Hideaway Pizza in Crestview FL

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Hideaway Pizza in Crestview FL

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Thank you to Stuart from Third Coast Cusine for this great review.  The town of Crestview, Florida is not really a destination in and of itself. Sure it is the seat of Okaloosa County, but it is primarily a jumping off point to more interesting locals like Destin, Ft. Walton Beach or DeFuniak Springs. Heck, the sheriff's department isn't even located there. The preponderance of business in this tiny Emerald Coast hamlet has migrated from the old city center where State Hwy. 80 and US Hwy. 90 intersect to the junction of Ferdon Blvd. with Interstate 10. There you will find all of the typical monuments to corporate ambiguity.

However, back on (not so much anymore) Main St. in downtown Crestview you will find The Hideaway Pizza. Aptly named because though it resides at 326 N Main St, the pizza joint (and Main St. itself for that matter) are a little hard to find. Ah progress. A descent GPS should save you a few minutes of zigzagging and confusion with quite the payoff at the end.

You will not find much in the way of a wine list at Hideaway nor is there an extensive selection of craft-brewed ales. What you will find are good old Italian/American standbys like Stromboli, pasta, salads & subs, and of course pizza. And what pizza. For toppings they have all the usual suspects and they use a "1950's New York Pizza Recipe" which means no artificial ingredients, 100% mozzarella and everything made from scratch.

But the eye-catcher on the menu is a pizza called "the Hideaway." A 15" pizza with eight huge slices and each slice is covered in a different topping - one slice of pepperoni, one of sausage, one of mushroom, you get the picture. It looks amazing with such a colorful display. The most surprising slice of the set? One totally covered in black olives, unbelievable. There were so many you couldn't even see the crust and the flavor was so robust it hurt.

If you are visiting the beautiful sugar white sands of the Florida panhandle and need a reprieve from all of the incredible seafood to be had there then tell Tom Tom to lead the way to The Hideaway Pizza. You'll thank me later.

Hideaway Pizza gets 5 out of 8 slices

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  • 326 N Main St Crestview, FL 32536

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6 Responses to “Hideaway Pizza in Crestview FL”

  • Shawn wrote:
    08 May 2010 at 3:30 pm

    No one goes to Defuniak Springs. The pizza is good.

  • Nina wrote:
    05 Sep 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Okay my parents and family have been going to Hideaway for way over 15 years. All we ever get is the buffet. It’s great and delicious you can tell that it is very fresh (you can see all the people making it) And it’s not really suppose to have a bujillion alcoholic beverages because it’s a family restaurant. about a year or so ago it’s been repainted (the inside i mean) it’s soo cool it feels like i’m actually eating in Italy or some place. Anyways that is all.

  • Longing4dbeach wrote:
    08 Mar 2012 at 11:43 am

    I grew up in Crestview, and I can tell you we were so excited when the Hideaway Pizza open its doors. Was really good then and has gotten better over the years. The owner/ operators do their best to keep improving instead of slacking off as so many places seem to do over time. Debbie and Kirk, Keep up the good work!! I’ve never had a bad meal at this place.

  • Amy wrote:
    01 Dec 2012 at 1:26 pm

    You make Crestview sound like we are a fly on a wall … we DO have a Sheriff’s office here and HAVE for years (well over 30!)!!!! It WAS located by the Okaloosa County Jail and is now located at the corner of Hwy 85 & 90 where the Highway Patrol office once was!! You really should just stick to talking about Pizza and not the cities so much since you obviously do not know what you are talking about concerning them!!! You did however, get an accurate description of the Hideaways pizza … ITS AWESOME!! Eating there for dinner tonight as a matter of fact!!!

  • coolbrezenyc wrote:
    10 May 2013 at 4:36 am

    u will not get 8 huge slices from a 15 inch pie…cut it in 6, then the pieces will be a decent size…i’m from NYC we make 18 inch pies and cut them in 8…

  • Teresa wrote:
    08 Apr 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Pizza was good, service not so much. The girl just laid the menus down and asked what we wanted. No eye contact , smile or welcome. If you want pizza, I suggest take out. ** THAT would be my rating.