The unofficial reigning champ among locals, Pequod’s has two locations (Morton Grove and Lincoln Park), making it easy to get your fix of its popular pan pizza. With a substantial crust and generous selection of toppings, you really can’t go wrong with any combination of ingredients. The pizza here is known for its caramelized "halo" crust, created by sprinkling cheese edge to edge and baking it until it’s crisp and brown. But our favorite part of this pie is the sauce—refreshingly bright and undoctored, it tastes like fresh tomatoes.
Tourists come from all over the world to try classic Chicago eats like hot dogs, Italian beef and deep dish pizza—and although locals might quibble over whether deep dish is the definitive Chicago-style pizza, we can put our opinions aside and admit this gooey mess has a certain charm. There’s incredible pizza throughout the Windy City, but these following pizzerias mean business when it comes to the densely loaded, irresistibly cheesy, have-to-unbutton-your-pants kind that we’re famous for. So whether you’re working through your bucket list one slice at a time or want to try new spins on the traditional pie, check out these Chicago spots for the best deep dish pizza.
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