Restaurant Review – Pequod’s

This week, I got to continue my deep dish tour of Chicago. I have been hearing nothing but good things about Pequod’s Pizza and I finally got to try it this week. Pequod’s has an incredible lunch special: $4.95 for a 7” pan cheese pizza and a fountain drink. For $.80, you can add extra toppings and for $1.20 you can add extra premium toppings. I decided to add sausage, onion, and mushrooms to mine. My best friend added Italian beef, green peppers, and onions to his. My other friend is a vegetarian, so she added green peppers, onions, black olives, and mushrooms to hers. It took about 45 minutes for the pizza to come out, typical for Chicago deep dish, and boy was it worth the wait. Now, this isn’t exactly your traditional deep dish pizza. The crust is pushed into a cast iron pan and then a layer of cheese is added immediately. The overlap goes up the side of the pan, giving it a unique, charred crust. The pizza was delicious! They do not skimp on toppings- mine was loaded with huge pieces of spicy sausage, sautéed onions, and mushrooms. And the crust was my favorite! It had the perfect amount of crunch on the outside, while still being soft on the inside. Both of my friends really enjoyed their pizza as well!

Pequod’s has two locations, one in the city at 2207 N Clybourn and the other in Morton Grove at 8520 Fernald Ave. Pequod’s Chicago location has expanded into the next door Whale Tale Chicago Restaurant & Bar. After you order your pizza, grab a buzzer, head next door, and get a free coffee, hot cocoa, or soda while you wait. Pequod’s is open Mondays through Saturdays from 11 am to 2 am and Sundays from 11 am to 12 am. The Pequod’s in Morton Grove is open Mondays through Thursdays from 11 am to 10:30 pm, Fridays from 11 am to 12:30 am, Saturdays from 12 pm to 12:30 pm, and Sundays from 12 pm to 10:30 pm. Pequod’s also delivers- check out more information here.