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Primanti Brothers

46 18th St., Pittsburgh, PA - (412) 263-2142
A Primanti's sandwich is an all-in-one meal that includes your choice of meats, eggs, and cheeses plus slaw AND French fries all piled into the bread and served wrapped in paper to prevent premature spillage.Open round the clock.
94% Approval Rating (71 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (3)
Roadfood.com Editor
"There are Primanti Brothers all over the place in Pittsburgh and as far away now as Florida, but the original, in the Strip District, remains a worthy destination. It is open ‘round the clock, attracting a wide-ranging clientele of truckers, shippers, sports fans, and ..."   [Read More]
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Adam Cohen - Photos (1)
June 13, 2007
"This twenty-four hour mecca for tired truckers found within the Strip District of Pittsburgh has a notable reputation for kick-ass sandwiches, and blessedly the word of mouth lives up to the lipid-engorged glory. As you enter the dimly lit, surprisingly small space, ..."   [Read More]
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Brad
November 25, 2014
"I would love to know how 23 people would combine to rate this place as a three star. This sandwich is legendary. People come to Pittsburgh just for this, and it was a finalist for "best Sandwich in America". If you've never tried it you must and get it as is. My ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

46 18th St., Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 263-2142

http://www.primantibrothers.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
An inside view of a kolbassi sandwich shows the distinct layers of ingredients.  Everything works in harmony, but it's the crisp vinegar slaw that shines for me,
"An inside view of a kolbassi sandwich shows the distinct layers of ingredients. Everything works in harmony, but it's the crisp vinegar slaw that shines for me,"
Cliff Strutz





The capicola with cheese is my go-to sandwich at Primanti's.  The spiciness of the ham, combined with the creaminess of the fries' interior and coleslaw's vinegary tang, make for an unbeatable combination.
"The capicola with cheese is my go-to sandwich at Primanti's. The spiciness of the ham, combined with the creaminess of the fries' interior and coleslaw's vinegary tang, make for an unbeatable combination."
Cliff Strutz


Roast beef, Pittsburgh-style slaw, sliced tomatoes, fresh french fries, egg, and simply tasty bread.
"Roast beef, Pittsburgh-style slaw, sliced tomatoes, fresh french fries, egg, and simply tasty bread."
Adam Cohen


The very busy Primanti's grill.
"The very busy Primanti's grill."
Cliff Strutz


On a short counter adjacent to the grill, sandwiches are assembled faster than the eye can see.
"On a short counter adjacent to the grill, sandwiches are assembled faster than the eye can see."
Michael Stern


The doors never close at Primanti Brothers in the Pittsburgh Strip.  Walk in any time, and you are guaranteed a counter crowded with colorful sandwich devotees.
"The doors never close at Primanti Brothers in the Pittsburgh Strip. Walk in any time, and you are guaranteed a counter crowded with colorful sandwich devotees."
Michael Stern


Among the Pittsburghers immortalized on the lengthy wall mural is Henry Mancini, Andrew Carnegie, and Bruno Sammartino.
"Among the Pittsburghers immortalized on the lengthy wall mural is Henry Mancini, Andrew Carnegie, and Bruno Sammartino."
Cliff Strutz


Forget 'less is more.' At Primanti's, More is More.
"Forget 'less is more.' At Primanti's, More is More."
Michael Stern



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