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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown, Pittsburgh, PA

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown

4.1
4.1
3615 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The history of McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants began when Bill McCormick purchased Jake's Famous Crawfish Restaurant located in Portland, Oregon, and brought the more than 100-year-old landmark back to life. When asked the secret of how he revitalized a restaurant on the brink of closing, McCormick says, "I like nothing better than being a good host." Part of the managerial talent McCormick tapped was Doug Schmick, a management trainee. The two formed a partnership in 1974, creating Traditional Concepts, a precursor to today's McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants. In 1979, they opened the original McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant in Portland, Oregon. The combination of an open imagination and a respect for tradition are what makes McCormick & Schmick's the classic and successful business that it is today.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (412) 201-6992
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Whether planning a business meeting, rehearsal dinner or holiday party, you can count on McCormick & Schmick’s to create an event sure to be memorable with our excellent service, delicious food & unparalleled hospitality. Our flexible dining spaces & customized menus can accommodate any event need.
  • Private party contact
    Private Event Coordinator: (412) 201-6992
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Wood St. and Oliver Ave.
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Easily accessible from our location.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 3,615 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

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3,615 Reviews
  1. Andrew

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ve long been a fan of this restaurant chain over the years, & perhaps my observations only apply to the Pittsburgh location. The restaurant felt a little tired with regards to its upkeep. Not dirty, just a bit worn & somehow lacking in personality. It has a more traditional steakhouse vibe to it, but misses the mark in terms of overall aesthetic. Food was good & definitely priced competitively when compared to other establishments. Service was average, but it was Valentines Weekend so perhaps everyone was burnt out due to the volume of business. I’m hoping the new corporate owners reinvest in the brand to return it to its former glory, otherwise I fear there’ll be further consolidation & closures.

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  2. Shelley

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great! Excellent Vday spot. Sat in bar area so no wait. Food was very good. Chocybag desert was amazing

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  3. Sixburgh

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was awesome food was great! Customers in the building were very rude managers did a good job of diffusing issues. Definitely will be back

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Restaurant was over booked. Had to wait even with a reservation. Food and drink took forever. They ruined my Valentine’s Day date

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  5. Char

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was awesome!! Service was moderate maybe cause they were very busy for v.day.

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  6. AAAG

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Had 7:30 reservations, there was a line out the door and no one had any idea where to go for walk ins, reservations, check ins. The only way to figure out what was going on was to ask strangers next to me. When we were seated 20 minutes after my reservation time, I was then informed that there was no soda whatsoever and my choice was water. Really? I understand not having every single soda in a can but not a single one? What a joke, I love Ruths, capital grille, Morton's, but after this I probably won't be going back to McCormicks.

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  7. AbbyL

    West Virginia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I don’t wanna focus too much on the service because it was Valentine’s Day & they were very busy. The food was very good but I don’t think it was worth the amount we spent. We have been to many restaurants in Pittsburgh and we don’t mind paying for great quality. It just felt a little too expensive to us for the quality of the food. The dessert definitely saved it for me - the best part.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, the meal was fine. Could not order a soft drink because the carbonization system was down the whole time we were there. Also, when you order "lump" crab cakes you normally expect to see some lump crab meat... especially at that price. These appeared to be all shredded crab meat... disappointing.

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  9. Bruce

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food & service! We’ll be back sooner than later.

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  10. JBar

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Located right in the middle of the city. Terrific food and service. Both are always consistently terrific!

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  11. MooseMania

    Pittsburgh

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the service (Kelsey) was excellent

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  12. brookeb

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the staff was great. Definitely a place for a nice dinner!

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  13. PSUTate

    Cleveland

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in town for a volleyball tournament and after a long day wanted to grab something good for dinner. McCormick and Schmick's typically is pretty good, but we all really enjoyed our dinners. The only negative was my poor son was stuck celebrating his birthday at his older sister's volleyball tournament so when we made the reservation we mentioned it was his birthday. Unfortunately they didn't recognize him in any way at dinner. Not a big deal, we plan on making it up to him soon!

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  14. ShawnaS

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful birthday dinner experience with group of 8. We had our own seating vestibule and table.

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  15. Senaff

    Pittsburgh

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Giovanna was an excellent server. Meal was well packed and her recommendations were well explained. Food was prepared well and was delicious. The dining areas were much larger than it initially appeared coming in the door and tables were adequately spaced for casual conversation. Decor is a bit dated, but not distracting.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wasn’t our greatest meal there. Left a lot to be desired

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  17. KimN

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed the happy hour food options and prices. Sitting at the bar was comfortable and the bartenders were very attentive.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was very good. I had the Mahi Mahi and would definitely get it again! Great grilled flavor & the risotto was spot on!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, my team enjoyed a delicious lunch and tome together team-building! The food and service were top-notch!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a good experience, get the bacon wrapped shrimp, they are so good.

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  21. Dominic

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was outstanding! She was extremely attentive and worked with all of our requests.

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  22. AnthonyB

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For the price it left a lot to be desired. Lobster was over cooked. Steak was under seasoned but cooked perfectly. The shrimp and truffle Mac and cheese were also bland. We did enjoy our sweet Thai calamari appetizer and our snickerdoodle cheesecake dessert.

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  23. DaleB

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great but food was so so. I had lobster and it was not so good this time.

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  24. ginal

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went on a bitter cold Tuesday night during restaurant week. We enjoyed the fixed price, three course meal, which was a good value. The shrimp and brie crostini appetizer and the calamari were table favorites. The shrimp in grits with a honey tabasco was a just-right portion with a generous amount of shrimp and grits with corn topping were perfect and creamy. Most of the wine list is from California, though their are a few other options.

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  25. MichaelK

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here for the restaurant week dinner menu. Everything was fantastic from the service to the quality of food. Great experience overall!

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  26. Dave

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Restaurant Week menu. Crispy calamari wasn't Crispy and was a bit rubbery for a seafood restaurant. Kale salad was great as was the shrimp crostini. Pork chop dish shrimp and grits were ehhh. Blueberry ginger crisp was not at all Crispy or have any ginger taste to it. It was good just not great.

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  27. TBTBTB

    Pittsburgh

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I forgot to take pictures. Our server was excellent. We had a party of 6. Three ordered from the testaurant week menu and 3 ordered from regular menu. I had the ceasar salad, crab cake (appetizer for my meal) and truffle mac n cheese. My husband had fish and chips and a wedge salad. We both had creme brulee for dessert. Salads were good and on the larger side. Crab cake was small but it was considered an appetizer. Mac n cheese didnt have alot of flavor. Fish and chips was good. The creme brulee was very creamy. Two of our guests got the heath brownie with ice cream (part of the restaurant week meal). The dessert was large. They both thought it tasted good. Have to compliment the service. We had lots of drink refills without asking. We were in a side room which made noise level low and we were able to enjoy each others company.

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  28. momof42215

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I ordered the sea bass and was charged extra for hollandaise even though it was in the description of the entree. I was also charged extra for both sides even though they were the sides that were supposed to come with the entree. Unfortunately didn’t look closely at the receipt until later as we were late for a show. $17 extra on a $43 meal is ridiculous. Won’t be back.

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  29. Bill

    Pittsburgh

    193 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    193 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great server and great food. The restaurant was very noisy from people in the bar.

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  30. AndrewN

    Pittsburgh

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for happy hour and had a great time. The bartender was quick and professional. He was running around but able to help out when we needed to order. The appetizers were all delicious especially the mussels and calamari. Would definitely go back for HH again

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  31. DKKC

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took advantage of their Happy Hour - great selections and prices! Food was great and despite a very active bar, service was really good! Can't wait to go back!

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  32. Michael

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, quality food at reasonable price. Excellent salmon. Sourdough bread is fabulous. Loved our server.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The entire experience was horrible & will never return!

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  34. DocBrown

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointing, and far degraded from prior experiences. I used to really like this restaurant chain. Our waitress was very good - to be clear. I ordered the SeaBass Oscar, which comes with a Hollandaise sauce. It arrived without. Our waitress noticed. it. The kitchen failed. Basically, they accepted an order they could not prepare, and then sent the order out incomplete - I guess they were assuming I would not notice? I ordered another dish and the delay from the kitchen was long. Many to-go orders were completed prior to their correcting this. The delay was clearly intentional And how long does it take a chef who should be working at this caliber of restaurant to make Hollandaise sauce? Seriously? Under 10? I could do it in probably 20 - and I am a nobody in the kitchen. My wife's fish and chips were probably fried the same day, but not prior to being sent to our table. They were flavorful but a bit 'gummy'. Clearly warmed. Deserts were good, my wife's pineapple brown butter cake was very good. My Chocolate Silk Pie was really dense - it is billed as a mousse. 7pm on a Thursday night, our table and one other table had guests. That's it. I would be surprised if this location is still open by the end of 2024. We will not be back to find out.....

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  35. JenniferE

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Walked in and host lied about what time my reservation was for, when I was looking right at it on my phone. Served stale rock hard bread. Waited 30 mins for drinks. Waited 15 mins for an oyster fork. Waitress barely even looked at either of us the entire time we were there. Sat for an hour and a half and our meal was still not out. But when I said to bring the check since they were taking so long with everything, she sure brought it out fast, and tried to grab it back up just as quickly, before our food even was out. Gee, I wonder why? Got lots of stares from non people of color as if segregation and slavery still exist. Gross and weird environment. After an hour and a half of garbage service, being insanely uncomfortable, and still no entrees, we cancelled the meal, paid for what we ate (literally just oysters, stale bread, and 2 drinks) and left. Used to go to this place when we lived in Philly, amazing happy hour there. Will not dine here ever again. Del Frisco’s, Eddie V’s, Capital Grille.. all better options we have been to in the same area, where we were treated with respect and given proper service. Management should be ashamed of their staff and themselves for enabling this kind of environment. Disgusting.

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  36. ButchM

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    New Year’s Eve crowd, a little slower than usual but the food was excellent and the prices are reasonable got a fine dining experience.

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  37. CraigZ

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I should have gone to Long John Silvers drive-thru.

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  38. MarcyG

    West Virginia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Waited over two hours for our food, because if the wait the staff offered free dessert and then charged us for it.

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  39. DAWNT

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Abby our server was excellent! Lobster was good!!!

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  40. Lightupnight

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First Night so restaurant was full and festive. Fixed pros menu was very nice and upside down apple pie fantastic!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown using the Order Online button. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 201-6992.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown is rated 4.1 stars by 3615 OpenTable diners.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Google Map for McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Pittsburgh Downtown

301 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Wood St. and Oliver Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Easily accessible from our location.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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