Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille

4.6
728 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

As the name implies, Luke Wholey's Alaskan Grille is a predominately seafood restaurant that has several fish based dishes on the menu. The restaurant has a separate section for children along with a bar menu that offers seasonal cocktails, a wine list and a special Draft list for beer. All of the beverages in the menu go well with the seafood on offer, but each can be ordered by the glass as well.

Luke Wholey's Alaskan Grille also boasts a separate sushi menu which is divided into a full 3 course meal. Traditional favorites include shrimp, eel, salmon, scallops, flying fish roe along with a variety of seafood rolls that range from shrimp and salmon to veggie and crab. The signature rolls on the menu include the Spider Roll which is filled with soft shell crab, fresh vegetables and sauces.

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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGeorgeF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was very good and the service was good even though the restaurant was packed.

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steve
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Okay. Nothing to write home about. One of our guests liked his swordfish very much. I tried a taste. It was very tender but a bit dry

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MicheleS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu and service, delicious entrees, and wonderful atmosphere.

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JimR
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Long time friends in from Florida Best. Bloody Mary in the tri state area

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gdukes
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Good place to eat if you like seafood; clam chowder and lobster bisque were exceptional. Not so Sur about the quality of the sushi, and the co fish and chips could have used more seasoning on the fish and less on the fries (which I would have preferred to be steak fries instead of regular fries). High ceilings make for an enlarged sound canvas for amplifying the mostly happy customers.

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Janae
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food was great! Our server was great as well. The manager/host was very rude...we almost left without ordering anything because of his attitude and the first impression he made. I'm glad we didn't leave because the food was excellent but he was a total D.

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KathyY
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our favorite restaurant in the Strip. The entrees are delicious, we've always had good experiences at Luke Wholey's

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Frederick
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious. The muscles, shrimp scampi, ahi tuna and the children's grilled chicken was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Server Kevin was great. Apps were good lobster Mac n cheese was way to dry

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JeffreyB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great food and excellent service, but marred by a dog barking through our entire visit. We visited again as an anniversary to a date years ago. The menu and wine list have lost some luster, but the food and wine offered were still top-notch. It would have been nice to chat during our meal, but someone brought their very loud dog and made normal conversation nearly impossible. Our server was very knowledgable and service was prompt. Go when there are no barking dogs!

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MaureenM
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Service was incredibly slow with long waits for our server Kevin to come to the table at each stage of the meal. He spent at least 10 minutes chatting with a nearby table while we waited at one point. One dish was great once it arrived but the other dish (crab legs) was mostly cold, still frozen in spots, and full of water. Our server never came to check on us for me to tell him and never asked how the food was. It took at least 30 minutes for the main meal to arrive after being ordered - imagine they were trying to find crab legs in the Freezer or the store across the street! Never got several items like extra napkins as promised and drink refills were hard to come by.

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Josie
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service was very good. I had the crab cake sandwich and it did not contain a lot of filler. Someone at our table had the ahi tuna sandwich and they said it was really good.

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ErinS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lobster roll was fantastic! Sushi was very fresh! Loved the open doors, lovely dinner :)

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vipJoel
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This place is extremely overpriced, and the food is mediocre for the price you pay. I live in the neighborhood, and this was my first time here, for a family dinner. There were seven of us, and three of us ordered the identical entree. When the food came out, only two of the three identical entrees was brought to our table. The server came back and asked if everything was OK, and we told her we were missing an entree. Instead of apologizing, she said it would be right out. She offered to bring my son soup or a salad, but he declined because he believed her statement his meal would be right out. At least 25 minutes went by, and still no dinner for my son. Everyone in our party was pretty much finished eating. I finally had to go say something to the server, who said she made a "simple mistake." Several minutes later, the manager came over and apologized, and said he would comp the meal. This restaurant is in the Strip District, which is a huge attraction to tourists who come to visit Pittsburgh. I would avoid this place if I were them! Even though I live about three blocks from Luke Wholey's, I will find another better place to take my out-of-town guests.

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stephenhky
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I love the food.... although it does not really have Alaska's Kings crab

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CraigM
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh food, seasoned and prepared excellent. Friendly server. Great service.

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Paco
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy the food, the atmosphere, and the service. It's a good place to dine and have fun!

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DeborahL
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service…prompt, attentive, accommodating but didn’t hover. Answered all questions…made suggestions. Didn’t rush us.
Shrimp tacos were outstanding…definitely will get them again. House salad was a very generous size. Very fresh and a pretty presentation.
We were there prior to Covid and enjoyed the mussels.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner. The food was exceptional. Definitely worth the effort to get there (came from 1.5 hrs away)

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TanyaM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, attentive service!!! The food was AMAZING…we will definitely be back!!

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TomM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so delicious!!!
Feels great to eat out again!!

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AlbertB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stuffed King Salmon was excellent as was the Shrimp Volcano. Calamari and clam chowder were also outstanding. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood at a fantastic price. Will be back in October for the king crab!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

My significant other and I always wondered why we never went to this spot when walking past it during random Strip mornings - now we know why. One of my least favorite meals I’ve had in Pittsburgh (especially when expecting a good meal because of the name attached to the spot!). Sushi and entree were sub par at best. Drinks were what you’d expect at a dive bar. Service was *shrug*. Good* spot for a pre-Steelers/Pens/Pirates game drink and apps (not what we were after), but otherwise not worth your time. If you want to spend $$ on a night out, tons of other places within walking distance to go.

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BeautifulT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing experience! Great food, great staff!! Will be back again!

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NR508
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. Thank you Monica! We had a great time and can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch, we will be back!!

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vipClareL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Sushi was small and below average. $8 for a small sushi roll? Your not Umi. My moms crab cake sandwhich didn’t even come with a side. It was extra. Tourist trap

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Davis
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, perfect experience at Luke’s! Love this place!

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Paco
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food! This is a really good place to get some really good seafood!!!

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AmandaR
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Long wait for food but server was nice and friendly. Food was good but not worth the price.

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vipFoodie
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to eat! Best sushi and crab cakes in the city!

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ReneeS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good but not over the top for the price.

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JamLG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Disappointed. Service was slow and food took to long. Smaller menu options then prior times. This was our third time. The first two were awesome but not this one.

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LindsayC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place ! Every time we go it’s always a great experience

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ElizabethG
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! It’s perfect for a date. Couldn’t of been happier with the overall environment and staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Luke Wholey. Great experience and great food.

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Girlfriends
Pittsburgh
2 reviews