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Imo’s Pizza – Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark

June 12, 2016

  • 1 S. Broadway Street
  • St. Louis, MO 63102
  • (314) 641-8899
  • Website
  • Menu

I sort of left B in a predicament.  My dinner plans were set as I was meeting “The Guys” at Fox Sports Midwest Live! for dinner, but what was J going to do for herself and L.  B had fallen asleep in the hotel room not long after I left, so the choices were down to room service and pizza delivery.

It wasn’t hard to find a good pizza place in downtown St. Louis.  As L and I were swimming on the rooftop pool before I left to go to the Cardinals game, I noticed several people coming out to the pool deck with boxes of pizza.   I meant to tell J about it assuming they delivered to the hotel, but I forgot…and she found the same place anyway.

Imo’s Pizza is pretty popular in the St. Louis area.  They actually have 90 stores in Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas, but the headquarters are in unincorporated St. Louis County.  The chain is popular for “St. Louis Style” pizza which is a type of pizza that both J and I can get on board with.

There are a couple options for Imo’s downtown, but I’m pretty sure J called the one on 4th Street a few blocks from the Crowne Plaza Downtown which is where we were staying.  The closest one to us was actually the Broadway Street location but I don’t believe they do delivery due to the fact that restaurant is on the ground level of the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark.  I’m kind of going to mash up these two locations in to one blog post just due to the fact that I took pictures of the one at the Hilton because it was on my way back to the hotel and I assumed at the time (wrongly apparently) that was the one she ordered from.  That small restaurant sits on the Market Street side of the hotel building about halfway between Broadway Street and South 7th.  The dining room consists of a few tables inside a long, narrow public space after you pass an order counter as you enter the door.  There’s also some outdoor dining which was being used by several people after the game. 

While it was easily walkable from where we were staying, J opted for delivery because she had both kids by herself.  Unfortunately, they can’t bring it up to the room, so when they got to the hotel, J had to get B and wrangle L down 22 floors to pick up the pizza from the lobby.

It was just J and L eating at the time, so J ordered a Large Original Thin cheese pizza.  We were lucky enough to have a balcony in our hotel room, so J and L had a little picnic with the Gateway Arch in the background.  They left me four or five pieces so I could give it a try when I got back to the room after the game…and I’m glad they did.

The things that make St. Louis Style pizza unique are the things that we like about pizza like this.  The crust is super thin and made without yeast.  The cracker thin crust is cut in to squares instead of triangles making for a crispier, easier to eat pizza.  The really unique thing about this style of pizza is the cheese.  They actually brag and are proud of using Provel which is a processed cheese blend of white cheddar, provolone, and Swiss cheeses.  It’s extremely popular in the St. Louis area.  It’s hard to describe the taste but it was actually quite tasty.  The cheese is really gooey and even after sitting out for a couple of hours, the pizza held on to it’s crispy crust and flavorful toppings.

Imo’s Pizza was a really good choice for dinner and one I would have probably pushed for if I had stayed at the hotel with them.  I had heard of Imo’s before we ever started planning our trip to St. Louis and I’m glad we got a little taste of an authentic St. Louis pizza before leaving town.

Imo’s Pizza – Broadway Street Location Downtown

Original Thin Cheese Pizza


Original Thin Cheese Pizza

Imo's Pizza Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 12, 2016 1:37 pm

    You can get a St. Louis Style pizza complete with yeast less crust and Provel cheese right here in West Michigan at Kazoopy’s Pizza and Grinders.

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