8520 Fernald Ave
Morton Grove, IL 60053
The year was 1970. Hidden away on Fernald Avenue in Morton Grove Illinois, Pequods Pizza started a cult following for its pan style pizza with a “caramelized crust” edge.
Locals enjoyed the hometown pizzeria for its unique atmosphere and great pizza.
In June of 1986 the original owner sold the pizzeria, leading to a rebirth. New leadership reinvigorated the restaurant. The menu expanded and a savory thin crust pizza was added to the fabled pan pizza. As word of mouth popularity grew, Pequods became the best known secret for Pizza in the northwest suburbs. Many of the faithful continue to make pilgrimages to Pequods after moving from the area. January 1992 began a new chapter in the Pequods’ legend. In response to the pleading of many faithful customers, Pequods opened in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Thanks to the enthusiastic patronage of loyal customers, Pequods began to build a new cult following in the windy city, quickly becoming known for late night dining and delivery of their world class pizza.
After a fire at the Chicago location in January 2006, the restaurant closed for nearly five months.
Even with efforts to manage Chicago deliveries from the Morton Grove location, the shut down was heartbreaking for scores of fiercely loyal customers. And, their patience was rewarded with a remodeled restaurant that fit perfectly into the bustling Lincoln Park community. Big screen TV’s and full service bars were added to two floors of seating. Families, couples, friends, or colleagues now enjoy a dining atmosphere that is inviting and comfortable. Pequods has received many local and national “Best Pizza” honors. The legendary pan pizza continues to receive glowing accolades. The thin crust, while less decorated, has quietly developed a huge following of pizza connoisseurs.