With crusts thick and thin, sauces spicy and savory, cheeses fresh and flavorful and toppings tropical and traditional, pizza could very well be the most loved dairy food—ever. If we had our way, we’d spend all of National Pizza Month sampling a slice from every pizza place around in search of the best pizza in Washington. But we’ve got cows to milk and barns to clean, which is why we polled our Facebook followers, to find their favorites.
We learned that port towns are known for more than just fishing and that death by pizza is a thing. Speaking of which, one of these pizzas was also listed as one of Buzzfeed’s 18 Pizza Joints You Must Try Before You Die. No matter where you look, people are slicing up great pizza all over Washington. Be sure to check out these crowd favorites:
Papa Pete’s, Castle Rock (and other locations)
The Peterson Family opened the doors to their first pizza place in 1974 and Papa Pete’s was born. The Castlerock location received the most votes, but there are a few other locations, and they all serve 27 varieties of pizza made on their secret family recipe dough and freshly made pizza sauce. Try a slice: the Barkeeper (Canadian bacon, beef, fresh tomatoes).
Westside Pizza, Lynden (and other locations)
Where it’s all about the pizza! Westside Pizza got its start in Colville, and has been growing like crazy for nearly 20 years. Pizza connoisseurs can attempt the Death By Pizza Challenge, requiring that you eat a large pizza of the same name. That’s 18” of pure delicious. Try the challenge: Death By Pizza (pepperoni, Canadian bacon, sausage, pineapple, beef, mushrooms, olives, onions, green peppers, regular bacon).
Chico’s Pizza Parlor, Moses Lake
Moses Lake is an oasis for cross-state commuters and pizza-lovers alike. And if you’re a cross-state-commuting-pizza-lover, your life just improved 1000%. Chico’s is known for its crispy crust and mile-high toppings. Try a slice: the Hochstatter (Canadian bacon, regular bacon, pepperoni, olives).
Fazzari’s Finest, Clarkston
What’s the secret of the perfect pizza? That’s something Fazzari’s pizza chefs have refused to share for the last 30 years, but we’re guessing it has something to do with their tender crust or homemade Italian sausage. Either way, according to Buzzfeed, Fazzari’s is one of 18 places in the entire United States where you must eat pizza before you die. Try a slice: the Shotsy (ustard sauce, saeurkraut, onions, smoked Polish sausage, Swiss, mozzarella).
Old School Pizzeria, Olympia
Old school has a few things to teach us about pizza—and décor. This place is decked out in 80s posters and you can fill up on pizza for just $5. They have a pinball machine and other arcade games (unfortunately, the Player 2 joystick on the Street Fighter 2 machine is in need of repair). Try a slice: the One Ton (Canadian bacon, pepperoni, sausage, olives, mushrooms).
Lexi’s Pizza Pub, Kelso
The perfect mix of fun and food, Lexi’s dishes up a mean pizza pie and a great night of dancing and karaoke. The pizzas are loaded with cheese and their giant calzones are the size of a football. Can you say touchdown? Try a slice: the Old World (salami, Canadian bacon, sausage, beef, olives, mushrooms, onion, bell peppers, pepperoni, pineapple, fresh tomatoes).
Annie’s Pizza Station, Concrete
Nestled in the North Cascades, Annie’s Pizza has altitude—its pizza toppings piled high! Once a gas station, you’ll find pizza names like the Diesel, Regular, Supreme, and Unleaded. The best part? Annie’s offers campsite delivery to many of the local campgrounds. Try a slice: Dani’s Hawaiian Journey (Red Sauce, Cheese, Canadian-style Bacon, Pineapple, Maraschino Cherries).
Waterfront Pizza, Port Townsend
Feel like something other than fish? Waterfront Pizza is the place to be. Their sourdough crust begins with a 150 year old starter, and all cheeses are grated fresh daily. At Waterfront Pizza, they believe that “a truly fine pizza can cure all ills.” Being sick never tasted so good. Try a slice: the Cajun Combo (Cajun sausage, onion, mild chiles).
In case you haven’t had your fill, these are a few other places around the state worth mentioning:
- Hubby’s Pizza, Kennewick
- Saddlerock Brewery, Wenatchee
- Cloverleaf, Tacoma
- Brooklyn Brother’s, Everett
- Jimmy’s Pizza and Pasta, Stanwood
- Coconut Kenny’s, Bellingham