Casey’s General Store’s pizza…..Hey, it’s pretty good!

I’ve had pizza from Casey’s General Store before but it came at a time when I was in no condition to legally drive or probably even review food. One thing I remember from that time was thinking it was the best thing ever in the world but that could have been the Crown and Coke talking. I gave it another go recently with family who haven’t had it before.

My past sober experiences with gas station pizza hasn’t been that great. I’ve had pizza by the slice from Kwik Shop which was horrible. I’ve also ordered pizzas by the slice and entire pies from QuikTrip and was severely let down; it was like cardboard with sauce and pepperoni on it.

There are plenty of Casey’s General Stores in Wichita and the surrounding area. This visit brought me to the one near the south YMCA on south Meridian. I called my order in for three specialty pizzas: Supreme, Meat Galore and Buffalo Chicken.

Originally it was supposed to be taco pizza but they were out of ingredients so I had to substitute that out. They gave me a quote of everything being ready in twenty minutes. When I arrived, it took another 20-25 minutes on top of what they quoted me so punctuality wasn’t in effect that afternoon.

Supreme Pizza
Buffalo Chicken
Meat Galore

Let’s face it, gas station is usually a letdown or one of those items you get strictly out of convenience. Somehow someway though, Casey’s General Store has seemed to break the mold and even be classified as a pizza restaurant by some people and websites.

My family was quite surprised and impressed with it. Everybody said, “it’s pretty good for gas station pizza.” Obviously expectations were low but were exceeded with each bite. While we don’t think it would win any “Best Pizza” contests, it was satisfying enough for all. Each pizza came with a healthy portion of standard-issue cheese, well-seasoned tomato sauce that covered each slice, and plenty of toppings. It was definitely way better than any gas station or frozen pizza we’ve ever had.

Besides the lack of timeliness, the other issue we had was price. Large specialty pizzas were around $16 which we found pretty pricey. They did have a $13.99 special on a large taco pizza so it looks like they do have specials every now and then. For chain restaurants, we think $16 for a pizza is a little on the high end. At that price, we could pick up something local and better.

Final verdict:
Casey’s pizza while drunk: IT’S THE BEST EVER!!!!
Casey’s pizza while sober: HEY, IT’S PRETTY GOOD!

Here’s their menu:

Happy Dining,
Eddy


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2 thoughts on “Casey’s General Store’s pizza…..Hey, it’s pretty good!”

  1. well those pictures looked VERY FINE to be sure! my only experience with Casey’s gas station pizza is on the occasion that i need one gallon of gas for my weed-eater… it’s a tradition with me, in that when i need one gallon of gas to mix with my 2-cycle oil for my lawn blower and weed-eater i head to Casey’s.

    i do this pathetic habit because i’m an idiot that wants to see just how bad Casey’s pizza can continue to go downhill. now mind you i only purchase off the heated “by-the-slice” spinning thingy. but my gosh i swear that here in Southern Illinois they don’t use sauce or at best a scant offering. maybe this scant sauce thing is an isolated thing for the “slice purchaser,” but i don’t know?

    the best Casey’s off-the-spinning-thing heated gizmo i’ve had was the beef and it had plenty of mini meatballs. but as always the crust is always too thick and undercooked and as always the mysterious lack of sauce. the beef apparently has went the way of the dinosaur, and mind you the last time i had it… well, it was just a pathetic sparse sprinkling of those mini meatballs 🙁 damn it to heck!

    sometimes the single slices off the carousel (Sp?) are more endurable because of it obviously having had the crust slavered in olive oil i guess. but as always we talkin’ some VERY chewy crust. well i should just shut my mouth.

    — Sonney Dey

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