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Pizza John's

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113 Back River Neck Rd, Essex, MD 21221-3921
410-687-7733
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Expensive Pizza, but Worth Every Penny

When we go to Pizza Johns for dinner, we are never disappointed. While the food is expensive, the quality is top notch. The restaurant is probably the cleanest restaurant I have even been in and the service is superb. While I wouldn't say it's the best pizza, it's pretty darn good and always one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Laura R
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Abingdon
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Abingdon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

When we go to Pizza Johns for dinner, we are never disappointed. While the food is expensive, the quality is top notch. The restaurant is probably the cleanest restaurant I have even been in and the service is superb. While I wouldn't say it's the best pizza, it's pretty darn good and always one of my top 3 since we... More 

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Dundalk, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Pizza John's has the 2nd BEST Pizza, I HAVE EVER EATEN, but since I'm from Dundalk, Squire's Pizza will probably always be MY MOST FAVORITE PIZZA, HANDS DOWN, ANYWHERE !!! I lived in , Middle River area for almost 4 years & ate either a Pizza or some type of 'Sub", usually, at least once a week. Ever since ownership,... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Pizza John's is an Essex landmark! Our small pizza was ready for pick up in the time promised. $17 for a small "The Works" pizza seemed a little steep but it was loaded with toppings. Loaded! There was very little cheese, however. Under cheesing can be a serious offense, but the pizza was still very good. With more cheese, it... More 

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Dundalk, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This place is always busy. I am talking lines waiting to order take out and lines waiting to be seated. The pizza is amazing and so is the staff. They keep everything and everybody moving. If you are in a rush, go to the refrigerated display and pick up a fresh dough pizza to cook at home...my favorite meal to... More 

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Edgewood, Maryland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Several friends suggested that we try Pizza John's if we wanted REALLY good home-made pizza. How correct they were. We had a 12-inch pizza with one-half covered with pepperoni and mushrooms and the other half with plain cheese topping. The thin crust pizza was amply covered with the toppings and it was served right out of the oven. This was... More 

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Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Place came highly recommended and did not disappoint. Some of the best pepperoni pizza I have had. Clean place with efficient ordering system. Can't wait to return and try famous gnocchi.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Truly a wonderful family restaurant. The pizza is completely made from scratch from the dough to the sauce. Fresh baked Italian bread, subs and salads and Italian dishes are all good. But the pizza is the best. Family owned and staffed by some of the wonderful staff you will ever meet. Many have been there for years. They also give... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This was a little out of the way for us but worth the drive and easy to get to! This place is amazing! It's very family friendly, the choices are great, and yes, the PIZZA is to die for! We will be going back very soon. Salads were nicely prepared as well. The staff is attentive and genuine in their... More 

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Baltimore MD
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It has gotten to the point that my kids as a surprise will show up with a pizza from Pizza Johns just to make my day!! Pizza John's Pizza is the best in Maryland that I have ever eaten.

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Toronto, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Been eating here for 34 years, since I was a baby visiting family in the area, and I'll never stop driving 300+ miles to do it now! The food is all spectacular, you can't go wrong with any order!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 Back River Neck Rd, Essex, MD 21221-3921
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: 410-687-7733

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?