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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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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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94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is still the premiere diner in the city...equally good for breakfast or lunch, with the best home fries anywhere.

Thank chuck21Scottsdale
Morgantown, West Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Some of our food was fantastic, some of it was average, but the diner atmosphere and our waitress made it a fun experience at the end of a long day. One warning: they only accept cash, but they have an ATM inside.

Thank Tracy S
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, staff, and very accommodating. Parking can be nuts, so the earlier the better. Their potatoes, eggs are amazing

Thank Nïcole M
Weston, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We ate at this diner on a busy Sunday morning. Though it took a while to get our food, it was hot when served, and everything was excellent. My kids said the eggs were the best they've ever had, and the pancakes and French toast were great, and the staff were very sweet.

Thank lizgreenwell
Charlotte, North Carolina
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I liked this old-style diner built the year before I was born, 1951. It has an extensive menu and friendly service. I had lasagne, which tasted like my mom's. My dinner partner had the Birmingham omelette, which is her favorite dish there. It was not crowded, and the diner has it's own free parking lot. You should know beforehand that... More 

Thank Liz G
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Starting with the good. Prices are fantastic for a family. Stayed at the Courtyard Marriott Shadyside and this diner was right around the corner. We went for breakfast and the walk was quick. Did I mention the breakfast prices are fantastic? A family of 4 and our bill was $30. And a lot of food. They are not stingy on... More 

Thank just2bme
Tel Aviv, Israel
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

if u don't familiar with diners like me then the atmosphere is like taken from an old movie, which was really cool. The food was really good, and it's really cheap. (<10$) Really worth a try, and i definitely will come back to this place

Thank Ran B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

You cannot beat the charm, value, and service. The food is great, and the portions are not too big. My favorite part is the Hostess and Wait Staff......not Fine Dining but Great and Friendly Dining...... The Greek Lemon Soup and Fried Green Tomatoes make a great meal.... The Buckwheat Pancakes are fantastic.... I never had a bad meal there

Thank Dan D
Alexandria, Virginia
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228 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

So, even when the parking lots are full and there's 10 people in the entry way, DON'T LEAVE. There's plenty of room and fast service guarantees turnover. They've got everything----breakfast, soup, sandwiches, everything a diner should. And fast. Friendly waitresses who call you hon. And everyone's here---students, undergrads and grads, Shadyside CEOS, Old=timer's too. Everyone loves good food, right?

Thank Coco A

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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
US$ 20
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?