8 Best Brunch Buffet Spots In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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This charming city in western Pennsylvania is a buzz of activity and a haven of food, especially if you have the appetite for weekend brunches. With loads to explore, including the likes of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, the precinct is filled with historical and cultural landmarks that breathe meaning and history into the area. Revered attractions like the Andy Warhol Museum, Heinz Field football stadium and the PNC Park baseball stadium also reside in the neighboring North Shore if travelers are keen on a day-trip out of town to explore. Regardless which exploring route to take, one needs fuel to gear up for the day and with this list of the best brunch spots in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, you sure will be ready.

1. The Abbey on Butler Street

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Sunday brunch has never looked better, whether you prefer coffee, brunch cocktails, or even your own customized Bloody Mary at the bar. The brunch buffet is exclusive on Sundays and runs from 9am to 3.30pm, with a delightful menu of house blended Greek yogurt, blueberry French toast and buttermilk pancakes. Dine in the lovely patio or the elegantly furnished indoor seating to a chic European pub cuisine vibe. Within the space, there are also two large bars to hang out and order your fill of drafts and wines.

The Abbey on Butler Street

Address: 4635 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Website: The Abbey on Butler Street

Opening hours: Sun: 9am - 3.30pm (Brunch at the Bistro)

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2. Grand View Buffet

Editor’s note: Establishment is permanently closed

Want to sleep in for the weekend but still enjoy a hearty brunch? This restaurant has got you covered with its guaranteed pleaser of a Saturday and Sunday brunch (Saturday from 11am to 2:30pm and Sunday from 10:30am to 2:30pm), serving you a mix of cuisines including the likes of Italian, Asian and barbecue. The weekend brunch is a crowd favorite and with enough reason so. Just imagine freshly made omelets, a dish of eggs Benedict made to perfection and slices of honey-glazed ham. For the sweet tooth, the menu also includes the likes of cinnamon buns, French toasts and blueberry pancakes.

Grand View Buffet

Address: 777 Casino Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA

Website: Grand View Buffet

Opening hours: Sat: 11am - 2.30pm; Sun: 10.30am - 2.30pm

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3. Walnut Grill

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This lovely restaurant came into existence with the idea of wanting to introduce food and beverage in the comforts of an inviting local feel and experience. Guests often come here to revel in the cozy ambiance and enjoy the delights of food. The breakfast buffet menu is available daily and works as the motivator you need to get out of bed on some tough mornings. With selections of pancakes, crème brûlée French toasts, egg street tacos, breakfast burritos and chicken and waffles, there is bound to be something of an appetite for everyone.

Walnut Grill

Address: 911 Freeport Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Website: Walnut Grill

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8am - 3pm; Sun: 9am - 3pm

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4. Lidia’s

Editor’s note: Establishment is permanently closed

Serving authentic fanfare of Italian cuisine, this restaurant features a delectable menu of homemade pasta made with the freshest ingredients of the season. In addition, customers can look forward to the restaurant’s other hot picks including hearty Italian favorites like the Osso Bucco – a braised Heritage Pork Shank served with barley risotto, The Scallopine of Chicken Breast drenched with roasted lemon, capers, and olive and the Grilled Salmon Fillet complete with Yukon gold potatoes. For the brunch menu specifically available on the weekends from 11 am to 2.30 pm, one can expect their fair share of baked goods, sweets and dishes like grilled octopus and housemade potato dumplings.


Address: 1400 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Website: Lidia’s

Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 11am - 2.30pm

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5. Grand Concourse

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Residing at Station Square, this restaurant definitely makes for an elegant dining experience with its excellent food, service and ambiance. The furnishings are immensely detailed comprising of the likes of a stained-glass vaulted ceiling, marble columns and even a dramatic staircase. A meal here is definitely a treat for the soul as much as it is for the stomach. With Sunday brunches from 9 am to 3 pm, one can enjoy the likes of carved ham and prime rib, smoked turkey breast and seasoned baked chicken to the views of the riverfront and the scenic downtown skyline.

Grand Concourse

Address: 100 W Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Website: Grand Concourse

Opening hours: Sun: 9am - 3pm

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6. The Zenith

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hA vegetarian café, an art gallery and an antique goldmine rolled into one, this precious space is a buzzing haven where you can get your brunch fix as well. Loved as Pittsburgh’s oldest vegetarian restaurant with its extensive menu options serving delicious vegan creations, customers can dine and shop for vintage and jewelry afterward. Their Zenith Sunday Brunch is a crowd favorite with the likes of the scrambled eggs served with romano cheese, vegan cinnamon French toast drenched with syrup and vegan blueberry pancakes.

The Zenith

Address: 86 S 26th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA

Website: The Zenith

Opening hours: Thurs - Sat: 11.30am - 8.30pm; Sun: 11am - 2.30pm (closed on Mon - Wed)

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7. Max’s Allegheny Tavern

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A local’s favorite loved for its easy ambiance, friendly staff and delicious food, this restaurant has established its mark as one of Pittsburgh’s go-to restaurants. While people drop by to dine and grab a couple of beers, their Sunday buffet option has become increasingly popular with the customers. Running from 9.30 am to 2 pm, hot picks include made to order omelets and traditional German farmers’ breakfasts. Other options including the likes of waffles, muffins, hams and salads, are guaranteed to satisfy your belly on a rewarding Sunday.

Max’s Allegheny Tavern

Address: 537 Suismon Street, North Side, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Website: Max’s Allegheny Tavern

Opening hours: Sun: 9.30am - 2pm

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8. Harris Grill

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This charming grill that serves hearty American cuisine gifts you views of Mount Washington and memorable, satisfying dining experience. While this is a great place to hang out with your buds over the eatery’s wide selection of beers and stiff drinks, many also flock to get a taste of the weekend brunch where you have an omelet station, crispy bacon, fresh salad and choice of pasta ala vodka and jerk chicken among many others. The price of the brunch even includes the price of one alcoholic beverage.

Harris Grill

Address: 123 Shiloh St Pittsburgh, PA 15211

Website: Harris Grill

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11.30am - 12am; Sat: 11.30am - 2am; Sun: 10am - 12am

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Enjoy brunch in Pittsburgh

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The city has its fair share of things to do and explore, so make sure you do your traveling justice and fuel up for the day with brunch when you wake up. With our list above, you have enough options for places to enjoy a hearty meal when you’re in Pittsburgh.

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