Serving on a jury is the only time a citizen can participate directly in the government. It is a huge responsibility and civic duty. The only time you get to leave the juror’s lounge is for lunch, which can last from an hour to an hour and a half. When performing your civic duty in Pittsburgh, there are many lunch spots near the courthouse located on two blocks between Grant and Ross Streets surrounded by Fourth and Fifth Streets. Remember you may not always be able to leave the courthouse for lunch, but when you do, be sure to give one of these places a try.

Mitchell’s (Credit, Diane Straka)

304 Ross St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 471-3663

Mitchell’s has served Pittsburgh for over a century, making it the oldest established restaurant in Pittsburgh. The menu is reasonably priced and has a varied selection ranging from sandwiches and burgers to seafood and salads. The clientele comes from all walks of life from lawyers and law enforcement, corporate executives and law enforcement to your average fan on game day. It is minutes from the courthouse and open every weekday at 10 a.m. It is located approximately a block from the courthouse.

Eadie’s Catering and Market
500 Grant St.
BNY Mellon Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 391-3993

Eadie’s Catering and Market specializes in breakfast and lunch. Open Monday through Friday from 6:15 a.m. to 3 p.m., it offers catering, delivery, walk-ins and take out in a casual attire atmosphere. Unless you are ordering catering services, the menu changes daily and is available weekly on the website. Eadie’s is located in the BNY Mellon Center which is approximately two blocks from the courthouse.

Chinatown Inn (Credit, Diane Straka)

Chinatown Inn
520 3rd Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 261-1292

Chinatown Inn is a historic lunchtime favorite. There used to be a full Chinatown area surrounding this restaurant, but Chinatown Inn is the last remaining remnant of the era. It has been in business for over 70 years. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The service is fast and friendly. Chinatown Inn is located about two blocks from the courthouse.

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Grant Street Tavern (Credit, Diane Straka)

Grant Street Tavern
310 Grant St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 261-4805

Grant Street TavernGrant Street Tavern features homemade specials and soups made fresh daily, and it always has chili. It is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The menu features a selection of soups, salads and sandwiches. Grant Street Tavern specializes in lunch and the atmosphere is casual. The service is fast and friendly and this spot is conveniently located across the street from the courthouse.

The Carlton
500 Grant St.
BNY Mellon Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 391-4152

The Carlton has been in business for 29 years and offers a more upscale lunch experience. It has daily lunch specials and is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Carlton is a national recipient of the DiRoNA which is Distinguished Restaurant of North America. It offers the best in prime meats, seafood, veal and pasta. This locale is located in the BNY Mellon Center which is approximately two blocks from the courthouse.

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