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Crystal

1211 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4229 (Strip District)
412-434-0480
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Ranked #242 of 1,880 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Cuisines: Greek
Neighborhood: Strip District
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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Neighborhood: Strip District
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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English first
Toronto, Canada
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 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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Pittsburgh
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102 reviews 102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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England
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Staying at the Hampton Inn I called in one evening for a light bight and found this Bar to offer a god selction of ale and food.I had the battered fish sandwhich with fries and a local beer..all for $9.99 !! Delicious & a big thumbs up to Lady behind the Bar ..Great place to call in before a ball... More

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saratoga NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Went to Crystal for lunch on a cold and blustery day(April 2) it was right around the corner from our hotel(Hampton) and we heard it had been on Diners, Driveins and Dives. Turned out to be just a great neighborhood restaurant, neat, clean and very friendly. The lunch special was two meatballs with rigatoni and red sauce with either soup... More

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