Hungry Pirates and Steelers fans listen up—here are some great restaurants near the ball parks in Pittsburgh!
856 Western Ave.
Delicious Thai food awaits you at this vibrant eatery with a noteworthy crab Rangoon served with homemade pineapple sauce. Get festive with a pumpkin curry served with steamed Asian pumpkin, coconut milk and red curry paste. End the evening with a custard with sticky rice for a splendid end to your post-Steelers or Buccos dinner.
927 Western Ave.
The North Side outpost of this sub shop stays open Sundays just for Steelers home games. Their sandwiches have fun names too, like the Wiz, (perhaps named after the black and yellow’s favorite rapper?) a cheese steak topped with grilled onions and mushrooms. There’s also the #7, aka the “Roethlisburger,” a sausage/burger hybrid topped with egg and American cheese. I’d say that’s perfect for celebrating a Steelers or Pirates win!
212 6th St.
Cross the Clemente Bridge to check out this trendy steak and seafood restaurant. Enjoy dishes like seared scallops with blue crab risotto, asparagus, chanterelle and capers or a hanger steak with charred spring onion, potato croquettes, asparagus and green garlic with a red wine jus. Toast to all things black and gold with traditional cocktails with a modern twist, like the “Brown Derby,” made with Old Granddad bonded bourbon, grapefruit and honey.
24 Market Square
This New Orleans jazz restaurant is absolutely charming for a post-Steeler game dinner. French Creole and Southern staples abound, like fried green tomatoes, or the more adventurous crispy fried alligator. For health conscious or allergic customers, the restaurant offers gluten free, vegan and vegetarian menus. Come back Wednesday, Friday or Saturday evenings for live jazz.
342 N. Shore Dr.
Sometimes you just want a big, juicy burger and a spiked milkshake to match! Fuel up before or after a game at this popular Pittsburgh chain. Pair burnt almond torte shake (paying homage to the Prantl’s original!) made with vanilla vodka and amaretto with a salty Farmer Brown burger, an all-beef burger topped with an egg over easy, maple cured ham and melted cheddar. You’ll leave with a smile on your face and a full stomach, for a relatively inexpensive price—with a Steeler or Pirates victory, that’s a win-win all around.