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Cherries Diner

) #291 of 1,748 Restaurants in Pittsburgh $ American,
212 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1806
+1 412-281-8182
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“french toast” (5 reviews)
“cherry bomb” (2 reviews)
“market square” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Diner
212 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1806
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Diner on Market Square looks appealing from outside. But the place had 1 waitress running the 8 tables plus the counter where we sat. She berated other staff, yelling at one calling another staffer lazy. The food was good but man we wanted out there!

Thank David M
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Gets busy and crowded ... wait staff were direct but not rude as some has said on here. The food was substantial and didn't wait too long during what looked like a rush hour. If you like local "greasy spoon" type of places you will...More

Thank Joshua Y
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Ate a late breakfast here. Filled up quickly with the lunch crowd. Typical diner food, cooked quickly and perfectly.

Thank rikag837
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I tried the cherries french toast and it was excellent! The waitress seemed a bit in a hurry and wasn't real friendly, but not too bad. Seemed to be just a small 'hole in the wall". No hot chocolate, and I don't care for coffee.

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I loved this place. A tasty breakfast in the heart of the city at an affordable price. The staff work very hard. This is a no frills diner that shows what a hard working staff can accomplish, efficient service and great food.

Thank JimOinOhio
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I just recently visited Pittsburgh New Year's Eve for a weekend of fun and football, my wife and I typically do not like to eat at chain restaurants they always seem so plain Jane and cookie cutter service and food. We always try to find...More

Thank noflackjack
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We stopped at Cherries before a Steelers game on New Year's Day. Our waitress was the only one waiting tables and was quite busy and not terribly patient, however our food was very good! The irony is that their menu claims that they're friendly or...More

Thank laurab243_243
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Wanted a good breakfast, walked in, sat at the solo diner bar space up front, proceeded to be ignored for ten minutes, finally the guy who runs the place puts a water in front of me and asks me if I want coffee, I said...More

Thank Ronald D
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Cherries Diner is a hidden gem right next to Market Square. The diner is small, but the wait wasn't very long when I visited. The breakfast was delicious and the prices were reasonable.

Thank jtwned24
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Food (eggs, toast, breakfasts) was great and the place was very efficient. Prices are excellent and reasonable.

Thank Bee316786
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Is breakfast served all day or just during morning hours?
28 August 2015|
Response from AdventureMythsJon | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly, they do serve it all day but they close late in the afternoon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1806
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 412-281-8182
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