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Robert Wholey's

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Strip District
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1711 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-391-3737
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9:00 am - 4:00 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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
Amazing Seafood Market - they got everything!

If you like seafood, then you must stop at this amazing seafood market. Located in the Strip District, the market is fun to browse and look at the large selection of seafood – from live, to freshly cut, to frozen. We don’t live in Pittsburgh, but if I did – this would be my go to place for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Akron, Ohio
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Akron, Ohio
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108 restaurant reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

If you like seafood, then you must stop at this amazing seafood market. Located in the Strip District, the market is fun to browse and look at the large selection of seafood – from live, to freshly cut, to frozen. We don’t live in Pittsburgh, but if I did – this would be my go to place for seafood.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The quality of the food in this establishment is one of the best that I've had in the Pittsburgh area. It's definitely more of a marketplace type atmosphere, which is very typical of the strip district area. The seafood gumbo is definitely the best that I've had anywhere.

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Spencerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

In the mood for seafood, my family decided to take the 30 minute detour to eat here. It was worth every second of the trip. First off the market this kitchen is in adds so much flair to the visit and I think helped add to the freshness of the meal. We got the cod sandwich, crab cakes and lobster... More 

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Strongsville, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Food was good and reasonably priced. Place was definitely something to see. Parking was a challenge, and so was the seating. My husband has mobility issues and the only place to eat is up an entire flight of stairs - no elevator. That really made things difficult for us and will keep us from returning in the future.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Wholey family has had this fish market for decades. They added a serve yourself restaurant and seating some time ago. The standard is the fish sandwich with coleslaw and fries. It is enough for two. The smelts are also excellent. Be prepared to wait at lunch time as the line is quite long.

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Madison, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My husband and I just drove up for the day from Ohio to go to IKEA. We asked some people where to go and we dont mind to drive!! AMAZING! the line was a little long but sooooooooo worth it! I had the cod! So glad we came and next time were bring our cooler to buy that fresh fish... More 

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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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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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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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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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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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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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