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Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille, Pittsburgh, PA

Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille

4.6
4.6
1258 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (412) 904-4509
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    21st Street
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,258 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,258 Reviews
  1. JoanneK

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We had an early reservation and the restaurant was poorly staffed. We waited close to 10 minutes for our server to get to our table. It seemed like she was the only server on at the time. It took a long time for our drinks to arrive, our appetizer arrived before we had flatware and plates. The food was good, but I expected better service based on the reviews and type of restaurant. It was also fairly loud for a restaurant that is not sports oriented.

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  2. Curlyeats

    Pittsburgh

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good good. Great service. And Robert Wholey can over to chat, which was very nice. We appreciated that.

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  3. TimK

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to Wholey’s expecting a great seafood experience. We were underimpressed with the food quality, plate presentation and lack of attention to detail. The service staff were great at taking care of our needs, but several items came out of the kitchen that were incomplete or incorrect and we were left to correct the issues. Not a place I would return to for the premium price.

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  4. KimberleyT

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing seafood and Bloody Mary's were outstanding . Definitely a bit pricey but worth the experience.

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  5. Sparky

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    the blackened swordfish was out of this world!!! try the Captain Crunch sushi roll as an appetizer! The happy hour deals are a great value. Coming from a first-timer, I would recommend Luke's to anyone wanting a really enjoyable time. !!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food but lousy service. Sat at the bar to eat and largely was ignored. Bartenders spend most of their time facing the opposite direction keying things into their point of sale system. Never got asked if we needed anything , Had to flag them down for a check.

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  7. Lippincottfarm

    Pittsburgh

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We eat here often. Never had bad food or bad service. All in all, it’s a great dining experience.

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  8. MichaelF

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ran into friends and got to talk for a bit before a great fish dinner. I had the fish and chips and my wife had the salmon. Great choices and a great night. We will go back again.

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  9. Megan

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was way overpriced. Kids menu did not include a hamburger which should be a standard option. Kids pasta came with no sides so we had to pay $4 more for broccoli. Kids grilled cheese was made from a hamburger bun flipped inside out instead of bread. We wanted to substitute Cole slaw for fries as a side and they wouldn’t let us because the kids meal technically comes with a half order of fries instead of a whole order, so we had to pay for a side of coleslaw. I ordered a salad and it did not come with any protein on it. I had to pay $15 to add salmon to it. Alfredo pasta was $22 and it didn’t come with protein either. You had to pay $10-$15 to add it. They brought our food out at different times so we didn’t even get to eat together. Overall, it was a disappointing experience.

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  10. GeorgeZ

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    "I recently visited Luke Whaley’s for Sunday lunch, and I must say it was a delightful experience from start to finish. From the moment we walked in, the atmosphere was inviting and cozy. Our server, Maddie, was incredibly attentive and friendly throughout our meal, making sure we had everything we needed. I started with a really tasty Bloody Mary with two pieces of peel and eat shrimp. As for the food, it was simply outstanding. I opted for the mahi mahi tacos, and each bite was bursting with flavor. The freshness of the ingredients really shone through. My dining companion The Bird, enjoyed the lobster roll, which was generously filled with succulent lobster meat and perfectly seasoned. Overall, our Sunday lunch at Luke Wholey’s was nothing short of fantastic. The combination of excellent service from Maddie and delicious food made for a memorable dining experience. We'll definitely be returning soon.

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  11. Alec

    Pittsburgh

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time, food was awesome and Mia provided perfect service.

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  12. MARSHAZ

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    took a long time to get our meals cocktail menu was not impressive we went with wine the lobster roll was mushy the lobster bisque was pasty, bland and didn’t have much lobster I was very disappointed the catfish bites were yummy

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  13. HerbD

    Pittsburgh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Service was outstanding. Recommended.

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  14. LATONDAK

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good. The price of the lobster fries wouldn’t have been bad if we got lobster on the fries. $16 for fries with lobster bisque and a few crumbles of claw lobster meat. Not worth the price.

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  15. ShelleyZ

    Pittsburgh

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Knew we were hitting the strip so we knew where lunch would be be — our always go to. Wonderful food and some good conversation with Mr Wholey

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pre birthday celebration. I had oysters and specialty cocktail, pomegranate mimosa,  followed by dinner. The bartender Ashley was wonderful, and we had a great time.

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  17. Foodie

    Pittsburgh

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I scheduled a dinner for myself and 10 old high school classmates at Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Grill for a small reunion as all of us are going to be 70 years old this year. Everything was outstanding! The food was absolutely delicious, as well as the drinks. Our server was patient and kind and totally accommodating for all of our needs. We had requested a large table on the balcony level, which gave us a great view. It could not have been a better evening! 

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  18. Jwowpgh

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here. We went for our anniversary and we both loved the atmosphere, our waitress who was kind enough to take some pictures of us and the food was awesome: fried oysters were large plump and juicy; Steel City Lobster 🦞 roll packed with lobster and goodness; hubby loved his fried shrimp. We can’t wait to return and try other menu items

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  19. Brianp

    Cleveland

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall good, will go back. Complaints: lobster bisque was cold , lobster Mac seemed to have been sitting for awhile before it was served Swordfish cooked perfectly and good flavor Shrimp and scallops were delicious Kids chicken fingers- good quality but not typical breading kids are used to

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  20. stanleypie

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was very good . Kind of pricey. The lobster bisque is delicious, but I noticed from last year that they dont put the large pieces of lobster in it anymore, and for $10 a cup,, they should. The waitress very good too. I even got my water glass filled without asking.. That never happens anywhere. All the dishes we ordered were delicious and cooked properly. The seafood there is spot on.

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  21. CSB27

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The lobster bisque was amazing! Good waitstaff and great drinks

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  22. Wilhelmenia

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing the crab cakes are to die for I will be back soon.

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  23. DigitalNative

    Pittsburgh

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a good meal I had: a perfectly prepared blackened swordfish, nicely seasoned and served with grilled asparagus. We had old-school shrimp cocktails as appetizers that were also good, and side salads with a tasty vinaigrette. Brianna, our server, was attentive yet unobtrusive. We had a good time and will be back!

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  24. MaryAnnS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious. Breanna was our waitress and she was great. Very attentive to our needs and continuously checking back to see if we needed anything. Already recommended Luke Wholey’s to several friends and relatives.

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  25. JulieP

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was great! Food was hot and delicious! Would go again for sure.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great as always. There was a lot of confusion with our bill & the waitress got tipped twice….

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  27. JenniferP

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I don't feel like the quality was there for the price we paid. The appetizers were all very good, but after that the food was just okay. I got a salad and added seared tuna and balsamic vinaigrette on the side. The vinaigrette was mostly oil and didn't add anything to this basic salad. The tuna was barely seared and looked like it had been cut with a butter knife. I also got two Mahi Mahi tacos and a barbacoa taco. They were all drenched orange cream sauce. I am not a person who likes spicy. I tried to scrape most of the sauce off. I don't actually know if it was the sauce or something on the meat itself, but it was so spicy for me, there was a point I started to feel physically ill. I only ate half the plate and sent the rest back after explaining the problem to our waitress. My husband, who likes some spicy, also ordered a taco after being underwhelmed by his crab legs, and he seemed fine with the taco. One kiddo got fish and chips which was basic but fine. The other kiddo got a catfish sandwich which was also basic but went down fine. Basically, we left feeling like we paid quite a bit for nothing truely amazing.

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  28. Paige

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love going to Luke’s ! Food is always exceptional.

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  29. TBTBTB

    Pittsburgh

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a party of 6. Great service. Waitress was very busy with other tables but checked in frequently to see if we needed anything. Ordered appetizers: Provolone wedges. Wasnt a fan of these. They didnt have much flavor. Mac n Cheese. This was very creamy. I would order again. Captain Crunch roll. This was also good. Pictures of the wedges and crunch roll had a few pieces taken before I snapped a picture. Main course we had Catfish sandwich, not greasy and a great flavor. Cod fish sandwich had crispy breading. Broiled Cod with crab on top ( I upgraded to the crab on top). Cod was flaky and had a good flavor. The carrots in the vegetable mix were cooked perfectly for my taste. Not to soft or too hard. Land and see combo. Crab cake had a decent amount of crab. The Sirloin had a good flavor and was cooked the way I requested. Would dine here again.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing as always. Tried their new winter Lemon Vanilla sugar cookie cocktail, was poured way too strong, but everything else was great.

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  31. TracyA

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was fantastic! I had Baja Shrimp Volcano and my husband had a fish sandwich. Finished with a chocolate dessert. Highly recommend!

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  32. MarkK

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food exceeded expectations and our server was polite, friendly, energetic and attentive. Mia made our time there enjoyable. I also appreciated Luke visiting the table, introducing himself and making sure we were happy with our food and visit. We all had the chocolate torte dessert with whipped cream, and although you were out of strawberries, quick thinking of using raspberries was perfect!

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  33. JimL

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, great service. Sophie was our server, kept our drinks filled, and was on it without being obtrusive. Food was delivered quickly and in the correct order, with enough time between the appetizer and main course. We had loaded seafood nachos and they were great... She ordered shrimp and scallops--also on point. I had the crab cakes... They were delicious but the Yukon potatoes alongside weren't what I'd hoped they'd be. Roasted vegetables made up for some of that, and I ate them all! This place reminds me of what restaurants were before all the C-19 garbage... They have their act together.

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  34. RobertM

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Allways great food in a casual atmosphere. Service was great. Reservation process was easy through open table.

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  35. ShelbyW

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, service was just a bit slow, but they were very busy and we will definitely be back!

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  36. LarryK

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, service was very good. It was just very loud in the restaurant.

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  37. ChristianA

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Eclectic atmosphere with a broad variety of customers. Parking is a challenge. Would be back!

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  38. WendyS

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    loved the oysters. Creme brulee was fantastic. energetic, friendly waitress.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and good service. Everybody was very nice and customer service was very good

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  40. JessicaR

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you haven’t already gone to Luke Whaley’s Wild Alaskan Grille you’re missing out! The food is outstanding definitely the freshest seafood around. The owner and staff are always so very welcoming.

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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 4.6 stars by 1258 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille

2106 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4420

Additional information

  • Cross street
    21st Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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