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Hideaway Pizza

5950 W. Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK
(405) 470-4777

Hideaway Pizza on Memorial Rd.

Hideaway Pizza is probably best known for its "Hideaway Red" sauce, but other factors have also contributed to making this a popular destination with locations throughout much of Oklahoma. In fact, I have not figured out all the reasons I like Hideway, but I just know that I like it.

Pizza is just about the entire menu at Hideaway, and there are a number of varieties. The most recent salad I tried was really pretty disappointing, so I would say if you go to Hideaway you should go for the pizza. They do have sandwiches, but I do not know whether the pizza or the salad is a better indication of how good the sandwiches are (and I do think the pizzas are very good).

My initial experience with Hideaway was at the location on Western Avenue. The red sauce was so good there that I considered Hideaway to be one of the best pizza places in Oklahoma. Some subsequent visits to the location on Northwest Expressway almost changed my mind, but I am happy to say that so far the Memorial Road restaurant seems to be about as good as the one on Western.

This leads me to the conclusion that different experiences at different locations of Hideaway and at different times can be highly variable, but overall it seems to be very good. Hideaway is not a place I visit very frequently, but I enjoy it when I go.

Margherita pizza
Margherita pizza

The Margherita Pizza is normally one of my favorites, but in this case I would say the sauce was very good, the toppings were all right, but the crust was weak with not much flavor. This was a good pizza, and I loved the basil, but I think there are better ones in OKC.

The Boz
"The Boz" with bacon, pepperoni, and sausage

"The Boz" is named for University of Oklahoma football star Brian Bosworth, and I suppose this makes it natural for this pizza to be loaded with different types of meat. The amount of bacon, pepperoni, and sausage they load on this pizza may in fact have led to a pork shortage contributing to Divine Swine's going out of business (OK, I admit this may be a stretch, but this pizza does have a lot of meat!). I liked it quite a bit, and I also liked the fact that the flavor of the red sauce came through to supply a contrast to the meat.

Greek salad
Greek salad

The Greek Salad was disappointing to me with a dressing that was very tart, and a salad that seemed to be a little skimpy for the money you pay. I did notice, though, that the Greek salad is not listed on an old menu I have, so maybe one of the "classic" salads would be better such as the club salad or caesar salad.

So far I like all of the pizzas I have tried with the red sauce, but some without this sauce look as if they could be good because of the toppings they include. The crust is the weak point of the pizzas I have tried. One time at the Northwest Expressway Hideaway I tried a special "retro" crust they were serving (with the recipe from the 1950's restaurant), but I did not like it any better. Fortunately, all the other parts of the pizza make it one of the better ones in Oklahoma.

RESTAURANT DETAILS

RATING: 20

Cuisine: Pizza
Cost: $$
Accessible: Yes
Additional Locations: 6616 N. Western Ave., Bricktown, 5501 Northwest Expressway (Warr Acres), 116 E. 5th St. (Edmond), 577 Buchanan (Norman), Stillwater, Tulsa (3 locations)
Smoking: No Smoking
Alcohol: Beer

Most Recent Visit
Apr. 13, 2013

Number of Visits: 1

Best Item
Pizza

Special Ratings
Margherita Pizza:
The Boz:
Greek Salad:

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