Metro Detroit Pizza Spots for Families

Craving a slice of pizza on your next night out or in with the family? Check out these local spots.

Metro Detroit has so many great pizza places for families. These spots are great if you’re heading to downtown Detroit for a concert, show or game. They’re also great if you’re just out and about in metro Detroit and you need something yummy and quick to grab.

A lot of these places have unique flavors if you’re feeling a bit adventurous or you can create your own pizza if you’re not.

Macomb

Buddy’s Pizza

Opened in 1946, it is the birthplace of Detroit-style pizza. The menu depends on location and also if they are a “full-service” or “carry-out only” location. Most offer Original Detroit-Style Pizza, classic pastas, sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads and starters.

Cloverleaf Bar & Restaurant

Cloverleaf began in 1946 and is also considered a birthplace of Detroit-style pizza using the owner’s mother’s recipe. They offer carryout and delivery locations in Chesterfield, Clawson, Grosse Pointe, Macomb, Roseville, Shelby Township, St. Clair Shores and Sterling Heights.

Green Lantern Pizza 👑 (Our Readers’ Favorite!)

This family-friendly pizza restaurant and bar has been around since 1955 and is one of the most popular late-night pizza places in metro Detroit. You can build your own pizza in original round, square or thin crust or try one of their specialty pizzas, such as John’s Jumbo Surprise, Octopie, Tommy’s Super Special or Chicken Siciliano.

Jet’s Pizza

  • Multiple locations in Macomb County

This American franchise was started in Sterling Heights in 1978 and has expanded all over the U.S. Their Detroit-style pizza is light and airy, with caramelized cheese and a crispy, golden crust. Don’t forget to add their Jet’s Bread and pizza sauce to your meal. You also might as well buy a bottle of their Ranch because it’s that good!

Little Caesars

  • Addresses: Multiple locations in Macomb County

This global pizza chain first began in 1959 in Garden City in Wayne County. It opened its first franchise in 1962 in Warren in Macomb County. It has since opened stores in all 50 states and 18 international markets. It is best known for its $5 Hot-N-Ready (now $5.55). It offers Detroit-style deep dish pizzas, pretzel crust with cheese sauce, calzones and brownies.

Sam’s Sorrento Pizza

  • Addresses: Locations in Clinton Township, Macomb Township, Mount Clemens, Pontiac, Shelby Township, St. Clair Shores, Utica and Washington Township

This pizza place is only in southeastern Michigan. It always has deals if you’re looking to get multiple items including pizza, wings, bread, salad, subs, pasta and pop. Participating locations even have a “Coney” pizza with chili, hot dogs, mozzarella, cheddar cheese, fresh onions and mustard.

Uno Pizzeria & Grill

Uno’s menu appeals to a diverse range of tastes, including those with dietary restrictions. The restaurant provides a welcoming atmosphere for families to unwind and savor their meals. A small deep-dish pizza typically falls within the price range of $10 to $15, with larger portions designed for sharing. Their menu also includes an array of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pasta selections and even gluten-free pizza options.

Check out even more of our favorite pizza spots in Macomb County

Oakland

Antoniou’s Towne Square Pizza

For a pleasant and welcoming dining atmosphere, this pizza paradise is the place to visit. The seating arrangement includes a combination of booth-style seating and traditional tables and chairs, which makes it family-friendly. If you’re up for sharing, a large cheese pizza comes in around $14, while their specialty pizzas vary in price from $16 to $20. In addition to pizza, the menu features a selection of baked pasta dishes, salads, subs, and a tempting array of desserts such as brownies and slices of cheesecake for a sweet ending to your meal.

Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina

Bigalora is excellent at creating a dining setting that is ideal for families. While the setting is intimate enough for a date night, it’s equally ideal for family gatherings, making it a versatile spot for various occasions. The main attractions here are the pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven. These delectable personal-sized pizzas are available at prices starting from $12 and going up to $17. If you’re in the mood for a larger pizza for sharing, you’ll find options in the range of $18 to $28, and you can customize them with extra toppings for a reasonable additional charge.

Buddy’s Pizza

Opened in 1946, it is the birthplace of Detroit-style pizza. The menu depends on location and also if they are a “full-service” or “carry-out only” location. Most offer Original Detroit-Style Pizza, classic pastas, sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads and starters.

Como’s

Find plenty of amazing pizza options like The Roni, Dill Pickle Pizza, The Wimp, The Baller, Jessy’s Girl and more. You can also choose to create your own pizza with either standard or premium toppings. It also offers vegan pizzas, served with gluten-free dough and vegan cheese.

Crispelli’s 👑 (Our Readers’ Favorite!)

  • Address: Locations in Berkley, Clarkston, Royal Oak, Troy and West Bloomfield

This spot is an authentic Italian pizzeria that offers gourmet flavors like Prosciutto, Shrimp & Chorizo, Wild Mushroom, Pepperoni Margherita and Mediterranean. You can also build your own pizza with traditional or gourmet toppings.

Green Lantern Pizza 👑 (Our Readers’ Favorite!)

Green Lantern Pizza in Rochester Hills is a solid choice for pizza lovers. From the classic Pepperoni to their bolder BBQ Chicken Pizza, there’s something for everyone. Green Lantern Pizza serves up some of the best Detroit-style square pizzas. If you’re not in the mood for a specialty pizza, you can also build your own. They offer a wide variety of toppings to choose from, so you can customize your pizza just the way you like it.

Jet’s Pizza

  • Multiple locations in Oakland County

This American franchise was started in Sterling Heights in 1978 and has expanded all over the U.S. Their Detroit-style pizza is light and airy, with caramelized cheese and a crispy, golden crust. Don’t forget to add their Jet’s Bread and pizza sauce to your meal. You also might as well buy a bottle of their Ranch because it’s that good!

Little Caesars

  • Addresses: Multiple locations in Oakland County

This global pizza chain first began in 1959 in Garden City in Wayne County. It opened its first franchise in 1962 in Warren in Macomb County. It has since opened stores in all 50 states and 18 international markets. It is best known for its $5 Hot-N-Ready (now $5.55). It offers Detroit-style deep dish pizzas, pretzel crust with cheese sauce, calzones and brownies.

Pie Sci Pizza

This location in Oakland County just opened. It offers time-honored flavors as well as bold and inventive pizza for you to try. The menu is broken up by “primary,” “secondary,” “collegiate” and “graduate.” The higher you go in your “schooling,” the more adventurous the pizzas are. If you’re not feeling any of the options, build your own.

Pizza Cat

Since they believe pizza is for all (and you should ‘Keep Pizza Weird’,) Pizza Cat has different crusts that fit your dietary needs and preferences. They offer gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and keto options.

PizzaPapalis 👑 (Our Readers’ Favorite!)

  • Addresses: Locations in Bloomfield Hills and Southfield

This well-known favorite offers deep-dish, thin crust and Detroit-style pizzas. The specialty pizzas come in unique options like bacon cheeseburger, seafood combo, gourmet and V.I.P. The thin-crust options are chicken bacon ranch, BBQ Bianca and Hawaiian. Probably the most popular here is the deep dish in flavors called 313, Greektown, BBQ Bianca, Ultimate Pepperoni or build your own. Pair it with some boneless wings, breadsticks or salad.

Tony’s Pizzeria and Family Restaurant

When it comes to finding a family-friendly pizza spot that satisfies both your craving for Italian cuisine and your budget, Tony’s Pizzeria and Family Restaurant is the ultimate destination. Most entrees on the menu fall within the $10 to $15 range. This restaurant is an ideal gathering spot for large family gatherings, celebrations or just a Friday night family dinner outing.

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Washtenaw

Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina

Bigalora is excellent at creating a dining setting that is ideal for families. While the setting is intimate enough for a date night, it’s equally ideal for family gatherings, making it a versatile spot for various occasions. The main attractions here are the pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven. These delectable personal-sized pizzas are available at prices starting from $12 and going up to $17. If you’re in the mood for a larger pizza for sharing, you’ll find options in the range of $18 to $28, and you can customize them with extra toppings for a reasonable additional charge.

Buddy’s Pizza

Opened in 1946, it is the birthplace of Detroit-style pizza. The menu depends on location and also if they are a “full-service” or “carry-out only” location. Most offer Original Detroit-Style Pizza, classic pastas, sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads and starters.

Jet’s Pizza

  • Multiple locations in Washtenaw County

This American franchise was started in Sterling Heights in 1978 and has expanded all over the U.S. Their Detroit-style pizza is light and airy, with caramelized cheese and a crispy, golden crust. Don’t forget to add their Jet’s Bread and pizza sauce to your meal. You also might as well buy a bottle of their Ranch because it’s that good!

Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery

The pizzas here are hand-stretched and the flavors vary by location so make sure you check ahead. Some of the uniquely flavored pizzas are South Pacific, Truffled Mushroom, Popeye, Lamb Kafta and more.

Little Caesars

  • Addresses: Multiple locations in Washtenaw County

This global pizza chain first began in 1959 in Garden City in Wayne County. It opened its first franchise in 1962 in Warren in Macomb County. It has since opened stores in all 50 states and 18 international markets. It is best known for its $5 Hot-N-Ready (now $5.55). It offers Detroit-style deep dish pizzas, pretzel crust with cheese sauce, calzones and brownies.

New York Pizza Depot

This local gem has been serving up delectable slices to the community for years, and it’s safe to say that it has become a beloved go-to for pizza enthusiasts of all ages. While New York Pizza Depot is best known for its delicious New York-style pizza, they also provide a wide range of other selections to accommodate a wide range of palates. Stromboli, calzones, salads, and hot sandwiches are available on their menu.

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Wayne 

Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina

Bigalora is excellent at creating a dining setting that is ideal for families. While the setting is intimate enough for a date night, it’s equally ideal for family gatherings, making it a versatile spot for various occasions. The main attractions here are the pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven. These delectable personal-sized pizzas are available at prices starting from $12 and going up to $17. If you’re in the mood for a larger pizza for sharing, you’ll find options in the range of $18 to $28, and you can customize them with extra toppings for a reasonable additional charge.

Buddy’s Pizza

  • Address: Locations in Dearborn, Detroit, Plymouth, Livonia and Woodhaven

Opened in 1946, it is the birthplace of Detroit-style pizza. The menu depends on location and also if they are a “full-service” or “carry-out only” location. Most offer Original Detroit-Style Pizza, classic pastas, sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads and starters.

Brass Rail Pizza Bar 👑 (Our Readers’ Favorite!)

If you’re heading downtown Detroit for a concert, show or sports game, check out Brass Rail for lunch or dinner. It is only a short walk away from the theaters and sports arenas. Try a “red pizza” or “white pizza” or build your own pizza.

Detroit Pizza Factory

Detroit Pizza Factory is a true find that every pizza lover should uncover. Their menu features a delicious signature Detroit-style pizza, renowned for its delectably thick and crisp crust, baked in square pans. You can enjoy their Detroit Style Deep Dish pizza for just $12.99. For those seeking a quick, family-friendly option on the go, they also offer generous slices of NY-style cheese pizza for just $3.29, making it a perfect choice for a speedy lunch. They also have a dine-in option.

Grandma Bob’s Pizza

Try this handmade pizza in Corktown. Their deep dish pizza flavors include spicy pepperoni, sausage + pistachio, Hawaiian, mushroom and more. Try it with a float or shake (including vegan flavors).

Jet’s Pizza

  • Multiple locations in Wayne County

This American franchise was started in Sterling Heights in 1978 and has expanded all over the U.S. Their Detroit-style pizza is light and airy, with caramelized cheese and a crispy, golden crust. Don’t forget to add their Jet’s Bread and pizza sauce to your meal. You also might as well buy a bottle of their Ranch because it’s that good!

Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery

The pizzas here are hand-stretched and the flavors vary by location so make sure you check ahead. Some of the uniquely flavored pizzas are South Pacific, Truffle, Spinach & Artichoke, Lamb Kafta and more.

Little Caesars

  • Addresses: Multiple locations in Wayne County

This global pizza chain first began in 1959 in Garden City in Wayne County. It opened its first franchise in 1962 in Warren in Macomb County. It has since opened stores in all 50 states and 18 international markets. It is best known for its $5 Hot-N-Ready (now $5.55). It offers Detroit-style deep dish pizzas, pretzel crust with cheese sauce, calzones and brownies.

Mootz Pizzeria + Bar

This restaurant offers New York-style pizza in flavors called Holy Cheesus, Nuts & Bolts, Beast of Burden, Bee Sting, Uptown & The Bronx, Popeye, Juliet, Hot Italian, Margherita, Mediterranean, Buffalo Chicken, Danni The Bambino, Spicy Hawaiian, Fungi, Angelo’s Tomato Pie, Meatza, Hawaiian or you can build your own pizza. Pair it with some Mootz Cheese Bread or one of the salads. Watch its video on how to make your own pizza dough if you’re feeling adventurous and want to make pizza at home.

Pie Sci Pizza

This pizza place has time-honored flavors as well as bold and inventive pizza for you to try. The menu is broken up by “primary,” “secondary,” “collegiate” and “graduate.” The higher you go in your “schooling,” the more adventurous the pizzas are. If you’re not feeling any of the options, build your own. It also offers brunch on Sundays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Pizza Cat

Since they believe pizza is for all (and you should ‘Keep Pizza Weird’,) Pizza Cat has different crusts that fit your dietary needs and preferences. They offer gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and keto options.

PizzaPapalis 👑 (Our Readers’ Favorite!)

This well-known favorite offers deep-dish, thin crust and Detroit-style pizzas. The specialty pizzas come in unique options like bacon cheeseburger, seafood combo, gourmet and V.I.P. The thin-crust options are chicken bacon ranch, BBQ Bianca and Hawaiian. Probably the most popular here is the deep dish in flavors called 313, Greektown, BBQ Bianca, Ultimate Pepperoni or build your own. Pair it with some boneless wings, breadsticks or salad.

Sicily’s Pizzeria

Detroit’s sourdough pizzeria has been serving customers since 1989. Choose from round, Detroit square or gluten free pizza, calzones, salads, breads, boneless wings and more. 

Supino Pizzeria

Choose a red pizza with sauce or a white pizza without sauce at this pizza place. You can also purchase pizza by the slice or add on dessert.

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