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The Black Thorn Pub & Pizza

How good is the pizza at the Black Thorn Pub & Pizza (3735 Wyoming Street, 314-776-0534)? Would you believe it if we told you that famously impatient St. Louisans routinely wait more than an hour for it — or that people who don’t even like bars (yes, such people exist) have been queuing up at this dive bar for two decades just to eat it? Both things are true. Now, to like the food here, you need to like deep-dish pan pizza, which isn’t for everybody. But if that’s your jam, and you’re into some seriously heavy food, you might as well join the club. Nine-tenths of St. Louis can’t be wrong, can it?

Photo courtesy of Jenna Murphy