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Shield’s Finally Arrives in Midtown With Square Pizza

The restaurant is located across from the DIA

Shield’s Pizza is open in Midtown.
Brenna Houck

Shield’s Pizza is now slinging Detroit-style square pizza at a new outpost in Midtown, Daily Detroit reports. The opening marks the return of Shield’s to Detroit proper, where it was founded in 1937.

Shield’s is located at the former Maccabee’s Traders address at 5057 Woodward Ave. kitty corner to the Detroit Institute of Arts. The restaurant, which staff at Shield’s tell Eater opened on April 8, features a dine-in restaurant space with a similar layout to its predecessor and a full bar. There’s also a carryout counter with square slices and salads to-go. From from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays customers at the counter can get a slice and a drink for $5.

Shield’s menu features options like cheesy bread, antipasto salad, burgers, soups, and sandwiches, in addition to the square pizzas. A tossed round pizza option is also available for those who want to skip the classic pan-baked pizza.

Detroit-style pizza originated at Buddy’s and quickly expanded to a variety of local restaurants in metro Detroit including Shield’s, Loui’s Pizza, and Cloverleaf Restaurant. Within the past 10 years restaurants outside of Detroit have raised the profile of the style nationally. With Shield’s hitting Woodward Avenue, Buddy’s heading downtown, and Michigan & Trumbull on the way to Corktown. It’s clear the square pizza trend is coming full circle.

Shield’s Pizza Opens In Midtown [Daily Detroit]
Detroit-Style Pizza Mainstay Shield’s Is Setting Up Shop in Midtown [ED]
All Openings Coverage [ED]

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