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1211 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4229 (Strip District)
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Ranked #397 of 1,895 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek
Neighborhood: Strip District
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Description: 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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Franklin, Indiana
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

One of our party got to Pittsburgh before the rest of us and found this restaurant near our Hampton Inn. She was told by an employee that it had really good Mediterranean food and had been featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. So we decided to try it out. Personally, I was disappointed. The gyros (which we all had) were... More 

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Franklin, TN
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

What a disappointment. On recent family trip, stayed at the nearby Hampton Inn, and hoped to enjoy some good Greek food, especially since this restaurant had been on Diners/Drive-ins, Dives....well, this place is definitely in the last category. Walked by with the kids to see what it looked like, and it looked like a seedy bar on Bourbon Street, so... More 

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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Small place, nice ambience -meal was very good and service was great. Very close to the westin hotel. If you are looking for something cheap and good this is the place.

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Milton, Ontario, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Mediterranean food was good, but the service was excellent. The owner and her mother were so nice and patient with my kids when trying to order. I had a burger in which I could select many different toppings, like hummus, which I've never had on a burger before. I tried a beer I've never heard of called Purple Haze... More 

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Cattaraugus, NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Knew Diners Drive in and Dives had been there so expected a much bigger place. Not many patrons there. Food was ok but nothing exceptional. My daughter discovered a new local beer which she loved. Staff was nice.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

We recently spent 3 days in Pittsburgh and enjoyed the great food at Crystal on Penn 3 times!! A small, friendly bar/cafe at the beginning of the Strip District, Crystal serves freshly prepared food at fair prices. Wonderful fish and chips, wraps, and chicken kabobs! Their homemade hot sauce is a winner! Kudos to the chef!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We came here for lunch. I order a Greek salad w/ pita and my husband ordered a falafel wrap w/ homemade fries. It was wonderful ! There are also several other dishes as well as burgers and if course it's a neighborhood bar. Very authentic Mediterranean place with a wonderful owner, Caroline, that welcomes everyone. She was so pleasant and... More 

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We went to the restaurant because it was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. It is basically a bar with five or six tables It is near the convention center and bus station. The menu has a mixture Greek/Middle East food with some traditional bar favorites. The food was outstanding. There was one women on duty who served as the... More 

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Newcastle, Canada
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100 reviews 100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

After a morning at the Heinz Museum a walk around the corner where we shared a light lunch of the appetizer Combo Platter with side salads and Iced tea, a refreshing change from what is often a problem traveling...finding a light and healthy lunch!

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Enjoyed the busy atmosphere. Very friendly and great service. Would come back and try everything I didn't have this go around.

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Additional Information about Crystal

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

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