5 Pittsburgh Diners Worth (Re-)Visiting

We rounded up a handful of locally-owned Pittsburgh diners for those comfort food cravings. You can continue supporting them by ordering takeout.

by Mo Chatlani
December 2, 2020

Diners have been the heart and soul of American breakfast for decades.

With the rise of fast food, diner culture has struggled to fit with our fast-paced, on-the-go lifestyles. This story celebrates slowing down while supporting local.

We paid homage to five popular Pittsburgh-area diners that are currently open for dine-in and take-out during the pandemic. Let’s show our local businesses some love and support, ‘n at!

Kelly O’s Diner

Website: kellyos.com

 

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Located at 100 24th St. in the Strip District is this family owned, pocket-friendly diner named after its owner, Kelly O’Connor, who always wears a smile when serving her customers. With an overall 4.6 rating from 1,532 reviews on Google, Kelly O’s offers traditional American breakfast. Their eggs and toast with home fries and house coffee was on point when it came to freshness and quality. Appearing on the Food Network’s “Diners Drive-ins and Dives” in 2009 – and, more recently, the Food Network film crew returned for additional filming in August 2020 for a Guy Fieri revisit episode, Kelly’s has kept up with their legacy of one of the best diners in the burgh.

Bob’s Diner

Website: eatatbobsdiner.com

 

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Bob’s Diner is a local, family run chain with locations in Carnegie, Scott, Kennedy and Castle Shannon. With a rather large menu offering covering all three meals, the ever famous “My dad’s favorite” breakfast to the homemade meatloaf dinner, you will not fall short of options. They are famous for their family dinners and are now accepting orders online. With a bold 4.4 rating across all their outlets supported by over 1,200 reviews, a visit to Bob’s is highly recommended!

DeLuca’s in the Strip

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This diner first opened in 1950 at 2015 Penn Ave. in the Strip District. They are a local favorite for breakfast and lunch. With a solid 4.6 rating from over 1,500 reviews on Google, the waffles and mini burgers are a must-try along with the super cheesy and fresh omelets with well-done home fries! Note that they are cash-only and open until 2 p.m. daily.

Ma and Pop’s Country Kitchen

Located at 2840 South Park Road in Bethel Park is this warm, locally owned, and cozy diner. They offer both indoor and outdoor seating along with takeout. With new specials every week, this is a spot you’ll want to make part of your routine. With your cup of coffee always refilled by the courteous smiling servers, their staple eggs, bacon and toast with home fries is tough to beat! They accept credit cards for orders over $9.

Ritter’s Diner

Website: rittersdinerpittsburgh.com

 

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Established in 1951 on Baum Boulevard, this old-school diner has a diverse menu from American breakfast to their famous veal parmigiana. The homemade pies are worth the calories. With a steady 4.3 rating from over 1,800 reviews on Google, Ritter’s is one spot that does not disappoint when it comes to service and food quality. This cash-only diner gets crowded on the weekend; make sure you get there early if you would not want to wait in line to get in.

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