Midtown’s popular Broadway Pizza has opened a second location, at 629 South Mendenhall in East Memphis. With the same menu as the original Broad Avenue location, the restaurant serves salads, plate lunches, burgers, sandwiches, wings, and, their staple: New York-style pizzas with a mountain of toppings.
Out of all the specialty pies on the menu, the plain cheese and vegetarian pizzas are the only meatless options, but for omnivores, the pizza options abound. There is a barbecue pizza, which is topped with pulled pork that is made in-house, and a Meat Lover pizza that features sausage, beef, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, smoked sausage, and salami. There are also some less traditional varieties like the Taco Pizza (beef, onion, lettuce, tomato, and creamy Italian dressing) and the Cheeseburger Pizza (beef, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomatoes, mustard, ketchup, pickles, and onions).
A friend and I visited the new location last week, and we ordered a medium, half vegetarian, half chickatarian pizza.
The vegetarian side was piled high with vegetables: mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, black and green olives, tomato, and pepperoncini peppers, and the Chickatarian had the same vegetables but with grilled chicken added. In spite of its vegetable load, the thin, New York-style crust stood up well. The toppings are what makes the pizza at Broadway; the crust provides a good base, but it doesn’t stand out on its own.
Also to note, the parking situation is tricky. There are only a few spots in the front of the restaurant, so come prepared to dodge traffic on Mendenhall, as you may have to park in the bank parking lot across the street from the restaurant.
629 S. Mendenhall (207-1546)