Pittsburghers certainly have no shortage of choices when it comes to where to eat. Pittsburgh boasts restaurants – classic, fast food, and fine dining – for just about every taste. But, if you want to indulge in a Pittsburgh tradition, visit one of these eight longest standing restaurants in Pittsburgh.
1. The Original Oyster House – 20 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Enjoy a scrumptious meal at the Original Oyster House, a longstanding Pittsburgh tradition for the last 147 years. The Original Oyster House, Pittsburgh's oldest restaurant, has developed quite the reputation for its over-sized fish sandwiches and for starring in nearly 25 Hollywood movies. Stop by the Original Oyster House for fish, salmon burgers, seafood platters, and chicken tenders.
2. The Grand Concourse – 100 W Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
The Grand Concourse, a breathtaking former railway station, has been drawing diners since the late 1970s with its scrumptious Sunday brunch and seafood dishes, including jumbo shrimp scampi, crab legs, surf & turf, and slow-roasted prime rib.
3. Big Jim’s Restaurant – 201 Saline Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15207
Pull up a chair in the cozy Big Jim's Restaurant and Bar, which has welcomed Pittsburghers since 1977. Big Jim's recently received airtime on the popular television show "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives." Browse the generous menu that features such dishes as linguine, ravioli, homemade eggplant parmigiana, and New York strip steak.
4. The Park House – 403 E. Ohio Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Pittsburghers have been dining at the Park House since 1933. Originally a bar, the Park House has transformed into a popular restaurant that's known for its eclectic menu that features such dishes as gyros and pita pizza. Park House beckons diners who want to watch a sporting event on TV and who enjoy live entertainment.
5. Eat ‘N Park – Various Throughout Pittsburgh
One of the longest standing chain restaurants in Pittsburgh, Eat 'N Park has been serving customers in Pennsylvania since 1949. The popular restaurant features an eclectic menu of burgers, sandwiches, pastas, steak, and chicken. Opt for the generous salad bar and cap off your visit by enjoying a Smiley cookie, a Pittsburgh favorite.
6. Mallorca Restaurant – 2228 E Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Indulge in traditional Spanish fare at Mallorca Restaurant, a Pittsburgh tradition for the past 25 years. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, Mallorca Restaurant boasts an impressive menu that includes paella, lobster, Chilean sea bass, ravioli, and lobster-stuffed pasta.
7. Primanti Brothers – Primanti Brothers – 46 18th Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Join generations of Pittsburghers who have dined at Primanti Brothers since the late 1930s. Originally a food cart, Primanti Brothers - famous for its hearty sandwiches topped with fries and coleslaw - opened its first location in the Strip District and today has restaurants throughout the area and beyond.
8. The Terrace Room – Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
The Terrace Room at the Omni William Penn Hotel first debuted as the Italian Terrace more than a century ago. Since 1916, the elegant Terrace Room has welcomes guests for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch. Peruse the countless photographs on the wall that will take you on a journey through Pittsburgh's history. The longstanding restaurant's menu includes such dishes as seafood pasta, New York strip steak, Amish chicken, and Chilean sea bass.
What other spots would you add to a part two of the list of longest standing restaurants in Pittsburgh? These long standing restaurants rank among some of
Pittsburgh’s most popular eateries.