By Pamela Brownstein
The Lunch Bunch spent a laid-back Friday afternoon meal at Ryan’s Famous Pizza & Subs in Shell Point Plaza.
The restaurant offers so many choices of tasty Italian food, we had a hard time deciding what to order. But Henry set us on the right path and suggested some of their most popular items.
We started with a plate of jumbo wings that were half hot and half teriyaki. Buck really liked the wings.
Then Henry brought us Ryan’s Famous Pizz-and-wich, which is hand-tossed pizza dough stuffed like a sandwich and baked. The Roman comes with ham, pepperoni, lettuce, tomato, onion and ranch. It was huge, so we all shared it, and it was awesomely delicious. The dough is warm and slightly crunchy, but the lettuce is still cool and crisp, and dipping it in ranch sauce pretty much rocks. I’m a huge fan of the pizz-and-wich.
Next we tried a meat calzone. No joking around, this calzone is big — not just in size, but also in flavor. We all split the calzone also, and Elizabeth declared it her favorite.
Last but not least came the pizza — how can we not try the pizza? It’s what they’re famous for! We ordered from the specialty menu half Hawaiian with ham, pineapple and extra cheese, and the other half Greek, topped with ground beef, onions, green peppers, black olives, tomatoes, feta cheese, pizza cheese and fresh
oregano. The pizza was piping hot and so yummy. Nikki really liked the Greek half, while I favored the Hawaiian, but I was so full I could barely finish my slice (but I did, don’t worry.) We all left feeling so satisfied, and even with leftovers to enjoy later.
Ryan’s Famous Pizza is located at 14 Savannah Highway, Unit 9, at Shell Point Plaza. They are open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday noon to 10 p.m. To order takeout or delivery, call 843-379-3479.