Great pizza, great atmosphere.. I've been eating here for more than 25 years. I have always enjoyed Bonnie & Clydes pizza, (my favorite is the #1 meat eaters special, and also, the Italian Pie is to die for). Used to bring the kids when he still had a game room, and they also loved to play on the Kiddie Corral. I also remember back when he actually had a piano player. Hard to find a seat on weekends, it's that busy, and the only gripe I have is that the beer could be a little colder. With the money Ray makes, I know he can afford to turn the refrigeration down some. I know a lot of people who have told him this, but it falls on deaf ears. It still won't keep me from enjoying this Dixie Hwy. landmark. Refreshing to know that Ray hasn't fallen into the "cheapen down" of pizza like so many others have (papa john started this, and it's the nastiest pizza you can eat). Quit eating Domino's, Pizza Hut, Gatti's because they cheapened theirs down to keep up with a pizza that I wouldn't feed my dog. Don't eat at Wicks much, though it is good, it's not nearly as good as Bonnie & Clydes, even though it is only abut a mile from my house. I hope Ray keeps this place going another 35 years, because if he sells out, I'm sure it will never be as good as it is now. His pizza's taste the same, year in and year out, no stupid gimmicks to attract new customers. Actually, with the coupons he mails out, eating at Bonnie & Clydes is not at all expensive. I would recommend it to anyone (and have), east end or south end, you can't go wrong there.
Bonnie & Clyde's Pizza - Pleasure-Valley at it's best.
Ray Lamkin owns and operates Bonnie & Clyde's Pizza. He and his wife moved here from Chattanooga when the restaurant was known as Shakey?s. After a couple years, Ray had the opportunity to purchase the restaurant and did so, renaming it Bonnie & Clyde?s. Since then, he, his wife, their children, and a host of local young people, have prepared fresh crust, sauces and toppings for patrons for more than 30 years.
The pizza has a thin and crispy crust. The sauce is tart, uniquely spiced and almost addictive. The sausage is Ray's own fresh ground concoction. Two cheeses give the pizza a balance taste. It is all uniquely baked in 740? ovens. Each person can watch the assembly of their pizza behind glass. Lots of pizza passes down the counter on any given evening. Consistency is the hallmark of the end product.
Reasonably priced pitchers of popular domestic beers and a very large selection of import bottles and cans also await. For those who love root beer, ask for a cold mug and an IBC or if you wish, treat yourself to a real Orange Crush.
The dining area is large and open. The place is loud, friends hollering across the room, children laughing and playing. The feel is that of a park pavilion. Some tables have 30 years of carved initials (mine are probably there somewhere from my Stuart High School days). Wear blue jeans because anything else might snag on the seats.
At one time a sign was on the wall that said ?We serve fun and also pizza?. This place is about food, family and friends. By all accounts, it is a dive. It?s no place for anyone who cannot appreciate that the atmosphere is pure Pleasure-Valley red throated (since the review won't let me say neck). To me, and a several thousand of my neighbors, it?s practically perfect!
Giving up good pizza for principle!!.
I hate that Bonnie and Clyde's has great tasting pizza. I wasn't even going to admit how good it is in this review seeing as how it is going to be a negative one.
My friend and I have been eating here for years. All the while 'putting up with' the owner's rude behavior because of our weakness for his pizza. Well...NO MORE! This man has to be the rudest person I have ever come across. That is saying something with the state that customer service is in these days! He doesn't wait to take your order, hangs up on you if you have questions about his coupons and cusses his patrons if they reminisce about the fact that his place USED to be Shakey's! The young workers this man employs are also hard to put up with. I hate feeling dread every time I have to go pick up a pizza
My friend and I are never eating there again and will be sure to sway the minds of our few friends that have still been willing to put up with what this person dishes out.
YUMMMMMMMMMMM...... I've been in South Carolina for over two years and am moving back soon. I will visit Bonnie and Clyde's as soon as I return. My parents took me there as a kid when it was Shakey's. I drank green beer there when I got older.....been eating at Bonnie and Clyde's for over 30 years. I can't wait!!!!!!!
A Different Pizza. We still regularly travel over an hour to eat this pizza since we moved away. It has great cornmeal-dusted crust, cooked in an old-fashioned oven where they get it out with a paddle, delicious sauce, distinctive cheeses, the freshest salads anywhere, fabulous sausage chunks, and a meat-lovers that is out of this world. Maybe a little pricier than the chain pizza parlors, but there's NO comparison in taste, and well worth the trip.
Nothing fancy, just good food..
There's nothing fancy to look at in Bonnie and Clyde's Pizza Parlor. Just a good pizza with a big selection of craft and foreign beers to choose from.
Beats the national chain pizza parlors by a long shot.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!