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Primanti Brothers

46 18th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Strip District)
(412) 263-2142
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Ranked #121 of 1,873 restaurants in Pittsburgh
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Fast Food
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: Strip District
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Hatboro
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We went to Primantis for a late lunch at 2pm. We waited outside, gave our party (5) and watched the hostess take many, many parties before us, never asking if we wanted to split up to speed up our seating process. We did split up and my son and I were waiting for another 10 minutes before anyone came to... More

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Grove City, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Roast beef sandwich is a true original. Piled high with roast beef, cheese, coleslaw, and french fries on fresh baked bread. A whole meal between two slices! What makes the sandwich is the truly original thick cut fries, the homemade coleslaw, and the Italian bread. They just compliment each other so well, and no other restaurant has been able to... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We went to Primantis after a long day of traveling. We were all hungry! The sausage was just OK, the beef was dry and not much of it and the pittsburger was mystery meat. I later read you need to get a double meat portion, we did not do that. we also had drinks and a side of fries. Overall... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We were visiting my daughter at WVU and she suggested we try it. I had seen it on tv and was excited. It was July 4th and about noon. I ordered the signature sandwich with pastrami, I was very disappointed, the sandwich was all bread, cabbage and fries. I had to look for the meat and cheese, The fries were... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Outstanding and unique dining experience at Original Primanti's in the Strip District. Sat at the counter and enjoyed watching the action before our meal. Wife and I split the pastrami and egg on recommendation from our server and we were not disappointed. Cash only with an ATM by the door. If you are in Pittsburgh, it's a must try for... More

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Archbald, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW via mobile

Drove 5 hours to see a Pirate game and visit the establishment. I would definitely not recommend this for anyone. It was basically fries between 2 pieces of bread and it was cold. There was another couple from Canada there and I could tell by the look on his face he wasn't thrilled either. I did get his attention and... More

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Here's the thing, I could never eat here again. That's 100% honest. Why? Because if I eat this again before losing any weight I will likely have a coronary. That said, if I did do this, I would die a happy man. Guys, let me explain this again. THEY PUT COLESLAW AND FRIES ON THE SANDWICH. The service was fine,... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have seen this place on TV and was excited to try it. What a disappointment. I got the Pittsburgh steak sandwich (not to be confused with the Philly steak sandwich), which was a thick slice of some sort of meat product that was bland and not very appetizing looking. The fries are OK, but nothing to rave about. The... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Heard about this and had to try it. Almost any kind of sandwich topped with a meat (roast beef was my choice), topped with tomato, cole slaw and fries - French fries! Classic bit of Pittsburgh. Nothing fancy and more than a little messy. Cash only at least at this , the original, location.

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Lancaster, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a Pittsburgh landmark. Although we had to wait, the line moves very quickly and we were seated within 5-10 minutes. The atmosphere is loud and fun! The sandwich was great. I was completely blown away by the taste (and size) of the sandwich. Very reasonable prices and open 24 hours.

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