As South Shore Bar Pizza has exploded in popularity in recent years, many crave them but may not live close to a bar or restaurant that offers it.

Cape Cod Cafe, Lynwood Cafe and Town Spa are a bit of a drive, although we are lucky that true bar pizza is popping up at places like The Dipper Cafe or Pour Farm Tavern in New Bedford.

Sure, that craving can also (maybe) be tamed by picking up a frozen Cape Cod Cafe pizza at your local grocery store, but for some, it’s just not the same.

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That’s led to a number of people attempting to recreate their favorite pizzas at home, with an entire Facebook group dedicated to the process. However, it’s not always easy to get it right, or even close, to the real deal.

Now, Cape Cod Cafe – which claims to be the birthplace of South Shore Bar Pizza – is giving you everything you need to make a fresh pizza at home.

The restaurant announced today on its Facebook page that “now available for purchase is everything it takes to make a Cape Cod Cafe pizza at home – our dough, sauce & cheese – even the pizza pans!”

Cape Cod Cafe - The Original Bar Pizza via Facebook
Cape Cod Cafe - The Original Bar Pizza via Facebook

Cape Cod Cafe posted that the make-your-own-at-home option is only available at its satellite locations in Bridgewater, Raynham and Halifax, and not at the O.G. location in Brockton.

We spoke to a person at the Raynham location to find out pricing, and we were told that the total cost for everything to make a cheese pizza at home is $28.

The items can all be purchased individually as well: $2 for the sauce, $4 for the cheese, $2 for the dough and $20 for the pan. That’s a good plan, because you will likely only buy the pan once, and then will want to grab the ingredients again in the future to make another pizza.

It’s also a very affordable price, too, because when you just look at the ingredients to make the pizza, it’s going to cost you about $8 – pretty much the exact price of one of those frozen Cape Cod Cafe pizzas in the supermarket, if not cheaper.

You can also experiment with toppings, or even get creative with what you can do with your pizza – such as when Cape Cod Cafe itself decided to turn mini-pizzas into hamburger buns.

I’d suggest extending the sauce and cheese beyond the dough, all the way to the edges of the pan, to create that famous “laced” effect.

The Best of South Shore Bar Pizza

There's pizza, and then there's South Shore Bar Pizza. Birthed in Brockton (and to this writer, perfected in Randolph – Lynwood Café is the true G.O.A.T.), it must meet certain qualifications to be considered "SSBP," which include: it's a 10-inch pie; it has a thin, cracker-like crust with minimal "flop;" the cheese is a blend that features more cheddar than mozzarella; and bonus points if you take it home between two carboard-type plates wrapped in flat brown paper bag. They also usually come with "laced" or "burnt" edges (terminology depends on where you are ordering), which is when the sauce and cheese are extended all the way to the edge of the pan, creating a crispy, flavorful coating to the crust. We reached out to the hugely popular South Shore Bar Pizza Social Club Facebook group to ask the experts to share the best of the best (in no particular order).

Gallery Credit: Tim Weisberg

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