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Robert Wholey's

1711 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4320
+1 412-391-3737
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish sandwich” (73 reviews)
“sushi” (28 reviews)
“fries” (22 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
1711 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4320
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Reviewed yesterday

The lunch offerings are limited and worth the visit. Crab cake sandwiches, cod, smelts, excellent fried onion rings and lobster/crab bisque.

Thank Johnsotr
Reviewed 6 days ago

I've eaten at Wholey's more times than I can remember. I've never had any complaint about the quality of my meal. The bread is always fresh, the seafood and chicken are always properly cooked. Why only 4 stars? Things are done "cafeteria style" which inevitably...More

1  Thank Joe D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We make this a stop every time we shop in the Strip District! The variety of fish and the freshness cannot be beat!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Heard that this was the place for fresh fish, and it was just what we had hoped for. One side of he ground floor is a massive fresh fish market with live trout, stripped bass and lobsters in massive tanks. The other side is a...More

Thank mcdh4561
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Went to the shop and I was truly dissappointed. Over priced on some of the fresh fish, shrimp, crabs etc. Then we ordered some food and I was dissappointed again. How do you have the nerve to serve frozen shrimps when you have fresh shrimps....More

Thank Edwin S
Management response:Responded 24 April 2017

Sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit to Wholey's. We do our best to be competitively priced with other seafood purveyors in the area. As for your restaurant experience, we'll be sure to pass along your suggestion to our kitchen manager.

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped by to get a Whaler before leaving town. I'm so glad they have a small parking lot for whiskey shoppers. This worked well. I was able to park, get in and out of line in less than 30 minutes. The Whaler is a 1lb...More

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Movies is a place where you want to go to get the freshest fish possible. The fish sandwich is unbelievably big. If there was a word that could supersede the word fresh you would be talking about Wholey's.

Thank Yosserian
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I love Wholey's fish market and supermarket. The produce there is great but, I wish they would do something about the restaurant. We went there after church on Sunday and it was terrible. It tasted as if it had been reheated a number of times....More

Thank 329john123
Management response:Responded 11 April 2017

Hello. We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your meal with us. Please know that our food is never reheated and you can always request the fish sandwich fried to order while you wait. We'll be sure to pass your concerns along to our kitchen...More

Reviewed 31 March 2017

Another must hit when in Pitt. Great friendly service, top to bottom, from the owner to the cashiers. We get our fish and sea food for the freezer here, and fresh sea food lunch. They (the Wholey's) do it right!

Thank Marvin65SS
Reviewed 29 March 2017

So I had lunch, although its a lunch spot and fish market combined. The building is old, like a warehouse which I personally like... but worthy of note if you are looking for cloth napkins. Walk in and choose from (a) FULLY stocked fish market......More

Thank rob19321
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1711 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4320
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Strip District
  • Neighbourhood: Strip District
  • Phone Number: +1 412-391-3737
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We are proud to say we have been selling fresh fish, seafood, meat, and poultry since 1912.
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