5 Great Restaurants in Uptown Pittsburgh (aka the Bluff)

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Uptown Pittsburgh, also known as The Bluff, is full of great restaurant choices. Here are five ones worth a try, from bar food to barbecue, pizza and more.

1. The Red Ring Bar & Grille

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Sure, it may be Duquesne University’s campus restaurant but it also serves the neighborhood too. Local, homemade food is served—think soup and salad, sandwiches and burgers and a great happy hour menu. There’s a fried Snickers on the menu to satisfy a sweet tooth. For more information on The Red Ring Bar & Grille, click here.

2. Buford’s Kitchen

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Breakfast and burgers and rich milkshakes are featured at this fun and friendly restaurant. Their Southern influences shine through with dishes like a tasty fried chicken po’boy and chicken tenders and fries served with coleslaw and a hunk of jalapeño cornbread. For more information on Buford’s Kitchen, click here.

3. Pizza Milano

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Buffalo chicken pizza, cheesy bread and garlic wings are just a few of the tasty items on Pizza Milano’s menu. For dessert, their cheesecake is good and there’s always plenty of beer, both bottled and on tap. For more information on Pizza Milano, click here.

4. The Souper Bowl

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No, this isn’t strictly a soup restaurant! The Souper Bowl is a stopover for Pens fans both before and after games. They enjoy mouthwatering bar food like “Macho Tacos,” corn tortillas topped with BBQ pulled pork, ground beef, chili, shredded cheese and jalapeños. For more information on The Souper Bowl click here.

5. Z-Best Barbecue Chicken & Ribs

Restaurants in Uptown Pittsburgh

Enjoy home-cooked barbecue and amazing sides like extra cheesy mac and cheese, greens, cabbage, baked beans, potato salad and more. Going to Z-Best feels like family as employees are warm and friendly. There are also daily specials and student discounts on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information on Z-Best Barbecue Chicken & Ribs, click here.

Here are some more great neighborhood restaurants in Pittsburgh:

Restaurants in Greenfield

Restaurants in the West End

Restaurants in Carrick

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