by: Elizabeth Crozier
There’s a thin crust pizza restaurant in Waukegan, Illinois that has been in business for more than 70 years. This historic spot still carries the theme of its original time and is fun for all ages.
At the time of this writing, guests can order carry-out. Scroll on to learn more about this astounding hot spot. Situated in northeast Illinois, Quonset Pizza is a local joint that specializes in thin-crust pies and other Chicago favorites. It does not look like much from the outside, but the interior is a fun place to dine when the place is open for business. Guests enjoy a 1950s-style restaurant complete with checkerboard flooring, classic bar stools and chairs, and old-fashioned tunes. You'll feel like you're inside a jukebox from the moment you step inside. Most guests enjoy the pizza which comes with toppings like bacon, olives, pepperoni, Italian beef, onions, mushrooms, sausage, and more. Other menu items include Italian beef sandwiches, wings, garlic bread, meatball sandwiches, toasted deli sandwiches, and more. These thin-crust pizzas are some of the best in the state. Toppings are placed all the way to the ends of the crust so you never have a dull bite. Everything is made hot and fresh at this excellent restaurant, and you won't want to miss it. Go back several times and try it all.
Lovin Local takes us up to Waukegan where a beloved pizza joint has been serving up pies for decades! Quonset Pizza co-owners Jeremiah and Tyler talk about their pizzeria.
Hands down the best pizza PERIOD!! The recent owners have really strived to perfect this staple. They are locals who know how sacred this establishment is to our town and we couldn't have asked for two better people to take the reigns and restore Quonset to its former glory.
My "Go-To" for the best thin crust pizza! Bar none! I've been a Quonset Pizza guy since 1973. My choice? The Works... Cheese, Sausage, Mushrooms, Green Peppers, & Onions!.
Absolutely a place worth trying, the food is awesome and well prepared, the prices are reasonable and it is regularly clean in here. Highly recommended.