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Back Alley Pizza Joint

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22 Main St, 22 Main St, 49406-5200, Douglas, Allegan County, Michigan, Douglas, MI 49406-5200
+1 269-857-7277
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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189 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We head to Saugatuck/Douglas the first weekend of December every year to get out of Chicago and enjoy the small town kitsch holiday season -- sales, Christmas parade, carriage rides, etc. We tried Back Alley for the first time ever and are disappointed we didn't start way earlier. One of our group exclaimed, Oh, man, this is one of the... More 

Thank Brad S
South Bend, Indiana
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I took the advice of other Tripadvisor reviews and we enjoyed the pizza here tremendously. There is virtually no seating, so plan on taking it to go, but even on a busy Saturday night we got ours in about 20 minutes. While waiting we took a walk around Douglas and enjoyed the other shops. Enjoyed the bottled pop they offered-... More 

1 Thank Melanie H
Douglas, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Not quite my top favorite pizza but it was definitely very good! I expect to be back again in the fall.

Thank S K
Douglas, Michigan
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

What a nice friendly place with fresh pizza using what seemed to me like good ingredients. I got a small pizza and left with a few slices for later (which were gone in two hours ...) Not a big place inside, it is in an alley for heavens sake - but clean and ready to serve you some "good pie"!

1 Thank Darmolgoth
Holland, Michigan
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Back Alley makes the best pizza in the area. Marro's used to be the best, but not anymore. The ingredients are very high quality, crust is always cooked to perfection, and the sauce is very flavorful. Both the sausage and the meatballs are incredible, definitely made in house or locally. Last night my husband tried the chicken ranch pizza, not... More 

1 Thank Stayseasuz
Congleton, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Great choice of pizza toppings. Choose your own or standard ones. Lovely thin pizza base. Good range of sizes- even very small ones- 7"- which few places have.Very popular. Be prepared to wait at the usual busy times- but the wait is worth it.

1 Thank Adele M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We were traveling through and picked up a cheese pizza and breadsticks to eat at the nearby park. The cheese was amazing and the sauce was a bit sweeter than usual. Our boys LOVED the breadsticks. Highly recommend it!!

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Champaign, Illinois
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We had seen this on earlier trips, but never stopped. This year we did and now know why there are always cars in the street when it is the dinner hour. Great crusts on the pizza and plenty of choices for toppings. We will try this again when we have had a busy day sightseeing or fishing.

1 Thank svenskjim
North Riverside, Illinois
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped here as she had a taste for pizza. I am always skeptical when having pizza outside of the Chicagoland area. We had a pizza with cheese, spinach, green pepper, and mushrooms. Sweet sauce. Cheesy. Fresh ingredients. Crispy crust. I thought it was very tasty. I would definitely recommend this place if you are craving some... More 

Thank lilmissg17
Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

It was a last minute search that we did and were too happy to bump into this wonderful cute joint for a quick pizza lunch with friends. We had ordered a pizza with Chicken Alfredo. It was light, thin, moderate cheesy layered with an amazing Alfredo sauce with nice bite size chicken. Along with this, we had Garlic breadsticks which... More 

1 Thank PayalC18

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Main St, 22 Main St, 49406-5200, Douglas, Allegan County, Michigan, Douglas, MI 49406-5200
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Douglas
  • Phone Number: +1 269-857-7277

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?