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“good atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Big John's Home Town Pizza

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Big John's Home Town Pizza
Ranked #47 of 78 Restaurants in Pendleton
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Pendleton, Oregon
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“good atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

very school-sport oriented. Great supporter of school athletics. Food is good, if a little expensive. THE apparant place to go for birthday parties, after-game celebrations, etc.

Visited November 2012
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24 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Happy Valley, Oregon
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lousy pizza!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2012

My wife and I went here on a Saturday night because pretty much everything else in town was closed - and it was only 7:00 PM! We were in the mood for pizza or Italian food, but the Italian restaurant we wanted to go to was closed. I guess if you're not in town during the Pendleton Roundup, they pretty much roll up the sidewalks by 6:00 PM. Anyway, the atmosphere at Big John's was similar to a Shakey's Pizza Parlor, with lots of big screen TV's, and everything is self-serve. You order your food at one counter and drinks at another. We ordered the "Big John's Special" pizza with the thin crust and it was terrible. The crust was crispy, but it was tasteless and dry. The tomato "sauce" tasted like unseasoned tomato paste straight out of a can. I can't remember ever eating a worst pizza. Even a store-bought frozen pizza made at home would have been better. The service was good and so was the beer, but that's about the best thing I can say about this place.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Bay City, Oregon
2 reviews
“Great atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2012

Service was good. Lots of flat screens with the NFL channel playing. Pizza was good but not great, just average. It's made right there, hand tossed crust and all that, but lacked some flavor.

Visited August 2012
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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113 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Uh, Weird!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

The pizza is like a tasteless oyster/water cracker with toppings on it. We pretty much thought it was the worst pizza ever. The salad bar and unlimited sodas was nice. All of the games were broken in the family center and the carpet was dingy and smelly. The place was packed so we thought it must be good, but the pizza needs a major overhaul.

Visited June 2012
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Olympia
2 reviews
“Good pizza, quick service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

Good pizza and salads for the value. The wife and kids wanted some pizza, but none of the "big box" stores - blah. So, staff at Oxford Suites recommended Big Johns. It was a good choice.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Gregg B
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