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Ritter's Diner Restaurant

American, Diner
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5221 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15224-2303
+1 412-682-4852
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun 00:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 06:00 - 22:00
Wed 06:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ritter's is well-known for its breakfasts, but almost anyplace has better breakfasts, especially Eat'n Park. I've had many mediocre to poor meals here. My single favorite item on the menu is the fried green tomatoes. Grilled cheese and tuna melts are my favorite things to order; the burgers are among the worst you'll ever eat. The waitstaff often specialize in... More 

Thank James H
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Talk about taking a step back in time, Ritters is must visit for the old school diner experience and food. Plus you can't beat the prices

Thank PghBrian
Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are very few late night food spots in The Burgh. Ritter's is a local favorite. They only accept cash but have an ATM on the premises. I like everything we've tried at Ritter's except their hamburgers. Good food and good service. Try the fried green tomatoes.

Thank DianeCips
Miami, Florida
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Breakfast at Ritters is a trip back to your memories of those early morning diner visits after late nights....or just early mornings. The coffee is always hot, breakfast is always available and the service comes with a little sass. We had pancakes all-round with a variety of sides....the buckwheat cakes needed a little extra syrup as you would expect and... More 

Thank John J
Baltimore, Maryland
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We went there for breakfast during lunch time and all the eggs dishes were cooked well. The omelette Florentine was excellent, filled with lots of spinach, mushrooms and provolone. We also ordered buckwheat pancakes and they were simply delish. The daily soup was the weak link but was quickly forgotten when the omelette arrived. The service was fair, maybe is... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

on a recent trip to Pittsburgh a breakfast stop was a must at Ritters. my travel companion grew up and went to school here at Pitt. Ritters was an old favorite 30 years ago so we couldn't resist a revisit. funny how some places ' just don't change. a quite dated interior ' for good or bad. in this case... More 

Thank Wjwar
Houston, Pa., United States
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

There are trendier places like the Pamela's location, and the Deluca's in the Strip has history and is loved by tourists and Eat N Park is a famous local chain but Ritter's is one of those one off, one of a kind places in the hustle and bustle of east Pittsburgh, out there where Shadyside Hospital has many units and... More 

Thank Thomas J R
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

It was an okay dining experience but as a visitor verses a local I don't see myself returning when we visit Pittsburgh again. The food was okay/passable but nothing like what I expected after reading the reviews for this place. If you're a southerner you will not be blown away by the fried green tomatoes as the locals seem to... More 

Thank T_Bop919
North Versailles
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We're rarely in the Shadyside-Bloomfield area anymore, so this was our 1st visit to Ritter's in 10+ years. We had dinner the other night, everything we had was very good. I had meatloaf (great), home fries (very good 'diner' potatoes) & a (fresh) salad...everything was above par. My husband had the honey dipped fried chicken (also great), fries (your typical... More 

Thank Mary A
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Used to eat here in the 70s . Prices still the best around. Service amazing and the food is awesome. Best in the area!!!!!

Thank Judy D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5221 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15224-2303
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Bloomfield
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomfield
  • Phone Number: +1 412-682-4852

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?