32218 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak; 248-549-8000; buddyspizza.com
What if Buddy's didn't win? That would be like visiting downtown, and all the sculptures were missing. Or listening to your favorite John Lee Hooker song, and his voice was yanked out of it. Buddy's must win this category, because it's the best Detroit-style pizza in Detroit. Arguably, it has been since 1946. Gooey, delicious, burnt cheese — take your friends there when they visit from out of town. Get a large despite the fact that three people will never finish it, so that you can have that cold slice from the fridge tomorrow.