Best Pizza in Illinois is NOT found in Chicago, According to Yelp
It might come as a surprise that the best pizza joint in Illinois is not in Chicago. Yelp reviewers give this place in Galesburg 5 stars across the board.
The Best Pizza in Illinois
Can we agree right from the start that no other state does pizza as well as Illinois? You'll find amazing pizza joints in every corner of Illinois. Much like music though, it's hard to say which is best, because everyone's tastebuds are different, as is everyone's taste in music.
If you don't use Yelp to find places to check out, you're missing an opportunity to find those joints that don't spend a bunch of money on advertising. These places are typically locally owned by people with a great passion for what they do. if it's food, these are my favorite places to visit. When it comes to food, passion delivers far better flavors than the corporate paycheck. I know you feel me on that one.
Would you have expected the best joint in the state to be found in Galesburg, and not Chicago? That's where you'll likely find your next favorite pizza, exactly 198 miles southwest of the Windy City.
Baked Pizzas in Galesburg, Illinois
Located in historic Galesburg at 57 S Seminary St. The story goes that the proprietors were inspired by their grandmother's kitchen where she threw pizza parties way back in the 1950s. Good food and music and some good people, that's a good life right there.
Pizza and music, to me, are essential for a joy-(and belly) filled life.
Take a look at some of the love Baked is getting from reviewers on Yelp
Finally got to enjoy the deliciousness of a local pizza joint.. seems a crude way to refer to the best pizza location in Galesburg, but it is a cool pizza hang out with funky decor and music from a record player that will warm your soul. The best ingredients are sourced locally.. recipes are homemade.. just plain simple and good. The soup and salad made the pizza the appetizer.. fantastic restaurant. Don't pass this friendly place if you are hungry. (Pat B.)
Beef and Blue pizza: brisket, onions, green pepper, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, chili flakes, and smoked blue cheese
Just dropped some Crops, Justice product off at the dispensary and saw a restaurant called "Baked"! Thought it was super fitting, pizza is amazing!!! (Barbara R.)
[...] Their service was friendly & quick, well, maybe not so quick on the baking of a deep dish pie, but as quick as could be expected ;) I got a pie with bacon, sausage, mushrooms, red onion & bell peppers & it was exquisite! The crust was perfect, the sauce-to-cheese & toppings ratio was on point, and I couldn't imagine lucking into a better spot [...] (Ryan B.)
Dave M. on Yelp describes the decor at Baked as eclectic and funky
Excellent restaurant- fantastic pizzas and salad - decent wines and a tasty loaf of bread. They have tons of vinyl so you can listen to albums while you eat. Surprised to find a place that has this high-quality pizza in Galesburg. Highly recommend! (Adam S.)
If you need a little more than pizza and some great music on vinyl to get you to Galesburg, you should know that Baked Pizzas' neighbors include, a craft brewhouse, a coffee shop, and a children's museum. Road trip time!
If you need more to inspire that road trip, check out these Instagram posts.
My goodness, this is chive potato pizza.
Do you like taco pizza? You can order it without cilantro if that tastes like soap to you.
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