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February 22, 2010 13

Big Lou’s Pizza

By in American, San Antonio

2048 S WW White Rd
San Antonio, TX 78222

(210) 337-0707

I’ve been dying to check out Big Lou’s 42 inch pizza ever since I saw it on Man v. Food last year (video clip is at end of this entry.) I finally got around to roping a sizable amount of people to come to help me take on this Behemoth of a pizza.

A sign advertising Big Lou’s claim to fame is prominently displayed at the entrance.

Really, a BEHEMOTH of a pizza. Over 30 lbs of toppings? Though the sign says on Fridays and Saturdays, understand you may wait 1-2 hours, it was worth the wait. We got there on Saturday at around 11:30am and waited just under an hour. We didn’t mind as we were in good company and amused ourselves with jokes. We also discussed the women’s bathroom. I took a picture for you.

While waiting, we met one of the owners. When asked if he was Big Lou, he said he was one of the three. He was very kind and took a couple of pictures for us. Here’s our lovely group of nine ladies. We had three generations of women in our group.

Without further ado, let me introduce you to the 42 inch Pizza



Isn’t the pizza absolutely stunning? Beautiful. Amazing. The crust is super thin and was surprisingly impressive. Not very often is a pizza crust impressive. It had a nice texture, not crispy, not too bready, and had a lovely hint of garlic. The pizza itself was super tasty. Slices laid out on 2 plates and I find the best way to eat the first plate full of a slice is with silverware. After which the slice becomes easier to pick up.

We got the supreme (which put our total at 110 dollars). The tomatoes tasted fresh. It was just a great tasting pizza. We were all pleasantly surprised as we thought the quality might be lacking as maybe the quantity is their gimmick, but no. Quality was superb. If you would like to hear with the other 8 ladies had to say, I made you a video!

The Reactions of my Eating Buddies




I was one of only two people in our group who had seconds. We took a picture throwing up deuces to commemorate.

FYI: One slice is equivalent to a 10 inch pizza. Of course Big Lou (1/3) told me this after we had our second helpings.

Roomie and I claimed one of the 5 slices left. To go boxes are big and they charge 5 dollars per box. I think we must have charmed Big Lou (1/3) enough because we only READ that the boxes were 5 dollars a piece after we had already been given 4 boxes for free.


Me with our leftovers.

Yes, I’d totally come back. Especially to show a new group of people the glory that is Big Lou’s 42 inch Pizza.

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  • casandra

    what about lulu’s?

  • Linda

    that’s next up :)

  • beautifulbrian

    Linda that is an awesome article and the pizza looks delicious. Check out my website if you get a chance. Its called beautifulbrian.com. My site has been in existence since 2003 way before eatfeats. You can find all types of competitive eating videos and gossip. Good luck with your blog

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  • Linda

    hahaha that is SO adorable

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    I like your color scheme! Where did you find it or can I get it somewhere?

  • Alma

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE the pictures and commentaries!! Nice job, Linda! It was SO much fun! I just saw Adam’s trip to SA tonight again, and I saw the hamburger from Chunky’s Burgers!!! OMG!! I’m glad we didn’t go there on the same day because I think we would have all popped out of our clothes! I had a wonderful time!

  • http://linda.curious-notions.net linda

    hey alma! thanks for coming by and commenting!
    i didn’t want my mouth to fall off because of the ghost chillis from Chunky’s burgers so I sneakily didn’t bring it up. hehe

    can’t wait for our next eating adventure :)

  • Krissy

    My question is: Is it worth the $110? If so I have a lrg immeditate family that is very willing to give this pizza a try.

    • Linda

      Krissy,
      It’s SO worth it. All the other ladies said the same thing :) If you do go, I’d love to hear back from you to see what you think!

  • Txswalker

    Notice how every thing is how huge it is. It is huge but is is incredibly bad pizza. The place is really cool and the beer was nice and cold but the pizza is a disgusting grease dripping mess. It is no doubt the worst pizza I have ever had. Service was nice and I might go back but I will not be ordering pizza.

    • Chriss33drama

       I agree….I had just half of one slice and my stomach is still upset…..a friend of mine rolled UP the pizza and you could just see the puddle of grease pooling on the tray..it was discusting I had to get up and leave the table the smell of the grease making me naucious :/  I was dissapointed because the place was hyped up so much  but nice atmosphere.