Where to Find Detroit-Style Pizza in Jersey City + Beyond

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Traditional Italian thin-crust might be the most popular pizza in the Hudson County area, but beyond enjoying pizza by the slice is another kind worth trying— Detroit style pizza. Developed in Detroit, Michigan, this type of pizza is characterized by thick, rectangular slices and thick, extra crispy crust on the bottom.

If you’re looking for a change in menu, check out these local spots for square pies that are known as Detroit-style pizza. With super crispy edges, sauce on top, and fluffy on the inside, this pizza is sure to satisfy your craving for a great Midwestern slice {and is not to be confused with Chicago’s deep-dish style}. Read on to discover spots in Jersey City and beyond that offer mouth-watering Detroit-Style pizza.

Jersey City

Low Fidelity Bar {328 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City}

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Nicknamed Lo-Fi by the locals, Low Fidelity is a chill, stylish bar in the Jersey City Heights serving delish Detroit-style pizza and original cocktails. The large backyard behind the building is fully equipped for timeless lawn games like bean bag toss.

Lo-Fi’s extensive selection of Detroit-style pizzas includes various red and white sauce pies and three specialty pies exclusive to the bar. More popular items on the menu are the Motor City “red” pizza {two types of pepperoni, mozzarella, marinara, oregano} and the Aloha Satellite “white” pizza {guanciale, tasso ham, pineapple, Thai basil, caramelized onion, serrano, + pecorino cream}. Lo-Fi also offers sandwiches, rice bowls, and salads for vegan + gluten-free diners.

Head to Lo-Fi any day of the week for Detroit-style pizza and stay for the cocktails and stellar bartending service. Follow the bar on Instagram @lowfidelitybar.

Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 5:00PM-2:00AM

Friday: 5:00PM-3:00AM

Saturday + Sunday: 12:00PM-3:00PM

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Luna Restaurant + Bar {279 Grove Street, Jersey City}

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This Italian-American spot off of the Grove Street PATH station not only serves traditional round pies, but it also sells Detroit-style pizza too. Family-owned by two brothers, Luna Restaurant + Bar is the sister restaurant of Paisano’s in Rutherford, NJ. It’s decorated with rustic-modern galaxy decor and the menu is sure to satisfy any appetite or craving.

Open for lunch, dinner, and brunch, Luna takes a contemporary spin on Italian pizza with its “Che” Pizza, a personal Detroit-style pie with luna tomato sauce, mozzarella, oregano. Every dish is crafted to have a homemade feel and taste, from homemade pasta to specialty dishes like the espresso short ribs. Pair any menu item with wine, beer, or an original cocktail.

Don’t miss out on Luna’s “Che” Pizza — one of the few options for Detroit-style pies in Hudson County. Follow the restaurant on Instagram @lunajerseycity.

Hours:

​​​​​​​​​​​​Monday to Saturday: 11:30AM-10:00PM

Closed Sunday

Beyond 

Emily Pizza {35 Downing Street, West Village}

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One of the more well-known restaurants in NYC for Detroit-style pizza, Emily was started by a couple {Emily and Matt} originally from Rhode Island. Pizza was the first meal Matt and his wife Emily {duh!} ever shared. Their first spot opened in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, but the most convenient location for our Hudson County residents is in the West Village off of the Christopher Street PATH station.

Almost all of Emily’s pies are Detroit-style — the most popular being the Arenstein with pepperoni, pickled chili, + honey, and their most recent edition Rhody with lacinato kale, chorizo, olive, banana pepper, and pecorino. The restaurant is also famous for the Emmy Burger served with curly fries {Pat LaFrieda dry-aged beef, EMMY sauce, caramelized onion, American cheese, and pickles on a pretzel bun}.

Emily was featured on the season finale of the Food Network’s The Flay List with Bobby and Sophie Flay. This restaurant is 100% worth crossing the Hudson to enjoy some real Detroit-style pizza. Make a reservation ASAP and follow @pizzalovesemily on Instagram.

Hours:

Monday + Tuesday: 11:30AM-10:00PM

Wednesday + Thursday: 11:30AM-11:00PM

Friday + Saturday: 11:30AM-11:30PM

Sunday: 11:30AM-10:00PM

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Jet’s Pizza {112 9th Avenue, Chelsea}

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Jet’s Pizza is a large Detroit-style pizza chain started by Eugene Jetts, his brother, and a friend in 1978 in Sterling Heights, Michigan. First named Jetts Party Shoppe & Pizzeria, the restaurant has grown into a franchise and the pizza is now even sold in grocery stores.

If you’re looking for one of the spots that started it all, look no further than right off of the 14th Street PATH station. Customization is key at Jet’s, with customizable choices for crust, bake, and every topping you can imagine for each pie.

This isn’t a regular pizza chain — it’s Detroit-style. Jet’s has great, low-cost slices + pies and they are open late.

Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 10:00AM-2:00AM

Friday + Saturday: 10:00AM-3:00AM

Sunday: 10:00AM-2:00AM

Lions & Tigers & Squares Detroit Pizza {268 West 23rd Street, Chelsea}

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Steps from the 23rd Street PATH station, Lions & Tigers & Squares Detroit Pizza is known for its authentic deep-dish, crispy pies. It has a grab-and-go atmosphere, but customers {of course} always come back for more. 

LTS is known for hefty pies loaded with meat, cheese, sauce, and more. The most popular items on the menu are the sausage + onion Detroit-style and vodka Detroit-style pizzas {cue the mouth-watering}. 

Lions & Tigers & Squares will satisfy any craving for Detroit-style pizza so be sure to visit NYC soon and chow down. Follow @lionsandtigersandsquares on Instagram.

Hours:

Every Day: 11:00AM-4:00AM

Have you visited one of these Detroit-Style spots yet? Let us know in the comments! 

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Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Megan is a Jersey Girl at heart with a passion for writing and content creation. She is an alumna of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and currently works in media relations for a Fortune 500 company. In her free time, you can find her at Crunch Fitness or exploring new brunch spots, dive bars, and local boutiques with her friends. Megan covers human-interest stories and lifestyle news geared toward young professionals and the every day Hoboken Girl.