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“Best Pizza in Town” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Green Lantern Lounge

Green Lantern Lounge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Detroit
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best Pizza in Town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

I know that is SO CLICHE. But, I do believe the Lantern wins this one, and I have eaten a lotta pies in Oakland County. Expect a line, and cramped seating. Harried wait staff often appears to overlook you. Be patient, and ask for a new beer long before your other one is empty. Plan ahead.
My only complaint with the Green Lantern (none of those comments above should be considered complaints, you ARE gonna have the best pizza in town...) is that they use those rubbery canned mushrooms. So, skip the fungus on your pies, but definitely order pies!

Visited August 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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169 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Different, but not necessarily better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

Many people love this place, but my dining companion and I were disappointed.

We each ordered the "everything" pizza, hers on thin crust, mine on thick.

Food Positives:
+ LOTS of toppings. Far more than on a typical pizza from a chain or neighborhood joint
+ Onions were only lightly cooked, so they were pungent
+ Bottomless soft drinks are appreciated

Food Negatives:
- Pepperoni slices were thick and very lightly cooked, very unlike what you get on a typical pizza, and not to my liking or the liking of my dining companion, who likened it to bad-tasting salami
- Deep dish crust was unappealing, not quite soft enough or flavorful enough in the middle, and too crispy on the bottom
- Big problem, most likely due to a coordination issue in the kitchen: the thin crust pizza came to the table hot, but my deep dish pizza was only slightly warmer than room temperature. I noted that another party that came in and ordered after us was served before us, so I'm guessing that they cook thin and thick crust pizzas in different ovens, and mine was done several minutes before my companion's.

General Comments:
+ Very personable and helpful staff
+ Convivial atmosphere. Other diners seemed to having a good time
+ The sandwiches that passed our table looked very appetizing
- The pricing was equal to what we would pay for a meal at a 4-star restaurant. True, our medium pizzas were big enough to last for three meals apiece, but we did not feel that we got good value for our money.

Bottom line: there must be something very good about this restaurant to merit so many top reviews, but our experience didn't reflect it. Expect your food to be out of the ordinary; but whether you find it better or worse than a typical pizza will depend on your taste.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Madison Heights, Michigan
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Yumm Time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Love the staff; they are very friendly and helpful. Our pizza was beyond awesome. The cook even came out to check on our order. We made up our own pizza with different sauces on it and toppings than a normal pizza and it was beyond delish!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Elaine D
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Commerce Township, Michigan
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Pizza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

The pizza was great! We got the lantern bread, antipasto salad and everything pizza. It was all delicious and our server was amazing. I wish I could have ate more!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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235 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Very good pizza joint”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

I ordered a thin cust pizza with my selected toppings. It was very good. This restaurant can get very noisy as it has more of a bar atmosphere with TV's. I enjoyed it. Good service.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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