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Primanti Brothers

46 18th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Strip District)
(412) 263-2142
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Ranked #157 of 1,882 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
Butler, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Alright, is this the best sandwich you have ever eaten?? Well, maybe, but it sure is different and it is very good. Get any sandwich on the menu, add an egg.. DO NOT TAKE THE FRIES OR COLE SLAW off you will be hunted down.. lol. Seriously, it is really good. Get an Iron City pounder to go with this... More

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I had the pastrami sandwich and I would definitely come back again. My server was a nice guy and being it was my first time gave me some recommended sandwiches. My only dig was that the bread on the bottom of my sandwich was soggy due to the hot pastrami, but I think thats unavoidable. It was good none the... More

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NH
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My dad and I recently visited Pittsburg during a baseball road trip, and Primanti Bros. was high on our list of stops. It was very underwhelming, to say the least. The sandwiches we got looked nothing like the ones we saw on the Food Network shows. We both had pastrami. Portions were actually fairly small. The fries were dry. The... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Beginning with whqt we liked, then on with the issues: Went to try some Philly Cheese Steak and other local sandwich specialties, and Primanti Bros shined in ambience and atmosphere. From the noisy music drenched environment, the long bar parallel to the grill, and the classic menu, it was great and very typical American Street Food... Extremely packed as well...... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's crowded, you'll wait in line, it's hectic... It's Primanti Brothers! You need to go just to say you've been. The pastrami sandwich is delicious. There are other Primanti Brothers (even one in Ft. Lauderdale, FL), but, from what I've been told, none are like the original in the Strip District. A Pittsburgh classic!

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Chicago, Illinois
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293 reviews 293 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

You have to go to the original Primanti Brothers. The sandwiches are so unique with all the fixings that you MUST go hungry.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

THEY HAVE EXCELLENT ITEMS, a super variety and moderate pricing. The only downside was, too crowded with heavey drinkers.

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Wooster, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food was good and plenty of it. Foodies swear by the signature sandwich, but i didn't care for the fries on my sandwich. The fries on the side were great, but not a fan of them on the sandwich. Still, a must for newcomers as the place is famous and very popular with the locals. Also, seating was very... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Everyone who comes to the Burgh must have Primanti's! I love the bacon/cheese fries with my sandwich!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited Primanti Brothers many times and different locations (Strip District, Greensburg, Monroeville area). Strip District is the best by far. Services, depending on how busy they are) most of the time is good. Draft Beers are good value, especially Happy Hour. Sandwiches most of the time are good but I always get fries on the side. Salads are so-so; chicken... More

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