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Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown

225 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4817
+1 573-449-2454
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pepper cheese” (10 reviews)
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Opens in 22 min
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
225 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4817
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Reviewed February 17, 2016

I finally got to try Shakespear's Pizza and was not dissappointed. Everyones had talked about it and would ask when we visited Columbia if we had eaten there yet. I didn't get to eat at the original location, but at the temporary place until the...More

Thank disneynut1960
Reviewed February 17, 2016

Shakespeare pizza is a favorite of college students and families. We like the Broadway site..next to HyVee..but many prefer the downtown site for lively spot to eat. Not our favorite pizza..but good pizza. Lunch on weekdays has a very good value..big pizza slice and drink,around...More

Thank grandcol
Reviewed February 17, 2016

What began as a pizza place catering to the college crowd has turned into one price gouging the college crowd. A large veggie pizza for almost $25? The pizza is great, and it's a great place for drinks, but one has to feel the service...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a iconic pizza place in Columbia. Good pizza and suitable for any crowd, friends, family or colleagues. The original one downtown is most nostalgic as it set close to Mizzou.

Thank Doug B
Reviewed February 9, 2016

Every time we travel to or through Columbia, we HAVE to stop at Shakespeare's. The experience and pizza are fantastic. Last time we visited, which was during the football season of 2015, we visited their temporary location on Eighth Street. Although it was not the...More

Thank Daci S
Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

We pretty much exclusively order from Shakespeare's and like to dine in as well. We love the masterpiece pizza (feeds our family of five with leftovers). The Ollie Salad is my favorite. Good place for kids too. Large tables and has a family type of...More

Thank Leslie S
Reviewed February 9, 2016

Shakespeare's used to be in a neat old building around the corner from where they are now while they await their new home back on the corner of Ninth and Elm. Regardless of their location the pizza transferred nicely to their temporary quarters. This is...More

Thank Harry C
Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

While I'm not a Columbia native and didn't inherit the Shakespeare's gene, the pizza is good and the topping choices plentiful. For a five star experience, try one of the incredible salads.

Thank Sperry_113
Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

We have loved Shakespeare's pizza on 9th St for years. Pizza by the slice at lunch Monday - Friday. The veggie pizza is the best!! Go if you are downtown. It is a deal!!

Thank Tracy E
Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

A Columbia favorite. We live to take family and visiting friends to Shakepeares. Consistently good pizza.

Thank Gfs6
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Teresa V
Do you have gluten free options?
April 11, 2015|
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Response from Daniel K | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have a gluten free option. They only have a 12" crust available and it's not a crust they produce within their kitchen.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4817
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-449-2454
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