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With crisp grilled bread with gooey melted cheese, there’s not much that tops a classic grilled cheese sandwich. From gourmet variations to classic and simple, Pittsburgh restaurants offer a wide variety of grilled cheese sandwiches to appease your cravings. If you are looking for a great new lunch spot that serves a great grilled cheese, here are some great places to try around town.

Park Brugge
5801 Bryant St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 661-3334

Located in Highland Park, Park Brugge is the cousin restaurant to Point Brugge Cafe inn Point Breeze. The French-inspired menu created by executive chef Jason Stiffler features a hearty and rustic grilled cheese sandwich. Italian cheese and roasted tomatoes are melted together on a thick multi-grain bread. The sandwich is served with coleslaw. You can add bacon to the sandwich for an extra-hearty lunch.

Fuel And Fuddle
212 Oakland Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 682-3473

Located in Oakland, Fuel and Fuddle is a casual eatery known for it’s great beer selection and gourmet pizza. The menu also features some great sandwiches. Among them is a gourmet spin on grilled cheese called the “Grilled Psychedelic.” Goat cheese is topped with a grilled and marinated portobello mushroom cap and mixed greens. For an extra cheesy treat, try the fire baked brie as an appetizer.

Dor Stop Restaurant
1430 Potomac Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
(412) 561-9320

Located in Dormont, Dor Stop Restaurant is known for pancakes and great diner food. In fact, it was featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Besides tasty breakfast food, this local favorite also has some great sandwiches. Dor Stop keeps the grilled cheese simple, though with classic American cheese, grilled on white bread. If you like a little meat with your cheese, grilled ham and cheese is also available.

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The Porch At Schenley
221 Schenley Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 687-6724 

If your spring rainy day fun takes you to the Carnegie Museum of Art and History, The Porch at Schenley right next door is the perfect place to enjoy lunch. The restaurant has fabulous fresh salads, soups and sandwiches. The grilled cheese sandwich at The Porch at Schenley features aged Vermont cheddar cheese on fresh farm bread. It is served with piping hot cup of the cup of the day.

Local Bar And Kitchen
1515 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 308-5183

Located in the South Side, Local Bar and Kitchen is a fun and casual restaurant with a heated, enclosed rooftop deck, perfect for people watching on Carson Street, below. Local Bar and Kitchen takes the grilled cheese to a whole new level with layers of boursin, havarti, gruyere, brie and American cheese grilled and melted on challah bread. This cheesy perfection is served with gazpacho, perfect for dipping. Meat lovers can add chicken or pot roast for an extra tasty experience.

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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at