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Schmidy’s Pizza Palace in Rensselaer, Indiana

Rensselaer, Indiana: Schmidy's Pizza Palace
Rensselaer, Indiana: Schmidy’s Pizza Palace
Schmidy’s Pizza Palace in Rensselaer, Indiana is a new pizza parlor in town.

For reasons I cannot altogether fathom, Jasper County attracts pizza shops like nobody’s business!

Schmidy’s Pizza Palace in Rensselaer, Indiana

This newest addition, Schmidy’s Pizza Palace has taken up residence in what was once known as Jamie’s Cafe. Taking a cue from the original casual vibe, Schmidy’s also keeps it low-key.

The walls are decorated with sports memorabilia from the various local teams, like Saint Josephs College and the Rensselaer Central School Corporation mascot, The Bombers.

Now that is a fun way to exhibit a bit of local flair!

Rensselaer, Indiana Pizza Parlor

Rensselaer, Indiana: Schmidy's Pizza Palace
Rensselaer, Indiana: Schmidy’s Pizza Palace
You’ll find more than locally-oriented wall decor: this is a fantastic menu. More than just pizza, you’ll find sandwiches, salads, and an assortment of sides at this Rensselaer pizza place.

My husband, Jeremy, and I were thrilled to see a Chicken Alfredo Pizza that had Broccoli on it! I know that sounds so strange but, many years ago, when my husband was going through the Naval Nuclear Power School near Charleston, South Carolina, we discovered an amazing mom and pop pizza shop. It got us hooked on it–and we could never find anything else like it.

Until now! I guess even then I preferred the mom and pop restaurants.

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Rensselaer, Indiana: Schmidy's Pizza Palace
Rensselaer, Indiana: Schmidy’s Pizza Palace
Schmidy’s Pizza Palace in Rensselaer, Indiana has very good pizza. I’m impressed with the selection at this Indiana town parlor!

Plan ahead if you want the Stuffed Crust Pizza. It takes 45 minutes! I’m sure it’s worth it–that was good pizza (and loaded cheese fries). Let me know your favorite menu item in the comments below.

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Schmidy’s Pizza Palace
1451 N. McKinley Avenue
Rensselaer, Indiana 47978

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  1. I am hooked on their chicken, bacon, ranch pizza. Gotta try that one! Love the chicken, alfredo, broccoli too! You can’t beat their lunch buffet….all you can eat pizza and salad bar!

  2. Jessica Nunemaker

    Thanks Patty! I’ll add that to the list! I saw that on the menu and wondered about that one!

  3. The double decker pizza is delicious. I enjoy the saad bar as well. Very clean place which is very important to me. You won’t be unsatisfied with their pizza so try it.

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