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Original Oyster House

20 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1822
+1 412-566-7925
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“fish sandwich” (45 reviews)
“clam chowder” (8 reviews)
“cole slaw” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
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LOCATION
20 Market Sq, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1822
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1 - 10 of 168 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Seeing as this is named the original Oyster House, I would have expected better. There is not that many oyster options, just one kind. The oysters are just OK, not wham bam. And, the clam chowder was gross. They said there was a sign that...More

Thank Rachot7
Reviewed 3 days ago

My Grandma worked here years ago and not much has changed which makes this a historic liittle revel. I love the fried oyster, some of the food is very unique but a good sandwich (fish) is always available. Menu is usually the same btut there...More

Thank Mel K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wanted to sit outside for a simple, unpretentious meal. This was the ticket with plenty of charm. 147-year old restaurant, history printed on the menu. Enjoyed entertainment on market square very nearby. Two meals $8 each, fish tail sandwich and fried shrimp (worth the calories...More

Thank Gay C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After being recommended we tried the Oyster House. The first thing we are told is Cash Only. What gives? Our large party almost walked out, and we should have. The menu was very ordinary for a "oyster house" with nothing special at all about it....More

Thank gordo412
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoy the food and history of this place, located in Market Square, it's a must see, it's a cash only, but has the neatest menu around, and plethora of history on the wall.

Thank dylanbug12
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I came here expecting fresh oysters and seafood. Everything is pretty much fried. I settled on the crab cakes and 3 oysters (which came out fried ) this is a one and done place for me. Also shady when they only take cash...

Thank ray m
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Not what I expected. When you call yourself the an oyster house, I expect oysters galore on the half shell and not just shooters and fried. It was good though. It is a bar and take out or quick eat in joint. The coleslaw was...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This place drips in authenticity. Nice little bar/restaurant, with good food, good service, sports on the TV, and not a hint of pretension.

Thank Paul8777
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

For a place called the original oyster house, you would figure that oysters would be more than just a foot note on the menu. I went there hoping for some decent oyster and was seriously let down. They had fried oysters or raw oysters. No...More

Thank K M
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I make sure to visit whenever I return home and I ordered the "Cod Father" platter and a side of popcorn shrimp... the meal was ok. I was a little disappointed being the food was bland, not as good as it used to be. The...More

Thank ATLTravelDiva
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r0se2444
Can Oyster House breaded oysters be shipped ? To Chicago.
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
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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