Vote 4 The Best: Top 5 Pizza Chains in Metro Detroit


October is National Pizza month so watch Local 4 News Today every weekday morning from 4:30-7 a.m. and see a a local pizza parlor featured. Here are the Top 5 pizza chains that were chosen by you on Vote 4 The Best!

Shield’s Pizza

Voted No. 1 chain pizzeria three years in a row, Shield’s has been serving up award-winning pizza, ribs, salads, and more for over 65 years. Shield’s is known for their “Detroit style” square, deep-dish pizzas.
Check out Shield's Pizzeria and all of their locations

Buddy’s Restaurant & Pizzeria

A true Detroit pizza namesake, Buddy’s has been ranked in Local 4’s Vote 4 The Best for 5 years running. Established in 1936, what started as a tavern evolved into one of Detroit’s most famous restaurants.
Check out Buddy's Restaurant & Pizzeria and all of their locations

Cottage Inn Pizza

Since opening its doors in Ann Arbor in 1948, Cottage Inn went from serving only pizza, to a unique menu of Greek and Italian dishes. Though its flagship location is still in Ann Arbor, Cottage Inn has expanded all over the Metro-Detroit area with over 50 locations in Michigan and Ohio. Cottage Inn has plans to expand to 400 estimated locations internationally in the coming years.
Check out Cottage Inn Pizza and all of their locations


PizzaPapalis is bringing you a Chicago classic right to your door. This pizzeria specializes in the Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. Not only that, but soups, salads, calzones, strombolis, pasta, and sandwiches! Skip the trip across Lake Michigan, and stay local with Pizzapapalis.
Check out PizzaPapalis and all of their locations

Green Lantern Pizzeria

Green Lantern is your prototypical laid-back neighborhood pizza parlor that offers a full bar, sports memorabilia, and of course, remarkable pizza. This family tradition began 55 years ago, and has since been passed down and now has five restaurants around the Metro-Detroit area.
Check out Green Lantern Pizzeria and all of their locations

If you want to find other great area businesses, make Local 4's Vote 4 The Best your go-to guide for the "best" of everything around town!