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Max's Allegheny Tavern

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$$ - $$$
German, Bar, European, Pub
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537 Suismon St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4924
+1 412-231-1899
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Max's Allegheny Tavern gives you the feel of a true, established Pittsburgh pub/restaurant and has excellent authentic German cuisine. You cannot go wrong with any of the schnitzels. I do wish the bread they serve with a delicious kraut and apple butter would come as warm bread; but otherwise, this place never disappoints. A must visit for anyone wanting to... More 

Thank Griecheo
Pittsburgh, PA
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I ordered a spinach salad first, then the Jager Schnitzel which is a breaded fried veal covered in mushroom gravy along with the potato pancakes you see in photo. The salad was great with eggs and warm bacon dressing but lacked fresh mushrooms. The Schnitzel I recall having in Vienna had a very crispy fried coating with veal, melted cheese... More 

Thank CoeCanCook
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

A neighbor hood historical gem Still serving the best German food in the city. Handcarved original bar and the famous Rathskeller, a hide out during Prohibition are preserved in a still vibrant eating, drinking place. The highway may obscure this gem but the food is worth the travel to small side street off East St. Food and drink are plentiful... More 

Thank Shane M
Honolulu, Hawaii
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly bartenders. Great food! Reasonable prices. Genuine German food. Very welcoming. Sunday brunch is awesome too! Jamie, our server was very nice, efficient, and helpful with the menu.

Thank traci1986
Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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164 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Max’s is in a converted building and has several different rooms. It is a German food theme restaurant, but offers a wide variety of American style sandwiches. All the food is good and have generous portion. The cost is average. The restaurant itself is clean and the décor is not modern, but adds to the over all atmosphere.

Thank 697billm
rhode island
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158 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We came here twice during our weekend as it was close by our condo. The food was very good. The service was very good. The beer was ice cold. I had the burger one night. It was above average. And we had some German fare the next day. Would go out of the way to eat there when in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My friend wander to eat here. We both found the atmosphere very friendly, welcoming and very tasty food. My friend is a rather picky eater and just loved all the food we were served. We ate the sausage platter variety, sauerkraut, potato pancakes. I suggest trying the sauerkraut relish with the rolls served prior to your entree, yum. I also... More 

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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The German food at this tavern is authentic as it gets. The beers aren't bad either. It feels like stepping into a time machine and traveling back 100 years. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Texxkatt
Charlotte, North Carolina
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143 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Plan to go to Hungarian restaurant, but ended up in German. Musty old place with sticky tables. Order two plates of the mix German food to share. Food were fresh , but nothing to write special about. We decided to skip desert all together after main meal. Eatable, but will not came back.

Thank Vladi V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. I highly recommend eating at this gem. Be sure to come hungry!

Thank Andrea J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Bar, European, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 537 Suismon St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4924
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-231-1899

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