The Best Cheap Eats in Pittsburgh

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The "Steel City" of Pittsburgh is one of America's greatest cities, a blue-collar Western Pennsylvania metropolis that's become a cosmopolitan center of culture, commerce, and cuisine. The cheap eats of Pittsburgh are an integral part of the city, serving up hearty and diverse meals constructed from a fascinating blend of cultures and cuisines. But where are the smartest, savviest diners in the Steel City headed out to when they're looking for the best cheap eats in Pittsburgh? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. Here, we've gathered information from in-the-know diners throughout Pittsburgh to put together this list of the greatest cheap eats restaurants in Pittsburgh. From local pubs and bars with plenty of comfort food to neighborhood restaurants and diners, the cheap eats of Pittsburgh have a hearty meal for everyone. Grab a table tonight and enjoy!

Restaurants:Houlihan's - Mt Lebanon, Over Eden | TRYP Hotel, The Foundry Table & Tap
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:American, Farm-to-table
Neighborhoods:Mt. Lebanon, Lawrenceville, Downtown

Houlihan's - Mt Lebanon

$$$$·American·
Mt. Lebanon
163 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
In the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon shopping center, Houlihan's is one of the best places for cheap eats in Pittsburgh. Head in after a day of sightseeing or shopping to enjoy some exceRead more
90% recommended

Over Eden | TRYP Hotel

$$$$·American·
Lawrenceville
132 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Happy Hour
  • Casual
For a place and a meal with a view, diners can't do much better than Pittsburgh's Over Eden. This exciting rooftop bar in the heart of Pittsburgh is a lively place for cheap eats aRead more
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The Foundry Table & Tap

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Downtown
308 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Casual
In the heart of Pittsburgh's trendy North Shore neighborhood, The Foundry Tap and Table is a river-side spot for excellent cheap eats. The weekday happy hour features half-price drRead more
86% recommended
Great for Brunch in Pittsburgh / Western PA

Bakersfield - Pittsburgh

$$$$·Mexican·
Downtown
209 reviews
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Creative Cuisine
This cultural district hit restaurant is a straightforward and exciting spot for cheap eats in Pittsburgh. The Mexican-influenced menu is colorful and hearty. Start with the trio oRead more
83% recommended
Best Value in Pittsburgh / Western PA

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - South Hills

$$$$·American·
South Hills
131 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Great Beer
The local installment of this nationally-renowned chain is an excellent spot for cheap eats in Pittsburgh. Try some of the house special pizzas or burgers, and pair them with the BRead more
100% recommended
Kid Friendly in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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The Yard Gastropub Shadyside

$$$$·American·
Downtown
330 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Right on Bellefonte Street in the heart of Pittsburgh, the Yard gastropub is a prime spot for a game and some of the city's best cheap eats. This Shadyside spot specializes in greaRead more
100% recommended
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City Works - Pittsburgh

$$$$·American·
Downtown
488 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great Beer
  • Casual
With 90 craft beers on tap and a creative menu, the City Works restaurant and bar is a prime spot for the best cheap eats in Pittsburgh. On weekdays, head into the City Works for sRead more
86% recommended
Kid Friendly in Pittsburgh / Western PA

Cinderlands Foederhouse

$$$$·Brewery·
Lawrenceville
168 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great Beer
  • Creative Cuisine
With plenty of creative brews and a menu full of pub favorites, the Cinderlands Beer Company is one of the best places for cheap eats in Pittsburgh. The hearty menu features favoriRead more
93% recommended
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Merchant Oyster Co.

$$$$·Seafood·
Lawrenceville
98 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
One of the best seafood menus and a great beer list make the Merchant Oyster Co. a top spot in Pittsburgh for cheap eats. Stop in on the weekday and Sunday happy hour for half-off Read more
82% recommended
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Ten Penny

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,510 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Happy Hour
A hot spot right across from the city's Convention Center, Ten Penny is the home to some of the best cheap eats in Pittsburgh. The menu is a mixture of cit-influenced classics and Read more
91% recommended
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The Yard Market Square

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Downtown
566 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Fun
A fifth-avenue favorite for some of the best cheap eats in Pittsburgh, The Yard Market is a hip and happening location ideal for a night out with friends and family. Stop in to watRead more
95% recommended
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Siempre Algo

$$$$·American·
Downtown
235 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Near the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Siempre Algo is a choice location for some of the city's best cheap eats. The Pittsburgh-influenced menu includes favorites like home-madeRead more
98% recommended
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Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh

$$$$·American·
Downtown
202 reviews
  • Fun
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Prepare to rock out with some cheap eats at the Pittsburgh location of this world-famous chain. Right on the water in the Station Square neighborhood of Pittsburgh, the Hard Rock CRead more
Kid Friendly in Pittsburgh / Western PA

Walnut Grill - Fox Chapel

$$$$·American·
Fox Chapel
793 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
A renowned Pittsburgh institution, the Wexford installment of the Walnut Grill is a lively and exciting American pub and grill. Head in for breakfast with some of the best cheap eaRead more
98% recommended

Jacksons Restaurant + Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Canonsburg
343 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
One of the most celebrated restaurants in town, Jacksons Restaurant and Bar is an excellent spot for cheap eats in Pittsburgh. Start the meal with one of the seasonal cocktail specRead more
94% recommended
Best Food in Pittsburgh / Western PA

Atria's - Murrysville

$$$$·American·
Murrysville
675 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
In the heart of the Mt. Lebanon suburb, Atria's is a local favorite restaurant with some of the best cheap eats in Pittsburgh. Flip to the all-day menu for a selection of Italian cRead more
91% recommended

Steel Cactus - Southpointe

$$$$·Mexican·
Canonsburg
26 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
The Steel Cactus is one of the signature restaurants in Pittsburgh. This lively Mexican chain features an engaging, modern atmosphere bolstered by food and drink specials. Be sure Read more
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North Country Brewing Co

$$$$·Pub·
Cranberry
214 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Great Beer
This acclaimed Slippery Rock brewery and restaurant is the site for some of the best cheap eats in Pittsburgh. A cozy and unassuming spot, North Country is known for their signaturRead more
97% recommended
Kid Friendly in Pittsburgh / Western PA

Atria's - Pleasant Hills

$$$$·American·
Pleasant Hills
1,056 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
The Pleasant Hills location of this celebrated chain is one of the top places for cheap eats in Pittsburgh. Be sure to try some of the signature drinks from Artia's, including a trRead more
98% recommended
American in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Huszar

$$$$·Hungarian·
Downtown
160 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
For a traditional Hungarian meal and some cheap eats in the city, Huszar is the spot to go. Right off of North Avenue, Huszar is a welcoming spot full of exceptional Hungarian dishRead more
100% recommended
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