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Primanti Bros

412-261-1599  •  $
ADDRESS: 2 S Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

CUISINE: Sandwiches, Chili, Late-Night Dining, Wings, Burgers

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

DETAILS
A true Pittsburgh institution, Primanti Bros. restaurants specialize in towering sandwiches made up of a half-pound of meat, cheese, tomatoes, crispy fries and sweet-and-sour coleslaw, all piled on crusty Italian bread and served on wax paper. Lore has it that the original Primanti's (in The Strip District at 18th Street) invented the sandwich as a one-handed meal for on-the-go truckers hauling produce to nearby markets. But then again, the owners simply may have run out of flatware and improvised by cramming a plateful of food between two pieces of bread. Either way, there's no denying the gut-level appeal of these gargantuan sandwiches. Try the double egg and cheese or the Pitts-Burgher Cheese Steak. Winner of the America's Classics James Beard Foundation award. Kids' menu. Full bar. Serving lunch and dinner until late night daily. "Some complain that the chaining of the famous Primanti sandwich has shrunk the amount of meat delivered. But the greasy, tangy, salty and crunchy icon still embodies one honest and very large bite of the 'burgh experience.' "
- Gayot

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A true Pittsburgh institution, Primanti Bros. restaurants specialize in towering sandwiches made up of a half-pound of meat, cheese, tomatoes, crispy fries and sweet-and-sour coleslaw, all piled on crusty Italian bread and served on wax paper. Lore has it that the original Primanti's (in The Strip District at 18th Street) invented the sandwich as a one-handed meal for on-the-go truckers hauling produce to nearby markets. But then again, the owners simply may have run out of flatware and improvised by cramming a plateful of food between two pieces of bread. Either way, there's no denying the gut-level appeal of these gargantuan sandwiches. Try the double egg and cheese or the Pitts-Burgher Cheese Steak. Winner of the America's Classics James Beard Foundation award.

 
"Some complain that the chaining of the famous Primanti sandwich has shrunk the amount of meat delivered. But the greasy, tangy, salty and crunchy icon still embodies one honest and very large bite of the 'burgh experience.' "
- Gayot
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Kids' menu. Full bar. Serving lunch and dinner until late night daily.

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