Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille

4.5
801 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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Horace
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very good meal at a restaurant opened by the family that owns a nearby fish market. The fish (and crab cakes) were excellent. Ambiance was spare, but attractive. Very attentive service. The only problem could be that they closed at 6:00 on the Sunday evening when we ate there. They didn't rush us out, but we basically closed the place at 8:00.

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This one of our favorite Sunday places to dine. We were really hoping the brunch menu was back as we loved the seafood trio with wasabi and rice. We were disappointed that it want back and no rice as a side. My hubby had the crab cake dinner which was good but pricey for the amount. I had the Caesar salad with shrimp which was outstanding and best Caesar dressing I’ve had. We never had iced tea refills because they ran out?! We did get creme brûlée as an anniversary dessert and our server was awesome Really miss the weekend lunch specials ( which aren’t on the regular menu.

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NicholeC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!

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JodyY
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Nice, quaint restaurant. Nice menu choices, good variety. Staff was friendly, attentive. Only issue was the noise level in the restaurant. It was very loud. Hard wood floors and high ceiling made for a loud atmosphere. Calami was delicious. We had several different seafood entrees and all were prepared correctly and good. Lobster Mac and Chse was not as good as I had hoped for.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was great after we got a different table. The host was unwelcoming ~ get rid of him. Everyone else wonderful.

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MikeU
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was very good. Definitely will return.

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JonL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Involved, attentive and knowledgeable staff who went out of their way to make us feel welcome, understand what we like and didn't and helped us direct our choices towards their best that worked for us. Can't ask for more than that.

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JoeB
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cake with sautéed kale was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Luke was only amazing. He was attentive and professional were being personable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Do not get the cod sandwich

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MeganH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cool place in a special part of the city. Service was top notch and the food was amazing! Our drinks were always full and even with a table of 7 the night before a Steelers game, our food came out really fast. The tuna and swordfish were fantastic.

Next time I’m hoping to not be pregnant so I can get my hands on the infamous Bloody Mary :P

Thanks to your team for a great evening!

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vipRickE
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bloody Mary's were outstanding. Poor Boy shrimp sandwich and Catfish were also excellent iin size and taste. Will definally go back to dine soon..

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JimR
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Bloody Mary in Pittsburgh

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been here twice and both times the food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food Is always on point, Staff has been exceptional everytime that I've been there.

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SphH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely waitress, she was very pleasant. We enjoyed the meal and will definitely be back.

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vipJohnW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Was disappointed, Wholly's is my go to place in Pittsburgh, had a 5:30PM reservation, were seated and immediately told we had to order the kitchen was closing at 545PM. Not happy, rushed through dinner, we weren't even offered dessert. Menu was limited

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vipDaveM
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best seafood and service in the Pittsburgh area.

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RandiM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend getting the spiked slushees, mussels, lobster roll and the crunchy roll. Spider roll was okay. Great food all around and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to town on a work trip - always wanted to come here I grew up here but moved away 35 years ago - had so much good food and drinks with my friend who lives and frequents here that we made a reservation to come back for dinner - on same day! Lol - the waitstaff was amazing ( Sophie ) and the food as well. I lovvve the artwork and industrial open feel of the place. My daughter just started at PITT and I foresee many reunions there when I come to visit - I m a flight attendant and told my whole crew that’s where they should go on our layovers - . Thanks for bringing such a classy cool authentic dining experience to the burgh .

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Skipper
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Choice for sea food lovers was excellent, food delicious. Wish had more choices for those not able to eat fish or seafood. I was with three seafood lovers.

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ErinB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was hot when served. Everything was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lobster Rolls ! Ohhh my

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LoriO
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went in on a Saturday so it was very busy. Staff was very nice. Food was amazing. I got the hot lobster roll. YUM! Got an alcoholic slushy as well and definitely recommend. It was very noisy in there. But that’s probably my only complaint.

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StephanieR
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food! Service was excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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rochellew
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

You need to cook you fish longer , I order the catfish nuggets

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AureliusDragan
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The modest portion of Alaskan salmon I was served was bland and, although described as Crab "Stuffed" it was served with little more than a tablespoon of crab pieces dolloped on top of the fish. "Stuffed", in my book, means OVER-filled, not barely there. The coleslaw was dead dry, nothing but some cabbage salad ingredients, minced and packed into a ramekin, and let me stress the words "dead dry." My daughter, who is a veteran of nearly 20 years in the military and so, is not unfamiliar with bad cooking, called it "terrible." Also, the seats in the open seating area need to be reupholstered. Because the seats are made with a cheap "soft" grade foam which collapses quickly, (I have experience as an upholsterer), all three of us were uncomfortable and sore far before the meal was over, and all eventually felt like we were sitting on hard wood boards.
Lastly. the high ceilings provide an acoustic reverberation that steadily increases as the place becomes more crowded so that, by the end of the evening I could not hear either of my dining companions, unless they spoke at a low shout!
I feel that a place that trades on the cache of a locally respected name like "Wholey's" ought to do better than this.

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MiguelG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very consistent with the food, the staff is very friendly.

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vipJPBR
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Food was good. Nice variety of items on the menu. Our waiter had issues. Didn’t get our order right, two entres well after the 1st two came, salad not brought out until after the late entre was delivered by someone else…seemed pricey for the kind of service we got. Its a shame because the name on the establishment is well known. Hoping it was an employee issue and not a norm because it is a nice venue.

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DavidW
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happened to come upon this on Open Table as looking for a last minute reservation and one was open at 6:00 pm. We had the yellowtail sushi roll for an appetizer, and the Baja shrimp volcano and hot pepper crusted ahi tuna. Both were excellent. Shout out to our server Michelle who gave me a Bloody Mary on her after hearing us talk about brunch drinks and how much I enjoy a good Bloody. Cool vibe. Will definitely be putting in the rotation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio was perfect for a beautiful night! Perfect weather, delicious oysters, fresh sushi. One of my top picks for dinner when I am in Pittsburgh.

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AngelaR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We tried most of their seafood offerings. Snow crab clusters were not that sweet. Fried oysters was outstanding though. Baja shrimp was a bit tough. Carolina or Georgia shrimp, though smaller, would have made the shrimp volcano dish more delicious. Eel roll was nicely done. The open air concept made us feel more safe concerning Covid. The restroom was not maintained and was out of hand drying tissue all evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Our waitress Mia was very good she was friendly and great service! We will definitely go again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was here with 7 of my family members for my birthday and the food and service was excellent! Will definitely go there again!

JW
vipJW348
Pittsburgh
123 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for a quick lunch and the food was great. The place was packed on a Sunday afternoon but the service was still quite good. The fish is always fresh and the prices are very reasonable.

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LaDoniaH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall, the food and service was good! I had the crab legs and my boyfriend had the crab cakes. Drinks were great and our waiter was very nice. We didn’t have to wait long for our meal and it made my date night a success. I would recommend!

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vipTheresaM
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Calamari was "okay". Bisque was good. Breaded fish and fries was excellent (not greasy, huge pieces of fish). Special - Grilled Halibut was very good. Nestled on a huge cole slaw like bedding which was a bit too much slaw. But, the relaxed environment and super causal city feel is fun. Food is nicely priced for the value.

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TracyS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal dinner from start to finish. The food was fresh and delicious

FAQs

Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 904-4509.

Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille is rated 4.5 stars by 801 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.