Pizza by Mr. Scribs – Laketon
I’ve been going to Muskegon every so often for work for the last couple of years. Every time I go with a certain co-worker, he raves about a small pizza chain unique to the Muskegon area. We don’t usually have time for dinner or I’ve brought mine with me and not wanted to spend the money. After constant pestering, I finally decided to give in and give this pizza a try.
Pizza by Mr. Scribs is constantly voted best pizza in the Muskegon. They have five locations with four in the Muskegon area and one in Grand Haven. My co-worker and I had a little bit of extra time around dinner time. Initially, he said he wanted Taco Bell, but when I threw out Mr. Scribs, his eyes lit up.
We chose the Mr. Scribs on Laketon Avenue right at the intersection with Jaman Street. I asked my co-worker if it was a carry-out type place where you went in and placed an order or if it was more of a sit down restaurant. He said it was more of a carry-out place, but we should probably call an order in.
He looked up the number on his iPad then asked if there was anything I didn’t like on my pizza. I only said onions not expecting him to order a deluxe, but that’s exactly what he did after making sure there were no onions on it.
The order was going to take about fifteen minutes to cook and we were only five minutes or so away. We decided just to wait inside instead of looking suspicious in the parking lot.
Mr. Scribs is mostly a carry-out business (this location even has a drive through), but they do have a few tables instead should you want to eat in. Since we were early, my co-worker and I bellied up to one of the tables then promptly ignored each other by burying our heads into our cell phones until the pizza was ready.
After about ten minutes, my co-worker’s name was called and we paid the $22 to get our pizza. I tried to throw in half, but to my surprise, my co-worker refused and treated me to his favorite pizza.
Since pizza would be pretty tough to eat while driving, we asked for a couple plates and some forks so we could have a few slices before we got back on the road.
The pizza came out of the paper wrapping steaming hot. The large, thin crust pizza was piled high with Italian sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, bacon (extra), and green olives (extra). If I was on my own, I would have just ordered a pepperoni, but since I was being treated, I decided to give it a go the way it was. The only thing I really don’t like is mushrooms and I could easily pick them out.
The only thing I was a little disappointed by was the crust. It was very soggy and very hard to pick up. The pizza was cut in to squares and the cheese was oozing over the edges. They were very generous with the toppings and the chunks of the fresh Italian sausage were my favorite.
Had the crust been a little firmer, this pizza would have been incredibly delicious. As it was cooked, it was still very good and one of the better pizzas I’ve had in West Michigan, but not being able to pick the slices up left me with just a hint of disappointment.