Move over Chicago and New York! This Michigan city knows what's up when it comes to pizza.

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Detroit Ranked Best Pizza City in U.S. (formerly once again set out to determine the best pizza cities in the U.S. They reviewed restaurant data, geographical data, and surveyed 1,000 Americans to get their hottest takes on pizza.

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For the second year in a row, Detroit has been ranked the "Best Pizza City" in the U.S.

Here's what the study found out about pizza in the Motor City:

  • The average price for a large cheese pizza in Detroit is $14.83 — 27% cheaper than the typical cost ($18.81) among all cities reviewed. Only a handful of cities have lower prices.
  • Detroiters also show a measurable passion for pizza through their internet activity. We analyzed 25 pizza-related search terms and found Detroit has the highest Google Trends score (99 out of 100) of any city in our study — 52% higher than the average score of 65.
  • Baked into that calculation is Detroit's No. 1 Google Trends score for BBQ chicken pizza, No. 1 score for Detroit-style pizza, and No. 2 score for meat pizza.
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Their picks for best pizza in Detroit are Grandma Bob's and Niki's Pizza.

No doubt that Detroit - and the whole state of Michigan - is great for pizza! Some of the biggest pizza chains started in the Mitten State like Jet's Pizza, Buddy's Pizza, Little Caesars, Hungry Howie's, and Dominos.

Top Ten Pizza Cities in America

Here's the rest of the top ten pizza cities from the study:

  1. Detroit, Michigan
  2. Hartford, Connecticut
  3. Boston, Massachusetts
  4. Phoenix, Arizona
  5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  6. San Diego, California
  7. Denver, Colorado
  8. Miami, Florida
  9. Buffalo, New York
  10. Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

What about Chicago and New York? Chicago came in at No. 16 and New York at No. 19.

Ten Worst Pizza Cities in America

On the flipside, what cities are WORST for pizza? The study found the pizza scenes lacking in these cities:

  1. San Antonio, Texas
  2. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  3. Salt Lake City, Utah
  4. Seattle, Washington
  5. Memphis, Tennessee
  6. Austin, Texas
  7. Louisville, Kentucky
  8. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  9. Atlanta, Georgia
  10. Providence, Rhode Island

Check out more from the study here.

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