[:D] Pudgies Pizza has a great place in Horseheads, NY, 2 in Elmira, NY, Mansfield, PA. Elmira Southside Pudgies has the best Pizza. I do believe Bernadette Cleary owns the Horseheads Pudgies and one of the Elmira ones.
The one in Penn Yan may have had bad pizza, but you get the best for the original pudgies on the Southside of Elmira.
My parents were both from Elmira, and no trip there was complete without a pizza party at my Great-Aunt Alice’s house (across the street from St. Casimir’s) with Pudgie’s pizza and all the cousins.
there’s also 1 in Corning NY, which I know cause it’s moving over near a used cd shop I frequent every time I’m in town.
The Pudgie’s that was in Sayre, PA has been through 2 changes of name. It’s current incarnation is known as Howie’s Pizza, and despite the changes still serves the same exact pies that it did under the Pudgie’s name. They’re still consistently inconsistent with their pie quality. When it’s good, it’s good, but when it’s bad…fugeddaboutit.
And fredferris is right, there’s still some Pudgie’s in the Southern Tier of NY, in the Elmira/Horseheads area.
There’s one in Cortland NY, just being remodeled. The pizza is OK, but they do a nice job on the wings.
I think the one in Ithaca is still open…I agree with the previous posters; in general, it was pretty average, and could be very, very greasy at times.
Thanks for the link.
I too decided to google it.
I can’t believe they’re still around. (I wonder who owns the franchise name?)
I remember when just about every small city or village had a Pudgies Pizza (or two).
I seem to remember the pizza being not too too bad when you got it there, but delivery was not so good. They used to deliver to our school for pizza day one Friday per month and cheese pizzas every friday during lent. It was that or those aweful school fish squares – Catholic or not, that’s what they served…what a choice!
I went for the pizza.
We had several Pudgie’s in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (about an hour Southeast of Elmira), but they all closed up sometime in the 80’s. I remember the pizza being pretty greasy, but not bad…not great either.
Yes, I believe there is still one in Sayre, PA, as well as in a town directly south of there (name escapes me)…..May also still be some in Elmira, NY..
Not sure though, but at least this was the case as of 2 years ago or so (last time I was in the area)..
It’s an odd place….I’ve had really amazing pizza there, as well as horrible…
Any one at all remember the hole-in-the-wall Pizza joint called Pudgies?
Is there even one left?
The last Pudgies I ever went to was years ago in Penn Yan, NY.
Aweful pizza, great memories.
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