By Lily Smith | Echo
Right along the Mississinewa River stands a small edifice, housing Marion's own Brooks Uppercrust Pizza-Grill. Outside of the restaurant, the river runs and adds an ambiance that is usually found lacking in Marion, Indiana. The surprisingly serene setting is only an introduction to the hidden goldmine of a restaurant.
Brooks Uppercrust Pizza-Grill offers a variety of appetizers, pizzas, salads, loaded potatoes and sandwiches. While the menu isn't extremely extensive, the options presented are sure to please everyone.
Both the food and the restaurant itself are warmly nostalgic, with encouraging signs and vintage posters lining the walls. The pizzas are large, cheesy and affordable enough for a broke college student's night out. There are a variety of comforting appetizers like mozzarella sticks, garlic bread and breadsticks.
While the pizza isn't anything especially dynamic, the atmosphere and service make Brooks Uppercrust Pizza-Grill a great place to stop in for dinner or a yummy lunch.
The service is impeccable and the workers never fail to cheerfully reply to any and all inquiries that guests may have. They even bid guests farewell with a kind, "Have a blessed day!" each and every time.
Brooks Uppercrust Pizza-Grill is a hidden gem of Marion and the perfect place to grab a bite and walk along the river.
Overall Pros: The service is great and there are a variety of pizza options. The appetizers are also delicious. The spot is perfectly located for a stroll by the river after or before dinner.
Overall Cons: Unfortunately, there aren't options on the menu for those who follow gluten-free or paleo diets.