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Original Oyster House

20 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1822
+1 412-566-7925
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible9%
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“fish sandwich” (47 reviews)
“clam chowder” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
20 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1822
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm giving this a "3" based only on the clam chowder. It's thick, but it's full of flavor-delicious. As for the fish, don't expect much and don't even trust that the fish is what's advertised. When I queried about a particular fish, the waitress said...More

1  Thank Livelifefun
OysterHouse1870, Owner at Original Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Livelifefun, We appreciate your review. To clear up a few of your statements... New England clam chowder is thicker than Manhattan (the red one), maybe you were expecting that soup. Our fish is in fact cod, specifically from the North Atlantic waters. It is...More

Reviewed 23 December 2017

I went to the side bar because it looked like there was a line for the restaurant. Actually, the line was for the place next to the restaurant... Cash only at the bar. Bathroom door is locked (need bartender to buzz you in). Photos on...More

Thank withliberty
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Convenient place in the square and historical landmark is only reason to visit. Typical fried bar food and towards the end of the night they ran out of some food and drink items. Beer was cold, staff friendly. However, the owner needs to step up...More

Thank JChristopherHouston
Reviewed 6 December 2017

My co-worker and I come here every year when on business. He loves the shrimp and can't have them around his wife. And of course that's just what he had. I should have gotten them this year. I had the Clam basket. Yes there were...More

Thank AJVaughnDOTcom
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This place stands out, nestled in a corner of Market Square. And with all the trendy new places around this is a blast from the past from the décor to the offered food menu. I want this place to be better than it is but...More

Thank William15222
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Only the room with the bar was open at lunchtime, and it was full of old photos and memorabilia, a really nice atmosphere. The place is very unpretentious, serving food on paper plates with plastic cutlery. But the oyster sandwich and ribbon taters were excellent....More

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This old original restaurant right on Market Square serves very good seafood. They have outside eating on the square and the dining room and bar at night. The menu choices are not large but they cover the board. We had the Titanic sandwich, the Maryland...More

Thank tank1050
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Nostalgic place in downtown Pittsburgh. Bartender was very friendly and immediately told us about cash only policy. Draft beer needs to be colder but I did enjoy the oyster shooters.

Thank Gohoosao
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We were wandering from restaurant to restaurant at Market Square, reading menus to decide where to go for lunch. The Original Oyster House coaxed us in with a variety of oyster offerings along with other seafood, such as fish tacos and a salmon sandwich. We...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed 25 October 2017

If you are in Market Square and feel like being a yinzer. Stop by and order a fish sandwich a beer and sit back and enjoy a piece of Pittsburgh. Nothing special just a good meal at a reasonable price. Old school bar and a...More

Thank Biztravr
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21 May 2017|
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Response from Paul8777 | Reviewed this property |
I'd suggest contacting the restaurant. Their website should have contact info.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1822
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 412-566-7925
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