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Crystal

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1211 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4229
412-434-0480
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
Description: You have to list this restaurant! They were featured on Food Network's...
You have to list this restaurant! They were featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" and it is spectacular!
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  • 19
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
VERY friendly staff and good food.

Lebanese? place; friendly and helpful, and EDIBLE. Good tasting food at a plausible price. It's open for several hours a day and was in walking distance from our hotel AND the Heinz History Museum.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
djlovindan
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central Virginia
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English first
central Virginia
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97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Lebanese? place; friendly and helpful, and EDIBLE. Good tasting food at a plausible price. It's open for several hours a day and was in walking distance from our hotel AND the Heinz History Museum.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had a day off on Pittsburgh and asked the lady at the hotel for a recommendation. She told us Crystal was just around the corner. We walked over and it honestly didn't look like much from the outside. Even once we got inside I wasn't expecting anything other than a bar burger. The server recommended the Greek options to our... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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199 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A true hole in the wall in not the nicest part of town but the kitchen puts out outstanding Greek food and it's well worth the stop. Excellent dolma, great zatziki etc. also an excellent lamb kebab plate. Very friendly service, the only downside is that it is a hole in the wall bar and it gets some of that... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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131 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Good food, friendly people. This is not a dive, drive-in or diner but it was on that tv show. A small place but the owner is friendly and greets everyone. Friends, couples and families welcomed.

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Saegertown, Pennsylvania, United States
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My mom and I were visiting the strip district in Erie. I checked for Greek restaurants in Trip Advisor and saw this was rated well. It was a few blocks from the busy strip shopping but well worth the walk. We ordered the combination platter and mom ordered the Greek salad wrap. I ordered the lamb Kabob. Our food was... More 

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Merrillville, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Just around the corner from the Hampton Inn and Suites in Pittsburgh, this bar/restaurant is small town friendly in the heart of a big city. Wonderful food, just like home. Lots of choices, and more than reasonable pricing. Build a burger is a treat! And carry-outs are definitely not skimpy in portions.

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Aurora, Indiana
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This bar restaurant has a nice atmosphere and friendly service. The prices are good too. However, if you want just plain old meat and potatoes, you should probably go elsewhere. The Greek appetizer sampler I had was really good. My husband's burger was barely average and the breaded fries were inedible.

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Syracuse, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My wife and I were very happy with our lunch today. Excellent homemade Mediterranean and friendly service. Would definitely go back.

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Ne Ohio
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Crystal's served Mediterranean cuisine. I tried the Lamb Kabob on a bed of rice and hummus and a garlic sauce. My wife had the Greek Salad with grilled lamb added which surprised me as she doesn't eat lamb. Using a piece of the pita and a dab of the garlic sauce complimented the lamb very well. The lamb was cooked... More 

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Texas
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155 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Good drinks and great food. I had the lamb wrap and it was excellent. The staff shared the history of the restaurant and the local area. We liked it so much it became out nightcap spot for the entire week.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1211 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4229
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Strip District
  • Neighborhood: Strip District
  • Phone Number: 412-434-0480

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Description

You have to list this restaurant! They were featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" and it is spectacular!
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?