Every Chicagoan has a favorite deep-dish pizza—and will defend that choice until the bitter end. If you’re still searching for yours, consider Burt’s Place in Morton Grove, Illinois. After closing nearly two years ago, the iconic pizza parlor reopened earlier this year, much to the delight of its longtime fans. Burt’s still takes phone orders ahead of time (highly recommended), but it has done a gut rehab of the building, adding a bar with several draft taps. Of course, you can also take your chances as a walk-in, but be prepared to wait. From the city, a relatively quick Metra ride will get you there in a jiffy, making Burt’s a must on any pizza lover’s deep-dish checklist.
Atmosphere: A little done up from the old Burt’s Place, this spot boasts a small bar and tchotchkes galore.
What to eat: The pizza, duh. Fill it however you’d like, though no one has ever gone wrong with sausage, mushroom and veggies.
What to drink: There’s a small selection of rotating beers (think your run-of-the-mill Half Acre and Revolution pours), but IPA pairs nicely with pizza.
Where to sit: We snagged seats at the small bar, but there are booths for larger parties. You won’t have much of a choice in the matter, but there’s not a bad seat in the house.
|Venue name:||Burt’s Place|
8541 N Ferris Ave
|Opening hours:||Lunch (Wed–Fri), dinner (closed Mon, Tue)|
|Transport:||Train: Milwaukee N to Morton Grove.|
|Price:||Average pizza: $16|
|Do you own this business?|