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Decent Deep Dish in O'Hare?

Old Nov 7, 16, 7:14 am
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Decent Deep Dish in O'Hare?

Good morning all.

I have two hours in ORD this Friday going from DCA to XNA. It'll be around lunchtime. I was going to grab my usual torta from Tortas Frontera but I've been craving pizza and was wondering if there is any deep dish in O'Hare worth going to? A quick Google search didn't leave me too much hope.

Thanks in advance!
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Old Nov 7, 16, 7:24 am
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Shifting this discussion over to the Chicago forum, as it's not specifically related to AA.

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Old Nov 7, 16, 7:43 am
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Google was correct.
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Old Nov 7, 16, 10:32 am
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Reggio's is the only deep dish choice at ORD. I'm not a fan of deep dish so haven't eaten there but I haven't heard good things. See also:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/chica...za-places.html
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If you can get into United Club, you can order individual Chicago style stuffed pizza from Giordano's. Not technically "deep dish", but close enough for most people, and is definitely Chicago original.
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Old Nov 7, 16, 1:24 pm
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Thanks for the input everyone. It seems like I'll need to plan a quick trip to Chicago to get my deep dish fix.

Am I wrong, or would a legit, sit-down deep dish place do well at O'Hare? With its passenger numbers and level of connecting traffic I would think it would make sense. Plus with all three domestic terminals connected post-security everyone could go.

Originally Posted by legalalien View Post
If you can get into United Club, you can order individual Chicago style stuffed pizza from Giordano's. Not technically "deep dish", but close enough for most people, and is definitely Chicago original.
That does look good, but sadly I'm connecting on AA through Terminal 3. And don't have United Club access. Thanks though! I'll look out for it next time I'm in town.
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Old Nov 7, 16, 1:24 pm
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Reggio's is disgusting, for any pizza
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Old Nov 7, 16, 4:07 pm
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Originally Posted by slutide View Post
Am I wrong, or would a legit, sit-down deep dish place do well at O'Hare? With its passenger numbers and level of connecting traffic I would think it would make sense. Plus with all three domestic terminals connected post-security everyone could go.
Getting the appropriate equipment may be a problem, not sure. But the bigger issue is that a real deep dish (which most of us Chicagoans don't normally eat), take about 30-45 minutes to cook and requires a fork, and I'm guessing that's the part where an airport doesn't make as much sense...for the most part it's not a fast-serve, on-the-go product.
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Old Nov 7, 16, 8:56 pm
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Decent deep dish pizza is an oxymoron. It doesn't exist and isn't pizza.
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Old Nov 7, 16, 8:58 pm
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Originally Posted by milepig View Post
Decent deep dish pizza is an oxymoron. It doesn't exist and isn't pizza.
Says someone who has clearly never had Lou Malnati's.

Or has no taste buds.

Or no taste.

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Old Nov 8, 16, 8:08 am
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Originally Posted by davie355 View Post
Says someone who has clearly never had Lou Malnati's.

Or has no taste buds.

Or no taste.

Well, at this point, it's more of a tourist attraction than a local preference.
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Old Nov 8, 16, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by davie355 View Post
Says someone who has clearly never had Lou Malnati's.

Or has no taste buds.

Or no taste.

I have had Lou Matnati's, and have taste buds and taste. Pizza is flat and crispy - not a pile of doughy mess. It may serve a purpose, but it isn't pizza!!!
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Old Nov 14, 16, 3:52 am
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O'Hare is just bad in general. Barely any decent food.
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Old Nov 14, 16, 7:14 am
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Originally Posted by pon18n View Post
O'Hare is just bad in general. Barely any decent food.
Even after some of the "newer" additions (Tortas Frontera, Wicker Park Sushi, The Publican, etc.) this is sadly still true for an airport of it's size and the number of passengers it services.
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If you're willing to go back through TSA after eating, the restaurant in the onsite Hilton is very good.
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