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1211 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4229
+1 412-434-0480
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb” (14 reviews)
“hummus” (12 reviews)
“kabobs” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1211 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4229
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I saw this place on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. The owner showed Guy what HUGH portions they give. Their prices are VERY high and their portions are VERY small. The food was good but not worth what it costs. We ordered the Middle Eastern food....More

Thank V P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Crystal's on Penn does not look like much when you walk in, but do not be deterred! We enjoyed excellent homemade Mediterranean food during both of our visits!

Thank Chris B
Reviewed December 3, 2017

Close to hotel in Pittsburgh and heard they were on Diner Drive In and Dives so went there. Bartender was friendly, I had the hummus appetizer platter and it was great, fresh and filling. Would definitely go again!

Thank Theresa W
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in as we were walking down the street and noticed a small hand written sing that said they were on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. We grabbed a beer and got the recommended appetizer sample platter. Everything was very good, but my favorite was the...More

Thank IrishBrewer
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Pita way too dry. Lamb fairly well done. Beer was ice cold which is a plus. Combination platter is worth a try.

Thank t s
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Salisbury, North Carolina
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Great pub in the center of a fantastic historic city. This is just the type of pub you want to find while on vacation, not only is it small and kitsch it offers a wonderful menu selection. Not your typical "bar food" at all. Amazing...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

Fortunately our group of 7 went here after the lunch hour. Our server/bartender was great. Very friendly and accommodating. Enjoyed the $2 chicken tacos.

Thank Specman728
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

We were staying at a hotel nearby and Crystal's was recommended by the hotel staff. While they have the typical beer/burger fare, it is really their Mediterranean food that is the best secret. We ordered an appetizer with all their homemade specialties/ grape leaves, hummus,...More

Thank trustytraveller623
Reviewed June 14, 2017

We went here on Guy Fieri's Triple D recommendation. The bar feels really cool in that you suspect there is a local crowd of regulars. Almost, Cheers-like. The place is quite small. It serves Greek and some other bar food staples. Good beer selection, which...More

Thank Westley M
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Decided to check this out as part of our "Diners Drive-ins and Dives tour, while in Pittsburgh for a medical appt, and wanted to check out Mediterranean food for our health. Got a little concerned when I saw burgers, fries and corn dogs on the...More

1  Thank critic119
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1211 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4229
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Strip District
  • Neighbourhood: Strip District
  • Phone Number: +1 412-434-0480
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