DETROIT -

Looking for some of the best pizza chains in the Detroit area?

Whether it's for pizza, breadsticks or pasta, voters have chosen their top favorite local restaurants in this year's Vote 4 The Best contest.

VOTE 4 THE BEST:Winners of best pizza chain in Detroit

Shield's Pizza

Shield's Pizza comes in first place in this year's contest for the best pizza chain across Metro Detroit.  This Michigan company says it has served up award-winning salads, ribs, pizzas and more over 65 years.

Offering dine-in, carry-out, banquets and catering, Shield's Pizza has three locations, each offering a chef daily special. Voters also like the option of gluten free pizza on the menu.

"Best pizza I've ever had," said Wesley. "Thick sauce full of flavor and loaded with toppings."

Click here to learn more and for directions to all three locations of Shield's Pizza.

Buddy's Restaurant and Pizzeria

The year was 1946 when Buddy's Restaurant & Pizzeria says they first introduced their famous square pizza, calling it the first of its kind to Detroit.

Located on Conant Avenue, the pizzeria also serves up made from scratch soups and its very own antipasto salad.

Eileen in this year's Vote 4 The Best contest says she loves their marinara pasta sauce along with their minestrone soup.

"The wait staff is friendly, cooperative and pleasant at all times," said Eileen.

For directions to Buddy's Restaurant and a history of the pizzeria, click here.

Jet's Pizza

Voters have chosen Jet's Pizza as one of their favorite pizza chains, ranking third the list.  With over 200 locations, Jet's Pizza says they are the seventh largest pizza chain in the nation.

The first Jet's Pizza opened in Sterling Heights, Michigan in 1978, according to the company.  In addition to pizza, the pizza chain also sells submarine sandwiches and salads.  But Jet's Pizza says it's their signature deep-dish square pizza that has made it become famous.

"The sauce is so good, they must add a little wine and some sugar to give it its rich deep flavor," says Landry.

Find the nearest Jet's Pizza near you and read other recommendations by visiting our Vote 4 The Best contest page.

Happy's Pizza

In 1994, Happy's Pizza says they opened their first restaurant in Detroit.  Today, the company says they are over fifty locations all across Michigan, Ohio and Illinois. Also serving up barbecue ribs and chicken, Happy's Pizza says it's known for its pizza, value and huge selection.

Teresa says she and her husband order from Happy's Pizza all the time.

"Great food, great service," said Teresa. "I would recommend them for dinner or catering for a party."

Click here to find the nearest Happy's Pizza location near you.

To view the entire list of best pizza chains in Detroit recommended by voters, click here.