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Vote for St. Louis' Most Overrated Pizza

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Jennifer Silverberg
We asked you to nominate St. Louis' most overrated pizza, and you responded. More specifically, many of you -- a clear majority -- named one of two very well known local operations that, as it happens, couldn't be more different from each other. One is a favorite of generations of St. Louis. One is a favorite of many among the St. Louis food media, this publication (and yours truly) included. So overwhelming was the response that we struggled to come up with more than these two nominees.

The Finalists

BlackThorn Pizza & Pub (3735 Wyoming Street; 314-776-0534)

Corey Butler: I waited till I was 21 to enjoy their burnt, mound of greasy cheese with no sauce.

Dewey's Pizza (multiple locations)

jwilkins88: I'm gonna say it...Dewey's. I've just never understood the hype.

Imo's Pizza (multiple locations)

jkingstl: Absolutely, without a doubt - Imo's I actually really like provel as an option for pizza, and I dig most other St. Louis style pizzas, but I just don't get the Imo's love - at all. Also? Why is it so damned expensive?

Editor's Note: I like this take on why Imo's is overrated because it allows for an acceptance of St. Louis-style pie, which not all of us (ahem) like in just about any form.


Location Info

Venue

Map

Peel Wood Fired Pizza

921 S. Arbor Vitae, Edwardsville, IL

Category: Restaurant

BlackThorn Pub and Pizza

3735 Wyoming St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Dewey's Pizza Webster Groves

122 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO

Category: Restaurant

Imo's Pizza-Kirkwood

215 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, MO

Category: Restaurant

Pi Pizzeria-Delmar Loop

6144 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO

Category: Restaurant

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23 comments
Patricia Powell
Patricia Powell

I have lived here my whole life bar none Imo's is the worst by far. My hub is from Jersey also said it is a crime to call it pizza. Its a grease soaked cracker!

Todd Williams
Todd Williams

Leave Imo's alone - next you'll be saying t-Rav sucks....blasphemy.

Kim Berly
Kim Berly

I call Imo's & all St Louis style pizza "Cheese Whiz Pizza". That's the first thing I thought of when I moved here in the 80's and first tasted it. The pizza stuck to my teeth and I thought it was the worst pizza I'd ever tasted.

Shelli Netherton
Shelli Netherton

Maybe one has to be a StL native to like Imo's? We love it and were all born and bred here. It isn't overrated, just overpriced!

Pratie Head
Pratie Head

You can travel around the country and order a New York style pizza, a Chicago style pizza and a California style pizza. Where on earth besides St. Louis, can you order a STL style pizza?

Meg Ante
Meg Ante

Let's all rant about things we dislike. Cause that's proactive.

Jennifer OHearn
Jennifer OHearn

I don't get why Dewey's is mentioned as a finalist when it's not a STL-based chain? Sure, they have several locations here, but I thought the poll was meant for STL-based businesses.

Brian Sieve
Brian Sieve

All the transplants hate on Imo's. Let me guess, you like Papa John's vomit. Pi's beyond overrated. Extortion rate tasteless grit

Micah Wall
Micah Wall

Imo's has its place. It's not my thing but I wouldn't call it overrated, you either love it or hate it. Now Peel on the other hand...

Cassie Bart
Cassie Bart

I grew up eating Imo's pizza exclusively. When I got to college I realized that there are way better tasting pizzas for less money. I am sad to see Peel on the list, we love their pizza!

Amy Utley
Amy Utley

Pretty rude. Next, let's vote on the most overrated, local entertainment newspaper and see how you like it. ;)

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