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Photo Credit: Crescent City Pizza Works (New Orleans, LA)

Pizza on the Great River Road

Time to wear those stretchy pants! The pizza pit stops along the Mississippi River offer slices of local goodness. Not interested? Try a burger!

  ~Minnesota~

Boomer Pizza (Baxter, MN)

Looking for wood-fired pizza? Boomer Pizza specializes in wood-fired, made-from-scratch slices.

Corky’s Pizza (La Crescent, MN)

Right next to the Great River Road is a pizza spot that’s been serving delicious slices since 1985. The dough is handmade daily!

 ~Wisconsin~

Suncrest Gardens Farm (Cochrane, WI)

Enjoy the same farm that made your pizza! After Great River Road travelers eat their farm-to-table pizzas, they can enjoy live music and tours. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets to sit in the yard, or enjoy a table in the barn.

Big Al’s Pizza (La Crosse, WI) 

Longtime pizza & sandwich joint decorated with Americana, vintage ads & a 1959 Cadillac. Their original, secret-recipe pizza dough and sauce is made from scratch daily and they use 100 percent real Wisconsin Mozzarella cheese and locally purchased vegetables.

~Iowa~

Geno’s Pizza (Preston, IA)

Need a family pit stop? Great River Road travelers with little ones can enjoy this family-friendly, cozy pizza joint.  There’s even arcade games to keep the kids occupied!

Napoli Pizza & Restaurant (Burlington, IA)

Napoli’s combines greek food and pizza in southern Iowa. Many reviewers complement the staff and atmosphere!

~Illinois~

Cannova’s Pizzeria (Galena, IL)

Since 1921, Galena’s premiere italian diner has been serving fresh and unique pizzas to the community. The restaurant has a rustic ambiance that sets a fun tone for date night.

Papa Vito’s (Belleville IL)

Papa Vito was a Sicilian immigrant that arrived through Ellis Island in 1913. Today, his name represents a Southwest Illinois favorite!

 ~Missouri~

TJ’s Burgers, Wings, and Pizza (Jackson, MO)

Hungry pizza fans can dine-in, carry out, or have their pizzas delivered. TJ’s also offers daily specials and gluten-free options.  Plus, a Pulled Pork Pizza with Pimento cheese? Sounds intriguing!

Little Pizza Heaven (Caruthersville, MO)

This veteran owned and operated pizza joint has been, “saving humanity from mediocre pizza since 1980”.   The sauce and dough is made fresh everyday, sounds like they’re living up to the motto!

~Kentucky~

J Bella’s Pizzeria (Paducah, KY)

Need a pizza with a little everything? Travelers can taste J Bella’s  “Kitchen Sink” pizza, as well as other local favorites.

Mike’s Place (Wickliffe, KY)

Right next to the river is a casual pizza joint with “great food, great people”. Reviews claim excellent service.

~Tennessee~

Coletta’s Italian Restaurant (Memphis, TN)

Coletta’s was voted best pizza by commercial appeal! The family-owned italian restaurant is one of the oldest restaurants in memphis.

Milano’s  Pizza (Covington, TN)

New York style pizza fans can eat at Milano’s for a delicious slice. Their lunch specials are also great for afternoon food stops.

~ARKANSAS~

Pizza Chef (Jonesboro, AR)

Create your own pizza with 35 pizza topping options. Pizza Chef also offers 18 gourmet pizzas including “Ciao Bella” and “Le Gardeaux”.

Sicily’s (West Memphis, AR)

Handmade pizza that’s worth the wait while they make it.  Visitors also suggest trying their huge salads.

~Mississippi~

Cottonwood Public House (Vicksburg, MS)

Cottonwood combines craft beer, craft pizza, and craft cocktails. Some of their fun pizzas include “Collards Part Deux” and “Oinky Guy”.

Stone Pony Pizza (Clarksdale, MS)

Run by 4th generation Clarksdale residents, Stone Pony Pizza wants to offer a comfortable dining experience for locals and newcomers. Great River Road travelers can grab a slice in historic downtown Clarksdale.

~Louisiana~

Crescent City Pizza Works (New Orleans, LA)

In the French Quarter, this pizza spot cooks up traditional and unique pizza options. Reviews claim that this spot is great after experiencing NOLA’s nightlife.

Red Zeppelin Pizza (Baton Rouge, LA)

Expect thin crust pizzas and 35 beers on tap at Red Zeppelin. Great River Road travelers can relax on their patio, sip, eat, and rock ‘n’ roll.