Born and raised in Pittsburgh, I’m always searching for new restaurants with delicious home cooked meals and comfort food. Lucky for all us Pittsburghers (and any Steel City travelers), Guy Fieri found some of the best-hidden gems in the city on his Food Network series Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
Get a taste of Pittsburgh’s classics, and visit Guy’s recommendations in the beautiful city of Pittsburgh.
Primate Pros. has been a Pittsburgh staple since 1933 with its sandwiches stacked high with flavor. This 24-hour joint provides hearty sandwiches layered with meat, coleslaw, and a mound of fries.
Eat like Guy: Kielbasa and Cheese, Cap & Egg
Swing by this breakfast joint for a morning pick me up. Pittsburgh locals love Dor-Stop Restaurant for its home-style breakfast foods and family operations.
Eat like Guy: Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Pancakes, Dor-Stop Burger or Steak & Cheese Hoagie
3. Lo Bello’s
This once upon a time hot dog stand (in 1944) transformed into a local legendary spot with its handmade, old-school cooking style. Each dish bursts with incredible meaty flavors.
Eat like Guy: Spaghetti, Gnocchi or Ravioli
Pierogis are a Pittsburgh staple, and Starlite Lounge does them the right way…Guy referenced each meal as “dynamite.”
Eat like Guy: Pierogis, Stuffed Green Pepper Soup or Chicken Diablo
Crystal on Penn is known for its authentic Lebanese cuisine. Their spin on hummus is one for the books.
Eat like Guy: Hummus, Tabbouli or Kibbee
Big Jim’s in “The Run” never lets people leave hungry. Their hefty portion sizes and loud flavor combinations keep locals coming back for more.
Eat like Guy: Reuben or Big Jim’s Club
Kelly O’s is based around family recipes, making the Polish diner a must-see while in the city of Pittsburgh.
Eat like Guy: Haluski (Noodles, Bacon, Cabbage), Fried Polenta with Veal Bolognese Sauce or Turkey Pot Pie Sauce
Nadine’s is known for its comfortable atmosphere and homestyle meals.
Eat like Guy: Roast Beef Sandwich, Fried Bologna Sandwich or Na’s Pasta (Meat and Noodle Dish)