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Pizza topped with dill is increasingly popular in metro Detroit.
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Pickle Pizza? Here’s Where to Try It

Whether with white sauce or red, dill gives it a kick

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Pizza topped with dill is increasingly popular in metro Detroit.
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Slide over pepperoni, pickle is popular as a pie topping in metro Detroit pizzerias.

Surprised? It’s hard to mess up a pizza, although many might argue that pineapple doesn’t belong on one. Based on the growing number of restaurants topping pizza with dill, it’s a great move.

Some pizzerias are placing the dill on a traditional pizza with red sauce but many hold the tomatoes and add just a garlicky white sauce.

Chubby Charlie’s claims to have created a pickle pizza in 2018 in Waterford Township, before anyone else. Now, others have taken the idea and run with it.

Here’s where to get pickle pizza on a pie.

Do you eat pickles on pizza? Would you try it? Let us know at detroit@eater.com.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Shorty Bell's

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1260 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 502-5146
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This new carryout spot, part of the Detroit Beer Exchange, serves 16-inch pies from the window in downtown Detroit. Toppings include eggplant puree, fig jam, ricotta, arugula, grilled zucchini, and smoked chicken, as well as pickles.

2. Saucy Brew Works - Detroit

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2671 John R St
Detroit, MI 48201
(734) 926-8933
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Cleveland-born Saucy Brew Works opened a Detroit outpost in March 2021 with indoor and outdoor seating. Dill pickles flavor the Nashville-style hot chicken pizza, which also is covered in a white barbecue sauce, smoked cheese mix, parsley, and pecorino romano. The pizza pairs well with a German or American-style beer.

3. Detroit Pizza Factory

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8471 N Telegraph Rd
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
(313) 278-3355
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Dill pizza, created with garlic herb sauce, mozzarella, dill pickles, and dill weed, can be made on a variety of crusts: keto, gluten-free, original round, original thin, and cracker thin. If a pickle pizza isn’t enough, fried dill spears are sold as a side.

4. Slice of the 80s

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34747 Warren Rd
Westland, MI 48185
(734) 728-1980
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Around for about a decade, the funky Slice of the ’80s has award-winning pizza, vintage videogames, and nostalgic-based restaurants in Westland and Livonia. Pickle pizza is made with white garlic sauce and mozzarella and seven crust flavors are available.

5. J's Penalty Box

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22726 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 398-4070
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Claiming to be the home of “Ferndale’s original pickle pizza,” the female-owned J’s is the quintessential sports bar. Dill pizzas come in two sizes, with garlic and olive oil, a thin crust, and mozzarella.

6. Hippie's Pizza

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121 E Thirteen Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48073
(248) 733-1111
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With countless toppings, Hippie’s Pizza has something for everyone who eats pizza. Dill is an available topping on a list that includes the usual suspects, as well as vegan pepperoni, pulled pork, vegan sausage, eggplant, shoestring fries, sweet potato, tater tots, and a whole lot more.

7. Chubby Charlie's Pizza

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6672 Cooley Lake Rd
Waterford Twp, MI 48327
(248) 242-4763
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“Home of the original pickle pizza,” Chubby Charlie’s claims to have invented it and has been serving dill atop pizza for a few years. Charlie’s pizza includes homemade creamy garlic sauce, cheese, and lots of pickles sprinkled on top.

8. Sherwood Brewing Company

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45689 Hayes Rd
Shelby Township, MI 48315
(586) 532-9669
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The Macomb microbrewery is serving up dill pizza (and Nashville hot chicken pizza) to complement its beer. The pickle passionate can also get them in a pizza roll, made with a blend of cheeses and Maceri pickle chips rolled into dough and meant for dipping in a creamy pesto sauce.

9. The HUB Sports Bistro

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16780 21 Mile Rd
Macomb, MI 48044
(586) 226-3399
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The “Detroit pickle pizza” at this lively neighborhood joint is available on a hand-tossed round or a thin crust, and comes with Parmesan garlic sauce, mozzarella, and provolone cheese. Enjoy it with a choice from 20 beers on tap, in front of one of the 24 TV sets.

10. Fairfax Market

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899 Beaconsfield Ave
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
(313) 822-7074
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Around for 150 years, this favorite neighborhood market is stocked with just about everything a shopper would need despite its size. It’s also whipping up pickle pies, in two sizes; the smaller is enough for two.

1. Shorty Bell's

1260 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226

This new carryout spot, part of the Detroit Beer Exchange, serves 16-inch pies from the window in downtown Detroit. Toppings include eggplant puree, fig jam, ricotta, arugula, grilled zucchini, and smoked chicken, as well as pickles.

1260 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226

2. Saucy Brew Works - Detroit

2671 John R St, Detroit, MI 48201

Cleveland-born Saucy Brew Works opened a Detroit outpost in March 2021 with indoor and outdoor seating. Dill pickles flavor the Nashville-style hot chicken pizza, which also is covered in a white barbecue sauce, smoked cheese mix, parsley, and pecorino romano. The pizza pairs well with a German or American-style beer.

2671 John R St
Detroit, MI 48201

3. Detroit Pizza Factory

8471 N Telegraph Rd, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127

Dill pizza, created with garlic herb sauce, mozzarella, dill pickles, and dill weed, can be made on a variety of crusts: keto, gluten-free, original round, original thin, and cracker thin. If a pickle pizza isn’t enough, fried dill spears are sold as a side.

8471 N Telegraph Rd
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127

4. Slice of the 80s

34747 Warren Rd, Westland, MI 48185

Around for about a decade, the funky Slice of the ’80s has award-winning pizza, vintage videogames, and nostalgic-based restaurants in Westland and Livonia. Pickle pizza is made with white garlic sauce and mozzarella and seven crust flavors are available.

34747 Warren Rd
Westland, MI 48185

5. J's Penalty Box

22726 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220

Claiming to be the home of “Ferndale’s original pickle pizza,” the female-owned J’s is the quintessential sports bar. Dill pizzas come in two sizes, with garlic and olive oil, a thin crust, and mozzarella.

22726 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220

6. Hippie's Pizza

121 E Thirteen Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073

With countless toppings, Hippie’s Pizza has something for everyone who eats pizza. Dill is an available topping on a list that includes the usual suspects, as well as vegan pepperoni, pulled pork, vegan sausage, eggplant, shoestring fries, sweet potato, tater tots, and a whole lot more.

121 E Thirteen Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48073

7. Chubby Charlie's Pizza

6672 Cooley Lake Rd, Waterford Twp, MI 48327

“Home of the original pickle pizza,” Chubby Charlie’s claims to have invented it and has been serving dill atop pizza for a few years. Charlie’s pizza includes homemade creamy garlic sauce, cheese, and lots of pickles sprinkled on top.

6672 Cooley Lake Rd
Waterford Twp, MI 48327

8. Sherwood Brewing Company

45689 Hayes Rd, Shelby Township, MI 48315

The Macomb microbrewery is serving up dill pizza (and Nashville hot chicken pizza) to complement its beer. The pickle passionate can also get them in a pizza roll, made with a blend of cheeses and Maceri pickle chips rolled into dough and meant for dipping in a creamy pesto sauce.

45689 Hayes Rd
Shelby Township, MI 48315

9. The HUB Sports Bistro

16780 21 Mile Rd, Macomb, MI 48044

The “Detroit pickle pizza” at this lively neighborhood joint is available on a hand-tossed round or a thin crust, and comes with Parmesan garlic sauce, mozzarella, and provolone cheese. Enjoy it with a choice from 20 beers on tap, in front of one of the 24 TV sets.

16780 21 Mile Rd
Macomb, MI 48044

10. Fairfax Market

899 Beaconsfield Ave, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230

Around for 150 years, this favorite neighborhood market is stocked with just about everything a shopper would need despite its size. It’s also whipping up pickle pies, in two sizes; the smaller is enough for two.

899 Beaconsfield Ave
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230

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