If you are like us you have certain places you must eat at every time you visit an area. Jo Jo’s Pizza Galloway, New Jersey is one of those places for us. We just can’t travel to Atlantic City without making the short drive to Jo Jo’s Pizza for their fabulous hand-tossed, New York style, thin crust pizza.

Jo Jo's Pizza Galloway, New Jersey electric sign in red, white and green.

Jo Jo’s sign to let us know we have arrived.

It’s the kind of cheesy pizza goodness that alludes us in South Florida. Sure we can get good pizza down there, but not great pizza. To give you a little background – the Jo Jo’s name originated from a relative “Joe” who had restaurants in Pennsylvania. Way back in 1970 he relocated to Atlantic City to open a Jo Jo’s Pizza on the boardwalk with one of his cousins and the rest is history. The Jo Jo’s family was responsible for introducing hand-tossed New York style pizza, calzones, and stromboli to the area. Also added the menu were homemade meatballs, pasta dishes, and alla parmigiana dishes from their Sicilian heritage.

Relatives opened more locations including the one we always go to in Galloway, New Jersey. Husband and wife team Ed and Bambi opened their Jo Jo’s Pizza and Restaurant in 1993 and it has been family owned and operated ever since. As they say on their website “Our cuisine offers the ‘old fashioned’ favorites that you can always count on.” And count on that we do! Honestly, we have never tasted anything else on the menu.

A tray stand topped with a half pepperoni, half cheese pizza at Jo Jo's Pizza Galloway, New Jersey.

Presenting the half pepperoni, half cheese pizza at Jo Jo’s Pizza Galloway, New Jersey

A slice of pizza being placed on a white paper plate in Jo Jo's Pizza Galloway, New Jersey.

Serving up some cheesy goodness.

When Steve, Eve, Brian and I go to Jo Jo’s Pizza for lunch we know we will be bringing leftovers back to our condo because we always order two large pizzas. This time Brian and Eve had one that was half cheese and half pepperoni. We ordered one with sausage generously sprinkled all over that glorious cheese.

A tray stand topped with a sausage pizza at Jo Jo's Pizza Galloway, New Jersey.

Our yummy pizza with sausage and lots of cheese.

A slice of sausage pizza being lifted from the pizza pan at Jo Jo's Pizza Galloway, New Jersey.

Another slice? Yes please!

And as I am writing this I have an intense craving for an ooey, gooey, cheesy slice! Can you blame me? G-d willing we will be back there late summer.