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Cappy’s Café is a full-service restaurant with Café Seating, Large Screen TVs for the Big Game and Free WIFI. The one constant has been our goal to serve our customers good food and great drinks at an affordable price. We pride ourselves in taking care of the people that visit us each day.

5431 Walnut St
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

The pitmasters at the Harvard & Highland location of Union Pig & Chicken keep the menu simple, and in fact, very true to their name. Every day, they smoke up St. Louis ribs, barbecued chicken, brisket, and pork shoulder, as well as tofu, sausages, and seafood. The menu of traditional and non-so-traditional barbecue is rounded out with buttermilk fried chicken and sides such as cornbread, mac and cheese, and creamy coleslaw to create meals that emulate Southern picnics without buying a blanket in Scarlett O'Hara's green-and-white dress fabric. Meals can be washed down with a range of sodas, house-made sweet tea, fresh jalapeño-cilantro lemonade, draft beers, or a glass of bourbon.

220 N Highland Ave
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

Gullifty's chefs sculpt a melting pot menu that bursts with barbecue, seafood, chicken, and pizza, followed up with succulent helpings of house-made desserts. As guests enter the eatery, desserts tempt them from glass cases, with new york cheesecake ($3.99/slice), deep-dish chocolate-mousse pie ($4.99/slice), and flourless chocolate cake ($4.99) offering sweet bites and time-shares in Candyland. Diners prepare palates for after-dinner dessert with barbecue dishes such as the barbecue broken ribs, slathered in Gullifty's Lip Smackin' barbecue sauce and buttressed by corn bread and sweet-potato fries ($12.99). Sandwiches, from the batter-dipped fish sandwich ($6.99) to the Club Grill's turkey, bacon, and veggies ($7.99), roam the restaurant, sating stomachs and ganging up against lone forks.

1922 Murray Ave
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

Inspired by both local and international influences, the chefs of Cornerstone Restaurant & Bar prepare a menu of American cuisine that delights in seasonal ingredients and changes. Housed within a building that was originally a bank—complete with original vault doors—the restaurant has offered tastes of pan-seared scallops, served alongside barley risotto, pancetta, blood oranges and roasted brussels sprouts.

While they sit next to exposed-brick walls, diners can feast on risotto with wild mushrooms, duck confit, pomegranate seeds, and crispy parsnips. Lamb burgers are bedecked with goat cheese, arugula, and a balsamic-truffle vinaigrette, and roasted beets are thin sliced and served with fennel and arugula to make up a salad.

Accompanying these meals are a selection of beers, cocktails, and spirits. Domestic and imported beers reveal microbrew and seasonal tastes, and cocktails deliver everything from fruit-flavored vodkas to straight bourbons.

301 Freeport Rd
Aspinwall,
PA
US

Executive Chef Jim Brown whimsically incorporates new ingredients into traditional recipes, creating innovative flavor combinations that manage to make familiar dishes feel surprising. Crab-stuffed salmon explodes with flavor, while Korean flank steak and stacked chicken round out the menu. To accompany the eclectically inspired menu, Luma features an extensive list of internationally sourced wines that highlights the food-friendly vinos of California.

8 Brilliant Ave
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

You wouldn't expect a restaurant that specializes in beef brisket, wood-grilled steaks, and burgers to be referred to as "a hidden vegan-friendly gem" by a blogger from Yummy Plants. And yet, Double Wide Grill satisfies both meat- and vegetable-lovers, with menus that run the food-chain gamut from lentil veggie burgers to St. Louis–style pork ribs. Adding to the eclectic feel, both of the restaurant's locations are housed in converted gas stations where vintage pumps still stand out front. Indoors, the decor pays homage to these rugged beginnings with bottle-based chandeliers, a hubcap ceiling, and a vintage trailer that recalls Floridian vacations to the wetlands where all lawns' pink flamingos migrate every year.

Patrons can also stop by on weekend mornings for brunch on the outdoor patio, or hang around until late at night for karaoke and more than 30 types of beer at the license-plate-covered bar. Sports fans can watch games on four 10-foot-wide high-resolution projection screens.

2339 E Carson St
Pittsburgh,
PA
US