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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 - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 306
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  • 123
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 17
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  • 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
If you can only go 1 place while in Columbia, go here. Best pepperoni ever!

All of the Shakespeare's locations are great but this one has been my favorite for the last 20 years (and yes, I've been to all of them). Shakespeare's landlord has torn their building down at this location and is putting up a 5 story building. It won't be the same experience - but the pizza will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
rhinestonemom
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Wentzville, Missouri
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Wentzville, Missouri
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

All of the Shakespeare's locations are great but this one has been my favorite for the last 20 years (and yes, I've been to all of them). Shakespeare's landlord has torn their building down at this location and is putting up a 5 story building. It won't be the same experience - but the pizza will still be awesome! Apparently... More 

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Thank rhinestonemom
Portageville, Missouri
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The pizza here is delicious, thin crust with a large variety of toppings. There are tvs for watching the games, plenty of tables and booths, and vintage music playing. We enjoyed the pizza, but the garden dinner salads were lacking in our opinion. When you order, there is a sign that lets you know how long you will wait for... More 

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Thank seasideljs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have ever lived in New York or anywhere in the northeast you probably know what good pizza is. Shakespeare's is as close as you'll get to the real thing in Columbia. Their large is a true LARGE and the pizza is the best in town. Unless you're a fan of chain store pizza, this is the only place... More 

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Thank Chondroman
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shakespeare's Pizza is iconic in Columbia, everyone has gone at least once and most people go often. I can't say the pizza is the best I've ever had but there is just something about Shakespeare's, it's especially good straight from the oven with a cold beer, yes it's a kid friendly restaurant. The pizza isn't very good the next day... More 

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Thank Cybelle W
Salt Lake City, Utah
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to dinner on a Saturday. Kind of crowded but they handled it well. Tasty salad, garlic bread, and pizzas. Pizza was good as a leftover the next day. :-)

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Thank nedfree1
Tulsa, Oklahoma
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great pizza and cheese bread. Great atmosphere for large groups or families. The pizza's are big, service is prompt. They have nice banquet rooms you can reserve in advance for large groups.

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Thank crazylifeali
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's nothing like a chat with colleagues over pizza and beer on a drizzly evening! Located in the heart of Columbia, "Tempspeares" is as warm and welcoming as ever. Same great gas station rags for napkins, cold beer, and the best pizza in town. Can't wait to see what they have in store in the new location!

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Thank Ronda R
Columbia, Missouri
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pizza is very good but I think they are way overpriced. Our $20 medium veggie pizza could have had a lot more veggies for the price!!

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Thank Merrybeth B
Saint Charles, Missouri
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The problem when you hear/read too much good things about a place, your expectation goes to high. We had been there only once, so Im not an expert about it. 😉 To me, just one more average pizza place... Nothing special

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Thank USA2006LU
Hannibal, Missouri
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going to Columbia, Missouri, one must stop in at the legendary Shakespeare Pizza. It's a fun spot to relax and hang out with old friends. The pizza is always consistently good and no one ever goes hungry. I will always look at it as a college hangout, but it's also fun for families with children able to play with pizza... More 

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?