Breakneck Tavern

4.4
1118 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Breakneck Tavern is conveniently on Route 228 just 10 minutes from the Cranberry interchange. We are a Vintage Industrial Eco-Sustainable 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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HeatherS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time eating at Breakneck Tavern. From start to finish, excellent service, food and atmosphere. I would absolutely be back again! Highly recommend. 👍

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FRANKC
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Not the first time we were here. I love the fact that this place is so large, and you can sit in the bar area which tends to be a little noisier, or you can sit back in the various table areas which tend to be a little quieter. Nice place to bring friends, the guys, or just your family and enjoy.

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vipJohnM
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done, as always!

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Siva
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

This is not the same place we have been going for the last few years. The taste of every single item ordered has gone down drastically. No flavors, everything is was dry and overcooked. The only good item in the order was Mac n Cheese for my kid.

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BetsyS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside in late afternoon. Our server was attentive but didn’t rush us. Enjoyed our meals. Will definitely return.

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Megan
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Smaller brunch menu, slow service. Meals were mediocre.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding!

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SueG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big menu, lots of choices. The service was excellent. Every employee was pleasant. The food was tasty and I love the ambience! We will definitely be eating here often.

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Jacqueline
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Always great food and menu with wonderful cocktail offerings. Obviously, short of waitstaff.

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vipmwish
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time…a favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Very disappointed with the food. We had an appetizer of wings and the thicker wings were under cooked. Then when our entrees arrived... are medium well burger was very rare. Two orders of the sea scallops were also undercooked (cold on the inside and gummy) not once but two times before they came back cooked properly. I could not even tell them that my crabcakes were still gooey in the center I just had them wrapped up to take home so I can microwave them tomorrow for lunch. What a disaster 4 out of 5 dinners under cooked. And you would think they would comp something on our $200 check. Nope!!! I felt bad for our waitress she was soo embarrased.

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PaulL
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first visit to the Breakneck Tavern was delightful. The food was excellent and the service was superb.

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TessD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always get a good meal and service when at Breakneck. They have an awesome beet salad!!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and service!

JM
vipJohnM
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails and service. Delicious food with great menu options.

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MicheleL
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole took care of us, and it was an awesome lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, sitting on the patio is lovely!

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RaymondS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the service remains excellent. Very interesting menu from great steaks to scallops, chicken, and rack of lamb. Our favorite place to dine out.

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vipMicheleL
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakneck never disappoints. Food is great, and love the beer list too!

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DianeB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Risotto was way under cooked, and bland, My friend had to send back her lamb chops to further cook them from the rare stage to the pink stage she ask for when ordering.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately in a nice quite corner In the patios.the staff and especially Chris were very friendly and attentive. Brunch was delicious. Would highly recommend this place.

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love getting takeout from Breakneck and spent our evening there last night in person - great food and great atmosphere!

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ChrisB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn’t have any of the beers we ordered. Then when we finally ordered something they had it took FOREVER. Food came out before drinks which is on of biggest pet peeves. The waiter said “the bartender just didn’t want to make drinks” Whaaaat!?! Food was fine but pricey for what it was. Just disappointing overall. And second experience like this in a row. Won’t be back….too many other good options right down the road like Springfield or Luciano’s.

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MGarv
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wings!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive waitress, good food and drink selection. Plus great dessert.

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vipJohnM
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant experience; good food; better service. Very enjoyable!

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Diner1
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! Always great!

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vipDreamingofyesterday
Pittsburgh
70 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We both had seafood related items.

Our appetizer selection was crab dip. It was good, pita chips were great, price reasonable, quantity plenty.

One main course was the crab cake sandwich with a side of fries. Sandwich was just OK, too much filling not enough crabmeat. Fries were great. Price was reasonable, quantity plenty.

Other main course was the grilled jumbo scallops with side of green beans and orzo. Scallops were great, sides very good. Price was a little high, quantity plenty.

Service overall was great, immediate seating with open table reservation, waitress was friendly and a nice person with proper timing and timely refills.

Would return and recommend.

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LuckyDice
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! We loved all of our food, especially the roasted brussels sprouts that the server suggested, and we had a really fun time.

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KathyS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lauren was an excellent server and the whole dining experience was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I found a piece of plastic in our crab dip! Nothing was done to fix the situation. Ordered a mojito and it had no mint. Fried fish was tasteless and overcooked and couldn't be eaten. Not impressed. Won't be back. Especially considering what we spent for the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and the server was very nice. Chocolate silk pie was really good!

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AnnieC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The service was very good. The server answered questions and checked in at our table the right amount of times. Food was good, but the french fries on our orders were overdone almost burnt tasting. We should have asked for new ones. We had a party of six and I liked the booth they sat us at, because we were all able to engage one another in conversation. I am glad we made our Open Table reservation because being a Friday night, it was busy and we had a larger group. Our seating was on time.

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vipJim53
Charleston
113 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Busy Friday night, a bit slow service, but friendly and attentive.

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Anonymous
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Potentially the worst waiter I’ve ever had, Alex. Alex ignored our table for the vast majority of the evening. We had to flag him down to take our drink orders, food orders, refill our waters, and reorder our drinks. He looked directly at our table each time and ignored us so that we’d have to keep trying to get his attention. One of the drinks was made incorrectly by mistake and he told us it “was fine. I rang it in correctly” which…doesn’t explain why the drink tasted like it had tequila instead of gin and tasted (nor looked) nothing like the first. The first drink was transparent yellow as it should be, the second was opaque yellow (more similar to a drink made with too much sour mix than a small amount of the lemon juice maybe ?) I had to ask him to come back to the table a second time and explain again for a second time that the $12 top shelf drink was, in fact, not correct after I tried to choke it down after he mansplained the first time that it was correct. I don’t like feeling like I’m a dick for telling you that something is off with my order. I rarely complain at a restaurant but this entire meal was one complaint after the other and the waiter went out of his way to ignore us. If I am asking for a cocktail that’s on the $5 happy hour menu to have top shelf liquor in it and willing to pay $12 instead for that drink, I expect it to taste correct and I also don’t expect to need to argue with the waiter that it isn’t correct. He looked annoyed with our table the vast majority of the evening although he paid almost no attention to us. I have been here multiple times and never had service so poor.

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MattF
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are doing all they can to provide a great experience. Sadly, sleepy uncle Joe has incentivized America to stay home, so like all small businesses, they are understaffed and doing the best they can. Keep up the great work Breakneck Tavern! Great food, great drinks, friendly service. Eat here.

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JasonP
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Was disappointed with food. Felt like we got the leftovers. Our kid got French fries, no doubt it was the bottom of the bag! Shrimp did not taste good at all. Brussels sprouts were tough. Lamb was disappointing too. We were told the chef was on the kitchen too, much have been on break when our food was prepared. To many other places close by for that quality of food at that price. Service was very good!

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Jesse
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We ordered scallops, salmon and a Caesar salad to share. The salad could have been colder and crisper. The croutons were a bit tired. And in my best fantasy the forks would have been delivered cold from the freezer. Moving on my four scallops/$33 were large and nicely seasoned and prepared. Loved my corn and bacon risotto. The green beans were nicely charred and flavored. And I loved my Trinity Pinot noir.
Husbands salmon was nicely prepared and flavored with a light citrus sauce. He liked his sides too and his Pinot Noir

Our server Alex was was perfect. He didn’t rush us. Everything was nicely paced.

The ambiance was pub casual.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was fresh and delicious.

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Breakneck Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 1118 OpenTable diners.

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