A wise man once said, “Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and a roomful of strangers around you at every meal.” Heed this timeless advice with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of casual American fare at Getaway Café on Sussex Avenue.
Serving lunch, dinner, and weekend breakfast, Getaway Café’s eclectic menu proffers plates to please palates of all persuasions. AWOL guardian angels can acquire wings in one of 10 tasty varieties, including honey barbecue, teriyaki, and hot garlic ($8.99; $8.25 boneless). Meanwhile, the Peachtree chicken dish sports boneless bird breast sautéed in Georgia peach schnapps ($14.99). Feel free to debate the pronunciation of tzatziki over a gyro ($9.25) or secede from routine and uphold steaks' rights over a plate of the Yankee pot roast ($14.99). Post-feast, complement a cup of coffee with a savory slice of cheesecake, or split one of the towering desserts for two.
The Getaway Cafe has its own way of defining the notion of a family-friendly restaurant: Owned by husband and wife Lou and Nancy Manolios, the restaurant has seen all five of their daughters work between its walls, and Lou's nephew, Christopher, is the general manager. Running a restaurant was a lifelong dream of Lou's. He grew up in a close family and was washing dishes at his grandfather's restaurant at the age of 12, an age when many boys are only washing their footballs. Now, at Getaway Café, he and his wife have created a large, eclectic menu with everything from baby-back ribs to fresh seafood and weekend breakfasts. They also host a variety of events such as martini nights with live entertainment and wine dinners.
3049 Sussex Ave. at McNeilly Rd.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236Get Directions