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Robert Wholey's

1711 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4320
+1 412-391-3737
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish sandwich” (77 reviews)
“sushi” (29 reviews)
“smelts” (4 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
1711 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4320
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Great fish market. The kids loved this place and so did the adults. The fish sandwich were gigantic.

1  Thank michiganclear
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We stopped in at Robert Wholey's for lunch. It was amazing to watch people order fish and the worker go over to a tank of live fish, grab a large net, and snatch up the amount of fish you ordered. The fish were cleaned to...More

Thank GrumpyandtheOldLady
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Restaurants should be rated on what they purport to be. A high end white tablecloth restaurant should be compared to others like it. Wholey's is a fun, festive, chaotic fish market where one can select from a huge selection of fresh fish and seafood. Hot...More

1  Thank KarlOPittsburgh
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The supermarket is awesome!! Bring a cooler bc you will absolutely be buying something. While we were there, we tried out the restaurant. I got the crabcakes which were delicious and my husband got the cod sandwich which is huge. For sides we tried the...More

Thank Kacie555
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Delicious fried (or broiled) seafood. Clean, fresh flavors. A lot of guilty pleasures in the menu like crab cakes, fried clam strips and generous sandwiches. The kitchen is very busy at lunch and it is right smack in the middle of a busy fish market...More

Thank ASBx
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This trip was family oriented for my birthday. It was memorable experience that for me to take time to review this it was special. So let me start off with John the seafood manager is the best. This guy knows his business. The guys behind...More

Thank Aaron R
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Really fun stop. If you are in the market for seafood this is your place in Pittsburgh. If not it is still worth the stop. I wish they sold shirts because this place in iconic.

Thank Donnertal
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Well, just finally made my way to Wholey's for first time in the super interesting Strip District of Pittsburgh. Their seafood market itself is well with the visit, as they have EVERYTHING you could possibly imagine.....big fun to browse around the tanks. But on to...More

Thank Bubs739
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The lunch offerings are limited and worth the visit. Crab cake sandwiches, cod, smelts, excellent fried onion rings and lobster/crab bisque.

1  Thank Johnsotr
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I've eaten at Wholey's more times than I can remember. I've never had any complaint about the quality of my meal. The bread is always fresh, the seafood and chicken are always properly cooked. Why only 4 stars? Things are done "cafeteria style" which inevitably...More

2  Thank Joe D
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26 January 2018|
Response from hounds75 | Reviewed this property |
You will have to do a search for Wholey’s in Pittsburgh. Sorry the response box will not permit me to enter a website address in its usual format. The website lists its products. This is primarily a wholesale fish and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1711 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4320
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Strip District
  • Neighbourhood: Strip District
  • Phone Number: +1 412-391-3737
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We are proud to say we have been selling fresh fish, seafood, meat, and poultry since 1912.
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