Pequod’s Pizza

Pizza in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Like the ship in Moby Dick from which this neighborhood restaurant takes its name, Pequod’s pan-style (akin to deep-dish) pizza is a thing of legend – head and shoulders above chain competitors for its caramelized cheese, generous toppings and sweetly flavored sauce. Neon beer signs glow from the walls, and Blackhawks jerseys hang from the ceiling in the affably rugged interior.

Wait times can be long (45 minutes isn't unheard of), but you can pass the time drinking (from 4pm) at the WhaleTale bar one door down; Pequod's will page you when your table is ready.