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By Emily McIntyre
By entering the hunter green doors of Pizza Glen and choosing a seat, you’re stepping into a Clinton tradition that began in the 1970s. Multilevel seating, an old-fashioned video game, and vintage Coca-Cola chandeliers set the mood for incredible pizza and sandwiches.
I’ve been coming to Pizza Glen for years, and I always get the same thing: a six-inch personal pepperoni-and-black-olive pizza with extra sauce. But I’m a traditionalist when it comes to my favorite foods. You can do as my husband does and change your order every time—try anchovies, jalapenos, cheese, and other toppings. Or order a large pizza to share. The deep dish will come in its distinctive rectangle shape, and you can revel in the buttery crust.
Branch out from pizza and order the Top of the Hill—an incredible Reuben on crisp rye filled with pastrami and flavorful sauerkraut. Salads here overflow the plate—don’t expect a fancy artisanal salad, just a solid stack of iceberg topped with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, and dressing of your choice. Prices are reasonable and service is friendly. Check out Pizza Glen for what I think is the best pizza in the region.
This story originally ran in the December/January 2013 issue of Missouri Life. For more stories like this, subscribe to Missouri Life.