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The Football Foodie: Pizza Edition

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson The Football Foodie: Pizza Edition
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Plank’s Café

  • Number of televisions: 12
  • Buckeye Capacity: 300 seats, 350 fans
  • Patio: No
  • Continuous Game Sound: Yes
  • Game Day Special: ½ price pizza 5pm-10pm on Mondays, breakfast all day on game day
  • Pizza to HaveAll-Meat

For many, a visit to historic German Village isn’t complete without a stop at Plank’s, 743 Parsons Avenue. The old-school joint has been around since 1939, and they’ve been making both lifelong friends and great pizza for as long.

Plank’s Café is the sort of place fathers and mothers bring their sons and daughters, grand-kids and even great grand-kids, and they’re all generations of Buckeyes, who make it a family tradition to watch the game and share a pie at Plank’s.

The All-Meat Pizza is all-satisfying. Plank’s’ sauce recipe may be the most controversial in the city, some people loving the sweet combination it creates with the house-made crust, others finding it too syrupy for their tastes. I dare the naysayers to try the All-Meat, and see if there might not be something to over 70 years of tradition.

The pizza comes loaded edge-to-edge with pepperoni, sausage, ham, ground beef, bratwurst, and bacon, and that salty collection of goodness offsets the sweetness some complain about in a way that makes this pie completely unique.  When you partner a few slices with a few pints, and all the free popcorn and peanuts you can eat, a good time is had by any and all.

Plank’s Café opens at 7am on game day Saturdays (and every other day), and is closed on Sundays.

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