Fat Heads South Side Saloon

Hamburgers | Sandwich Shop | Tavern
One of the best

In 2004, a national men’s magazine selected the ten best sandwiches in the country. One of these was the South Side Slopes Headwich at Fat Heads. I am sure the competition on the national level was impressive, but in Pittsburgh, it has to be overwhelming. The Iron City is home to several famous sandwiches: Islay’s chipped ham, The Devonshire, and any sandwich at Primanti Brothers.

A headwich is a sandwich that is as big as a very large person’s head. Big as in scaring small children and people with weak constitutions. Fat Heads has 19 headwiches as well as highly-rated burgers, award-winning wings, sandwiches, and bar food. Pittsburgh loves Fat Heads; the saloon is frequently voted as among the best in the city.

Getting back to the nationally recognized sandwich… the headwich. The Southside Slopes Headwich consists of fried pierogies, kielbasa, American cheese, grilled onions, and horsey sauce on a giant, fresh bun that is specially made at a local bakery. The sandwich is barely held together by two of the biggest toothpicks I have seen in my life that spear an olive before they impale the headwich. Filling the rest of the plate is a large pile of freshly made potato chips with a wing sauce for dipping. All of this for a very reasonable $8.25.

And this headwich is not a fluke; the others are just as good. Fat Heads does not believe in false advertising. As an example, another headwich is called the Artery Clogger. No kidding here; this has two fried eggs, ham, bacon, and American cheese. All of the non-headwiches are equally appealing and can be washed down with an Iron City beer or any of the other 39 beers on tap. Fat Heads is a Pittsburgh destination and is worth the inevitable wait. There is plenty to do while you wait for a table. Whether tasting a new beer at the large bar or looking at all of the Fat Heads related merchandise and memorabilia in this two story monument to gluttony, you know that you have found a real Roadfood place.

What to Eat
Fat Heads South Side Saloon, South Side Slopes Headwich
South Side Slopes Headwich
The infamous South Sides Slopes Headwich. Those are homemade potato chips on the side.
Fat Heads South Side Saloon, Expert Pastrami
Expert Pastrami
The Expert Pastrami is a wonderful concoction of pastrami, hot sausage, onions, fried egg, pickles and pepper mayo
Fat Heads South Side Saloon, Italian Skins
Italian Skins
Italian Skins has long been my favorite appetizer at Fat Head's. These are potato skins topped with pepperoni, hot sauce and lots of gooey provolone cheese. They are not currently on the menu, but will gladly make them for you if asked.
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday11am - 11pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - 12am
Saturday11am - 12am
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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