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“If you like the decor at the FloraBama, you will love this place.”

Scratch Brick Oven Foodworks
Ranked #12 of 311 Restaurants in Johnson City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery
Reviewed June 29, 2014

A real 60's joint! Paint peeling on an older home. Challenging parking, Funky little benches and tables outside,. Mismatched furnishing on the inside. Self seating. No table service,you place your order on a scratch pad. BYOB or grab a soft drink from their cooler, Select a record from the impressive collection of vinyl. Locate paper plates and plastic forks. Wait for your name to be called over the PA system. Enjoy a world class pizza from a wood fired stone and brick oven. My wife and i selected a 16 inch french crust pizza with red sauce, The toppings were andouille sausage, banana peppers, roasted red peppers, mushrooms, artichokes and tomatoes. When we picked up our pizza we saw it was larger than 16 inches, It would not fit in the box it was served in. The crust was slightly blackened on the edges. Perfectly cooked. The sauce was very thick and the toppings were plentiful. The andouille sausage was homemade and had just the correct amount of seasonings. The veggies were plump and fresh. The pizza was really outstanding. Although we had had limited interaction with the employees they were all cheerful and energetic, The owner, a spirit of the 60's, came over to our table and inquired if we had enjoyed our meal..John, Charlotte and I had a very pleasant conversation. .A nice ending to a excellent meal.

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

I searched for the top-rated restaurant in Johnson City and found Scratch Brick Oven. We went and were not disppointed! At first we weren't sure how to order or what to order! It took a few minutes of reading the signs and scratch pads (where you order) to figure out what to do! The atmosphere was pretty cool inside the restaurant, with some retro vibes! The breadsticks and pizza were delicious, very different from typical pizza that you get from the chain restaurants. Overall, it was a really unique experience and we will definitely visit again when we are in the area!

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been to Scratch dozens of times and I am continually impressed with the pizza. The brick oven that they use really adds a nice texture to all the homemade and great quality ingredients that they use. The place is a little rough around the edges, so don't take relatives who have problems with hippie children making their food. Otherwise, bring your own six pack, kick back, and make use of the turntable and record selection while these people make you an awesome pizza.

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Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a pizza place like no other in 100 miles radius or more! Their pizzas are all handmade and fired in brick ovens. The toppings are all fresh and in many cases, home-made. Forget about canned ingredients . . . and the usual run of the mill choices. All of their meats are homemade - capicola, peperone, Andouille sausage, smoked chicken . . . and the list goes on.

You can call in your order and when you arrive, grab it and sit outside on one of the tables or inside and spin a record or two from their free collection waiting to go through.

The prices are amazing as well - we got a pizza with 4 toppings and a side of cheesesticks for $20.

If you try them once you will see why the line is what it is on the weekends . . . but again, call in the order and eat it there . . . it will change your opinion of what pizza should be!

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Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Today my awesome niece graduated from ETSU. Her parents had her a graduation party afterwards & her choice was Scratch Pizza. I had never before tried it. Why???? It was simply delicious. I would say the best pizza I've ever eaten. It just wasn't greasy & yucky like chain pizza places. Pesto, feta, bruschetta yum! There were 4 different varieties & all were great (yes, I had to try all 4, don't judge). :).
Definitely recommend this place.

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