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Robert Wholey's

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1711 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-391-3737
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Today
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fresh & Then there's Fresh

My wife had the soft crab sandwich & I had the 4 piece chicken meal, both were very good. After eating we walked through the store / restaurant. The fresh seafood offerings were outstanding. There are tanks containing live lobsters, striped bass & rainbow trout from which to choose. If desired... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Thomas M
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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My wife had the soft crab sandwich & I had the 4 piece chicken meal, both were very good. After eating we walked through the store / restaurant. The fresh seafood offerings were outstanding. There are tanks containing live lobsters, striped bass & rainbow trout from which to choose. If desired your selections can be filleted right before you.

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116 reviews 116 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is one of those Pittsburgh things ya gotta do. Get to the strip early,do your shopping. Go to Wholey's and take an hour to walk around. Anything you want is here. The seafood is always fresh. Their fish sandwich is incredible. Fresh, fresh, fresh.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Service is outstanding! This store is an adventure not to be missed with awesome displays of fresh and frozen fish. Go further and find extensive offerings of meats, then specialty foods and produce. Adults and kids will enjoy the toy train that travels overhead. The place is always hopping. Crowds are common on weekdays, but everyone seems fine with it,... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Fresh fish, hand battered and cooked in front of you. Fast, a mound of fish...do yourself a favor and get the Cod on soft bun for around $6. Line moves fast at lunch and on weekends. The lobster Bisque is a good add on at only $3 and some change for a bowl. A must stop when you hit the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a seafood market, but they have a side kitchen where you can buy fried food. I had their fish sandwich and it's good. But I mainly go here for my food. You can buy Any meat or vegetable at a reasonable price... They also have fish from all over the world. I go often.

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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

If you enjoy a delicious fish sandwich, then put Wholey's on your list. The cod is batter coated and deep fried...simple and tasty. The menu is fairly limited, but what they do serve, they do it well. We'll be back again when we need our fried fish fix!

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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

It must be me. The fish sandwich I had was way too greasy and I didn't enjoy. Maybe it was a bad day. I love fish sandwiches and was looking forward to a great one and I was disappointed

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Absolutely fabulous Friday job on the cod. And a big fluffy yet crusty and stable bun. Perfect. I also always get the lobster mac & cheese. It's really good too. I haven't had sushi and I've never bought any fish because I'm always just passing through at the holidays. But it sure is fun to browse the market.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Been all over the east and west coast and this store for their seafood stand back for no other. The variety and availability leaves nothing to be desired. I have never had a bad product or experience in this store. Shop with confidence!!

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Gibsonville, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Wish we had one back in North Carolina for all my tailgating needs. The market had just about any kind of meat, poultry or fish you could think of. I will definitely be back the next time I'm in Pittsburgh.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1711 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Strip District
  • Neighborhood: Strip District
  • Phone Number: 412-391-3737

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?