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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
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Closed now
All 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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Hubbard, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful selection of fresh seafood. Anything you can imagine - live lobsters, shellfish, many types of fish fillets, sushi and much more. Great butcher shop and produce as well. Many daily specials and fun atmosphere - many times they are shucking oysters right out side the front door!

Thank JBDYoungstown_Ohio
haddon Heights
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good portion size, the novelty of being able to tour the rest of the fish market, and the low prices make this worth visiting.

Thank Tamara E
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wholeys has been around forever. They now have introduced a one pound fish sandwich for $10. Following the lead of those in front of me in the line I ordered the sandwich and 2 extra buns. There is more then enough for three sandwiches. For $3 more you get a ton of fries and slaw. Great Deal!

Thank David D
Bonita Springs, Florida
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92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped to buy some fish and stayed for lunch. First, the market: everything fresh you can imagine. Fish of all types - fresh, frozen, whole, filleted. We decided to have lunch and we had fish sandwiches. A half pound of fresh fried cod on a soft roll. Just delicious. They have lots of choices from clams, calamari, lobster Mac... More 

Thank 13Kim14
Vero Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my must go to place whenever I go to Pittsburgh. I usually get the cod sandwich with onion rings, and it's big enough to share

Thank Ruey R
DuBois, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting the Strip District in Pittsburgh? Then Wholey's is a must see! The best fish sandwiches ever! It is also a great meat and seafood market!

Thank jas1377
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was tasty, but the seating area was dirty. No one cleaned tables or floors after guests left.

Thank Sarah D
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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313 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on July 2. We each had the cod fish sandwich. A half pound ( they weigh it) of lightly batter fried cod on your choice of bun. We added onion rings and fries as sides and a drink and for about 20 bucks you have a super lunch for 2. When you are done eAting you... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

If your in the strip around lunch time stop by and get your self a fish sandwich. Cod or white fish. The sandwiches are huge and they make them fresh while you wait. You can eat in their dinning room upstairs and take you time to enjoy your food then go downstairs and see the best seafood selection in Pittsburgh.... More 

Thank DCT814
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Kudos on the lobster dinner!!!!!! I purchased 2 lobster dinners to go and they were fantastic!!!!! I watched as they were made and it was worth the wait!!!! Loved the lobsters, delicious Amish butter, fantastic potatoes, and fresh, delicious corn on the cob. Best dinner ever and you can't beat the price!!!!!!! 🍤 👍 😃

Thank betty2203

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Sushi
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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: 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?