Friends, the cheeseburger pizza at Papa J’s in Honor, Michigan, is a must-try.

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I’ll admit, I was skeptical of pickles on pizza, but I was wrong. They belong.

Those crisp little dills play nicely with juicy tomatoes, red onion, ground beef, bacon bits, a cheesy mozzarella-cheddar combo and tangy Thousand Island dressing. It’s sweet, savory, sour—everything you didn’t know you wanted in a slice. And the crust: soft and chewy with a just-crisp exterior (no soggy bottoms here).

Photo by Dave Weidner

Just as delicious is Papa J’s retro-inspired interior. There are the requisite red-and-white diner booths and black-and-white checkered floor. The turquoise walls, lined with neon lights, are filled with memorabilia—The Beatles’ “White” album, movie posters, vintage board games, Benzie County senior class photos. On the way out, you’ll pass vending machines stocked with gotta-have gumballs and glitter rings. It’s nostalgic noshing at its finest.

More Menu Standouts: The fried chicken, Reuben, pot roast with mashed potatoes and the chocolate milkshake (the small is shareable).

Photo by Dave Weidner

Photo by Dave Weidner

Photo(s) by Dave Weidner