Great Lake

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1477 W Balmoral Ave (btw Clark & Glenwood)
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 334-9270

Foursquare Tips

  • The modest rack of shelves on Great Lakes western wall plays second fiddle to the highly coveted pizzas.
  • Try the salad with buttermilk dressing from our 100 Best list: An obsession with detail, an amount of scrutiny seldom applied to lettuce, a superlative, creamy dressing.
  • The menu consists of only three pizza and the owner makes each individually- with puffy, chewy crust; house-pulled mozzarella; layers of fresh, earthy mushrooms; and an obsessive eye for detail.
  • Stop in, put your name on the list, and then wait it out at a local watering hole (Hopleaf).
  • Congrats to Great Lake for making it on the list of top 10 pizza places in the country ... Eat it up.
  • It's a super thin crust pizza with amazing big bubbles. And it's chewy. Just try it. Thank us later.
  • This is one of chef Grant Achatz's favorite dining spots for pizza, which is all made of local, organic ingredients.
  • Go here and eat something!
  • Best Pizzas I ever eat
  • Most amazing pizza ever. Delicious. Be sure to try the tomatillo salsa, dante lamb cheese, fresh herb pizza. You won't be disappointed!
  • Thanks to the puffy, chewy crust; the house-pulled mozzarella; layers of earthy mushrooms; and an obsessive eye for detail, the answer, if your mouth isnt already watering, the wait is worth it.
  • Is the pizza worth the wait? Thanks to the puffy, chewy crust; the house-pulled mozzarella; layers of fresh, earthy mushrooms; the answer, if your mouth isnt already watering, is yes.
  • The menu consists of only three pizza and the owner makes each individually- with puffy, chewy crust; house-pulled mozzarella; layers of fresh, earthy mushrooms; and an obsessive eye for detail.
  • Heads up, order in advance and bring your patience... This is hand-crafted wonderland, but foodies only.
  • Be sure to add bacon if you order the #3 (Spinach pizza)
  • You gotta stop in necessary exTRAVagance just around the corner while you wait! Great EcoLuxe home store!
  • This is good food. It is a tiny place, it probably seats 20. And: it has the best mushroom pizza you'll eat outside Italy. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.
  • Order the pizza with chorizo -- AMAZING.
  • Check out Great Lake as seen on Unique Eats
  • Check out Great Lake as seen on Unique Eats