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“Tim's - Best Pizza in KC in a Classic Setting”
Review of Tim's Pizza

Tim's Pizza
Ranked #29 of 254 Restaurants in Independence
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Reviewed July 31, 2013

I worked with Tim at Happy Joe's "glory days" in the late 70's-early 80's. When the franchisee pulled out of town, Tim bought some of the equipment, replicated everything great about the recipes, and improved on them. They pile on the toppings (all fresh), the sauce, dough, and cheese mix are what make it special, and it's got an old-school vibe that makes anyone feel welcome. Not fancy, but welcoming. We drive all the way from SW JoCo, KS on a regular basis because it's our favorite and Tim and Steve are great guys.

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Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

You wouldn't want to go here. First off when you try to call in your order and can't get in its probably because the phone is off the hook. I've heard that when they get busy they just unhook the phone?? Not sure if that's true but I do get a busy signal a lot. The place is old and outdated. The last time the wife and I were there every table but 2 were filthy and no one was cleaning them. In fact the entire time we were there all tables stayed dirty! Not sure if they were short staffed or what but we were the only ones there besides a couple guys drinking beer in the party room. This place needs to update with the times and get spruced up a bit and change their decor. But like I said...the pizza is awesome. Never skimpy on the toppings. Takes a lil while to get pizza but if there is only one Guy working most of the time and he has to take order at counter answer phones when their on and then make the pizza order and clean the dining room then it is gonna take 30 to 40 mins to get pizza after ordering it. Just hope he washes his hands a lot throughout the day???? Heck maybe that's what makes the pizza taste so good????

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Thank Chris S
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Wife & I made the trip all the way over to Independence, MO to Tim's Pizza @ 17201 East 40 Highway to try what alot of people have been recommending. This place was opened back in 1987. Tim was the manager at Happy Joe's Pizza in K.C. and after it closed, took the popular recipe and opened his own place. Wife and I had The Hawaiian pizza and a couple of Miller Lite draws..... It was really really good. Service was great and friendly. We will venture that way again for sure to try their other pizzas and sandwiches. It's a nice little mom & pop place with plenty of room if you have a group. FYI, they accept cash and checks only. No credit or debit cards.

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2  Thank Tom G
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Great neighborhood pizza place. Tim serves up a mean pizza and it's great for gatherings too! We had church functions here and it's always great.

Thank krj0109
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

credit cards. All guys in the kitchen throwing pizza crusts. I will add a picture later, all locals just a special slice of Americana with no corporate gimmics.

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Thank bobtrav
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