Being from Chicago, I've always struggled to find good pizza in St. Louis. There's just nothing even comparable. It's unfortunate it took me so long to discover Black Thorn Pub, because this is pizza I can really enjoy! This is as close to Chicago-style pizza as I've ever had outside Chi-town.
The pub itself is an awesome dive. Writing covers the walls, reminiscent of Gino's. There's shuffleboard and a small arcade, along with a juke box. A couple tv's are showing whatever sports are on. Basically, it's exactly what I look for in a pizza pub.
The pizza itself is just plain satisfying! We got the deep dish pepperoni. It's super filling and super delicious. Cheesy, doughy, and with a full layer of pepperoni in the middle of the pizza along with the pepperoni on top. And, it's cheap! The large deep dish was under $20, and easily fed 3 of us!
Overall, is it as good as Chicago's best? No. But, it's easily the best I've had in the Lou, and cheap and delicious. Highly recommend it to all who are disappointed with the limited selection in Saint Louis! It's just too bad I found it as I'm leaving in a month for good, or I can guarantee I would have been a regular customer!
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