What’s your favorite part of having guests from out of town? Showing them just how amazing Pittsburgh is and all there is to do here? Making new and unforgettable memories? Or introducing them to some of the unique restaurants we Pittsburghers love? Here are 8 of the best restaurants around Pittsburgh to take an out of towner.
1. Primanti Brothers – 46 18th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
There doesn't seem to be much of a gray area when it comes to Primanti Brothers. Pittsburghers either love them - and their famous sandwich - or they don't. But, really, every out-of-towner should at least have the opportunity to try that famous Pittsburgh sandwich topped with fries and coleslaw and hugged by two pieces of fresh bread. Primanti Brothers has several locations around the Pittsburgh area, including the Strip District and downtown.
2. Church Brew Works – 3525 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Church Brew Works certainly deserves a spot on the best restaurants around Pittsburgh for both its ambiance and its food. Nestled in a former church, the enchanting restaurant still maintains the church's stained glass windows and pews. The eclectic menu features such Pittsburgh favorites as traditional pierogies, the Pittsburgh salad, and pierogi saute.
3. Pamela’s Diner – 5527 Walnut Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Stop for breakfast or lunch at Pamela's Diner, an old-fashioned eatery with a scrumptious menu and several locations in Pittsburgh. The menu features such breakfast favorites as pancakes, omelets, and french toast. Of course, a trip to the diner for lunch isn't complete without a generous order of fries or onion rings paired with a burger, an egg salad sandwich, or grilled cheese.
4. Meat and Potatoes – 649 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Introduce your guests to Pittsburgh's first gastro pub Meat and Potatoes. The charming pub features such traditional fare as pot roast, roast chicken, and burgers. Or, the gastro pub also features Sunday brunch. Peruse the menu that includes stuffed French toast, pancakes of the day, and grilled cheese.
5. Fat Head's Saloon – 1805 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
A trip to Pittsburgh certainly wouldn't be complete without a stop in the South Side. Fat Head's Saloon provides the perfect setting for a delicious meal. Kick off your meal with a tantalizing appetizer like the giant pretzel, frickles, or pierogies. Or, just save your appetite for digging into one of Pittsburgh's biggest sandwiches. Choose from such popular "headwiches" as the Twisted Brisket, the Beermark, and the Fuddwich.
6. S&D Polish Deli – 2204 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Pittsburgh's all about the pierogi. So, no trip to the Burgh would be complete without a lunch of authentic, homemade pierogies. S&D Polish Deli makes a range of scrumptious pierogies, including traditional potato and cheese, mushroom, sweet cabbage, and potato. The charming deli also serves kielbasa, dumplings, and crepes.
7. Grand Concourse – 100 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Drink in glorious views of the downtown Pittsburgh skyline - from eye level - when you dine at the regal former train station. The Grand Concourse is perhaps best known for its famous Sunday Brunch that boasts such delicious dishes as lemon chicken breast, scrambled eggs, and baked ham.
8. Altius – 1230 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
No view in Pittsburgh, or maybe even Pennsylvania, can compare to the one from high atop Mount Washington. Embrace the stunning views while dining on an unforgettable meal at Altius. The fine dining restaurant features such delectable dishes Ora King Salmon, cauliflower steak, and chicken breast.
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