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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Interesting and Good

The place is definitely unique...The server was amazing..he had. A great personality...the menu was simple but like nothing you have had before...did not expect it to taste so good...but it was...enjoy !!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Linda S
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East Norwich, New York
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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East Norwich, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The place is definitely unique...The server was amazing..he had. A great personality...the menu was simple but like nothing you have had before...did not expect it to taste so good...but it was...enjoy !!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This place packs you in, serves you, then you're expected to leave quickly! The Pittsburgher is a must have!! Oddly delicious - with added hot sauce and ketchup. No water, no soda refill. Not too polite, but a typical diner type of establishment.

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rome, ny
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We could no wait to try Primanti Bros. We came to town from Upstate NY to see the Mets vs the Bucs. My girlfriend was more excited about Primanti's than the game. The experience of the restaurant lived up to what we expected; the sandwiches were very good, but we felt that the slaw wasn't what we expected; wasn't creamy... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We ate here on Friday night and had heard great things.. We were in town for a pirate game..My whole party had the Pitts-burger... Nobody was impressed.. The meat was cold and fake .. The cheese wouldn't melt it was so cold.. Too much slaw and only about 5 or 6 fries per order..the waitress was not nice either.. Seemed... More 

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West Babylon, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

No plates, styrofoam cups and lots of napkins sum up your experience here. Don't expect a five star dining restaurant. Plain and simple says it all. Take your run of the mill sandwichand pile fries and cole slaw on it and there you have a Primanti sandwich. They have been featured on several food shows. You will leave full from... More 

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

At any location, you'll feel right at home and come to understand Pittsburgh's blue collar roots and how those roots have transitioned to the modern day. I've been to various locations around the City and they all have the same cool, earthy, 'Burgh vibe. Never, ever ask for the sandwich without fries or cole slaw...at least at the location in... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is THE Pittsburgh sandwich. It's very simple and hasn't changed, so expect a great idea that you could also do yourself, but something you need to try.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

At a suburban location near the hotel, I got the classic beef burger, but it was covered with coleslaw and French fries. I had to disassemble the burger, and ate all of the fries and coleslaw but separately. Given the food presentation, this was a very filling unique Pittsburgh experience. As all the ingredients were fresh tasting, light, and not... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Primanti Brothers is an institution in Pittsburgh, born in the strip produce district of town. The sandwiches are made of the freshest Mancini's Italian Bread cut nice and thick, pile it with your favorite meat, and they pile on the fresh cut fries, and coleslaw. The blend of everything is a taste to behold!!! Our favorites are the Cheese Steak... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

after trekking through the cold in search of late night sustenance, being able to get marvelous sandwiches with cole slaw (vinegar, not mayo based), fries, plus protein in below freezing temperatures at 2am was heaven sent.

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Cuisine: American, Fast Food, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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