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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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Columbia, Missouri
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ok, I'm not really sure that Shakespeare's pizza is Columbia's best, but a whole lot of people who live or have lived in Columbia think so. Certainly, it is great pizza. But perhaps the big draw is the place, the people who run it and the decades of drawing in lots and lots of people to eat pizza and have... More 

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Thank velho2016
Kurt M, Manager at Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown, responded to this review

Thanks for such a nice review! We love that you like the "old atmosphere", and we're happy to have you anytime. More 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place, favorite pizza in town. My wife is not much of a fan. It's been around forever though, and it's been a local favorite for ages, so I think you gotta eat here when you come at least once so you can see that I'm right and my wife is wrong.

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Thank ben w
Kurt M, Manager at Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in! Usually we say "happy wife = happy life"... But in this case, we agree with you ;) More 

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are from Columbia, but we live out of town. Anytime we come home we have to go to Shakespeare's! The pizza is wonderful. They have a gluten free crust as well as a wheat crust. It can get busy, but that just says something about the pizza. Every taste bud is different, but my husband says best pizza he's... More 

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Thank Samantha R
Kurt M, Manager at Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We love hearing such nice words about our pizza. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Lakeland, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming here for 40 odd years. They recently went through a bit of an exterior remodel but the inside is true to its character. The pizza is still excellent and it's really a part of Columbia.

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Thank Curtis H
Kurt M, Manager at Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown, responded to this review

We tried to keep the inside as close to the original as possible. Thanks so much for coming in! More 

Boston, USA
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81 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The pizza is delicious, the staff are friendly and you can see into the kitchen where they make the pizza. They also have a bar and t-shirts for sale. Highly recommended.

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

Thanks so much! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The pizza is delicious and I love that we get to keep our cups. My family enjoyed sitting outside while eating and feeding crust to the birds. It was a great joy to watch the birds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Love Shakespeare's, it is the must stop in Columbia food place. A little pricier than other pizza places but well worth it and with a very good bar.

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

Thanks for coming in! More 

Bowie, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Service with humor and efficiency, yummy pizza and a great vibe! Loved the different places to sit and especially the pine walls and booths.

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

Thanks for coming in! More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Old school college town place. Pine wood booths, loud but pleasant. Happy crew working. Nice to everybody. Pizza very tasty, crust not too thin, cooked just right,cheesy, could have had a little more pepperoni but all in all a good satisfying pizza. Napkins are reusable shop rags, love that. Self serving soda booth wit excellent root beer. Will be back.

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

We're happy to have you anytime. Thanks!! More 

Ongole, India
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

If you're hungry and looking for one of the juiciest and tastiest pizzas Shakespeares is the right place for you.Mouth-watering Pineapple pizza or Veg pizza with green or red peppers with tomatoes or any other pizza for that matter are made in super-delicious way. Like Mizzou(my univ) Shakespeare has its won legacy.I highly recommend to hungry and weary travelers or... More 

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

Thanks so much! We appreciate the kind words. 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
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?