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Primanti Brothers

46 18th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Strip District)
(412) 263-2142
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Ranked #139 of 1,879 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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64% Recommend
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Loved "when pigs fly" sandwich and battered, fried pickles, but service was poor. Waitress not attentive and to get 7 tee shirts and no help to stock. 2 waitresses walked around me and did not help me; so I helped myself. Found 6 tee shirts, no kids selection. Finally someone came to help, I went to pay and they were... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We were referred to this restaurant by a friend as having the best sandwiches ever. Well, we can say that is true! OMG - they are huge! French Fries on the bottom, steak, lettuce, tomato, homemade bread was my lunch! It was delicious! My husband had the corned beef and hasn't gotten over it yet - loved it! A Must... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We have eaten here before but our daughter had never experienced this great food. We had about a 15 minute wait because they were extremely busy but it was worth it after we got our food. They are cash only. We had the Pitts-burger cheese steak with an egg added, the capicola and cheese and the ham and cheese with... More

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Advance, NC
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I know this is an institution in Pittsburgh, but I must say I did not think my sandwich was very good - at least not supported by all the hype. I guess the unique thing here is putting French fries on the sandwich itself. I think not many others do it as it was confirmed to me, anyway, that it... More

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Every time I'm in Pittsburgh, I make sure to stop at Primanti Bros. I've visited the original location since before Primanti Bros. expanded into the suburbs of Pittsburgh. The food here is always fresh and filling. The fries are always crispy, and the meat is authentic and plentiful. While I love their food, I have to knock off a star... More

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Sonora, CA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

If you're in Pittsburgh you simply have to go to Primanti Bros. A quick grilled sandwich complete with fries and cole slaw between the bread. It's just fun.

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We ate here and at the downtown location, where the sandwich was 5 stars and not 3 as here. Even drunk, this was still 3 stars as fries were soggy and the runny egg that you must get on any sandwich you order from Primanti Brothers was not runny. At the downtown location there is a great outdoor seating area,... More

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Huber Heights, Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If I'm ever in the Pittsburgh area, I make it apoint to visit one of the Primanti Brothers locations. Usually the one next to the airport is most convenient for my travles but have also been to the original location downtown in the docks area. And I did get to meet Toni. What a delightful personality. The sandwiches are to... More

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Dublin, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had seen this place on the food channel several times, so while in town last weekend we decided to check it out. We only had to wait a few minutes for a table even though the place was quite busy. They're very efficient at moving people in and out, a good thing. The service was typical of a place... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Yeah, like a few other reviewers, I don't really get the Primanti attraction. First off, the big positive. It is cheap, easily around $10 a person with a drink. But a good thing it is, because none of the sandwiches come with hardly any meat, no matter which one you get, they are 90% limp fries and cole slaw. The... More

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