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Primanti Bros. (Oakland)

3803 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3505
+1 412-621-4444
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“sandwich” (99 reviews)
“french fries” (22 reviews)
“roast beef” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Delicatessen
3803 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3505
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

I took me a while to warm up to Primanti Brother when I moved to Pittsburgh and now I like it. This is not my favorite location of this chain, Oakland always seems short staffed and dirty

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Po or server was running around crazy trying to clear the tables take orders and then deliver them to the tables are boneless wings we're hard and inedible but our sandwiches were good and so were our appetizers I would suggest that they bring in...More

Thank east2west12
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Everyone from Pittsburgh or who went to one of the Pittsburgh universities says "you've gotta eat at Primanti Bros." Well once is more than enough for us. We spilt the pastrami sandwich and the burger one, which the folks in the restaurant said was their...More

1  Thank Luci_J_M
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch after being told we absolutely had to stop here and try the food. Very good food and large portions. Waitstaff was very friendly and the service was quick!

Thank TheYelllowDart
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We have several franchised locations of this Pittsburgh institution back home so we thought we knew what to expect. Perfect example of why the originals are the best! Primanti Bros is known for their hefty sandwiches served on thick, hand sliced, Italian bread and loaded...More

Thank BarryV954
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Super tasty hardy sandwich. Enough for two to share! I order the steak and cheese. It came with well marinated steak, slaw, fries and cheese. The bread was super yummy and fresh too!

Thank Faith S
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We decided to try Primanti Bros. based on a recommendation from our Uber driver and it sounded like the kind of place our family enjoys. It was ok...the sandwiches were good and filling but we didn't think they were anything special.

Thank Stacy C
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Was in the area and saw this location, it's been a long time since I have had a primanti sandwich. I sat at the bar and ordered a fish sandwich, with in minutes sandwich was prepared. 2 huge slices of bread, a ton of wet,...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This appears to be a popular restaurant and appears to be a "must try" for tourists. We tried this location during a Penguins game. We went in and it was so crowded. We stood for awhile, unacknowledged by the staff, and just gave up. We...More

Thank gcinptc
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I wouldn't recommend purchasing fries from the PNC Park Primanti Brothers. I ordered fries while at the Pittsburgh Pirate Baseball Game. Beginning of the season and not a lot of fans in attendance so business was slow. After I ordered the fries, the cashier asked...More

Thank Shannon M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
American, Bar, Pub, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • Neighbourhood: Central Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 412-621-4444
Home of the Almost Famous Sandwich! Half Priced Happy Hour Every Day!
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