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Cappy's Cafe

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5431 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-3213
412-621-1188
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
OK PLACE

We sometimes go for breakfast after church. Never ordered the eggs that one of your reviewers said were bad but we do order BLT's . They are good with Bloody Marys. All in all a good place for a quick bite. They do seem to rush you as the place is small.....

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2012
Carol T
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We had burgers, wings, caesar salad, wraps, chicken tenders. A C- at the very best. Kitchen staff kept going out to smoke. Thought I was going to be sick afterwards. Chef Ramsey from Kitchen Nightmares would padlock the doors.

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Vienna, Austria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Cappy's has been around for a number of years and the quality of this tiny restaurant in the heart of Shadyside has been maintained. The menu is varied and the service excellent and I make a point of at least one visit to Cappy's every time I find myself in Pittsburgh.

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Los Alamitos, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I lived in Shadyside in the 70's, so I remember great Reuben sandwiches at the Gazebo. In town for a wedding, I was nostalgic for the neighborhood. The guy in the high end market suggested Cappy's , sort of a dive ambience which is fine had the food been better, i ordered the Reuben , yuck, the corned beef was... More 

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Columbus OH
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

the service was awful, our server sat at the bar the entire time, never came back to the table. the food took FOREVER to get and it was mushy, my wrap was MUSH

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My husband and I have been enjoying Cappy's for well over 25 years. We are still there every Friday night meeting up with our friends. Bryan and his staff are great. Food and drinks are always good. As a previous review stated, us "regulars" are the ones who keep the seats warm!

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Southwestern, PA
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41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Recommend a delightful salad with roasted red peppers, artichokes, olives, cucumbers, lettuce and topped with grilled salmon. Enjoyable

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Pittsburgh, PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I do not get to Shadyside as much as I used to, but when I do, I head for Cappy's. It is a small pub/bar, but you can rest assured that you will get good food and a good drink in a friendly setting. When the weather is cooperating, you can sit outside and enjoy the goings on along Walnut... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I dropped in to Cappy's for a late lunch the day after arriving in Shadyside on business when visiting from the UK. It is a neighbourhood cafe with locals keeping the seats warm - always a good sign. The food was well prepared, served as requested, with a ready smile and cold beer. What more do you need?

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We sometimes go for breakfast after church. Never ordered the eggs that one of your reviewers said were bad but we do order BLT's . They are good with Bloody Marys. All in all a good place for a quick bite. They do seem to rush you as the place is small.....

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Cappy's is a decent place to grab a drink, but beware of the breakfast. Pretty tough to screw up scrambled eggs, but somehow they managed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5431 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-3213
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Shadyside
  • Neighborhood: Shadyside
  • Phone Number: 412-621-1188

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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