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Merchant Oyster Co., Pittsburgh, PA

Merchant Oyster Co.

4.5
4.5
98 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
WALKINS ALWAYS WELCOME!!!
Your Neighborhood Oyster Bar and Chowder House -- Merchant Oyster Co, serves the best East and West coast oysters on the half shell, raw clams, Peel N eat shrimp, mussels and more.. alongside a selection of four different chowders. Brown Butter Lobster Rolls and Chef Dennis’ famous crab cakes are house specialties.
Get in vacation mode and grab a cocktail and an oyster shooter. We have a local beer list, Narragansett on draft, wine by the can, draft or glass, along with fun cocktails like our take on the hurricane - the Nor'easter. Come visit us in Lawrenceville!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Oyster Bar
  • Phone number
    (412) 932-2553
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Dennis Marron
  • Neighborhood
    Lawrenceville
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 98 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

98 Reviews
  1. KevinK

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is fantastic. My wife and I was very happy with everything. Will be back for sure.

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  3. KevinK

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it.Out of this world freshness!

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  4. Fab4

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a party of four that had been wanting to have dinner at Merchant for awhile. Whether it was an appetizer served without any plates, asking for more bread for our appetizer that took forever to receive, missing silverware for one of us, two drinks ordered that were a repeat of our first drink but the second ones were completely different so we sent them back, the outside of the lobster roll was so greasy, and the heat vents were wide open right beside our table and made the entire meal very uncomfortable. Overall we were completely disappointed.

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  5. Grumel

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fairly large group and showed up early for our reservation to see if they could take us early. They were very accommodating. The oysters were fresh and delicious! And whatever their clam soup of the day was may have been the best thing I've ever tasted in my life!

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  6. Ndeiii

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a reservation and were able to be seated quickly right when we got there. The server was personable and very good. His recommendations were well thought out. The food arrived at just about the right intervals. The raw bar items were excellent as was the peel-and-eat shrimp. the only weird thing (and it wasn't a big thing) was they were low on plates and could not provide individual appetizer plates. With the raw bar and peel and eat, it really wasn't much of an issue

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  7. hartmann44

    Pittsburgh

    90 reviews

    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great fresh oysters. Exceptional Peel 'n' Eat shrimp. Great service.

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  8. ThomasS

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstandingly fresh oysters!

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  9. TrudyL

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner. Love the Merchant Oyster.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at this establishment is very good if you enjoy seafood. I highly recommend the lobster roll (hot) and a bottle of white wine. The restaurant itself is on the smaller side, which has its benefits and detriments. We ended up at a table right next to the door, which was opened often and resulted in cold air rushing in and hitting my back. However, the food and drinks were so good it was worth a slight discomfort. The restaurant is a bit on the expensive side, but there are ways to make the menu work for you in terms of pricing. I recommend this place to everyone I know who enjoys seafood. If you are going on a Friday or Saturday night, a reservation is a good idea. -Jim

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Merchant Oyster Co. offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 932-2553.

Merchant Oyster Co. is rated 4.5 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Merchant Oyster Co.

4129 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Lawrenceville
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Oyster Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Dennis Marron
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
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