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Hemingway's Cafe

North Oakland
American, Bar, Pub
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3911 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3507
+1 412-621-4100
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 18:00 - 02:00
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New York City, New York
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As it was during break Hem's was not crowded at all. Good food selection, attentive staff. During the "season", the place must rock. Open space layout.

Honolulu, Hawaii
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Great atmosphere. I ordered the butternut squash ravioli with a pumpkin sauce, excellent! Perfect portion. The waitress was fast and friendly. A great menu selection.

Thank traci1986
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Though this is just a usual cafe with the usual stuff like bar, music and a couple of indoor games, the ambience here makes it a great place to unwind after a tiring day!

Thank Priyansh M
Olathe, Kansas
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234 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

One night in town on business and walking around looking for somewhere to eat and have a beer. Passed this location several times and decided to give it a shot. They card everyone so bring an ID. I am almost 60 and look it. Still got carded; although, he did not look very hard. Great menu options for college bar... More 

Thank QuietmanTravels
Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

If you're in the PITT area, then this is a legit spot to visit for cheap eats and good drinks, although the place itself is kinda of a dive and the wait time is horrible. Nevertheless, overall, it's a decent place to try out.

Thank Walter W
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Make sure you carry your ID! A trip to UPITT is incomplete without a stopover at Hemingways. I must add that the food was pretty good. Great vibe and I definitely recommend you stopping by!

Thank Queenmatrai
Jersey City, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

This place is really great. Most of the time it is filled with students from University of Pittsburgh. They have really cheap beer pitchers and decent enough food. As a UPitt grad we mostly visited for the beers and the happy hours. It is not a great place if you are looking for a good ambience, but it is a... More 

Thank Anurag K
South East PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

My 2 oldest went to PITT so in town for graduation we stopped at this place to see where they spent a lot of time. It is a College bar so do not expect a lot in atmosphere. When we got in, it actually is a lot bigger than you realize. We went for a late lunch. We had a... More 

Thank BerksPADad
Paoli, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Perfect fit for a college bar. Great selection of drafts and snacks. The jerked wings are awesome and the drink specials keep it real. Sure to visit next time when I visit my college kid. Almost on campus.

Thank pepijef
Gainesville, Virginia
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450 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for a drink after eating just around the corner. Place was pretty busy but the beer was cheap at $5 pitchers. Service was fantastic and it was also trivia night when we're were there so some good entertainment. The seating in the booths was a tight fit as those if our group are far removed from college and... More 

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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
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3911 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3507
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > North Oakland
  • Neighbourhood: North Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 412-621-4100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?