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Hemingway's Cafe

3911 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3507
+1 412-621-4100
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good57%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
3911 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3507
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Taking my daughter to look at Pitt...tired after a long drive Nd it’s one of the few places near campus that actually has tables with waitress service...wife’s salad was good...my fish sandwich was good but the fries were kinda cold...cole slaw was good...daughter’s tortellini was...More

Thank birdieman
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

I’ve heard a lot about this place so far. So, we decided to go. After 9pm, most of the foods are just 5$ which is surprising how cheap it is. The amount of foods are really good and enough. I ordered Miley Cyrus drink too,...More

Thank Mitra S
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
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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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