Buford's Kitchen Downtown

3.8
23 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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From mouth-watering burgers to flavorful Southern specialties like the Donut Burger, Buford’s Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner. We’ve transformed classic diner food into dishes with real Southern flavor and created a whole new dining experience in the Pittsburgh area. We don’t want to brag, but Buford’s has the best burgers in town.

Traditional ingredients and southern specialties like the Nashville Donut Burger and Hot Chicken Bites!

We can accommodate groups of 5 to 500 so host your party or event with us!!!
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MelindaS
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We got there on time for our reservation but it did not seem that reservations were important to them. We had to stand in line behind everyone who just walked in. No tables available! We had a party of 6 and made reservations because of that!!! We got seated in a booth that was difficult to fit 6 people. And it was right next to the bathrooms which I absolutely hate!!!
It look a long time for the food (40 minutes)which is normal for Buford’s .

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MichelleL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were seated by the garage doors and it was very cold.

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vipMike
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The Po Boy claims to be Catfish...it is Tilapia. I know that moldy taste and hate it. Our server was very good. The rest of our party was ok with their food.

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ThomasL
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were great. Pepperoni roll is a favorite

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Stefanie
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

This was one of the worst experiences we had at Buford’s and it’s been a go to before events. We waited over 45 minutes for our food. It came out cold and then we had to wait longer for pizza that also came out cold. I felt terrible for our waitress because she was doing everything she could. We definitely will not be back based on this experience and clear price increase.

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KayW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Exciting place to be prior to a Penguins game. Never ate at Bufords before and wanted to check it out. Extremely crowded but we made reservations and got our table right away, which was great. The kitchen messed up our order but the waitress made it right. Over-priced sandwiches...$17 (!!) Might stop there again for a drink, but probably won't eat there.

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archie
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience2

We went here prior to the Penguins game. Made a reservation and requested a high top. Arrived on time for my reservation and the place was packed and we were put in a back room which looked like a party room. Food was Luke warm and my burger was severely undercooked. Beer was served in plastic tumblers. Will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

first time eating at this establishment and it was very good! noise and seating was a tiny issue but i wouldn’t expect anything less on a night of a pens game! it was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved Buford’s Kitchen from out of town before a Penguins Game and my husbands birthday.
Fantastic location, food and price!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day!

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tonyz
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walked directly to our table at the reservation time at a very busy time for the restaurant the food and service was great would recommend to anyone

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JulieB
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great even though they were very busy right before the Pens game. Would highly recommend as a great spot to grab dinner before any PPG Paints Arena events!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very crowded right before the Pens game. However our food was great and the service was quick.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was average. Tuna tacos are not recommended. Service was average.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our waitress, Summer was very attentive and friendly. We made a reservation due to the business level on a Saturday night and was immediately seated. We were put at a two person table against one of the garage doors, fine by us. Shortly after, they sat a four top at the table beside us, blocking us in completely. We had to turn around in our seats in order to grab our drinks and plates of food, the floor plan should’ve accounted for this and put the two person table on the outside with the four against the wall so that the waitress could’ve reached both tables instead of stretching over one to get to ours. Our appetizer was also delivered to the table beside us (unknown to the table beside us as they had just put in their order for the same appetizer seconds beforehand) which was very disappointing because our food came out very shortly after we finally got our app. Summer did great and recognized what happened and got our appetizer made quickly but we still got our meals right after that so the table was way too full. Also because of the table situation I wasn’t able to order drinks as often as I wanted (I was only able to order one when I probably would have had about three) and this was simply because of the table setup. Great food, but you need to set up your tables more efficiently so a server can actually wait on their tables. Also, teach the food runners their table numbers.

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JoshuaG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The service was fine but not overly attentive. The food was ok, but nothing worth remembering.

Overall there are a lot of better places in downtown that you could get lunch

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ElbaD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Menu posted on Open Table is outdated. Serves more bar type food.

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GregE
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I nice place to take in a few after a game or show at PPG or even on just a random day. We will be back. The waitress was perfect just as was the pot roast fries for an appetizer.

Buford's Kitchen Downtown
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you Greg!

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LauraRD
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were seated in the "back room" which was great because we could actually hear each other talking!

Service was great.

Pot roast bowl and pepperoni roll appies were fabulous!!!!

"Wedgies" had ALOT of dough, enough for 2 but would have like more stuffing

Good selection of salads.

My gluten free nephew had extremely limited options ☹

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Got order wrong and online menu wasn’t even close to limited small menu in restaurant. Probably won’t return

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horsechatter
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The burgers are really very good. Can't wait to try the other burgers, and I don't usually order those when out. We were 1/2 hr early for our reservation last Sat., and the staff was very accommodating, which we appreciated, especially before an event at PPG Paints Arena.

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KennethS
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The place was a little slow when we came in but grew busier as the night went on. The food was very good, service was fast, and the waiter was quick to refill our drinks. I thought the menu was a little small but that't's really more of a comment than a complaint. Overall a really good experience and I would definitely go back again when I'm in Pittsburgh.

FAQs

Buford's Kitchen Downtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 281-2583.

Buford's Kitchen Downtown is rated 3.8 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.