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Primanti Bros. (Oakland)

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Central Oakland
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3803 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3505
+1 412-621-4444
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Wed 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
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Allentown Pa
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111 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2015

In Pittsburgh and stopped in to see what the legendary Primanti Bros sandwich was all about. The first thing - the staff were really friendly and although the place was busy, things moved quickly and they care about customer experience. I has a spicy sausage sandwich, and it was really really good! Prices were reasonable and nice atmosphere. Yes I... More 

Thank Bill S
Shaker Heights, Ohio
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134 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

solid filling sandwiches. Service is friendly. Slaw is really more like sauerkraut. Fine for a basic lunch

Thank KZ B
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed March 30, 2015

Service was slow. It took 15 minutes for my Pastrami sandwich. antoehr guest arrived after me and he received his sandwich and drink first. The cook was more involved in his conversation at the bar, than pushing out my order. The server forgot that I wanted bottled water and served me tap water with ice, went to get the bottle... More 

Thank Joe V
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228 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2015

We ate at Primanti Brothers because it's a Pittsburgh institution somewhat and people seem to think it's a must visit if in Pittsburg. I wasn't impressed. Nothing wrong, service was good, sandwiches were huge, but the biggest part was the french fries they put on it .... way too many in my opinion. I simply removed mine and ate my... More 

Thank Ragerdy
Athens, Georgia
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2015

People love Primanti Brothers. I don't quite understand why--has always been just an average sandwich shop regional chain to me.

Thank SK0628
Grover Beach, California
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2 reviews
Reviewed March 9, 2015

A definite must! You can not visit Pittsburgh without eating here. Fantastically different. Amazing service, the guys are on it!

Thank Neddy_Oscar
Long Island, New York
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2015

Eaten at this restaurant many times and also have taken out. Loved every sandwich I ever had. The sandwiches are really big. Staff is very friendly.

Thank Cange4
Greenville, South Carolina
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585 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2015

What can you say about French fires and coleslaw on a sandwich? Amazing!!! Great food and local atmosphere. It all supposedly started in the strip district and was open for all of the deliveries coming in late at night and early mornings. Eventually the owners closed it and all were sad. A few years after that a Pittsburgher who had... More 

Thank onemichael
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2015

As a tourist, I knew I had to hit up Primanti Brothers, and it did not disappoint! The service was excellent, and the sandwich hit the spot. I had the black bean burger, and for someone who does not like cole slaw, theirs was very good!

Thank Matthew L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2015

Being in Pittsburgh for about 3 years, I always heard about Primanti's, but never actually went. The thought of a huge sandwich with several dishes mushed together didn't sound appealing to me, but I finally went with some friends just so the city's people wouldn't shake their heads in disapproval whenever I said I never went. Everything is simple. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3803 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3505
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Central Oakland
  • Neighborhood: Central Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 412-621-4444
Home of the Almost Famous Sandwich! Half Priced Happy Hour Every Day!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?