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Robert Wholey's

1711 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Strip District)
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Ranked #21 of 1,881 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Sushi, Seafood
Neighborhood: Strip District
Most recent review
- Sep 11, 2014
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Neighborhood: Strip District
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Stopped here for lunch and fed two adults and two teens for less than $30, including drinks. Fried clams and enormous fish sandwich (whiting, I think) were delicious. Good fries and lots of them. The crabcake was the only disappointment; it was fine, just not as good as the other items. Order your food downstairs, carry it up to paper-covered... More

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Wooster, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The fresh fish market is superb. Their fresh meat and eclectic grocery selection is also fabulous. Their fresh produce is excellent. I love their lobster bisque and lobster mac n cheese. By far the best I've had, so far, including the east coast. Big chunks of lobster meat and plenty of it.

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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233 reviews 233 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have been a huge fan of the deep fried fish sandwich here since I was a teenager. You just feel like there is always something new to discover at Wholeys every time I go there...a real Pittsburgh treat.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We've been to Wholey's Market many times over 10 years or so without ever having lived closer than 100 miles away. The Strip District is a Pittsburgh destination in itself, but Wholey's is our favorite not only for the wide selections of fresh meats and fish, but for the stalls located inside or in front of the market where seasonal... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Maybe the prices are very good but you get what you pay for. $10 for 2 lobster roll was a great deal. The lobster roll was not the best but it was quite good. Worth eating. The lobster-crap bisque soup was runny and just OK. The lobster mac and cheese was also just OK and did not have much lobster... More

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Coto de Caza, Ca
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Recently went to buy the 1 pound fish sandwich at the food counter. The fish was plentiful, but was either not done enough or the whiting was not of high quality that it usually is. The fried fish was greyish in color and seemed that it was not the good white texture usually offered at lunch.

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Scarsdale, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Was here a year ago and it was the most memorable meal/experience of my Pittsburgh trip. Returned this year, was NOT disappointed. FAB fish sandwich, best ever (really). Great sushi too. Threw in a couple of oysters out front, wow, what a meal. And a fun place to walk around with the kids. An institution, and deservedly so.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great place to shop for all types of fish, beef and many other things. Love going to strip district just to go to Wholeys.

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Carrollton, Texas
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210 reviews 210 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We tried a couple of the mixers made in-house. Wow! Great mixology in this place! The food looked great but we had just had lunch elsewhere. Would love to come back again next time.

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love coming to Wholey's . Always great fish sandwich and fried oysters. The lobster rolls are wonderful as well. Always a stop when I get to the Strip

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