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Aug 11, 2008 01:47 PM

The Best South Shore Bar Pizza

The South Shore is home to quite a few Bar Pizza joints. I'm wondering if there are any out there that I'm missing? What's your favorite, where is it, why do you like it?

Following up from a previous Christos thread, here are my favorites:

1) Poopsies- Pembroke/marshfield line- terrible name, great pizza. Super crispy crust and cheddary cheese blend. Expect to wait 45-1 hour if you go on a weekend night. It's a time warp, which most of the good bar room pizza places are, but it's dark, comfortable, and just feels like a place where you should drink a pitcher of beer and eat a bar room pizza.

2) Venus Cafe- Whitman- thin crust that is sometimes a bit underdone but it's better than any other pizza within a 5-10 mile radius. It's a brick building and there are no windows; that should tell you everythign you need to know about the atmosphere.

3)Lynwood Cafe- Randolph- No secrets here. Everyone that knows bar pizza has had one.

4) Cape Cod Cafe- Brockton- a thicker bar room pizza crust. I like the large slices of pepperoni. It's an old restaurant with an updated bar/dining room. Emma's aside, it may be the most "modern" of all the places on this list.

5) Alumni Cafe- Quincy- very good product but would pick the 4 above instead. It's a legit Quincy bar.

6) Christos-Brockton- boring sauce, ubiquitous heavy motzzarella chees blanket. Crust is fluffy; it's the only saviour for this pizza. Place is beyond tired. It has a 60's-70's vibe and not in a good way.

7) Emma's- West Bridgewater- not really much of anything to like- below average sauce and crust and cheese... Its only redemption is that from 12-4 PM on sunday's it's only $0.99 per pie at the bar. It soaks up cheap beer miller lite draft and Emma's has a great video trivia system and an expansive and diverse juke box.

Your thoughts?

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  1. My favorite bar pie on the South Shore is probably from the Lynwood. It has been tough for me to find anything better than theirs, though I do need to hit your top two places here...

    Here are my top bar pizzas on the South Shore, starting with #1:

    1) Lynwood Cafe, Randolph
    2) Alumni Cafe, Quincy
    3) Emma's, West Bridgewater
    4) Christo's, Brockton
    5) Cronin's, Quincy
    6) Halfway Cafe, Holdbrook
    7) Louis' Crossing, Quincy

    I also have some favs on the North Shore, but I'll save those for another thread...

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    1. re: hiddenboston

      I had a few Lynnwood Pizzas last night, laced of course, and I still think Poopsies is the best around both in terms of atmosphere and pizza.

      1. re: cannedmilkandfruitypebbles

        Good thing you weren't at the Lynwood last Thursday. I've been away for a few days in CT and NY, but I did hear about the violent robbery there. Sounded really scary...

        1. re: hiddenboston

          I heard that too. It didn't seem to scare anyone away as of Monday night. The place was packed.

    2. Cape Cod Cafe has another location in Raynham on Route 138 between China Garden and McDonalds.

      Pepperoni's is usually pretty good, another couple hundred yards up 138 towards Taunton in the plaza with Honey Dew out front across the street from Harry's La Casa Mia.

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      1. re: scorp508

        Also another location in Bridgewater, Winter Plaza.

        I've been to the Home Plate (I think that's the name) on Bay Rd in Taunton...and really really liked their cheese pizza.

      2. The Lynnwood has to be on everyones list as a south shore favorite, and there are many who favor the Alumuni but let's not forget Bella's in Rockland.

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        1. re: Pegmeister

          Bella's? Driven by there a hundred times but never thought it was anything more than a restaurant making the best of being sandwiched between two hotels. It's now on my list.

          1. re: Pegmeister

            I used to go to Bella's as a kid when they were in Braintree. I never made it over there once they relocated.

            I'm still a fan of Lynnwood, Alumni, Cronin's, Halfway, Christo's, Denleys (not sure that's bar style though). I guess there are a few spots I need to check out in the meantime.

            1. re: chowciao

              I used to go to Bellas when it was in Braintree as well. Only just last winter tried Rockland. I can't say that we had high expectations for the pizza, but I will say we ordered a second one. I found it to be similiar to Lynnwood, although they don't have a bean version.

          2. What about Town Spa, in Stoughton? They may not be as good as they once were, but if you catch them on a good day, they're still a good alternative.

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            1. re: winedude

              The last couple times I tried them, I didnt like it. The crust and sauce seemed kind of stale. I used to love them, about 10 years ago, but have been disappointed in the past few years

              1. re: winedude

                I second the Town Spa but haven't been in many many years.

              2. I agree with Town Spa in Stoughton. We used to go there before a movie at the Stoughton Cinema Pub (since closed).

                I would also recommend Union Brewhouse in Weymouth, near the intersection of Rt. 53 &18. Great local place with 99 beers and terrific pizzas and other bar food as well.