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Hemingway's Cafe

3911 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3507
+1 412-621-4100
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good58%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Pub
3911 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3507
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

We went to Hemingway's after visiting Pitt and looking for local places on TripAdvisor. We walked by it twice somehow but are glad we kept looking. We were asked if we were going to drink and since I was with a minor, we were seated...More

Thank sbhsy
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I took a student I was mentoring to lunch. I told him to pick a place -- he picked Hemingway's. The food came out quickly. The portions were large and filling. The waitress was very pleasant. And the check came out to $11.17. I figured...More

Thank Nitin878
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This long established college bar/restaurant has changed just enough with the times. Great place for lunch, lots of choices, I had BBQ sandwich, with sweet potato fries, good service, cozy atmosphere.

Thank Mary Ellen B
Reviewed 21 December 2016

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.

Reviewed 20 December 2016 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
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
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...More

Thank QuietmanTravels
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
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
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank Anurag K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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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