The Best Cheap Eats in Pittsburgh

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!

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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
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Houlihan's - Mt Lebanon

$$$$·American·
Mt. Lebanon
271 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 excellent happy hour spe...

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Over Eden | TRYP Hotel

$$$$·American·
Lawrenceville
161 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

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 and plenty of fun. St...

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Scenic View in Pittsburgh
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The Foundry Table & Tap

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Downtown
487 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • 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 draft beer and house w...

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Bakersfield - Pittsburgh

$$$$·Mexican·
Downtown
350 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Fun

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 of chips, guacamole, ...

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Hot Spot in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - South Hills

$$$$·American·
South Hills
131 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great Beer
  • Good for Birthdays

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 BJ's Oktoberfest lage...

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The Yard Gastropub Shadyside

$$$$·American·
Downtown
332 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

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 great beers, pub food, a...

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City Works - Pittsburgh

$$$$·American·
Downtown
609 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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 some excellent happy ...

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Hot Spot in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Cinderlands Foederhouse

$$$$·Brewery·
Lawrenceville
168 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 favorites like chicken and...

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Merchant Oyster Co.

$$$$·Seafood·
Lawrenceville
98 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating

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 tap wines and Narrag...

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Ten Penny

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,507 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Fit for Foodies

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 creative recipes. Tr...

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The Yard Market Square

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Downtown
570 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Bar Seating
  • Creative Cuisine

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 watch a ballgame or han...

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Siempre Algo

$$$$·American·
Downtown
307 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic

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-made pretzels with chick...

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Best Overall in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh

$$$$·American·
Downtown
246 reviews
  • Kid-friendly
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 Cafe features plenty ...

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Kid Friendly in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Walnut Grill - Fox Chapel

$$$$·American·
Fox Chapel
855 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

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 eats in Pittsburgh. Th...

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Great for Lunch in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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Jacksons Restaurant + Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Canonsburg
430 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

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 specialties. A cucumber ...

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Atria's - Murrysville

$$$$·American·
Murrysville
767 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion

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 classics. Try the res...

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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 to try the signature...

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North Country Brewing Co

$$$$·Pub·
Cranberry
361 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 signature “carnivore” sandwi...

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Atria's - Pleasant Hills

$$$$·American·
Pleasant Hills
1,198 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch

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 triple-smoked Manhatta...

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American in Pittsburgh / Western PA

Huszar

$$$$·Hungarian·
Downtown
196 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Cozy
  • Fit for Foodies

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 dishes. On weekends, the...

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Best Overall in Pittsburgh / Western PA
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