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Primanti Brothers

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Strip District
American, Fast Food, Delicatessen
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46 18th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 263-2142
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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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
A new experience

On the way from Philadelphia to Michigan, we decided to give this restaurant a try. We had seen it on the Food Channel and the Travel Channel. The main draw is their sandwich with cole slaw and fries built onto the sandwich. I wanted to give it a try and was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
7808BillyD
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Detroit, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

If you have the opportunity, go to Primanti's. Come hungry. We grew up in Pittsburgh and miss it terribly. There are all kinds of fancy takes on sandwiches here in New York, but there is absolutely nothing like a Primanti sandwich - they're excellent and unique. If you're a sandwich fan, stopping here is a must. Don't be too intimidated... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

On the way from Philadelphia to Michigan, we decided to give this restaurant a try. We had seen it on the Food Channel and the Travel Channel. The main draw is their sandwich with cole slaw and fries built onto the sandwich. I wanted to give it a try and was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed it. Although the cole slaw... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The food was very good to say the least. The restaurant stayed busy with little room to move in it, but the sandwich's took up all the room. If you don't have a big appetite consider sharing one.

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Troy, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We had great service, food came out quickly, and the beers were cold. Even if you are not a fan of coleslaw you should give their sandwiches a try, it may surprise you. We have to stop here every time we are in the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Get the #1 and #2 best things on the menu and throw back a cold IC with the full-on Pittsburgher. A part of the history of the Pittsburgh market district, we enjoyed a family meal with fries and coleslaw piled on top the burger. They didn't make the kids pile it on, though they missed out. That coleslaw is the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a very well known sandwich shop. Sandwiches are huge and delicious. You may not like the fries on the sandwich, which is the way they are served, but you can just take them off. Good price and service. I recommend the pastrami.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Kids were hungry and we knew this was a "must do" in Pittsburgh so we stopped. Crowded, friendly atmosphere- a lot of college kids. Our server was super - refilled our sodas and offered to meet us at the downstairs register with them as we were leaving. Big sandwiches, messy and tasty and yummy fries. Good prices.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Pittsburgh friends told us that when we visited Pittsburgh, we would just HAVE to get a sandwich at Primanti Bros. We thought, "what could be so special?" But we were sooo wrong! The people were wonderful, the food was great (and holy moly - so much with an order!). The atmosphere is casual and fun. This is, indeed, a place... More 

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45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I have been going at primantis for years and 3 dif locations so far I have had almost everything on the menu but the pastrami is the one I love and with a cold one you're all set and happy. I love that everything is in it fries,coleslaw(awesome!),tomato so you get everything in every bite genius...I love primantis.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

used to go there 40 years ago...still the same...nicest people, best food...tons of fun...everyone is involved in the chatter

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Fast Food, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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