4254 W. 31st Street (Google Maps)
Chicago, IL 60623
CPC invaded Home Run Inn on 3/1/06
Snap, this isn't just a frozen pizza company?
Founded in 1947, Home Run Inn has been serving up tasty pizza and classic pasta, sandwiches, and salads since its birth. Plus, it's on the South Side so you know it's good. It's basically 5 miles west of Comiskey Park, standing as a landmark in yet another Chicago neighborhood to undergo massive change in the last half century.
On the outside, you'll quickly notice that they have three parking lots, all of which appeared pretty full. This might be due more to the well organized and busy takeout service they offer than it is to the sit down diners. The dining room is relatively small and has long tables that can accomodate 2 people or can be put together to seat 12. They offer a pizza feast, which is basically $10 a person and you get an order of chicken tenders, cheese sticks, toasted ravioli, garlic bread, salads for everyone, and a one-topping pie for every 4 people.
Our waitress was pleasant, even when it took us awhile to order. This place is not cheap and the ingredient list wasn't as thorough as many places offer nowadays. They do have specials listed and we decided that we had to go with the specialty pies. They are:
- Garlic Fireball - sausage, jalapenoes, giardiniera, all on garlic butter crust
- Laurie's Favorite - spinach, plum tomatoes, all on garlic butter crust
- Nick's Super - sausage, mushrooms, pepper, onions
- Chicago's Best - sausage, pepperoni, smoked bacon
- BBQ Chicken - baked chicken, Sweet Baby Ray's sauce, onions, mozarella, and cheddar
Petey gives Home Run Inn a score of 8.7
I'd like to leave you with a few deep thoughts before you look at the pictures:
This place really hit it out of the park!
Or, this place is a grand slam!
Or, don't swing and miss, come to Home Run Inn!
I may have a future in advertisements and/or talk shows.
Going, going.... gone!
Where it went down