Ah, the weekend.
Whether you’re Pittsburgh born and bred or just visiting, there’s plenty to do and see around the city after the work week draws to a close.
There are sporting events on the North Shore, symphonies and operas in the Cultural District, and plenty of shopping options and outdoor activities throughout Pittsburgh’s many distinct neighborhoods and boroughs. If you’re going to power through a jam-packed Pittsburgh weekend, you’ll need the proper fuel.
That’s where these amazing Pittsburgh brunch buffets come in. At these 7 amazing restaurants, you’ll be able to eat your fill and go about the rest of your day (or possibly even weekend) without thinking about food again. We’ve gathered the best:
Once you’ve found the perfect spot for your brunch, grab an egift card from GiftYa and share the best brunch buffet in Pittsburgh with a friend. GiftYa eliminates the hassle of trying to remember a physical gift card when you head out to eat — it links to the recipient’s debit card, so they’re never without it. Plus, GiftYa offers a variety of options for personalizing your gift card, so you can make it a truly special gift.
100 W Station Square Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
There are few restaurants in Pittsburgh as breathtakingly beautiful as the Grand Concourse.
Built in 1901, this historic landmark was once a major hub for transportation in the eastern United States. Chuck Muer took over the 80,000 square foot Victorian and Edwardian style building in 1978 and transformed it into what has become an iconic Pittsburgh restaurant.
The Grand Concourse was once voted Best Brunch in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Magazine, so you can trust that the Grand Concourse really delivers when it comes to tasty brunch fare.
“...For a treat on a Sunday morning, it's worth the trip down to Station Square for brunch. The setting is beautiful and the atmosphere elegant. Reservations are recommended.” - Yelp Review
107 6th St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Braddock’s Rebellion is a restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh that’s dedicated to celebrating the melting pot of peoples, cultures, and cuisines that have made and continue to make Pittsburgh such an incredible place to be (and brunch).
At Braddock’s Rebellion, they also pride themselves on their cocktail expertise, so if your brunch wouldn’t be brunch without a mimosa, Braddock’s Rebellion is the brunch destination for you.
For an interesting twist on an old favorite, try the Smoked Manhattan — it’s one of our faves!
“...Again, amazing...After a Steelers game and the constant rain, we went back to Braddocks, there were too many unexplored dishes on the menu...We enjoyed thoroughly! Already planning a trip back!” - Yelp Review
4635 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood is known around the city for being trendy and cool, and its brunch restaurants are no exception.
The Abbey on Butler Street is a beautiful building that offers a unique fusion of new flavors and old favorites, which makes it a great place for adventurous and less adventurous diners alike.
This casual restaurant also offers soy-free and vegetarian-friendly options, so you can be sure to find a meal that accommodates your dietary needs.
“...The ceilings, chandeliers, fireplace, and overall feel just screamed good vibes. The food was good....The real 5 star rating came from the service. Our waiter for Sunday Brunch gave me some of the best service I've had while dining out ever...” - Yelp Review
777 Casino Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
If your Saturday night includes a visit to Rivers Casino, consider starting off your Sunday with a brunch at the casino’s Grand View Buffet.
The selection is virtually endless, including Italian and Asian cuisines as well as traditional American brunch buffet fare.
Brunch specials include eggs benedict, honey glazed ham, cinnamon buns, french toast, blueberry pancakes, and plenty of other mouthwatering eats that will have you feeling like it’s your lucky day.
“...For brunch, mimosas are $1 each or $6 for a pitcher...The buffet itself has a lot of variety. You can get a made to order omelette, desserts, steak, waffles eggs. They also have cultural food like Asian and Italian. Don't forget the salad bar...” - Yelp Review
2517 E Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Waffle lovers of Pittsburgh, this is your new favorite restaurant.
Waffles, INCaffeinated believes that your breakfast or brunch should be as creative and fun as the Pittsburghers who walk through their doors.
They serve a wide range of buttery, crispy waffles topped with sweet or savory options, depending on your preference. Waffles, INCaffeinated also serves omelets, french toast, sandwiches, and side dishes. Plus, they are able to accommodate vegan and vegetarian diners.
As they say at Waffles, INCaffeinated, the waffle revolution has begun!
“...Finally tried Waffles Incaffeinated for the first time for my birthday, and this will easily be my favorite breakfast spot! I thought I loved pancakes, but Waffles Inc has converted me and my boyfriend...We had about a half hour wait, but they send you a text so you can walk around the South Side and work up an appetite...” - Yelp Review
1400 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Mon-Thurs 11:30AM-2PM, 5-9PM, Mon is only 11:30AM-2PM
Fri 11:30AM-2PM, 5-10PM
Sat 11AM-2:30PM, 4:30-10PM
Sun 11AM-2:30PM, 4:30-9PM
If you’re looking for something exciting to do this weekend, make sure you stop by Pittsburgh’s Strip District!
The Saturday market is a weekly event that everyone — Pittsburgh native or Pittsburgh visitor — should experience at least once. Whether you want to fuel up before hitting the shops or after, Lidia’s is a great brunch option.
Lidia’s specializes in Italian food, but there are plenty of traditional American brunch items on the menu as well.
“ ...Their brunch is $29 a person and comes with unlimited buffet options from salads to breads to desserts. Then you pick an entree. We chose the pasta trio. Waiters came to our table constantly to drop off the three types of pastas. They also had coffee flowing freely into our mugs.” - Yelp Review
86 S 26th St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
The Zenith is a genuinely unique brunch buffet in Pittsburgh.
They specialize in vegetarian and vegan brunch fare, which means no matter what your dietary choices are, you can find plenty of delicious options on The Zenith’s menu. Pittsburghers love the antiques, retro decor, and local art that give The Zenith an atmosphere unlike any other brunch buffet in Pittsburgh.
“ ...The interior of this place is a thrift shop, mismatched sets of dining, all kinds of crazy cool old art and junk that just make a beautiful mish-mash of an old antique home-y vibe. It's lovely and I can't wait to go back. On buffet days, if you don't come as a party, there's a chance you will sit at another table with other couples or singles. It's actually a lot of fun!” - Yelp Review
Pittsburgh is great city for foodies and adventurers alike. As you’re getting ready for your next weekend in the 'Burgh, make sure you explore these amazing brunch buffets, and don’t forget to grab a GiftYa egift card for a friend to fuel their weekend as well.
Have you tried any of the Pittsburgh brunch buffets on this list? What was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!