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Fricano's Pizza Tavern

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1400 Fulton St, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1536
+1 616-842-8640
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17:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Spring Lake, Michigan
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like thin crust, Fricanos is the place to go. Full bar, good service, and good pizza. Bring cash. No credit cards accepted.

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Thank 2ndAmendment1776
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fricano's has a reputation for great pizza. Pizza is thin crust and have never been disappointed when eating here! It is a must to have pizza here when in the area! Have been going here. For over 50 years!

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Thank ontheroadagain6565
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fricano's Pizza is a Grand Haven Institution!!! For over 60 years they have been serving up thin crust pizza and ONLY pizza. The toppings for pizza , of which there are only 5, are listed on the paper place mat. Fricano's is open year round and people line up in the summer to enjoy this unique pizza pie. Do not... More 

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Thank Naomi K
Saginaw, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

OK, we have been going here for many years, My Wife's family introduced us to Fricano's and we go here every time we visit the West Side of the State!

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Thank herbsuperb11
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Fricano's Pizza is a nice thing crust pizza. It's a simple place, there are no menus, every topping is on the placemat. Pizza is all they do. It's a very unique flavored sauce. You either like it, or you don't. It's one of my favorites, my wife doesn't. During the height of tourist season, people line up down the street... More 

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Thank Scott D
Camden, New Jersey, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you want a great simple pizza without the frills, Fricano's is the place to go. Make sure you go early in the evening on a week day or be ready to wait. But even the locals will tell you it is worth the wait.

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Thank Sandy N
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Don't go for the atmosphere, but go early or you'll wait and wait! Such good pizza, it's a regular on our visit list when we're in to see family. Recommend the pizza served on cardboard & burnt. The perfect combo of charred skinny crust and cheese. If you're a pan pizza fan, this may change your mind. Limited wine selection,... More 

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Thank lpdesigns
Holland, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

There is just something about this pizza that is different than anything else. I have been coming here literally my entire life and I enjoy it now as much as ever!

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Thank Jay K
perrysburg
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193 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had a good visit here on a recent rainy evening. The place is off the beaten path but easy to find. Just pizza, folks. Simple. Not all those crazy modern toppings. Cash only (though our sweet and smiley waitress told us there was a debit machine there). Beer and wine for sure, though I thought I saw a full-bar?... More 

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Thank irishPerrysburg
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Beware all those that find stairs difficult. I must note that as I watched with concern for an individual with a walker trying to leave. This is a pizza house museum practically speaking, built in a long ago era. One must climb a flight of stairs to get in and out, and unfortunately also to use the bathrooms. Keeping with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pizza, Italian, Pub
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Fulton St, Grand Haven, MI 49417-1536
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Grand Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 616-842-8640
Description
Believed to be the first pizzeria in Michigan. Thin crust, REAL cheese, the BEST pizza anywhere!! They have been here since 1949. The other Fricano restaurants are off-shoots of this one-the ORIGINAL

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?