten pizza at mctiques a few times and it pretty good.
     
  10. Teresa

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    ok, I'm in. Let's go on a Quest for the perfect french fry in SoWal! (or surrounding area - I will drive long distances if necessary)!
     
  11. Will B

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    "Oddly enough, I scanned the thread and to no avail did I find anyone mention McTighes Irish Pub in Blue Mountain for GREAT PIZZA! I am sure few would expect an Irish Pub to host a great pizza, but definitely a go to place if you have not tried it.

    ***this is not a paid endorsement*** "

    Little known fact...

    The guy who owns Johnny McTighes owned the first Mellow Mushroom restaurant in Atlanta on Pharr Rd. McTighes' pizza is, basically, Mellow Mushroom pizza. Only the dough has been tweeked because MM wouldn't let him use the recipe.
     
  12. DCollins

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    I thought Red Bar had pretty good fries....I do know that they had the best Burger I've had in SoWAL in recent years.

    PS What was that place called where Shorty's Top Side (across from Red Bar) is now...I used to have a T-Shirt from there and it was my favorite restaurant to go to as a kid, if you said it, I'd remember it! ahhh the only word that comes to mind when trying to think of it is "corner" and I don't know why!!
     
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    D&K's?
     
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    No, before that! Dang it's still on the tip of my tongue!!!
     
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    New contender for best pizza - Crust!

    They are in the old Fabrice location on 98 and are making yummy wood oven pizza (that isn't burnt on the edges).
     
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    oh, it's Something Cafe'. can't think...
     
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    Little known fact...
    The guy who owns Johnny McTighes was the owner of the first Mellow Mushroom restaurant in Atlanta on Pharr Rd. His pizza is basically MM pizza. He had to tweak the dough, though. Mellow Mushroom wouldn't sell him dough so he had to adjust the recipe to make it his own...
     
  18. DCollins

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    It is! Like corner cafe, beach cafe, grayton beach cafe......!?!?
     
  19. Iris

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    Gayton Cafe...I think. They used to have the best key lime pie in the area.
     
  20. Rbsilvey

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    Thank you zebraspots. We are also baking croissants, baguettes, and pastries. We have specials everyday.

    Crust Artisan Bakery
    4821 Hwy. 98 E
    Santa Rosa
     

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