Breakneck Tavern

4.4
675 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Breakneck Tavern is conveniently on Route 228 just 10 minutes from the Cranberry interchange. We are a Vintage Industrial restaurant with a scratch menu influenced by Cajun/Creole and Southern BBQ cooking. Our menu offers a large selection of Sustainable Seafood and Farm to Table responsible ingredients. We have 41 beers, a Vintage inspired Cocktail list and extensive Wine List. We are open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch.
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JS
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Went to dinner with the family. Service was so slow and appetizer came out burnt. Disappointed.

A
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Ive eaten here other times and its been good but this time I was a little disappointed. Gargenzola Hummus was excellent. My dinner the blue cheese crusted hanger steak was ok at best, needed seasoned more, samething with the risotto. The waitress was very nice and polite but slow as molasses. Took forever to take our order, asked twice for lemons for my water i finally just accepted she wasnt going to bring them but then they showed up a while later. Numerous times walked by us after clearly we were done eating was going to walk by again until I stopped her and asked for the check and boxes to go. My wife at this time ordered a growler and the waitress said she would let us know the price. I didnt realize at the time but that is what saved the service for me. About what felt like 20 minutes later she came back and said the Growler cost $45 and $20 to fill. What!!!! Thankfully my wife said no thanks. I kind of knew the fancy looking colorful growlers werent going to cheap but not that expensive. Finally when she came with the check, we had her stay there while we looked it over before she left. If we hadnt who knows how long we would of waited for her to come back. Reservation was at 5:30 and we finally left there at 7:15 seems a little long to me. I will still give this place another shot and i would still recommend it with a disclaimer for now.

MA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not sure if I understood how to select noise level rating on the previous page. It was fine. As a matter of fact, when we arrived, the hostess gave us an option of which side we wanted to be seated. There was a private party going on in the back corner and she advised it would be quieter on the opposite side. We sat in a booth along the wall of the bar side. It was relatively quiet. My husband and I could easily converse with each other. The food was great and the service was wonderful.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Great brunch menu!

AC
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for Sunday brunch

J
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We have had great meals with Breakneck in the past. This experience was not the most impressive - it was still good, but not the extraordinary experience that we were expecting. Our server was fine, but unfortunately our runner wasn't given instructions on which meal to serve each person and a salad was left behind. Also, the food and cocktails did not live up to our expectations based on previous dining experiences. We will still return to Breakneck and hope that our recent visit was not the norm!

AV
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Waited for food for a very long time..like 50 minutes

CS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time dining at the restaurant and our food was excellent. The service was great. We will definitely return.

CF
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved everything about Breakneck except the extremely hard chairs.

EV
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We arrived at 7:06 for our 7:15 reservation. We were told we would have to wait even though there appeared to be available seating. We waited for 5 minutes in the front entrance (which we were encouraged to wait at the bar instead), and then brought to our table. No one entered the restaurant in those 5 minutes so I am not sure why we needed to wait to be seated other than to be encouraged to go to the bar to spend money on drinks. I ordered a crab cake sandwich which tasted like tuna salad molded into a cake. It was topped with something fried and slimy inside. I can't quite remember what the menu stated that was on it. This was the second time I visited, and I can't say that I am eager to return.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic meal, drinks and deserts. Definitely our new favorite local joint.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very much enjoyed the patio seating. The evening special was absolutely fantastic!

B
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live 40 minutes away, but gladly drive the distance to eat here at least twice a month. We were lucky to have Kris as our server both of our visits in July. She is amazing...attentive and pleasant.
The food is delicious especially the scallops with apples,cranberries, and cheesy grits. Can't wait for our next family dinner.

l
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't wait to go back and try more of the wonderful menu. Service was really good, food was outstanding!

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

A coworker suggested this restaurant to my husband and me. We made reservations through Open Table while we were driving home from Cranberry to Kittanning. Our reservations were for 7:30pm and we were seated at 7:45. We could have taken outdoor seating earlier but chose to not sit out in the humidity.

We ordered the stuffed pepper appetizer and it was spicy goodness!!!!!! Oh so yummy.

My husband had a burger and I did the Rueben. He loved the burger. I’ve had much better Rueben sandwiches at other restaurants so that is the only reason for a lower rating. But overall it was good. Could be considered a bit on the pricey side for most people in my friend circle but I would definitely go back.

N
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool place. Almost a "beachy" vibe with a trendy flare. Great list of IPO's and other beer on tap. Rotates frequently. The chicken (locally sourced) was quite possibly the best I've had. This has definitely earned in a spot in our "frequently visited" category list. Highly recommend.
-Neal

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great ambiance.
I prefer brunch menu to their dinner menu.
4.5/5 on the whiskey selection.

DR
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You need to advertise more towards butler. My mom was in the nursing home at st. Mark's. That's how we found you. We at least come back once a year because of the food. Great job!

JG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

The service was friendly but definitely understaffed for the crowd. The noise level was quite high, especially considering we were in own booth. The food was just poorly done ... poorly cooked, oddly arranged pairings.

CL
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good, but not worth $164.00 plus 20% tip. 3 people 3 glasses of wine.

I
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Entree orders received a few minutes after appetizers delivered. Rushed feel this evening. Usually order appetizer and delay ordering entree until almost done.....should do that always.

MB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried the fish sandwich & it was delicious.

E
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food, and the choice of eating in the dining room or bar. Dining room was fairly quiet, bar energetic. The food is always different enough - not the same old things or something I would make at home. Everything was great.

MM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took friends from out of town. There were so many different things on the menu that sounded delish that we had a hard time deciding. Food was great and Denise (our server)was outstanding.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The brisket was very fatty. Should have been cleaned up to mix with Mac and Cheese. Both of us didn’t feel well after eating there.

RM
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great for date night but also family friendly. Will be back again very soon

MB
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Scallops where excellent. Best black bean burger !

MZ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always looking for a good place to eat while in the Butler area. Found this gem. Menu had a good variety leaning towards southern and Cajun. Party had ny strip and hangar steaks, rack of lamb, a burger, wings, and some shares like fried green tomatoes and brussel sprouts. Everything was cooked to order and quite good. Look forward to returning on a future trip home.

E
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy neighborhood lace for a great dinner snd drinks with friends:)

EL
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rarely eat fries unless they are homemade and the homemade Breakneck fries did not disappoint — worth every calorie. Great selection of wine and beer. Wait staff was timely and always asked before whisking away an almost empty plate. We were staying at a hotel 8 miles down the road and were so glad we chose this place over closer options.

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fathers Day

PC
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

We have been to this restaurant several times for dinner and lunch off the menu and always had a good experience. This was the second time we went for a special occasion buffet (father’s day) and both times the food was poorly prepared, dried out and very disappointing especially for the price ($34.50 per person including a beverage). My wife, my daughter and I could not think of one thing on the lengthy buffet table that was even average.

We all agreed it was the worst dining experience any of us could remember, again especially given the price. We won’t be back for one of these buffets. Felt like a rip off.

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent service and delicious food. One of our favorite spots.

PW
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Online menu needs to be updated. Many vintage drinks were no longer available.

HD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was just fair for the price. Service was mediocre. I told our waitress that it was our first time at the restaurant and her only response was to recite the specials.

PC
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great local restaurant. Food is top notch - I had Rack of Lamb that was delicious and the small salted caramel brownie parfait was the perfect size and hit the spot. Service was excellent. I always feel like they appreciate their customers and want them to come back.

KM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Unexpectedly cool tavern! Flavors were quite good. Lots of hard surfaces, so a little noisy.

JP
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, environment, service was five stars in all aspects- Service was outstanding!!!

SL
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakneck tavern is one of our favorite spots. It is perfect for casual bar food or an elegant night out. We went for our anniversary and as usual it did not disappoint!

BR
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was average at best. They usually have good food but it was a very bad day. The lamb was to well done, the lobster was the size of a shrimp not lobster.

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