Windy City Pie

Perfect For: Big Groups Birthdays Casual Weeknight Dinner Cheap Eats Guys Night Serious Take-Out Operation
PHOTOS: Suzi Pratt

Windy City Pie’s location leaves a lot to be desired. You have to roll up to an eerily quiet, covered parking area with a lot of concrete and columns, and from the looks of it, you might as well be entering a medical office park. But when you walk inside, it’s like stepping into a dimly-lit speakeasy pizza society.

Windy City Pie is filled with fun people (but there will be plenty of room), a full bar with reasonable prices, and possibly the best Chicago-style deep dish in Seattle. We would tell you what to get, but as long as you order one pie per four people and involve the candied bacon in some way, just listen to whatever the staff tells you to do. They know their sh*t, and they also are extremely friendly, like if Windy City Pie was somehow certified a Seattle-Freeze-Free zone by the mayor.

Make sure you have 30-40 minutes to wait for your pizza to cook, and don’t skip the side salad (with candied pecans, goat cheese, pickled onion, and red pepper dressing) or garlic brioche while you wait. Unlike a medical office park, you won’t leave with hunger, a frown, or a decade-old issue of Highlights magazine smuggled under your shirt.

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