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Smug's Pizza

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1034 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-5816
+1 707-822-1927
11:00 - 21:00
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Arcata, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

This is a true hole in the wall pizza place - all orders are to go and you choose from slices of pizza they have available at the time, unless you want to order a whole pie. I eat here occasionally when I'm in a hurry and want some cheap pizza but the result is always the same - cardboard-like... More 

Thank danielgale
Arcata, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

If you are really hungry, and a piece of pizza hits the spot, you can stop in here and grab a greasy one quick and cheap. But a bit cardboardy, and not very creative. Best thing to say about it is it's pizza.

Thank bonmom707
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

This hole in the wall pizza joint is great for lunch or dinner whether your looking for a slice or two or a full pizza. Smugs' has decent pizza, with the crust being the best part. Unfortunately it is a bit greasy, but other then that its not bad.

Thank Karleisa
Arcata, California
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155 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Smug's Pizza has been around since the 90's. What I really appreciate about Smug's is the good quality pizza at a reasonable price. Two slices for $4.50 is unbeatable -- Live from NY charges that for a single slice. Plus the staff are nice, and it is so convenient.

Thank Steve C
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

This is great pizza! We're vegetarians and really like the combos Smug's makes for people like us -- with ingredients like artichoke hearts, olives, and sundried tomatoes. Smug's is low on atmosphere -- they are little hole-in-the-wall places with no seating -- but high on flavor.

Thank Karen A
Arcata, California
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014

Smug's has the best pizza in town, hands down. The crust has a sauce or pesto core, which I like (plain crust is not my thing). The prices are good by the slice. The slices are a little smaller than some of the other local places, but two is a good affordable meal. Their chocolate chip cookies are really good... More 

Thank Michelle K
San Leandro, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013

This is a little hole in the wall place, no tables but wroth a visit...awesome pizza! The crust is garlicy. They also do a deal with soda, slice and cookie. Oh but they only take cash.

Thank celladebella
northern california
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2012

they have good pizza and good prices and their second slice for $1.25 is always a deal..........a friendly place to grab a slice or 2.

Thank dahack99
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169 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2012

Good for single slice choice. Not the best, not the worst. a couple unusual topping choices. small, small inside, so most people just order/pick up and run.

Thank Pat H
Arcata, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

I've been eating Smug's pizza since 1996. They have a unique style that is consistently pretty good (not excellent). While other pizza places charge upwards of $4.50 per slice, at Smug's you can get 2 slices for $4 -- a very good deal. Its not great, but its good pizza, and a relative bargain.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1034 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-5816
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: +1 707-822-1927

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?