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Best Places To Eat In Pittsburgh, PA

Samantha
Updated Aug 20, 2018

There are a lot of good restaurants in Pittsburgh, but to help those traveling to the area pick out the good from the bad, here’s a list that shows prices, customer experiences, and overall atmosphere of some amazingly tasty restaurants in Pittsburgh, PA. Travelers won’t have to leave hungry.

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1. The Capital Grille

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Posted by The Capital Grille (Pittsburgh) on Wednesday, 15 March 2017

This place is a little pricy for those on a budget, but the food is definitely worth it. They have steak and seafood, different types of chicken, and their desserts are little pieces of heaven. Ranging from 10 USD for appetizers and up to 100 USD for a big steak, they have good appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The lobster mac and cheese is a popular item on the menu at all times of the day. The atmosphere might be a little too fancy for some, as it is a considered a five star restaurant, but if travelers wish to go, they get to dress up and be fancy for an evening out. The restaurant is open until 11 pm Friday and Saturday, open until 9 pm on Sundays, and they close at 10 pm Monday through Thursday. Definitely a place to check out in the evening hours of Pittsburgh.

The Capital Grille

Address: 301 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212

Website: The Capital Grille

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2. Butcher and the Rye

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Posted by Butcher and the Rye on Tuesday, 25 April 2017

A relatively new restaurant, Butcher and the Rye has only been open since 2013. Starting with the customer service, Butcher and the Rye’s employees treat everyone with utmost respect. They are generous and help customers with any questions they may have about their menu. Inside the two story building are tables with oil lanterns on them instead of the usual candles. It really makes customers feel like they are in an old time place. This restaurant is well known for their drinks list. They have a large list of adult beverages to choose from and the prices range from a simple 6 USD drink all the way up to a 40 USD whiskey mixture. Now the food is something else entirely. It is considered to be a rustic Americana menu with a lot of meat and potato recipes. The food ranges from 5 USD to under 35 USD, so their prices aren’t too bad for the delicious food.

Butcher and the Rye

Address: 212 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Website: Butcher and the Rye

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3. Bigham Tavern

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For a meal that won’t cost an arm and a leg, this little tavern has some yummy food for customers to enjoy. They have great burgers and you can either get a side of potato chips or french fries. On Saturdays, they have a Bud Light beer special for only 2.75 USD. The building isn’t anything too special, but paired with good food and company, this place is a must-visit.

Bigham Tavern

Address: 321 Bigham St, Pittsburgh PA 15211

Website: Bigham Tavern

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4. Proper Brick Oven and Tap Room

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Posted by Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room on Tuesday, 23 August 2016

This is a pizza joint that serves beer, and beer and pizza go together quite well. But keep in mind that this isn’t a restaurant. It’s actually a food truck that serves pizza on the street! Not too many pizzerias actually use an old brick oven anymore to bake their pizzas, and that’s what makes them taste so good here.

Proper Brick Oven and Tap Room

Address: 139 7th St, Pittsburgh PA 15222

Website: Proper Brick Oven and Tap Room

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5. Fat Head's Saloon

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Posted by Fat Head's Saloon on Wednesday, 12 April 2017

A great place to pick up a good burger, Fat Head’s Saloon in South Side Pittsburgh is an easy going restaurant and not too expensive. They have some fun and creative sandwiches — The G-Man has fried pickles on it — and they are pretty good. One can also drink a beer with their sandwich if they don’t have too much else to do that day.

Fat Head's Saloon

Address: 1305 East Carson St, Pittsburgh PA 15203

Website: Fat Head’s Saloon

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6. Meat and Potatoes

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Posted by Meat & Potatoes on Saturday, 8 April 2017

Another non expensive joint, the customers always come first in this place. Fun fact, meat and potatoes is not all they serve. The name actually comes from the bread and butter analogy, these are staples for humans to survive on. With that in mind, the food here is amazing. their fried chicken is unlike anything customers have tasted before. They even have Fried Chicken Fridays, where fried chicken is lower in price from 11 in the morning to 2 in the afternoon. The atmosphere is so simple and pleasant; it’s hard not to enjoy your time here.

Meat and Potatoes

Address: 649 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA, 15222

Website: Meat and Potatoes

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7. Primanti Brothers


This may sound like an Italian place but it’s actually a sandwich joint that is quite creative with their food items. The sandwiches are big and sloppy and can be served with a beer if the customer wants one. The atmosphere is kind of like a sports bar; the place has Penguins decorations all over it, but that sure isn’t a deterrent for those that love hockey.

Primanti Brothers

Address: 46 18th St, Pittsburgh PA, 15222

Website: Primanti Brothers

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8. The Melting Pot

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Posted by The Melting Pot on Tuesday, 11 April 2017

This is a fondue restaurant that customers can really enjoy. Whether they are dipping bread, meat, or vegetables into the pot, The Melting Pot is a fun way to enjoy a meal. But no double dipping!

The Melting Pot

Address: 125 W Station Square, Pittsburgh PA 15219

Website: The Melting Pot

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9. Nicky's Thai Kitchen

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A lovely little place for those that love Asian cuisine, Nicky’s Thai Kitchen is always a good place to go. They have fried noodles with your choice of meat and vegetables, a lot of different types of sushi for those that like it, and some great crab rangoon. The atmosphere may seem a little crowded to some, as the place is not that large and they have a lot of tables set up to accommodate a lot of people, but the employees are kind and helpful with some of the menu items being hard to pronounce. Asian cuisine is different in every area, but this is definitely a place to try!

Nicky's Thai Kitchen

Address: 856 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15233

Website: Nicky’s Thai Kitchen

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10. Noodlehead

Posted by Noodlehead on Thursday, 25 October 2012

Known for the noodles, Noodlehead is a small restaurant that seems to get a lot of attention from people all over the city. Fresh ingredients are always used, the teas (hot or iced) are yummy, and the dumplings are a great food to fill up on. This is technically a Thai restaurant, but they do have the occasional American food here too. The inside of the building is pretty large, the lighting is nice, and the restaurant has comfortable seating.

Noodlehead

Address: 242 S Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15206

Website: Noodlehead

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11. Point Brugge Cafe

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Posted by Point Brugge Cafe on Wednesday, 19 April 2017

This is a nice little Belgian cafe that serves good food. Customers can choose to dine inside or outside the cafe depending on the weather. The staff is always so gracious and accommodating, so don’t be afraid to ask questions about certain dishes. They have different desserts depending on the season. For example, they have been known to make homemade ice cream sandwiches in the summer time, which are a refreshing and delicious way to end a meal. The cafe is kind of tucked away on a quiet street, so those that are aware of it believe it to be a gem of the area. The food is delicious and with employees willing to help, it’s a place that will always bring customers back.

Point Brugge Cafe

Address: 401 Hastings St, Pittsburgh PA 15206

Website: Point Brugge Cafe

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Food, food, food

There are a lot of good restaurants when it comes to the Pittsburgh area. There are so many different kinds of cuisines and one wants to at least try and eat them all. Take your pick from a list of great restaurants and enjoy the food that can be found in Pittsburgh.

This article was originally published on May 12, 2017

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