A hearty sandwich – with all of your favorite toppings – sometimes makes the very best meal. Fortunately for us, Pittsburgh boasts some of the best restaurants that serve scrumptious sandwiches with cult-like followings. So, without further ado, here are eight of the best sandwiches in Pittsburgh.
1. The Pitts-burgher at Primanti Brothers – 46 18th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Really, could any other sandwich top the list of the Pittsburgh's best sandwiches? Love it or hate it, Primanti Brothers famous sandwich - topped with fries and coleslaw - has gained quite the reputation throughout the country. For an authentic Primanti Brothers experience, order the Pitts-burgher, a hearty sandwich of burger meat, tomatoes, provolone cheese, fries, and coleslaw smashed between two slices of fresh bread.
2. The Fish Sandwich at the Original Oyster House – 20 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Generations of Pittsburghers, going back 146 years ago, have made the Original Oyster House's jumbo fish sandwich famous. The sandwich is advertised as jumbo for good reason: The fish is so large it spills out over the bun. Enjoy a generous helping of golden fries when you order the jumbo fish sandwich.
3. The Roethlisburger at Peppi's – 927 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Pittsburghers certainly have a favorite when it comes to Peppi's and that favorite is, hands down, the Roethlisburger. The hefty sandwich, topped with sausage, ground beef, grilled onions, American cheese, and scrambled egg, spills out of its Portuguese roll.
4. The Philly Cheesesteak The Groove Cheesesteak Company – 2000 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Move over, Philly! The 10 Best rated the state's best Philly cheesesteaks in 2016 and guess who came out on top? The Groove Cheesesteak Company bested all the restaurants in Philadelphia, the home of the cheesesteak sandwich. Not in the mood for a Philly cheesesteak? No worries. The Groove Cheesesteak Company also features the the Pittsburgh cheesesteak, the Chicago cheesesteak, and the Boston cheesesteak.
5. Grilled Cheese at The Yard – 100 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Indulge in the ultimate comfort food - grilled cheese served with a steaming bowl of tomato soup - when you visit the Yard. Peruse the menu that features traditional grilled cheese sandwiches alongside specialty sandwiches, like the mac attack grilled cheese, which is topped with creamy mac and cheese.
6. The Steak Sandwich at Uncle Sam's Sandwich Bar – 225 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Satisfy that craving for a steak sandwich at Uncle Sam's Sandwich Bar with four locations in the Pittsburgh area. In addition to the traditional cheesesteak sandwich, Uncle Sam's menu offers the pepper cheesesteak, the pizza cheesesteak, and the mushroom cheesesteak.
7. The Reuben at Smallman Street Deli – 2840 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Nobody does the Reuben like Smallman Street Deli and you'll have two options when you order the popular sandwich: topped with pastrami or with turkey. Or, to spice things up, try Reuben's cousin, Rachel, a Reuben that features coleslaw rather than sauerkraut.
8. The Battleship at The Triangle Bar & Grill – 2122 Monongahela Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Really hungry? Really, really hungry? Then you just might want to try Triangle Bar and Grill's famous Battleship sub or, more likely you'll want to share the monster sandwich that sits on a 24 inch bun topped with more than a pound of ham, salami and provolone combined, tomato, onion, lettuce, oil, and vinegar.