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It really is "The Square Beyond Compare"

  • May 24, 2009
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I normally don't do food reviews but I just finished eating dinner, Imo's pizza, & thought I'd give it a try since it's a local favorite.  In case you were wondering, Imo is pronounced ee-mow, & it's the name of the restaurant's founder. 

Imo's has been my favorite pizza for many, many years.  I have always enjoyed the crispy, thin crust pizza & no one else's compares (except for maybe Cecil Whitaker's pizza, another local pizza chain).  I've tried Pizza Hut's, Domino's, & Little Caesar's.  All are inferior. 

Imo's uses fresh, fine quality ingredients.  They have a signature, tangy sauce, & they use Provel cheese, which sticks to the roof of your mouth when you eat it.  I don't usually go for too many veggies on my pizza, just mushrooms.  Other places use dried up, shrivelled mushrooms but Imo's are big & fresh.  They use real bacon slices, crisped to perfection.  Their sausage & pepperoni are also very good. 

They also have some delicious pasta dishes, sandwiches, & salads.  Their garlic cheese bread is sooo good.  I also have to add that they have the best Ranch dressing I've ever tasted & it's low fat!    I wish they'd sell it in stores, like they do their Provel cheese. 

If you're ever in the St. Louis area & are in the mood for pizza, look up Imo's & give it a try.  They have several locations throughout the St. Louis area in Missouri & Illinois.  They offer dine-in, carry-out, & delivery services.  I also see, on their website, that they now ship their food to anywhere in the U.S. 

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June 02, 2009
This sounds amazing.  Thanks for sharing!  I had never heard of Provel cheese before, so I wikipedia'ed it and learned that it's mostly a St. Louis thing.  I'm jealous!

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May 24, 2009
Hi Jamie: I just had to comment on this, as I too am a big fan of Imo's. I live in St. Louis and lived on Imo's Pizza when I was in college. When I moved to Los Angeles everyone bragged about how good the pizza was there, (I called it new wave), but it never could hold a candle to Imo's. I haven't had it in awhile, but you certainly roused my appetite! Their ingredients are truly outstanding and I love that thin crust. Very nice review of a destination restaurant in and around St. Louis. Thanks!
May 24, 2009
Imo's really is the best. Thanks for the comment!
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Hello Everyone,    I live in Missouri, which is almost exactly in the middle of the United States. Many people refer to it as "Misery" but I think it's a great place to live. I live … more
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Imo's Pizza is a U.S. chain of pizza restaurants based in the greater St. Louis, Missouri area. It is headquartered in unincorporated St. Louis County.

The chain is known for its version of St. Louis-style pizza, which is common in the area. The restaurants also sell an assortment of salads, appetizers, and desserts. The chain joined in on the trend of selling desserts that can be made in a pizza oven. Their new menu offering is called Cinnimos, a type of cinnamon bread sticks. While mostly found in the St. Louis area, the franchised pizzerias are also found scattered throughout select locations in theMidwest.

There are currently over 80 locations in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. The company is based in St. Louis, Missouri.

In 2004, Imo's was ranked the 26th largest pizza chain in the United States; it tallied sales of $72.5 million. Cecil Whittaker's Pizza and Elicia's Pizza are two local competing chains.

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