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Robert Wholey's

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Strip District
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1711 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4320
+1 412-391-3737
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank luvtotravel59
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Sherritom
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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130 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wholey's is a local, family owned, Pittsburgh treasure ... providing fresh seafood, meats, poultry, produce, and grocery ... both retail and wholesale throughout the tri-state area. People come from far and wide to shop and eat. There is a counter to buy cooked seafood & sides for take-out or eating in upstairs dining room. There is even a fresh sushi... More 

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Thank JMD0423
Livermore, Colorado
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1,116 reviews
523 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time back in 15 years. Just not as good smaller portions don't believe the ad size , Fish cold. bun stale cashiers nasty. I have had better fish at McDs

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Thank M Richard M
Management response:

Hello, Richard. Sorry to hear of your bad experience. We do weigh the fish on each of our sandwiches for consistency. Maybe you were expecting our one pound Wholey Whaler made of Whiting and instead got our half-pound Icelandic Cod sandwich or half-pound whiting. As for our bread, we do get it fresh daily from the bakery next door -... More 

Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for the first time on a Thursday afternoon was not very busy son got sushi which only cost $6.50 was a great price for the amount. My husband and I each got the crab cake sandwich which was out of this world there were hardly any fillers and tasted so fresh our order also included a side of... More 

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Thank Jackie F
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12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

There must be something special about this place as there was a line both inside and outside so I decided to try their lobster roll which was made fresh in front of you. Service can be a little faster as the girl making my order is being trained. The roll has the proper ratio of mayo and lobster. It was... More 

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Thank Joyce R
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Love the chicken wings. My daughters love the fish sandwich. Shop at the market after dining. Great selection of seafood.

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Thank Craig B
sparta, new jersey
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151 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We travel to Pittsburgh quite often and had never tried Wholey's, so we decided to try it for lunch. Good lunch, hubby had fish sandwich which he said was the best he ever had, I had the butterfly shrimp, wanted broiled or grilled but grill wasn't working. Had fries and cole slaw with it, good. Would definitely go back again.... More 

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Thank sherbert32
Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
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234 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Always VERY fresh seafood and good soup and very fast and inexpensive. Even a pretty long line moves very quickly and the food is amazingly fresh and delicious.

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Thank KatKealy
Sandusky, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

We had planned to go shopping at Wholey fish market and were pleasantly surprised to find that they offered meals as well. We got the fish sandwich. We did not even get the 1# fish sandwich with 2 sides and it was enough for 2 people! It was one of the best fish sandwiches we've ever had. You either have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?