Wiz’s Eatery

Eclectic | Hamburgers | Pizza | Sandwich Shop
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Do not come to Wiz’s without a whole lot of appetite. Portions are overwhelming. Sandwiches are too overstuffed to pick up off their plate; a fully-dressed foot-long hot dog is massive enough for two; a 10-ounce burger (char-broiled or grilled) overhangs its bun in all directions, pizzas are completely blanketed with toppings.

Nothing on the menu will win kudos from fastidious epicures, but what I’ve eaten is sincerely good and satisfying. Especially excellent — and surprisingly so, in this part of the world — is house-brined pastrami. It is vividly smoky meat that is somewhat lean but utterly succulent. Piled with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and 1000 Island dressing between two thick tiles of grilled marble rye, it’s the soul of a jim-dandy Reuben.

I’m also a fan of Wiz’s thin-crust pizza. It’s not Neapolitan style (the collar is crunchy rather than puffy), but the crust is firm and flavorful, the tomato sauce fruity, and the toppings generous, whether Italianate (sausage, olives), fresh veggie (peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms), or unabashedly American (bacon-cheeseburger; bacon-chicken-ranch).

Hamburgers are 10-ounce steakburgers, cooked through but juicy, available topped with everything from pineapple to salsa to whatever cheese you like, including a nice local pimento. Like all sandwiches, the burgers come with house-cooked potato chips of varying degrees of thickness. That means some are crisp, some soft.

Dining options include ordering from the menu, which takes place at a counter up front, or paying one price for a buffet in the back room that features pizza, barbecue, wings, and southern veggies. I am told that Wiz’s can get very crowded on weekend evenings. I’ve yet to see that myself, but I do like this place for an anything-goes lunch.

Thanks to Betty Alexander for tipping me off to Wiz’s, and to Betty and Bob for lending their appetites on a recent visit.

What to Eat
Wiz’s Eatery, Pizza
Pizza
Must-Try
American pie: bacon cheeseburger pizza
Wiz’s Eatery, Reuben Sandwich
Reuben Sandwich
Must-Try
Brined, peppered, smoked pastrami is vividly flavorful in this version of a Reuben.
Wiz’s Eatery, Chili Slaw Dog
Chili Slaw Dog
Must-Try
Jaw-defying chili-slaw dog. Note dollar bill above it.
Wiz’s Eatery, Pimento Cheeseburger
Pimento Cheeseburger
10-ounce pimento cheeseburger
Wiz’s Eatery, Chicken Salsa Wrap
Chicken Salsa Wrap
Grilled chicken stars in the mighty chicken salsa wrap.
Wiz’s Eatery, Brisket
Brisket
Brisket is moist, tender, tremendously beefy, and a good balance of fat and lean.
Wiz’s Eatery, Poppers
Poppers
Poppers are a pleasant appetizer.
Wiz’s Eatery, Onion Rings
Onion Rings
Onion rings are easy to eat, if not memorable.
Wiz’s Eatery, Fried Baloney Sandwich
Fried Baloney Sandwich
Pink and moist inside its blackened skin, fried baloney is all about the power of salt and weight of fat.
Wiz’s Eatery, Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake
Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake
Pumpkin cheesecake is studded with chocolate chips.
Directions and Hours
closed now
SundayCLOSED
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday11am - 9pm
Wednesday11am - 9pm
Thursday11am - 9pm
Friday11am - 9pm
Saturday11am - 9pm
Information
Price
$$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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