Cooks Pizza in Wakarusa, Indiana

Cook’s Pizza in Wakarusa, Indiana


Cook’s Pizza in Wakarusa, Indiana is a very popular pizza joint.

little Indiana heard that people come from miles around to enjoy this Elkhart County favorite. After our visit there? I believe it!

Cook’s Pizza in Wakarusa, Indiana

On the corner of the main street, Cook’s Pizza can’t be missed! This small Indiana town doesn’t have all that many corners in its super cute downtown.

It’s a small mom and pop restaurant. Large windows look out onto the bustling street. You can choose between a handful of tables or cozy counter seating.

Small as it is, there can also be a bit of a wait! My advice? Try to go during the “off” time or prepare to wait for awhile. Either way? It’s so worth it!

Wakarusa, Indiana Pizza Parlor

Cooks Pizza in Wakarusa, Indiana

Cook’s Pizza in Wakarusa, Indiana


Everyone knows everyone else and the conversation is non-stop.  Even folks milling around waiting for their to go order chit-chat with the folks seated at the tables. I love that kind of atmosphere! The walls and shelving are full of local sports teams and other small town business. This is obviously a small town hangout.

In fact, we’ve heard that several years ago a few local farmers were given a key so they could let themselves inside in the morning, make coffee, clean up, then lock up again. Only in a small town!

How on earth could we decide? Pizza always sounds good to me! But when heard about their Stromboli Sandwiches I was torn. I ended up getting the Ham Stromboli. My husband, Jeremy, got the same thing but with Sausage. Cheese, sauce, and meat meld together in a toasted bun. It is sandwich perfection.

These sandwiches were works of art! I was just telling my husband last night that I was craving it. That would be the perfect midnight snack for sure!

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Cooks Pizza in Wakarusa, Indiana

Cook’s Pizza in Wakarusa, Indiana


Cook’s Pizza in Wakarusa, Indiana is just what you would expect from a small town: friendly and good.

We’d love to go back and sample some more from the menu–if I can resist the call of the Stromboli!

Small Towns: Destinations, not Drive-Thrus! I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is little Indiana!

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Cook’s Pizza
101 South Elkhart Avenue
Wakarusa, Indiana 46573
574.862.4425

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