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Robert Wholey's

Certificate of Excellence
Strip District
As featured in Most Liveable City and 2 other guides
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1711 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4320
+1 412-391-3737
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Basically a fish market with hot food and sushi. Huge portions of good food at decent prices. Offers grocery items also. There is seating on the second floor to enjoy your meal. The smell of the place has improved over the years. It seems to be the trendy thing to do by eating here but you won't be disappointed with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Along with a vast array of fresh and frozen seafood Wholey's has an in-house sushi chef and a grill line where you can order freshly made sushi or a variety of fried seafood and superb chowders. They also have a great selection of meats, groceries and produce. A one stop shop in The Strip.

Thank Jim S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Robert Wholey's is an institution of the Strip District of Pittsburgh, as is their seafood. Served as a little stand within the first section of the huge fishmonger/grocer, it is well known for it's fish sandwiches, particularly "The Whaler", which is a pound of fried whiting on a bun for a reasonable price. It's fresh fried fish (the scales are... More 

Thank Louis B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good fish sandwich get the soup and the fried smelts are a good treat also you can eat upstairs or take it to go they have a sushi place also

Thank db04mc
Houston, Texas, United States
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415 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

When I say great fish sandwich, I mean it. This is one of the best fish sandwiches I've ever had and I've eaten a lot of them. The bread on the sandwich was nice and soft. The fish was flaky with a great batter on it. The batter wasn't under cooked or too thick (some places have very doughy beer... More 

Thank ZexSwain
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

This place is a combination of food store, restaurant, and tourist trap in one building. There are numerous choices of seafood available for purchase. The restaurant serves up fresh dishes to order. The train runs constantly. Beware the 1 pound fish sandwich - it's huge.

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155 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

This is a supermarket that specializes in fish. They have a takeout counter and upstairs tables for you to eat at. Cheap eats. I had a seafood gumbo that was incredible. The fish sandwiches were made from fresh fish and battered. Interesting place to walk around and take in the sights and smells. Also have a fresh sushi bar in... More 

Thank Terry R
Ocean View, Delaware
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

Lunch today with great inventive bloody Mary's and then great oysters, cod and salad. Great food and service and fresh fish that we all enjoyed. Try this place if you are a seafood lover.

Thank bobwineguy1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Wholey's is primarily a place where you buy fresh seafood to bring home to cook, but they also have a sushi bar and a cafeteria style line where you can purchase prepared seafood and seafood sandwiches. The prices are great for the prepared food (most of it is deep fried) and I doubt that you leave hungry. This place is... More 

Thank luvtotravel59
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Wholey's Market is a fantastic place to visit. The fish sandwiches are the best in Pittsburgh on fresh Mancini's buns. Try the sushi too! Love the market with all the different types of fish as well as other types of seafood, chicken and meat. Everything is so fresh and the employees are friendly and helpful. This is a family business... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1711 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4320
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Strip District
  • Neighborhood: Strip District
  • Phone Number: +1 412-391-3737

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