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Original Oyster House, The

412-566-7925  •  $
ADDRESS: 20 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

CUISINE: Chowder, Crab Cakes, Seafood, Fish and Chips, Sandwiches, Oysters, Wings

FEATURES: Full Bar, Handicap Access, Kid Friendly, Smoke Free, Vegetarian Friendly, Patio Seating

DETAILS
Besides fried oysters, a massive fried cod sandwich is among the specialties at The Original Oyster House, Pittsburgh's oldest operating restaurant .
Full bar. Serving lunch and dinner daily. From the restaurant's website:
"[Founded in 1870], The Original Oyster House is Pittsburgh's oldest bar and restaurant. Located in the heart of Market Square, the unique tavern has been designated a historic landmark by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation. When the Original Oyster House first opened in 1870, oysters sold for a penny and beer was 10 cents a glass. The enormous fish sandwiches, which require a special bun, were introduced by 'Silver Dollar Louie,' Louis Americus, proprietor from 1916 to 1970. The specialty coating on the fish and oysters, a recipe of Mrs. Americus, is still used by the kitchen staff."

" ... still packing 'em in, just as it did when it opened its doors back in 1870."
- Pittsburgh magazine

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DESCRIPTION
Besides fried oysters, a massive fried cod sandwich is among the specialties at The Original Oyster House, Pittsburgh's oldest operating restaurant .

 
From the restaurant's website:
"[Founded in 1870], The Original Oyster House is Pittsburgh's oldest bar and restaurant. Located in the heart of Market Square, the unique tavern has been designated a historic landmark by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation. When the Original Oyster House first opened in 1870, oysters sold for a penny and beer was 10 cents a glass. The enormous fish sandwiches, which require a special bun, were introduced by 'Silver Dollar Louie,' Louis Americus, proprietor from 1916 to 1970. The specialty coating on the fish and oysters, a recipe of Mrs. Americus, is still used by the kitchen staff."

" ... still packing 'em in, just as it did when it opened its doors back in 1870."
- Pittsburgh magazine
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Full bar. Serving lunch and dinner daily.

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