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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
(412)-261-1717
www.muer.com

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.

Zenith

86 South 26th Street
Pittsburgh, Pa, 15203
(412)-481-4833
www.zenithpgh.com

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
www.sewickley-cafe.com

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.

Casbah

229 S. Highland Avenue
Shadyside, Pa. 15206
(412)-661-5656
www.bigburrito.com/casbah

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.

Nino’s

546 Three Mile Hill Road
Mount Pleasant, Pa. 15666
(724)-547-2900
http://ninobarsottisrestaurant.com

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
(412)-281-6366

Oakland
3703 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213
(412)-683-4066

Shadyside
5527 Walnut St.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15232
(412)-683-1003

Millvale
232 North Avenue
Millvale, Pa. 15209
(412)-821-4655

Squirrel Hill
5813 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15217
(412)-422-9457

Mt. Lebanon
427 Washington Road
Mt. Lebanon, Pa. 15228
(412)-343-3344
www.pamelasrestaurants.com

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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