Breakneck Tavern

4.4
630 reviews
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American
Breakneck Tavern is conveniently on Route 228 in Mars, PA. Mars offers a rich agricultural and industrial history that we emulated in our restaurant. We are a Vintage Industrial restaurant with hints of Railroad Décor. Our menu offers a large selection of Sustainable Seafood and Farm to Table responsible ingredients. We have 41 beers on tap and a creative Vintage Cocktail list. We are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Breakneck Tavern is an American restaurant with influences of Southern BBQ and Cajun foods.
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Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was such a needed evening—had no idea what to expect never having been there before, and we left feeling extremely satisfied and impressed. The deck was great for us, as we brought our dog. The wine list was appropriate for the menu. Tuna tartare appetizer comes recommended. I order scallops almost everywhere we go, and this was one of my top five scallop dishes—the most unlikely but incredibly delicious mix of ingredients. This is most certainly going to become one of our best spots. Worth the drive from Allison Park. Thank you!! Tracy was the best! Can’t wait to come back!

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DK
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food this is the first time I had dinner at Breakneck Tavern. I took my Mother on Mothers day. We loved the food it was so good! It's service is also over the top.

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OT
Pittsburgh
31 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Breakneck last minute on Mother's Day. We wanted to go for lunch and did not realize that they had a special brunch that day. At first, I was disappointed as I did not want to eat food that had been sitting in a warming tray. However, that quickly changed when I saw what was offered. Breakfast food of everything you can think of, including fresh made Belgian waffles! There was 'lunch' options of fish, chicken, beef, veggies, potatoes pasta, etc. And finally, a raw option of salmon, shrimp duck etc, salads, fruit and fabulous desserts. The food was fresh, hot and delicious. The only bad part was that I ate too much.

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ML
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant and the food is excellent. Our server was fantastic. It's a little pricey, but worth it. I wish it was closer to my house.

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L
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

My wife got the salmon, they forgot her sweet potatoes, I got hanger steak and they forgot the shallots, and chimichurri sauce.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We waited in the extremely dark bar having drinks before dinner.The noise level was super loud. we to take a really late dinner reservation because we had 6 people. Then the girl gave the table up to other people that they said was being cleaned for us So we had to wait longer! My dinner was good but my boyfriends sandwich was dry and not good.

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F
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Was very good food crab cake sandwich and seafood chowder. Service was ok. Amibiance to much bar area to many bar long term tenants.

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OT
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for a close friend. Our service was great and the food was delicious. It was a bit higher priced than it should have been

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LV
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

NEED RESERVATIONS ON WEEKENDS

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Great up and coming restaurant in the area. We eat here at least once a month. The only issue we have is the loudness in the dinning room that comes from the bar. Must be a way to diffuse the sound.

Also, this is just a general request for all restaurants. Change the menu occasionally to keep the frequent flyers interested in coming. The specials are good but menu could be updated occasionally. The food is good so this is not a complaint more of a recommendation.

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From appetizer to dessert, it's always delicious. Service is always excellent.

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TL
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was outstanding and our service was great.

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JN
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very busy night but very good service

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overpriced. Our appetizers came out cold, a steak knife was dirty and my vegetables were way undercooked.
I’d go back for drinks because of the atmosphere and extensive whiskey list, but not for food.

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D
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, outstanding service!

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ST
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I love Breakneck Tavern. It’s great for a nice night out. Making reservations makes it easy to get right in.
Our server was extremely slow in coming to the table and checking on us.
Other than that it was great!

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TM
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Our reservation was at 2:00. The food stations were messy and some were practically empty. The beef at the carving station was rare/raw. The dining experience and the staff was okay. It was the food that disappointed me.

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AC
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Easter Brunch

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AC
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great Sunday Bunch location. Staff is wonderful and food is great!

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NP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and drinks. Adding it our fav restaurant list..

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SL
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

I have visited Breakneck Tavern many times, I have always ordered the scallop appetizer, and I have always been pleased. My place of employment orders lunches from Breakneck, and we have always enjoyed tasteful meals in the past. I convinced a friend to go with me a couple of weeks ago, and we enjoyed dinner very much, so much so that we made reservations again this past Saturday. Contrary to my previous experiences (many), we were thoroughly disappointed with our meal (except for the bread and dip). The Brussels sprouts were inedible even though we sent them back for more cooking. They were so tough, we couldn't swallow them. The risotto (which we ordered a couple of weeks ago and found it delicious) was bland and tasteless this time, no cheese, no seasoning, runny, and unpalatable. After we returned both plates to the kitchen, we found the staff to treat us less friendly to the point that we just left. Have you gotten a new chef? What happened? I hope this isn't a permanent change, because we usually don't return to restaurants after we've been so disappointed. We like good food, and we are willing to pay a bit more for well-prepared dishes. I hope that this will not happen if we decide to return in the future. We are not just being critical, but we are of the mind that if you don't know a problem exists, you can't fix it. I hope you are able to fix this! Thanks much. Appreciate your audience.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the whole dining experience!! Food was delicious.

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VS
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service is always great. Calamari and crab dip for starters. My husband had the mussels in a killer sauce, kids had a gigantic fish sandwich...hanging off the bun and battered just right. I had the halibut special and loved the preparation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience all around. Awesome beer selection and everyone’s meal was top notch.

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RH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, diverse menu. Loved everything about it.

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B
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have always enjoyed the food at Breakneck and cannot wait to see the Kaufman House in Zelienople to open.

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

Celebrated my wife’s birthday. Everything was great.

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CM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience here. Got crazy and tried the cajun crab pasta dish... I suggest passing on it, was not their best. Otherwise everything was great.

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OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time dining at Breakneck Tavern and we loved it. Chris, our server, was very attentive and knowledgeable. The burgers and homemade chips were outstanding. The atmosphere in the dining room was warm and cozy. The only negative is that the bar area was very loud and the noise carried over into the dining room making it a little hard to hear conversation. But overall it was a very good experience and we look forward to coming back (probably on a week-day when it isn’t so crowded).

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P
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is probably the 6th time I've been here and the food has always been fantastic. Service is great and based on what you receive quality wise the prices are fair. Note make sure you make a reservation in advance because the dining area is generally booked on weekends.

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TW
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Been going here since they opened, but this may be the last. Put us at a table, which was set in a hallway next to the waitress station, very awkward position for a dining table and no privacy. Also, my daughter ordered salad with steak cooked medium well - it was raw. I ordered soup, which typically comes before the meal, after I had to ask the waitress for the soup, she brought it and it was cold. Very unhappy with this experience.

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a
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shannon was a wonderful waitress, super accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious, we got the fish sandwiches for lent. Will highly recommend!

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SG
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate our anniversary. We were not disappointed. Everything was delicious! The service was great. Can’t wait to go back!

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The overall experience was nice. Celebrating a birthday w friends. The noise level was very high and difficult to speak w my party and have conversations.

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L
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Everything was good except chicken sandwich raw and steak over done. Other wise food drinks and service good.

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AB
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

My first visit. Waitress was pleasant enough but deposited our salad not even pausing for eye contact. I got the wrong salad and had to hail the hostess to resolve the problem.

Further service was slow but our food did arrive. Had a hard time getting the check.

The food was very good enough, I will give it a second try but this was not a first experience to give one "warm fuzzies".

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K
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our waitress was not happy and our water was not refilled.

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G
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent meal at Breakneck Tavern. I've been there on many occasions and I've always been pleased!

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f
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Great environment

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JL
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday lunch with 5 friends and our server Teri was so helpful in helping us all decide what we wanted, giving us details about everything we asked about and making some great recommendations! She was always there when we needed her and kept our tea and water glasses full! We got the Brussels sprouts and fried green tomatoes for appetizers and they were amazing. Two of us got the Bison burgers and they also were so good, one got the Reuben and two got salads. Everyone was pleased with their meals. We will definitely be going back. Highly recommend!

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