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Primanti Brothers

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Strip District
American, Fast Food, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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46 18th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 263-2142
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Staple of Pittsburgh

Meat, fries and slaw stuffed between two pieces of thick cut homemake bread served on wax paper...how can you go wrong?

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Ron P
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Port Orange
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Gainesville, Florida
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for dinner on our way through Pittsburgh and found it to be a good value for good food and a nice atmosphere. Would come again.

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Port Orange
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Meat, fries and slaw stuffed between two pieces of thick cut homemake bread served on wax paper...how can you go wrong?

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

One of the highlights of our trip! The sandwich which contains everything: meat, cheese, cole slaw and french fries all on homemade Italian bread. We got there by 12 noon on a week-day and didn't have to wait--I would imagine it is very crowded on the week-ends. They are open 24 hours. Everything is served on waxed paper and it's... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This place was a must while visiting Pittsburgh. We were excited about this culinary experience that we were about to embark upon. We were disappointed that it didn't Wow us. It was just ok. I ordered the roast beef and cheese. It was large, but not much flavor. The sandwich had 2 slices of beef, a handful of fries, cheese,... More 

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Ambridge, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The sandwiches were awesome and delicious the size of my head your servers are attractive and it makes things better for men to want to come and tip good I'm glad I came to this one I'll be back

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Floral City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Went into a couple of restaurants before finding this one. All the others were not busy, which told me something about the food. We stopped into Primanti Brothers and had a steak sandwich. Never had a sandwich with French Fries and Cole Slaw piled on it before. Different but good. Sandwiches that big should automatically come with a fork.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Had a great evening in downtown Pittsburgh at Primanti Brothers. Nice setting, good service and great food. Try the PittsBurger.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Everyone we spoke to in Pittsburgh INSISTED we stop here before leaving town. We arrived on a Saturday just before the big lunch rush. We sat at the counter and were served within about 15 minutes even though it was busy and bustling. The sandwiches were tasty but I think it must be all in what you are used to.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If it's late night and you need something to save your life, come here but don't expect to be blown away. It's good but thing that compares to the other culinary wins of this wonderful city.

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Clifton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is the original Primanti Bros. The combination of the historic atmosphere, outstanding "almost famous" sandwiches where the French Fries are in the sandwich and great prices make the place to go in Pittsburgh.

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Additional Information about Primanti Brothers

Address: 46 18th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone Number: (412) 263-2142
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Strip District
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Fast Food, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46 18th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Strip District
  • Neighborhood: Strip District
  • Phone Number: (412) 263-2142

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Fast Food, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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