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Primanti Brothers

46 18th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Strip District)
(412) 263-2142
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Ranked #138 of 1,875 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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English first
Woodville
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The food here was excellent. Will definitely return to try a different sandwich. The staff was polite. The price was right.

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United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I get the whole traditional sandwich this place is famous for, but the service when we went was extremely slow. I am usually very patient with servers, especially when the place is busy. But, we went at 5:0pm on a weekday and the place was not that busy. The service was very, very slow. Several times I had to search... More

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I walked 1.4 miles to Primanti Bros from North Shore based on a recommendation from a coworker. Definitely worth the try while you are in the Pittsburgh area. I arrived at 8pm (even though they are 24/7) and was able to get a seat. The crowd rushed in after me, which made me think they have more than one rush... More

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Delhi, New York
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94 reviews 94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Two of us came here on a cold winter night as we wanted to see what it was all about. I'm glad we came. It was at about 12:30 a.m. on a Saturday night. We didn't have to wait for a table, the service was extremely friendly and fast and we had a good spot. There were a few people... More

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Toronto
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is the place and sandwich that locals direct you to. Busy and the food was fresh and tasty. They do not bring out a fork for your sandwich unless you ask for it as the topping flow out of the sandwich.

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Shanghai, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I will never forget primanti bros' sandwiches! They were huge, juicy, stuffed with fries in side. ordered with free refill sodas. I had a great time there.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Primanti Brothers Sandwiches and Staff are AWESOME!!! There may be a 1 okay Restaurant out of them all but the rest are making the Brand Proud. Maybe its just a Pittsburgh Thing....

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Shenandoah Valley, VA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you go here, because you've heard about it I would say get the Smallman Fries and a drink. Those were pretty yummy. The sandwiches were disgusting....there was no flavor. I'm assuming this place has stayed in business, because it is a fun atmosphere and they have good beer. It's not because of the food. Yes, there are french fries... More

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Pikesville, MD
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

After waiting in line on a very hot day I was extremely disappointed with the meal. White bread, bland burger, topped with fries and cole slaw. I ended up taking the sandwich apart and just ate the slaw. Maybe it's just me but I honestly don't see what all the fuss is about. I honestly prefer Steak' n Shake.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Menus are posted next to the table... after placing our order (nothing posted anywhere else) I see a large menu in the wall that says cash only! They have an ATM but has a fee of $2. I was disappointed in the taste as well. Cheesesteak looked like a burger, coleslaw was plain with little taste, same with fries. I... More

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