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10 Best Pizza Places Where Iowa Started

Whether it's a classic New York-style slice, Chicago-style deep dish, or a creative, gourmet pie, grab a slice (or two) and enjoy!

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Voted on by Travel Dubuque's followers, these are the top 10 favorite pizza places in the Dubuque area.

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Chad's Pizza & Restaurant

Coming in hot at our #1 spot is Chad's Pizza & Restaurant located in Dyersville. Just a short 30 min drive from downtown Dubuque, Chad's Pizza is nestled in the charming historic streets of downtown Dyersville. Grab a slice before or after heading out to the Field of Dreams Movie Site, also located in Dyersville. 

Town Clock Inn

Town Clock Pizza

Town Clock Pizza is a family restaurant that was founded more than 52 years ago, and has been making delicious food ever since. Formerly located in downtown Dubuque adjacent to the Town Clock, they now reside at their new location in Centralia, located between Dubuque and Peosta, right off of Historic Highway 20. With their signature crust made in-house and only using the freshest ingredients, Town Clock Pizza guarantee an amazing meal each and every time!

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L.May Eatery

Serving gourmet pies with gourmet ingredients is L.May Eatery's specialty. Located on the beautifully restored 1000 block of historic Main Street, L.May Eatery is known for their friendly and comfortable atmosphere with special attention to customer service. Make sure to check their website and social media for weekly & seasonal pizza specials.


Marco's Italian & American Foods

Nothing hits the spot like a classic Italian pizza! Marco‚Äôs Italian & American Foods is family-owned since 1960, making them a tried-and-true staple for pizza. Following traditional Italian and American recipes with nothing but the best ingredients, they pride themselves in making your family happy - including the pickiest eaters! Their menu features authentically Italian, with their meatballs, Italian sausages, and sauces all made in-house. 


Shot Tower Inn

Rounding out the top half of our list is Shot Tower Inn. Shot Tower Inn has been proudly serving Dubuque's favorite pizza since 1967. Located just a block off of main street, Shot Tower Inn is the perfect place for lunch or dinner any day of the week. 

Knickers Saloon

Knicker's Saloon

Located on Central Ave, Knicker's Saloon is a biker bar & grill that prides themselves in providing an anything but ordinary menu, including their pizzas! With specials like chicken taco flatbread pizza, breakfast supreme pizza, fire burger pizza, and more, Knicker's Saloon is a must stop for mouthwatering dishes.

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Happy Joe's

There's no staple quite like Happy Joe's! This Iowa-based chain has been serving up quality pies in Dubuque since 1977. With signature pies like their taco pizza, Happy Joe's has come to be a local staple and favorite for all ages. 

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Brazen Open Kitchen + Bar

With fresh flavors and quality ingredients, all served with signature Brazen flair, their pizzas are a can't miss. Located in the Historic Millwork District, Brazen Open Kitchen + Bar is an open scratch kitchen creating honest food made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients, their pizzas being no exception! With specials changing with the seasons, make sure to check their website or social media to see what's topping their fresh pies. 

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Park Farm Winery

Park Farm Winery is located in Bankston, a short 30 min drive from downtown Dubuque. Park Farm is a family owned and operated vineyard, winery and wood-fired pizza eatery set atop the rolling hills in Iowa's Driftless Region making for stunning view that perfectly pair with wine & pizza. Their one-of-a-kind wood fire pizzas are made on site from start to finish. With indoor & outdoor seating, Park Farm has grown into a year-round Iowa destination.

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Your Pie Pizza

Last but not least is Your Pie Pizza of Dubuque. This franchise has been calling Dubuque home since 2018. With build-your-own brick oven fired pizzas, Your Pie is the perfect place to take your family - including the pickiest of eaters!