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Buddy's Restaurant & Pizzeria

248-276-9040  •  $$
ADDRESS: 2612 Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
CUISINE: Italian, Pizza, Burgers, Sandwiches
FEATURES: Handicap Access, Kid Friendly, Patio Seating, Vegetarian Friendly, Smoke Free
DESCRIPTION
In 1936, Buddy's was a neighborhood tavern well known for illegally serving alcohol. They only added pizza to the menu in 1946. Today, Buddy's Pizza is well known for two things: its "Got Pizza? Give Dough!" fund-raising campaign, which has raised over $1.2 million for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, and the deep-dish pizza recipe that has barely changed over the years. It's no wonder Metro Times readers have named Buddy's pizza the best in Detroit since 1985. Buddy's serves salads, pastas, burgers, sandwiches, soups, and a variety of appetizers and desserts, but an overwhelming majority of diners come for the pizza. The dough is mixed, kneaded and raised at each location to create the famously crispy, square, deep-dish pizzas. Specialty pizzas include the barbecue chicken pizza with cheese, barbecue sauce, chicken, red onions and cilantro; Greek pizza with feta and Wisconsin brick cheese, spinach, roasted garlic, red onion, diced tomato, dill, and a Greek dressing; and margherita pizza with roasted garlic, tomatoes, basil, oregano, olive oil and Asiago cheese. Pepperoni slices are thoughtfully placed under the cheese to prevent charring, and all pizzas can be made without cheese or with fat-free cheese. Bloomfield and Royal Oak locations are carry-out only. Beer and wine available (except at Bloomfield and Royal Oak). Serving lunch and dinner daily. "Buddy's pizza crust is one of the best in America, although it's unlikely you knew it was in the running for the championship. That's because Buddy's, as much a bar and sandwich shop as it is a pizzeria, specializes in Detroit-style square pizza, almost unknown outside the city." - Alan Richman, GQ 

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DESCRIPTION
In 1936, Buddy's was a neighborhood tavern well known for illegally serving alcohol. They only added pizza to the menu in 1946. Today, Buddy's Pizza is well known for two things: its "Got Pizza? Give Dough!" fund-raising campaign, which has raised over $1.2 million for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, and the deep-dish pizza recipe that has barely changed over the years. It's no wonder Metro Times readers have named Buddy's pizza the best in Detroit since 1985. Buddy's serves salads, pastas, burgers, sandwiches, soups, and a variety of appetizers and desserts, but an overwhelming majority of diners come for the pizza. The dough is mixed, kneaded and raised at each location to create the famously crispy, square, deep-dish pizzas. Specialty pizzas include the barbecue chicken pizza with cheese, barbecue sauce, chicken, red onions and cilantro; Greek pizza with feta and Wisconsin brick cheese, spinach, roasted garlic, red onion, diced tomato, dill, and a Greek dressing; and margherita pizza with roasted garlic, tomatoes, basil, oregano, olive oil and Asiago cheese. Pepperoni slices are thoughtfully placed under the cheese to prevent charring, and all pizzas can be made without cheese or with fat-free cheese. Bloomfield and Royal Oak locations are carry-out only.

Beer and wine available (except at Bloomfield and Royal Oak). Serving lunch and dinner daily.

"Buddy's pizza crust is one of the best in America, although it's unlikely you knew it was in the running for the championship. That's because Buddy's, as much a bar and sandwich shop as it is a pizzeria, specializes in Detroit-style square pizza, almost unknown outside the city."
- Alan Richman, GQ
 



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