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“Good sandwiches for the price”

Sammy's Famous Corned Beef
Ranked #350 of 2,391 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Price range: US$ 5 - US$ 10
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Neighbourhood: Downtown
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Sammy's has the potential to be very good, and while I might have marked this place down a step due to the size of the sandwich, the price was appropriate to the size of the sandwich, and therefore they deserve a higher rating. You are certainly not getting a corned beef sandwich like a New York deli, but then you aren't paying those prices either. A half sandwich is $4.50 and a whole sandwich was $7.50. You aren't going to find the mammoth sandwiches in Pittsburgh anyhow, but this could have been a bit thicker. The place has an order counter, and then you sit down when they hand you your sandwich. Service is friendly and quick, and the line moved despite some slow ordering people ahead of me.

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

I actually found a good neighborhood place to get a beer and lunch. When I walked in to Sammy's I knew right away I was in the right place. It could have been any neighborhood place in NYC, Jersey, or Philly! No pretentiousness at all! The bartender Bubba was friendly but no nonsense. A person walked in talking very loudly and he nicely asked her to keep it down. When she didn't he asked again and she argued. That was it. He said " people want to have a nice lunch and chat with their friends, not listen to that". Well done Bubba! I ordered the Corned Beef special and was amazed! It rivaled anything you'd get in NYC. Damon, the Man in the kitchen cooked it perfectly and with swiss and coleslaw on rye it was heavenly! I had mine for lunch and went back for another at 9;30 that night. This will be my " go to " in Pittsburgh from now on! No B.S. just good food and drinks!

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

It has finally dawned on me why the world still needs restaurant critics with salaries and expense accounts: When you crowd source restaurant reviews, there is no standard for excellence. The corned beef sandwich served at Sammy's is not comparable to a fine deli in a world-class city with a large Jewish population. New York, for example. Though Montreal, too. Katz's the standard of the former by which all that follow must be judged against. Schwartz's in Montreal, or Mile End in NY for Montreal-style, for the latter. Don't get me wrong; the sandwich at Sammy's was good; but so is the Reuben at most Greek diners. And speaking of the Reuben; why in heaven's name would Sammy's offer a corned beef with sauerkraut and Swiss cheese on (pretty good) rye bread, but not offer to grill it?! Enough said.

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Reviewed 8 April 2017

MUCH better than we thought. Walk in seems like you "might" be able to eat here, order and you know why you stopped in. Good surprise in the city . . . . .

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Thank C D M
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

This place is "da bomb". Try their "Rachel". I love their potato salad and I always get a Black Cherry Pop! Sammy's is a must for lunch!

Thank nelinaraeann
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