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Feb. 4th, 2009 | 03:31 pm
posted by: khyron in pittsburgh

Hey six-burgh, where do you like to eat late in this city? For the purposes of this post, late night is defined as serving food past midnight. Ideally though, I'm looking to amass a list of 24-hour places within a reasonable distance of the middle of town.

Below I will maintain a list as it grows...

Fuel & Fuddle (Oakland till 2:00am)
Hemingway's (Oakland till 2:00am)
Mad Mex (Oakland till 2:00am)
The Original Hot Dog Shop (Oakland till 4:00am)
Primanti Brothers (South Side till 2:00am, Strip District 24hrs)
DeLuca's (Strip District overnight "trucker hours")
Tom's Diner (South Side 24hrs)
Eat 'n Park (Squirrel Hill, Banksville, and Waterfront 24hrs)
Ritter's Diner (Shadyside 24hrs)
Steak 'n Shake (Waterfront 24hrs)

...ultimately, I may create a Google Map from this, which I'll be happy to share!

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foxxydancr

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from: foxxydancr
date: Feb. 4th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
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eat n park: squirrell hill is 24 hrs, edgewood is not.

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Quamzin Kravshera

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from: khyron
date: Feb. 4th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, I know the Waterfront location is as well, post updated.

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Nicole DeVendra

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from: nicoled0485
date: Feb. 4th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
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My late night location is usually the O (on Forbes, in Oakland.) However, I've never eaten there completely sober...so at your own risk.

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Quamzin Kravshera

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from: khyron
date: Feb. 4th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
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I've read that they're open until 4:00 or 5:00 in the morning, can you confirm?

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Nicole DeVendra

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from: nicoled0485
date: Feb. 4th, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
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I've been there as late as 2:30...later than that I can't say for sure.

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I'm not goth, I'm anemic!

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from: sadhe_sati
date: Feb. 4th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
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Ritter's is indeed open 24 hours. Bring cash though, as they don't accept credit/debit cards or checks. The food is quite delicious, though! The only downside is that on weekends (from what I've noticed) you tend to get some drunk college kids coming in after a party or whatever. But I'm sure that's bound to happen just about anywhere open that late.

I think the only Primanti's that is open 24 hours is the one in the strip district.

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Quamzin Kravshera

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from: khyron
date: Feb. 4th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! Post updated.

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Juliana

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from: fouxdafafaa
date: Feb. 4th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
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Fuel & Fuddle and Joe Mama's in Oakland. Although I believe their kitchens are only open until 2AM. But after 10PM you get half-price.
Gullifty's in Squirrel Hill. Open until 2AM Wed, Fri and Sat, and 1AM on Thurs.
Hemingway's in Oakland is open until 2AM.

I'm not too good with 24 places unless someone is going to get a pizza at 3AM on a weekend but I hope that helps. =]

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Quamzin Kravshera

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from: khyron
date: Feb. 4th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
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All good additions, thanks...can't believe I forgot about the cheap menus too, those are always appreciated. I believe Hemingway's even adds some cheap beers late hours too, if you're into the "does this come with ping pong balls?" feeling that little plastic cups bring.

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Quamzin Kravshera

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from: khyron
date: Feb. 4th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
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The Gullifty's web site says different hours than those, is your information more up to date than theirs?

(just wondering, sometimes restaurant web sites are poorly maintained)

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Juliana

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from: fouxdafafaa
date: Feb. 4th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
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Ah, no, you know, I think the website is right. I heard this awhile ago and since I don't go there all that often I would never really know if what I heard was correct.
Still a great place to go even though they close earlier than I originally thought. And aaawesome desserts.

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Dobie Tanpaw

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from: dobie
date: Feb. 5th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
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Half Price starts at 11pm, not 10.

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from: tvbizzle
date: Feb. 7th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
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Kitchen at Joe Mama's closes at midnight.

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Quamzin Kravshera

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from: khyron
date: Feb. 8th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for that, do you know if Fuel and Fuddle is the same?

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Ray

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from: pallmalls
date: Feb. 4th, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC)
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Jo-Jo's in the Strip opens at something like 11PM and stays open until 2PM the next afternoon. The Jo-Jo Omelette (sausage, ham, bacon, peppers, onions, mushrooms, and hash browns) is bigger than your head.

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Quamzin Kravshera

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from: khyron
date: Feb. 4th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, I think I saw that (about the "trucker" hours) in the WQED documentary "The Strip Show". DeLuca's does the same.

Edited at 2009-02-04 11:43 pm (UTC)

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from: marzipan_robots
date: Feb. 5th, 2009 01:03 am (UTC)
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it was also on man vs food.

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DeLuca's

from: cindyatnits
date: Jul. 7th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
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DeLuca's isn't open late night. They close at 4 p.m.

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Dobie Tanpaw

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from: dobie
date: Feb. 5th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
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Eat 'n Park on Banksville Rd is 24 hours.

Also, Mad Mex in Oakland is open till 2am, and they are half price after 11pm, as is Joe Mama's and Fuel and Fuddle

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Quamzin Kravshera

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from: khyron
date: Feb. 5th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
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Help a noob out...would that Banksville Road location be considered the South Side, or the South Hills? Looks like "hills" to me on Google but I'm still learning steeltown terminology.

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Dobie Tanpaw

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from: dobie
date: Feb. 5th, 2009 12:47 am (UTC)
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Actually it's considered... Banksville :D

Here's a good reference for you:
http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/cp/maps/pittsburgh.html

It's a neighborhood map of the entire city. You can view a high-rez PDF of it, or click on any of the individual neighborhoods to get a basic street map of it.

There are many other useful maps there too.

Also, "South Hills" & "North Hills" generally refer to the areas outside of the city limits to the South and North...

"East End" and "West End" refer to the areas inside the city, to the East and West.

"North Shore" and "South Side" are specific Neighborhoods in the City Limits ;)

Don't worry, you'll catch on eventually!

Edited at 2009-02-05 12:49 am (UTC)

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from: marzipan_robots
date: Feb. 5th, 2009 01:04 am (UTC)
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i would consider it the south hills.

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Dobie Tanpaw

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from: dobie
date: Feb. 5th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
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It's not technically "South Hills" Until you pass McMonigal Ave - That's about where the City Boundary is.

It's still "Banksville," which is a neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh.

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from: marzipan_robots
date: Feb. 5th, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
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no, i understand that, but in relation to south side it might as well be the south hills. it's in the general vicinity.

out this way gets all wishy washy anyway. like i live in mount lebanon, but technically my address is still in the city because i'm a block away from the line.

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Dobie Tanpaw

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from: dobie
date: Feb. 5th, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
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Yes, but you also have to realize that Political Boundaries and Zip Code Boundaries don't always match up ;)

It's a mishmash of complex invisible lines that makes cartographers head's hurt on a daily basis - not to mention First Responders!

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from: marzipan_robots
date: Feb. 5th, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)
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sigh. nevermind.

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Dobie Tanpaw

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from: dobie
date: Feb. 5th, 2009 01:17 am (UTC)
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It's jsut a matter of being precise about the description of the location. "South Hills" implies Mt. Lebanon, Bethel Park, Dormont or even Castle Shannon or the like.

Banksville is fairly precise and indicates that it's still within the City Limits.

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from: marzipan_robots
date: Feb. 5th, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
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banksville road runs parallel with west lib which is basically dormont, which is no more south than banksville. i get what you're saying, but what i'm saying is that in the general scope of things, banksville would seem to be in the south hills to someone that just wants a general idea of what you're talking about.


and again, i live in mt. lebo, but i'm still in the city, so do i live in the south hills or not?

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Dobie Tanpaw

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from: dobie
date: Feb. 5th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
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Most of West Liberty Ave. and Banksville Rd are still in the City.

W. Liberty runs along the line between Beechview and Brookline (Both City Neighborhoods) until you get to La Sale Ave, where it crosses over into Dormont. It's at about the same southern point that you cross over into Dormont on Banksville Ave at McMonigal Ave.

As for exactly where you live - whether it's City or not based on political boundaries v.s. Zip Code boundaries, I'd need to know your address, or at least the street you live on and what the two closest cross-streets are, and your ZIP+4.

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from: marzipan_robots
date: Feb. 5th, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
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i feel like this is being really nitpicky. like yes, technically you are right, but like i said, we're just giving him a general direction as to where the banksville eat n' park is. being a couple blocks away from the "line" isn't really that big of a deal, imo.

anyway, i have a shower to take and some homework to do.

btw, i live basically on the beverly rd/cochran rd intersection.

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Dobie Tanpaw

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from: dobie
date: Feb. 5th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
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Ok, based on that location, you ACTUALLY live in either: Ceaderhurst, PA (15243-1133), Mt. Lebanon, PA (15228-1247) or Dormont, PA (15216-1494)

Makes your head hurt, doesn't it?

I know it does mine, and I do a lot of this for a living!

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from: marzipan_robots
date: Feb. 5th, 2009 01:57 am (UTC)
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Our address is 15216 and we live in Mt. Lebanon, at least that's where we pay taxes and where all the documentation we have from the purchase of our property says we live.

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Dobie Tanpaw

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from: dobie
date: Feb. 5th, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
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That makes me twitch... It also makes me want to plot out your property lines with a GPS and compare them to the county and city maps >.

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from: marzipan_robots
date: Feb. 5th, 2009 12:11 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I know I live in Virginia Manor, but thanks for that.

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from: marzipan_robots
date: Feb. 5th, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC)
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And since everyone is getting technical, we actually live kind of on the line between virginia manor and old virginia manor. but whatevs.

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Lindsay

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from: prettyinpink82
date: Feb. 5th, 2009 04:46 am (UTC)
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I would consider the South Hills locations to be the one in South Park and the one in Bethel Park, near South Hills Village, and I believe both of those are 24 hr locations as well.

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Lindsay

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from: prettyinpink82
date: Feb. 5th, 2009 04:49 am (UTC)
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Whoops! I amend my previous post since I realized you were mainly looking for places close to the center of the city; neither South Park or Bethel Park would even remotely qualify, but its good to know for those of us who are from there and never go into the city center much!

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Quamzin Kravshera

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from: khyron
date: Feb. 5th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I think I draw the line at McD's and the King...not like we never-ever eat there but generally when we're looking for "greasy comfort food" we're not looking for something quite that processed and gross, just plan old fashioned gross. ;)

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fnihost

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from: fnihost
date: Feb. 5th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
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Just an FYI for those people who haven't been to Jo Jo's in awhile. They no longer have late night hours. They are only open during the day. This is so sad, because they have the best drunk food in the world.

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ShelaghC

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from: shelaghc
date: Feb. 6th, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
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I don't have anything to add except to thank you for creating this list!
What a great idea!

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