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Seabeck Pizza expanding to Port Orchard

Part of the fun of going to Seabeck is ordering a pizza pie from Seabeck Pizza.

For years people on the peninsula have made the trek to taste the renowned Seabeck Pizza.

Now Port Orchard residents can do so without the long drive.

Located on Sedgwick Road across the street from the new Albertsons, Seabeck Pizza in Port Orchard becomes the seventh eatery for the family operated and locally owned business.

Besides Seabeck, there are Seabeck Pizza establishments in Belfair, Chico, Pleasant Harbor, and two more in Montana.

Seabeck Pizza in Port Orchard is owned Nick and Joleen Reynolds, who also run the Belfair and Chico parlors.

Joleen’s father, Jerry Anderson, owns the original parlor in Seabeck.

Nick Reynolds said he wasn’t sure if Seabeck Pizza would fly in Port Orchard because there are nine other pizza places.

But after opening Feb. 27, Reynolds said the amount of business the parlor is receiving is more than he anticipated.

“I was a bit skeptical at first,” Reynolds said. “But it just goes to show, we’ve got pizza that’s in demand. At first I hired two people but now we have 10.”

While running the Chico establishment, Reynolds said he got plenty of comments from customers thanking him for opening closer to home.

“A lot of people would tell me they were glad they don’t have to drive to Seabeck anymore,” Reynolds said.

Reynolds said he’s received the same feedback from Port Orchard residents.

Moving to Port Orchard wasn’t thought of much until Reynolds received a tip about a building for rent.

“Somebody called and said ‘I hear you have good pizza. There’s a building for rent.’ ” he said.

After checking the site out, Reynolds said expanding to Port Orchard was a no-brainer.

Reynolds said Seabeck Pizza is popular because of its homemade pizza appeal.

“We make our own crust, our own sauce, and we chop our own vegetables,” Reynolds said. “Everything is fresh and we put a pound of cheese on our large pizza.”

One added feature that Reynolds said can’t be beat is the Party Pizza.

Though it is called a 26-inch pizza, Reynolds said it’s closer to 29 inches.

Besides the Party Pizza, the pizzas come in either 12-inch or 16-inch proportions.

Seabeck Pizza does take-out or delivery and has outdoor seating for the warmer days and limited seating inside.

It is open 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-8:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Now that there are three establishments between Nick and Joleen, Nick admits he has to do some creative scheduling.

“I schedule least as possible,” he said. “I make myself available in case something happens.”

So far the duo seems to be managing just fine as long as they stick to their rolls.

“She’s the brains and I’m the muscle,” Reynolds said.

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