Spanky's Pizza & Italiana

★★★★☆
Gulfgate landmark for thin crust, hand-tossed pizza and family-friendly atmosphere since 1976.
  • 7210 S Loop E

    Houston, TX 77087

    Cross street: Telephone Road

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  • 713-643-3867

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Great pizzas, delivery is fast and reliable. Wouldn't settle for anything less. I highly recommend this one.

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★★★☆☆

Great pizzas, delivery is fast and reliable. Wouldn't settle for anything less. I highly recommend this one.

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Worst experience EVER! Never been so disrespected in my life! We walked in and the girl sat us at a dirty table and got an attitude when we asked her to clean It. We sat for 10 minutes before another rude waitress took our drink order.

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★★★★★

Worst experience EVER! Never been so disrespected in my life! We walked in and the girl sat us at a dirty table and got an attitude when we asked her to clean It. We sat for 10 minutes before another rude waitress took our drink order.

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i went for the first time today- i do not like spicy food but the wings were so good i dont even taste the spicy-ness. the pizza was pretty good. the server was very personable. over all had a good time.

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★★★★★

i went for the first time today- i do not like spicy food but the wings were so good i dont even taste the spicy-ness. the pizza was pretty good. the server was very personable. over all had a good time.

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First time I've been there since I was a kid. Walked in, everyone ignored me. I sat at the nearest booth. Strike one.\n\nI wanted to try the wheat crust, but the menu said the individual pizza was thin crust only, so I asked for a medium wheat. ""We can't do that. Its only on the large pizza"". Strike two.\n\nPffth. So I ordered the 'everything' thin-crust individual and a very, very tiny beer. When the pizza finally arrived, the edge was crispy, but the rest of the pizza was wet and soggy. Yuck! Strike three.\n\nTheir idea of 'everything' was about 5 different toppings. Not in my book.\n\nThere are too many better pizza places to visit then bother with this one again.\n

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★☆☆☆☆

First time I've been there since I was a kid. Walked in, everyone ignored me. I sat at the nearest booth. Strike one.\n\nI wanted to try the wheat crust, but the menu said the individual pizza was thin crust only, so I asked for a medium wheat. ""We can't do that. Its only on the large pizza"". Strike two.\n\nPffth. So I ordered the 'everything' thin-crust individual and a very, very tiny beer. When the pizza finally arrived, the edge was crispy, but the rest of the pizza was wet and soggy. Yuck! Strike three.\n\nTheir idea of 'everything' was about 5 different toppings. Not in my book.\n\nThere are too many better pizza places to visit then bother with this one again.\n

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I am a long time Spanky's fan.....over 10 years. The pizza is one of the best in town, the beer is cold and the ritas are awesome. Prices are very reasonable and the staff has worked there forever.and they are really friendly.

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★★★★★

I am a long time Spanky's fan.....over 10 years. The pizza is one of the best in town, the beer is cold and the ritas are awesome. Prices are very reasonable and the staff has worked there forever.and they are really friendly.

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WE HAVE BEEN GOING TO SPANKY'S FOR OVER 15 YEARS. SPANKY'S BY FAR IS ONE OF THE BEST 5 PIZZA'S IN HOUSTON. WE HAVE ALSO EATEN MANY OTHER ITEMS ON THE MENU NEVER TO BE DISAPPOINTED BY ANY MENU ITEM. THE PRICES ARE EXCELLENT FOR WHAT YOU GET. THE WAIT STAFF HAS ALWAYS BENT OVER BACKWARDS TO GIVE US NOTHING BUT EXCELLENT SERVICE. THEY HAVE THE CASUAL ATMOSPHERE LIKE AN OLD TIME BAR/PIZZA PLACE. A MONTH AGO WE EVEN TOOK MY PICKY ASS FATHER IN LAW THAT LOVES 5 STAR RESTAURANTS AND HE LOVED IT. DON'T HESITATE TO GO TO SPANKY'S FOR A RELAXED ATMOSPHERE AND GREAT FOOD.

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★★★★★

WE HAVE BEEN GOING TO SPANKY'S FOR OVER 15 YEARS. SPANKY'S BY FAR IS ONE OF THE BEST 5 PIZZA'S IN HOUSTON. WE HAVE ALSO EATEN MANY OTHER ITEMS ON THE MENU NEVER TO BE DISAPPOINTED BY ANY MENU ITEM. THE PRICES ARE EXCELLENT FOR WHAT YOU GET. THE WAIT STAFF HAS ALWAYS BENT OVER BACKWARDS TO GIVE US NOTHING BUT EXCELLENT SERVICE. THEY HAVE THE CASUAL ATMOSPHERE LIKE AN OLD TIME BAR/PIZZA PLACE. A MONTH AGO WE EVEN TOOK MY PICKY ASS FATHER IN LAW THAT LOVES 5 STAR RESTAURANTS AND HE LOVED IT. DON'T HESITATE TO GO TO SPANKY'S FOR A RELAXED ATMOSPHERE AND GREAT FOOD.

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I personally live by Beltway 8 and I drive all the way to Spanky's just to have pizza...and have a great time sippin on a cold frozen margarita and just lay back...the pizza is the best..yeah i have had NY Pizzeria pizza and its good but not as good as Spankys. Some people might not like the atmosphere but if you want to pay extra for crappy pizza but have 5 star dinner seating then go ahead and do that...but your missing out on on great pizza. Unlike some people...i don't care where i am sitting as long as the food is worth the price.

2
★★★★★

I personally live by Beltway 8 and I drive all the way to Spanky's just to have pizza...and have a great time sippin on a cold frozen margarita and just lay back...the pizza is the best..yeah i have had NY Pizzeria pizza and its good but not as good as Spankys. Some people might not like the atmosphere but if you want to pay extra for crappy pizza but have 5 star dinner seating then go ahead and do that...but your missing out on on great pizza. Unlike some people...i don't care where i am sitting as long as the food is worth the price.

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Im a spanky's girl i love or costomers... the new ones n the old timers 2, so come see us n go eat great food n look at all the houston games.. GO TEXANS GO ASTROS GO SPANKY'S....4m LILLY\n\n

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★★★★★

Im a spanky's girl i love or costomers... the new ones n the old timers 2, so come see us n go eat great food n look at all the houston games.. GO TEXANS GO ASTROS GO SPANKY'S....4m LILLY\n\n

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Best thin crust pizza!

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★★★★★

Best thin crust pizza!

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Spanky's pizza is fantastic! With family roots in Chicago and New York, Spanky's has by the far the best pizza I have ever had! The customer service is super friendly and a great family restaurant!

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★★★★★

Spanky's pizza is fantastic! With family roots in Chicago and New York, Spanky's has by the far the best pizza I have ever had! The customer service is super friendly and a great family restaurant!

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Ok, you already know that Spanky's is where to go for great pizza and wings...but dont forget to check out the philly chese steak, the baked spaghetti, fried mushrooms, the all american burger, creamy chicken alfredo, fresh bread sticks made on site daily,and the homemade house ranch dressing!!!!Also, dont forget after a long day that a refreshing ice cold draft or long island iced tea goes great with great service and a cozy atmosphere...see you at Spanky's!!!!

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★★★★★

Ok, you already know that Spanky's is where to go for great pizza and wings...but dont forget to check out the philly chese steak, the baked spaghetti, fried mushrooms, the all american burger, creamy chicken alfredo, fresh bread sticks made on site daily,and the homemade house ranch dressing!!!!Also, dont forget after a long day that a refreshing ice cold draft or long island iced tea goes great with great service and a cozy atmosphere...see you at Spanky's!!!!

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Our family has been going to Spanys since our college days and UofH and the pizza & margaritas just keep getting better. Big Fans John & Jacque

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★★★★★

Our family has been going to Spanys since our college days and UofH and the pizza & margaritas just keep getting better. Big Fans John & Jacque

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Im from New York and was here on business and was very pleased - clean and food was delicious. Cant wait to return

2
★★★★★

Im from New York and was here on business and was very pleased - clean and food was delicious. Cant wait to return

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Good pizza but bad service - I was out on a business trip and had to try it from what an associate said. I must admit that the pizza there was not bad, but the waitress was rude and seemed like she had better things to do. I would advise that they start to deliver...

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★★☆☆☆

Good pizza but bad service - I was out on a business trip and had to try it from what an associate said. I must admit that the pizza there was not bad, but the waitress was rude and seemed like she had better things to do. I would advise that they start to deliver...

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HORRIBLE SERVICE!!!! My husband and I dined there and were ABSOLUTELY DISRESPECTED!! Within ten minutes of closing, we were packing up our leftovers and had just received our check and an employee walks in front of my husband who was obviously looking at the television and turns it off. No explanation, no nothing...and then from the back of the restaurant someone yells ""you don't have to go home, but you have to get the f* out of here."" But the killer is, that there were 3 other customers sitting at the bar looking at the television and casually talking to the bartender as we left. It was not that close to closing that you had to kick people out, in fact I had driven nearly 10 miles away from the restaurant BEFORE it was actually closing time.\n\nI will NEVER visit again. And I will be sure to tell EVERYONE that I know how poorly we were treated!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

HORRIBLE SERVICE!!!! My husband and I dined there and were ABSOLUTELY DISRESPECTED!! Within ten minutes of closing, we were packing up our leftovers and had just received our check and an employee walks in front of my husband who was obviously looking at the television and turns it off. No explanation, no nothing...and then from the back of the restaurant someone yells ""you don't have to go home, but you have to get the f* out of here."" But the killer is, that there were 3 other customers sitting at the bar looking at the television and casually talking to the bartender as we left. It was not that close to closing that you had to kick people out, in fact I had driven nearly 10 miles away from the restaurant BEFORE it was actually closing time.\n\nI will NEVER visit again. And I will be sure to tell EVERYONE that I know how poorly we were treated!!!

Cons: Horrible Service, Rude Waitstaff

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HORRIBLE SERVICE!!! I cannot believe how rude the staff was!!! Ten minutes before closing, we were packing up our leftovers and had just received our check and an employee walks in front of my husband who was obviously looking at the television and turns it off. No explanation, no nothing-and then from the back of the restaurant someone yells "you don't have to go home, but you have to get the f* out of here." The killer is, that there were 3 other customers sitting at the bar looking at the television and casually talking to the bartender as we left. I will NEVER visit again. And I will be sure to tell EVERYONE that I know how poorly we were treated!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

HORRIBLE SERVICE!!! I cannot believe how rude the staff was!!! Ten minutes before closing, we were packing up our leftovers and had just received our check and an employee walks in front of my husband who was obviously looking at the television and turns it off. No explanation, no nothing-and then from the back of the restaurant someone yells "you don't have to go home, but you have to get the f* out of here." The killer is, that there were 3 other customers sitting at the bar looking at the television and casually talking to the bartender as we left. I will NEVER visit again. And I will be sure to tell EVERYONE that I know how poorly we were treated!!!

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Best pizza around. Made fresh the way you want it. Wonderful french onion soup for those cold days. The prices are right and the atmosphere is like family

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★★★★☆

Best pizza around. Made fresh the way you want it. Wonderful french onion soup for those cold days. The prices are right and the atmosphere is like family

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LOVE LOVE LOVE Spanky's Pizza! I live up north and make the long drive down just to eat here. The restaurant has a great, comfortable atmosphere. Add in a margarita or beer and you've got a winner!

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★★★★★

LOVE LOVE LOVE Spanky's Pizza! I live up north and make the long drive down just to eat here. The restaurant has a great, comfortable atmosphere. Add in a margarita or beer and you've got a winner!

Pros: great pizza! great baked spaghetti, service, parking, inexpensive

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The pizza from here is a lot better than Dominos and Pizza Hut put together. I loved this pizza place when I was a kid and I love it now that I'm older. I also love their cheese sticks. This place ROCKS!

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★★★★★

The pizza from here is a lot better than Dominos and Pizza Hut put together. I loved this pizza place when I was a kid and I love it now that I'm older. I also love their cheese sticks. This place ROCKS!

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I eat at Spanky's at least once a week for lunch and always have great food and service...\r\nThe lunch specials are value priced and freshly made...

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★★★★★

I eat at Spanky's at least once a week for lunch and always have great food and service...\r\nThe lunch specials are value priced and freshly made...

Pros: Lunchtime specials,Fresh Pizza

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I love Spanky's it's a more relaxed setting like you're at home with your family. The staff is very down-to-earth and their pepperoni pizza is great!! The quality of this restaurant is excellent!!

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★★★★☆

I love Spanky's it's a more relaxed setting like you're at home with your family. The staff is very down-to-earth and their pepperoni pizza is great!! The quality of this restaurant is excellent!!

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My best friend and I used to go to Spanky's all the time. It's been a while since we've been there, so I decided to stop by with some friends. It ain't the same. Food was not as good, service was poor, and I would not go again.

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★★★☆☆

My best friend and I used to go to Spanky's all the time. It's been a while since we've been there, so I decided to stop by with some friends. It ain't the same. Food was not as good, service was poor, and I would not go again.

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This is one of the best eateries in the city of Houston, I have lived here most of my life (over 40 years) and I lived near here most of that time. I recently visited Spanky's and it was like coming home. I had not visited for more than 20 years, and after seeing the sign with a new promotion, I decided to give it a try, I was extremely and pleasantly surprised by the fact the nothing had really changed, except the faces and they were like old friends. The food was great and the service was even better. Although they are known for their outstanding home made pizza, the buffalo wings are superb. Go on Monday's, during football season, they have a great wing special. The margarita's are pretty good too! Good place to take your kids, the staff makes even the smallest patrons feel special. Good place to let your ""hair down"" and be yourself.

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★★★★☆

This is one of the best eateries in the city of Houston, I have lived here most of my life (over 40 years) and I lived near here most of that time. I recently visited Spanky's and it was like coming home. I had not visited for more than 20 years, and after seeing the sign with a new promotion, I decided to give it a try, I was extremely and pleasantly surprised by the fact the nothing had really changed, except the faces and they were like old friends. The food was great and the service was even better. Although they are known for their outstanding home made pizza, the buffalo wings are superb. Go on Monday's, during football season, they have a great wing special. The margarita's are pretty good too! Good place to take your kids, the staff makes even the smallest patrons feel special. Good place to let your ""hair down"" and be yourself.

Pros: Customer service, food, ambience, kid friendly

Cons: Not alot of space

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A great place to eat for anyone. A good place to bring your family, anytime. Good wait staff who are attentive, but not so much that they become irratating, and they always have great smiles, and are friendly too. They have some of the best Pizza anywhere, and some of the best past anywhere. The place is a little noisy, but people are having fun being together. There are T.V.s everywhere with sports programs but the volume is not to loud if your interest is not with sports. Just a great place to eat.

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★★★★★

A great place to eat for anyone. A good place to bring your family, anytime. Good wait staff who are attentive, but not so much that they become irratating, and they always have great smiles, and are friendly too. They have some of the best Pizza anywhere, and some of the best past anywhere. The place is a little noisy, but people are having fun being together. There are T.V.s everywhere with sports programs but the volume is not to loud if your interest is not with sports. Just a great place to eat.

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I was born and raised in South East Houston and Spanky's has always been a favorite. I have now moved to Spring, TX and still drive all the way to Spanky's for pizza, a margarita, and get some lasanga to go. I have been going here since 1984 and now I have my son hooked and he's only 4. Through out the years nothing has changed this will always be my favorite.

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★★★★★

I was born and raised in South East Houston and Spanky's has always been a favorite. I have now moved to Spring, TX and still drive all the way to Spanky's for pizza, a margarita, and get some lasanga to go. I have been going here since 1984 and now I have my son hooked and he's only 4. Through out the years nothing has changed this will always be my favorite.

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★★★☆☆

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Pros: ambience

Cons: parking

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Pizza and was very good, but the service was not. We had to chase down the waitress for everything. Place was not at all packed so that is not an excuse. Price was good but we will not go back.

1
★★★☆☆

Pizza and was very good, but the service was not. We had to chase down the waitress for everything. Place was not at all packed so that is not an excuse. Price was good but we will not go back.

Pros: Food, thin crust pizza, pasta

Cons: poor staff

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I LOVE this place. Their pizza's are the greatest. The toppings are fresh, the beer is always ice cold, and the Astros are always on!! Their location is great, just 5 minutes from Reliant, a couple of minutes from downtown. Worth the trip. I will admit, sometimes the waitstaff is a little to be desired, but hey, that's ok.....

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★★★★★

I LOVE this place. Their pizza's are the greatest. The toppings are fresh, the beer is always ice cold, and the Astros are always on!! Their location is great, just 5 minutes from Reliant, a couple of minutes from downtown. Worth the trip. I will admit, sometimes the waitstaff is a little to be desired, but hey, that's ok.....

Pros: Easy to get to, normally not a wait because it's a good size.

Cons: Doesn't have a full bar

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We have been eating specialty pizza for some time now, and Spanky's is the best bang for the buck. Great tasting pizza!!! Top 3 in the Houston area in our opinion.

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★★★★★

We have been eating specialty pizza for some time now, and Spanky's is the best bang for the buck. Great tasting pizza!!! Top 3 in the Houston area in our opinion.

Pros: Prize, Not Crowded

Cons: Beer Variety

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I had been dying for some GOOD pizza and if someone mentioned Pizza Hut or Domino's I was gonna punch them. My friend recommended Spanky's and I said I'd give it a whirl. We ordered a large pizza and sat down and mowed the entire damn pizza down!!! It was TOTALLY worth it. The next time we ordered we got breadsticks and they offered homemade alfredo dipping sauce. It was so, so right. If you are ever near Gulfgate and have a hankering for pizza, please go to Spanky's. It's damn good.

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★★★★★

I had been dying for some GOOD pizza and if someone mentioned Pizza Hut or Domino's I was gonna punch them. My friend recommended Spanky's and I said I'd give it a whirl. We ordered a large pizza and sat down and mowed the entire damn pizza down!!! It was TOTALLY worth it. The next time we ordered we got breadsticks and they offered homemade alfredo dipping sauce. It was so, so right. If you are ever near Gulfgate and have a hankering for pizza, please go to Spanky's. It's damn good.

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My girls and I get together and enjoy the best margaritas and pizza at Spanky's. This is my favorite restaurant and it's so close to my mother's house. The USAF loves Spanky's!

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★★★★★

My girls and I get together and enjoy the best margaritas and pizza at Spanky's. This is my favorite restaurant and it's so close to my mother's house. The USAF loves Spanky's!

Pros: Strong Margaritas

Cons: Absolutely None

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Though Spanky's has something of the annoying Chili's/ Bennigan's decor, it's relaxing and cool with great pizza (probably the best in town since the demise of Uno's on Kirby). It's been there for years before the Gulfgate reinvention, the prices are good (especially for lunch) and very few people outside of SE Houston know of it.

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★★★★☆

Though Spanky's has something of the annoying Chili's/ Bennigan's decor, it's relaxing and cool with great pizza (probably the best in town since the demise of Uno's on Kirby). It's been there for years before the Gulfgate reinvention, the prices are good (especially for lunch) and very few people outside of SE Houston know of it.

Pros: decent prices, good food/ salads, easy parking

Cons: not nextdoor to home

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I called the restaurant to place a ""too go"" order. They put me on hold for more than 4 minutes. When they finally came back to the phone, they were very short. I had a question about an entree, she put me on hold again. Another person got back on the line, and explained the way the entree came prepared, so fast, that I couldn't undersatnd a word. I proceeded to order, and she responded with, alright is that all? What name? 15 minutes...I was like what just happened?? I understand that they might have been busy, but the attitude was not necessary.

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★☆☆☆☆

I called the restaurant to place a ""too go"" order. They put me on hold for more than 4 minutes. When they finally came back to the phone, they were very short. I had a question about an entree, she put me on hold again. Another person got back on the line, and explained the way the entree came prepared, so fast, that I couldn't undersatnd a word. I proceeded to order, and she responded with, alright is that all? What name? 15 minutes...I was like what just happened?? I understand that they might have been busy, but the attitude was not necessary.

Pros: Good Prices

Cons: Rude Staff

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Spanky's might not look like it has the best pizza in town, but it DEFINITELY DOES. The pizza is made EXACTLY as you order it...the right amounts of cheese and whatever toppings you ask for. Definitely better than Star, Fuzzy's, Pizza Hut, Dominoes, etc. The place has a cozy, homely atmosphere---a great place to just hang out and enjoy pizza made exactly how you want it. DELICIOUS italian plates too.

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★★★★★

Spanky's might not look like it has the best pizza in town, but it DEFINITELY DOES. The pizza is made EXACTLY as you order it...the right amounts of cheese and whatever toppings you ask for. Definitely better than Star, Fuzzy's, Pizza Hut, Dominoes, etc. The place has a cozy, homely atmosphere---a great place to just hang out and enjoy pizza made exactly how you want it. DELICIOUS italian plates too.

Pros: never crowded, delicious food, friendly/quick servic

Cons: a little hidden, few ads for it

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I have lived in the Houston area for 2 years and the one thing I miss is a good "New York" Pizza Pie and good Italian cooking. Well not anymore, I have found the best Pizza in town there at Spankys. Saturday I ordered one and shared it

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★★★★★

I have lived in the Houston area for 2 years and the one thing I miss is a good "New York" Pizza Pie and good Italian cooking. Well not anymore, I have found the best Pizza in town there at Spankys. Saturday I ordered one and shared it

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While they have great pizza their wings are something to talk about as well. My husband and I meet their for lunch every once in a while; just a great place. I am not sure what they do to their wings but they are sweet, savory, a little

2
★★★★★

While they have great pizza their wings are something to talk about as well. My husband and I meet their for lunch every once in a while; just a great place. I am not sure what they do to their wings but they are sweet, savory, a little

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I had been dying for some GOOD pizza and if someone mentioned Pizza Hut or Domino's I was gonna punch them. My friend recommended Spanky's and I said I'd give it a whirl. We ordered a large pizza and sat down and mowed the entire damn

1
★★★☆☆

I had been dying for some GOOD pizza and if someone mentioned Pizza Hut or Domino's I was gonna punch them. My friend recommended Spanky's and I said I'd give it a whirl. We ordered a large pizza and sat down and mowed the entire damn

 

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