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Shakespeare's Pizza

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225 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4817
573-449-2454
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 260
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best pizza and fun atmosphere.

The famous downtown location recently was razed so that an apartment building could be constructed on that part of the block, but it will be rebuilt in the same position within the new building. "Shakes" also has two other locations in Columbia. The pizza is unquestionably the best in town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
AjarnBob
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Columbia, Missouri
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Columbia, Missouri
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The famous downtown location recently was razed so that an apartment building could be constructed on that part of the block, but it will be rebuilt in the same position within the new building. "Shakes" also has two other locations in Columbia. The pizza is unquestionably the best in town.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

What a cute place! We ordered a pizza to go and a salad. They took our name and said it would be twenty minutes. We walked a little bit around town and as we walked back in the door our name was being called. The pizza was delicious, the salad fresh, the service great and it's no wonder that the... More 

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Edgewood, Kentucky
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

When I arrived in Columbia, MO, I asked the hotel staff where to get a good pizza. Everyone said, Shakespeare's! She gave me directions and said if you use GPS to locate them you would find an empty lot. Turn the corner and you will find them in the "Old Bakery Building". The pie is cooked in a stone oven.... More 

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glenwood, Missouri
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

This is the best pizza place ever! We love it! Not like your typical pizza place! 1. You go to the counter and order your food pay and they will hand you your cups. 2. Fill your drinks, grab silverware, napkins and pizza stand. 3. Find a table and wait for them to call your name 4. Once they call... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is the best Pizza Period. Recognized coast to coast. I wear my Shakespeare's T-shirt to NASCAR and INDY car races and always have somebody come up and say it's the best pizza they have ever had. If you're in Columbia you have to try it. Great people watching too. They have torn down the original store and temporarily moved... More 

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Chicago
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Ranges from good to really good. Quality fresh toppings, good sauce, cheese and great yeasty crust. Good selection of beer on tap. Can be kind of loud and boisterous - hey this is a pizza place. Great place for families.

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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The best place for pizza in CoMo. Great atmosphere and wonderful food. Definitely worth a visit. Pizza by the slice on weekdays at lunch is the best.

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Missouri
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is great pizza. A little price at times if you enjoy a lot of toppings. They do a have gluten free crust option which is nice for those who are intolerant. Check it out! You will not regret it.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

When I was in graduation school many years ago, we always used to eat at Shakespeare's pizza. I attended a convention in Columbia so of course I had to see if the pizza was as delicious as I remembered it to be...and the answer is yes! We ate at the location on the west side and the place was quite... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to go grab a pizza with the family but it is being rebuilt in the same location and I feel like they sold out to commercialism instead of having the old school pie shop that the entire town knows of. I am so sad to see this restaurant go...

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Additional Information about Shakespeare's Pizza

Address: 225 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4817
Phone Number: 573-449-2454
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 225 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4817
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 573-449-2454

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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