Remember that warm, cozy feeling you got when you walked into your grandma’s – or another family member’s – house when you were a kid? And, the familiar smells of your favorite foods cooking on the stove? Familiarity often comforts us. After all, we know what to expect. Like our favorite restaurants. We seek them out time and again because we know we’re going to enjoy a delicious meal. And, we like the atmosphere and the culinary experience. Pittsburghers have sought out these tried and true Pittsburgh restaurants for those very reasons.
1. The Original Oyster House
Sit down to one of Pittsburgh's
largest fish sandwiches at The Original Oyster House in Market Square. The oldest restaurant in the city features a delicious menu of such seafood favorites as Maryland-style crab cakes, Key West oysters, and baked scrod. Pair your entree with such popular sides as fries, onion rings, or green beans.
The Original Oyster House is located at 20 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
2. DeLuca’s Diner
Indulge in an old-fashioned diner experience at DeLuca's Diner, with locations in the Strip District and Robinson. Known for serving the "best breakfast in town since 1950," the charming diner serves such favorite breakfasts as omlettes, breakfast burritos, and eggs Benedict. And, for lunch, choose from a range of popular dishes, including wraps, salads, and old-fashioned burgers.
DeLuca’s Diner is located at 2015 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
3. The Grand Concourse
Treat yourself to one of Pittsburgh's best Sunday brunches at the Grand Concourse. Or, just stop by for lunch or for dinner. The elegant riverfront restaurant's menu features such delectable dishes as seared scallops, pan roasted salmon, and New York strip steak.
The Grand Concourse is located at 100 W Station Square Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
4. Primanti Brothers
Sink your teeth into a Pittsburgh original - the Primanti Brothers sandwich. Of course, we all know the Pittsburgh favorite is a sandwich topped with fries
and coleslaw. Primanti Brothers, which has numerous locations throughout Pittsburgh, boasts a mouthwatering menu. So, choose from such favorite sandwiches as the Pitts-burgher & cheese, the corned beef & cheese, or the ham & cheese.
Primanti Brothers is located at 46 18th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
5. Church Brew Works
Embrace the unique atmosphere at Church Brew Works as you dine on some of Pittsburgh's favorites. The former church turned restaurant serves such delicious dishes as traditional pierogies, shrimp and grits, and the traditional Pittsburgh salad. Stop by for lunch or for dinner. (A kids' menu is also available.)
Church Brew Works is located at 3525 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15201.
6. Big Jim’s
Sit down to a hearty meal at Big Jim's, an unassuming, cozy restaurant. Peruse the menu that features everything from homemade soup and salads to specialty sandwiches and burgers. Or, opt for a delicious dinner entree. Choose from such favorite as shrimp in a basket, New York strip steak, and homemade eggplant parmigiana.
Big Jim’s is located at 201 Saline St., Pittsburgh, PA 15207.
7. Dor-Stop Restaurant
Savor a homecooked meal at Dor-Stop Restaurant, a family-style restaurant that will tease your taste buds. Choose from a range of popular breakfast and lunch dishes. Breakfast dishes include steak and eggs, eggs Benedict, and a selection of omelettes. Or, if you prefer lunch, choose from a hot sandwich, chicken tenders, or a burger. (And, don't forget to try the homemade potato chips.)
Dor-Stop Restaurant is located at 1430 Potomac Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15216.
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