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Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown

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225 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4817
+1 573-449-2454
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Many locals told us we must visit and try the Masterpiece and to add pepper cheese which we did and it was fabulous! Huge portions and they don't skimp on the toppings! Great atmosphere, very fun and prices were reasonable. Can't wait to go back!

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Thank Mandyb192
Saint Louis, Missouri
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154 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a student and local hangout; good pizza salads and beer. Take along a big hunger they can fill you up. Can get crowed and parking can be challenging.

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Thank James G
Higbee, Missouri
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is good bUT the price is a bit high for me. Their cheesy bread is litterly just Texas toast with cheese

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Passing through and this pizza joint had been recommended to us since we knew we would stop to eat in Columbia. We don't go out for pizza very often so we were pleasantly surprised. It's not cheap pricewise but when it comes out and you taste it you will know why. The crust was perfect, the toppings were abundant and... More 

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springfield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This downtown college pizza joint was very good .The service was great and pizza prices were reasonble . they give you an average wait time when you get in .

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Thank spfldeater
Kurt M, Front Office Manager at Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in! More 

Willits
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pizza is way better than most any chain store Restaurant. Expect a bit of a wait if they are busy. But can't say it compares to the best Pizza I've ever had. If you need a great salad head across the street or a few blocks away. But its a great Friday Night Pizza and Beer atmosphere and great place... More 

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Thank Don G
Kurt M, Guest Relations Manager at Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in and writing such a nice review! More 

Columbia, Missouri
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shakespeare's is supposed to be THE pizza place to go in Columbia, which I have never understood. I have lived here for more than 20 years and have been to Shakespeare's on a handful of occasions. I have NEVER been there when the pizza wasn't burned on the bottom. Way overrated.

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Thank calimcnali
Kurt M, General Manager at Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown, responded to this review

Well, we're really sorry that it went that way. I can assure you that burned crust is not our program. Our pizzas are hand-made, not on a conveyor, so there is room for error on the part of the guy (or gal) running the ovens. If it's happened to you more than once, then that's pretty crazy odds. How can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the atmosphere that Shakespeare's has and the food is just delicious. I highly recommended this restaurant to everyone.

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Thank HeathDanner
Kurt M, Director of Sales at Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown, responded to this review

Thanks!! More 

Midland, MI, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here during the True/False Film Festival. It is a very informal restaurant that seems to be popular with students. You order and pay for your food (pizzas and salad) at the counter and then go to the kitchen window to pick it up after they call your name. They serve beer and soft drinks at the main... More 

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Kurt M, Front Office Manager at Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in! We hope you enjoyed your pizza and the True/False films. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the top pizza places in Columbia! In a buzzing part of town on 9th Street downtown. Family friendly - though the west side location is our families preference - and always consistent. I've been eating here since 1997 & haven't had a bad experience. I suggest a large white with pepper jack and pineapple.

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Thank Christopher L
Kurt M, Public Relations Manager at Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown, responded to this review

Thanks for being a fan for so long! We're happy to have you back anytime. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4817
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-449-2454

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?