Restaurant review: County Line Pizza in Zanesville

County Line Pizza in Zanesville and Grocery has been in business for decades. (By Laura Weston-Elchert for The News-Sentinel)
The Dipster appetizer is a must-have at County Line Pizza in Zanesville. (By Laura Weston-Elchert for The News-Sentinel)
The chicken club pizza at County Line has a trio of meats - Chicken, ham and bacon. (By Laura Weston-Elchert for The News-Sentinel)
County Line's supreme pizza is the house special.(By Laura Weston-Elchert for The News-Sentinel)
You can't go wrong with County Line's taco pizza. It's delicious and the crushed Doritos on the top of the pie are the best part. (By Laura Weston-Elchert for The News-Sentinel)

Have a hankering for a box of Twinkies? Need a new popcorn popper or a Barbie doll? Or, more importantly, run out of toilet paper? If you live in Zanesville, County Line Pizza and Grocery is your place. And if you’re really hungry for some outstanding pizza, County Line Pizza is the place to go as well.

Zanesville is a tiny burg that has this hidden treasure of Americana reminiscent of a decades-old neighborhood grocery that has just about everything you need. The restaurant consists of a few tables covered with floral tablecloths. If you’re lucky enough to snag one of those tables, you will be treated to great food.

You must order the Dipster to begin your meal at County Line. This appetizer is pizza dough that is shaped into a loaf, stuffed with an abundance of mozzarella cheese and baked into a cheesy delight. The crust was perfect and light. Pizza, cheese, BBQ or ranch dipping sauces are available. We tried the pizza sauce and liked the flavor and thick consistency.

County Line’s supreme pizza had a layer of pepperoni on the bottom of the pie and was topped with green and black olives, mushrooms, green peppers and lots of savory sausage and crumbled hamburger. This spicy pizza was delicious and hearty.

The chicken club pizza also was tasty. The diced chicken and mayonnaise helped balance the salty ham and bacon.

The taco pizza was our favorite. Beans, hamburger, salsa, jalapenos and a blend of mozzarella and cheddar cheeses were the base of this pizza. Fresh lettuce and tomatoes were added on top, and dusted with crushed Dorito chips. This was the most flavorful pizza we tasted. I couldn’t get enough of it. The variety of textures and tastes made this our favorite pizza.

The steak burger, served on a toasted hoagie bun, had good flavor and was cooked through, but it wasn’t nearly as tasty as the pizzas.

On the menu, the owners stress their desire to keep the high quality of their food at an affordable price. They said, “You will still get a large (extra large at most other places) specialty pizza for a twenty dollar bill tax included!” County Line Pizza was a good value with excellent food. When I paid for lunch, I was asked if I’d like a free butternut squash. A local gardener had a bumper crop and brought the surplus in to give away. Very neighborly.

RESTAURANT DETAILS

What: County Line Pizza

Where: 10914 South County Line Road, Zanesville

When: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Closed Monday

Phone: 638-4147

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/County-Line-Pizza-and-Grocery/164329136940425

MENU SAMPLER

* Breadsticks: $3.99

* Chef salad: $5.69

* Dipsters: $5.69

* Steak burger: $4.69

* Philly steak sandwich: $5.49

* Chicken club sandwich: $5.49

* Pork Tenderloin: $5.99

* Sausage roll: $4.99 half; $8.99 whole

* Veggie pizza: $12.99 small; $15.99 medium; $18.49 large

* Supreme (house) pizza: $12.99 small; $15.99 medium; $18.49 large

* Chicken club pizza: $12.99 small; $15.99 medium; $18.49 large

* Taco pizza: $12.99 small; $15.99 medium; $18.49 large

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