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The Pretzel Shop

Southside Flats
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2316 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA
+1 412-431-2574
08:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 18:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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129 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Visited here on a Sunday morning with a friend from Pittsburgh. So glad he brought us. Excellent pretzels and what a great bargain. Wish we could get there more often. We will be back every time we are in Pittsburgh!

Thank seashll59
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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Not really too much to say...The shop simply wasn't what I expected. I found the choices poor and hated that my pretzel had to be reheated. It wasn't awful by any means, I just wouldn't return.

Thank 1caringmom
Ponte Vedra Beach
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a pretzel snack sitting outside on their picnic tables. They were good and hot but maybe a bit dry. Lots of salt! I thought the price was reasonable for 5 pretzels for our family! We ordered cheese sauce for dipping as a side. A nice stop for a snack!

Thank racko05
Mobile, Alabama
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228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

we bought a bag of 5 for $3 - great deal - satisfying our snack need while walking around shopping but they tasted "off".

Thank beardogmom
Dawson, Pennsylvania
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

I was introduced to The Pretzels Shop many years ago by my partner on an ambulance. I have since introduced many other partners (ambulance) to these great pretzels. Two weeks ago, I finally got the chance to introduce my husband to The Pretzel Shop. Knowing we were going to the SouthSide today, his only thought was PRETZELS. He is hooked... More 

Thank Shyrl-An S
New London, New Hampshire
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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Any time I visit Pittsburgh I am sure to stop by The Pretzel Shop in South Side. The prices are very good and their pretzels, sandwiches, cookies and brownies are excellent. I can see why they have been around for a long time.

Thank George M
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Great prices and delicious sandwiches keep this iconic spot at the top of any Must Visit list. Don't miss your chance for a sweet or savory treat at The Pretzel Shop!

Thank KRW19
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

I have been going to the pretzel shop every since i was 8 years old and now i am 62. lived about 6 blocks away and would always go for pretzels in the back alley when i had money. Now it's a tradition for my kids and grandkids. W all love them and hope there there for many more generations

Thank Randy D
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Some co-workers ordered for lunch last week. I had the chicken salad pretzel sandwich. It had been at least five years since I had an item from this place and it's just as good as I remember. The pretzel was SO fresh and not TOO big. The sandwich was filling but not too big. Portion was perfect.

Thank Doug K
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141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

I read really nice reviews about this shop, but our family visit was not a success. The "fancy" pretzels had very little flavor. Reheating them in the shop made them very hot and then very hard. Wouldn't waste my calories here.

Thank 1caringmom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 6
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2316 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Southside Flats
  • Neighbourhood: Southside Flats
  • Phone Number: +1 412-431-2574

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?