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Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown

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225 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4817
+1 573-449-2454
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Shalespeare's was a fixture for over 40 years at its original location serving very good pizza at decent prices. In fact, if you went to Mizzou or lived in Columbia, Shakespeare's was a virtual fixture. In the past few years, they closed, remodeled & reopened the original restaurant and have opened 2 additional restaurants. As with many successful restaurants who... More 

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Thank pat f
Columbia, Missouri
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The pizza is great. Great college atmosphere. Good beer selection. The renovation was well done staying pretty true to the old restaurant.

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Thank Bob C
Springfield, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great pizza! Loved atmosphere of the downtown location. Had nice big rooms, would be great for large parties. Service was pleasant and fast. Delicious food for the price.

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Thank tamarad863
Columbia, Missouri
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Shakespeare's Pizza is good at all locations and downtown is no exception. The recent remodeling looks great. The interior doors in particular, are exceptional. All of the finishes on the woodwork were good choices. The building hardware is well matched also. Of course, the smell of pizza cooking is the best

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Thank ZTRUKMEK
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a long time favorite. The pie is good, delivery is great and in the place is always a favorite.

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Thank Missourian55
Columbia, Missouri
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, I'm not really sure that Shakespeare's pizza is Columbia's best, but a whole lot of people who live or have lived in Columbia think so. Certainly, it is great pizza. But perhaps the big draw is the place, the people who run it and the decades of drawing in lots and lots of people to eat pizza and have... More 

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Thank velho2016
Kurt M, Manager at Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown, responded to this review

Thanks for such a nice review! We love that you like the "old atmosphere", and we're happy to have you anytime. More 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place, favorite pizza in town. My wife is not much of a fan. It's been around forever though, and it's been a local favorite for ages, so I think you gotta eat here when you come at least once so you can see that I'm right and my wife is wrong.

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Thank ben w
Kurt M, Manager at Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in! Usually we say "happy wife = happy life"... But in this case, we agree with you ;) More 

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are from Columbia, but we live out of town. Anytime we come home we have to go to Shakespeare's! The pizza is wonderful. They have a gluten free crust as well as a wheat crust. It can get busy, but that just says something about the pizza. Every taste bud is different, but my husband says best pizza he's... More 

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Thank Samantha R
Kurt M, Manager at Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We love hearing such nice words about our pizza. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Lakeland, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming here for 40 odd years. They recently went through a bit of an exterior remodel but the inside is true to its character. The pizza is still excellent and it's really a part of Columbia.

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Thank Curtis H
Kurt M, Manager at Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown, responded to this review

We tried to keep the inside as close to the original as possible. Thanks so much for coming in! More 

Boston, USA
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81 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The pizza is delicious, the staff are friendly and you can see into the kitchen where they make the pizza. They also have a bar and t-shirts for sale. Highly recommended.

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Thank Sarah D
Kurt M, Manager at Shakespeare's Pizza Downtown, responded to this review

Thanks so much! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4817
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-449-2454

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?