Best Places To Get Brunch In The ‘Burgh

June 12, 2011 2:00 PM

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While breakfast certainly starts your day off on the right foot, lunch will keep it going. What happens though if you miss breakfast, but it’s too early for lunch? Clearly, you need to find some brunch! Here’s a list of some of the best places to get brunch in the city.

Grand Concourse

Station Square
100 West Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219

An overwhelming favorite! Located in the historic Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Station, Grand Concourse offers a world-class menu. “Long history of laying it out in a comprehensive and tasty way!” raves one KDKA staffer. Brunch at the Grand Concourse features a long list of entrees, salads, appetizers and desserts. The lavish décor is perfect for a special occasion or you can enjoy a more casual meal in the adjacent Gandy Dancer Saloon.


86 South 26th Street
Pittsburgh, Pa, 15203

The Zenith is the home of the Sunday brunch in the city’s South Side. “Vegetarian brunch and antique shop rolled into one!” says a KDKA employee. At The Zenith, $10 gets you a main dish, buffet and coffee or tea. The brunch menu changes each week and several vegan and vegetarian selections are available. Brunch is held from 11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m on Sundays.

Sewickley Café

409 Beaver Street
Sewickley, Pa. 15143
(412) 749-0300

The Sewickley Cafe receives high praise from locals and visitors alike. “The coffee is heavenly, the food is wonderful and there’s always a chance you could find yourself sitting next to Mario Lemieux!” says a staffer. At The Sewickley Cafe, you can enjoy your brunch inside the cafe’s warm, wood-grained atmosphere or outside on the patio garden.


229 S. Highland Avenue
Shadyside, Pa. 15206

A beautiful dining experience in a beautiful part of town. That’s how some describe Casbah in Shadyside. Casbah features a Sunday brunch that is sure to please. “Great deal for the money!” says a staffer. Casbah is known for its fresh, chef-inspired dishes that include: braised lamb and eggs, sea scallop fry and brioche French toast. A kids menu is also available.


546 Three Mile Hill Road
Mount Pleasant, Pa. 15666

If you’re looking for a family atmosphere and a little slice of history, Nino’s is the place for you. The restaurant is housed in a converted farmhouse and was reportedly a speakeasy during Prohibition. “My family has been celebrating special occasions with the Nino’s Sunday Brunch for as long as I can remember. Everything is homemade and presented in an elegant, yet homey atmosphere,” an employee said. Nino’s has two separate menus: one for classic Italian specialties and another for seasonal features. Sunday brunch runs from 11:30 a.m. To 2 p.m.

Pamela’s Diner

Strip District
60 21st St.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222

3703 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213

5527 Walnut St.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15232

232 North Avenue
Millvale, Pa. 15209

Squirrel Hill
5813 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15217

Mt. Lebanon
427 Washington Road
Mt. Lebanon, Pa. 15228

Can you smell the fresh coffee brewing? At Pamela’s Diner, home-style cooking is always hot and ready. One KDKA staffer said, “Saturday or Sunday morning wouldn’t be the same without Pamela’s!” There are six locations in the Pittsburgh area to satisfy your breakfast or brunch cravings. Serving breakfast since the 1980s, Pamela’s is known for its famous crepe-style pancakes. Enjoy!

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  • Munch A Brunch

    Del’s on Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield serves a great Sunday brunch buffet.

  • Jo

    also a great place is brunch at Phipps Conservatory…reservations will get you brunch and then tour the conservatory!

  • MA

    You didn’t mention Pipers Pub in the South Side. Only on Sunday’s. The Irish Boxty and Belgin French toast are AMAZING!!!

  • KAH

    Just ate at Pamela’s in The Strip on Saturday, it was the worst breakfast I ever eaten, everything was dripping in grease. Service was awful and the restaurant was empty, we arrived after 2:00 PM. Can’t blame it on a busy time of the day. We have eaten at Pamela’s in the past and my daughter visiting from out of town wanted to go. I WILL NEVER EAT HERE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!

  • Wel Hung

    BLUSH has the best brunch,,the fish tacos are very good.

  • rin tin tin

    lol…i must agree with Wel Hung

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