Shakey's Oroville 2890 Olive Hwy (530) 534-8844
Date of visit today 22 June 2009 -Shakey’s Oroville is the closest Shakey’s to Sacramento, which is birthplace of the greatest pizza in the world when it is at the top of its game.
So how is the Oroville parlor doing? From a Shakey’s lover, the owner and manager Dan Harvey is committed to the original style. I am happy to say he is keeping the dream alive. He is also very encouraging to a longtime amateur like myself. It seems like Shakey’s is franchising to some really hospitable owners and managers.
This is our second visit here, and it was worth the 75-90 minute drive from home.
Shakey’s is the best because of the crust. The owner and dough master (Michael?) have it down to a science. The crust is layered, thin, crispy with a little chew. Perfect. The legacy survives and is close to Sacramento. If you are going to the dam or the Indian casinos, or Chico, Marysville, or Lincoln, this would be a great side trip. For us it was and will be the main destination.
If the quality falters I will update in a flash. (flash is 5-7 minutes in an old deck oven). For now, this Shakey’s is in good hands and an all meat pizza (half devoured) with a padlock is in the refrigerator. Update soon.