Best Spots for Late Night Dining in Pittsburgh’s East End

Image courtesy of Umami.

Once the weekend hits, Pittsburghers love to get out on the town with a few friends.

Pittsburgh’s East End has some of the best bars around-- but did you also know it has a good amount of restaurants that are open late? That’s right, that means after a fun night out, stop into one of these spots that keep the kitchen open late.


Or maybe you got stuck at work and don’t feel like cooking? You won’t be left without a dinner if you stop by and grab a meal at any of these places in the East End. Some of these spots offer their full menu-- while others have a special late night menu to choose from-- either way there’s no way you can go home hungry!


If you know someone who lives in the East End, why not treat them to a GiftYa electronic gift card to any of the restaurants on this list? They’ll really appreciate the thought-- but they’ll also appreciate that this gift card gets deposited to their debit card. That means they can never forget it-- and it’s always available-- even late at night!



Ritter’s Diner

Delicious old-school Friendship diner that’s open late

Ritter's Diner sign
Image courtesy of Ritter’s Diner. If you’re in the mood for some diner classics-- stop by this spot!

Friendship

5221 Baum Blvd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15224

412-682-4852

Mon-Wed 6am-10pm

Thurs-Sat Open 24 hours

Sun 12am-10pm


Ritter’s Diner is your quintessential old school diner. They have all your diner favorites like large portions of bacon and eggs, French toast, gyros, burgers, and huge chicken sandwiches. But what keeps people coming back for more is their huge selection of pies-- homemade and ready to go.


This Friendship restaurant is open late-- and on some days for 24 hours-- you can stop in anytime you’d like. Breakfast is served all day as well!


“This is my favorite diner in Pittsburgh. Everything was so delicious at such a cheap price. You get a huge plate and the prices are below $10! I prefer this place over any other dining because the portions are huge, price is nice, and I get a great delicious meal.” -Yelp Review


Brillobox

Quirky restaurant with a great late night menu

Entree from Brillobox
Image courtesy of Brillobox. This spot has some really creative menu items for you to try.

Bloomfield

4104 Penn Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15224

412-621-4900

Tues-Sat 5pm-2am

Sun 10am-3pm, 5pm-2am


Brillobox has a fantastic set of late night dinner-- or snacking-- options available on their menu. Their most popular are their appetizers-- especially the creole cauliflower and the seitan bites.

This Bloomfield staple has been a favorite of locals for years. If you’re out for a bite late consider stopping in-- there’s always something entertaining going on inside.


“I've been to Brillo dozens of times and love it every time. Drinks are good and affordable, ambiance is super unique, and I always run into an old friend.” -Yelp Review




Umami

Lawrenceville place serving late night Japanese pub cuisine

Umami's bar
Image courtesy of Umami. This place has some amazing Japanese cuisine that’s available late-night.

Lawrenceville

202 38th St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

412-224-2354

Tues-Thurs 4:30pm-12am

Fri-Sat 4:30pm-2am


Umami is a Japanese pub that is dedicated to the umami flavors. It’s quite evident in their large selection of menu items-- all available late-night. Their full menu-- including sushi-- is available to 2am on Friday and Saturday nights. You’ll definitely want to stop in here for your sushi and sake craving!


Located in busting Lawrenceville-- this place can fill up fast on weekends, so plan ahead!


“One of the best late night places. They have good music, amazing drinks and good food. I would recommend the squid and any of their yakitorj sticks.” -Yelp Review


Industry Public House

This restaurant is open late and has a fantastic menu

Outside sign of Industry Public House

Image courtesy of Industry Public House. This restaurant serves up amazing cocktails to go with your late-night snack.

Lawrenceville

4305 Butler St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

412-683-1100

Mon-Fri 11am-2am

Sat-Sun 10am-2am


Industry Public House is where you want to be if you’re craving an artisanal cocktail-- as well as a few snacks. Known for their delicious burgers, Industry Public House also has quite a selection of American comfort foods as well-- including shepherd’s pie, pot roast, and mac n’ cheese.


Customers love the Prohibition-era atmosphere that this place creates in the middle of Lawrenceville-- it invites you to slow down and sip on a cocktail or beer.



“Cool atmosphere, gratuitous whiskey selection, neat smoked upon request options. Hipster menu, friendly service, decent Bloody Mary bar.” -Yelp Review




Dive Bar and Grill

This late night place has a couple locations in Pittsburgh

Food and drink from Dive Bar and Grill
Image courtesy of Dive Bar and Grill. Don’t let the name fool you-- this place is no dive!

Lawrenceville

5147 Butler St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

412-408-2015


Dive Bar and Grill has a couple of locations in Pittsburgh-- including Lawrenceville, South Side, and Wexford. This place has everything from quesadillas, omelettes, crab cakes, and chicken clubs-- there’s something for everyone on this menu.


Stop into any of their locations for some awesome late-night dining-- and make sure to try one of their specialty cocktails.


“Enjoyed my third visit to the Dive bar, and once again very pleased with the food, service and drinks. Nice selection of craft beers and many others in the cooler. Something for every taste. Ate at the bar and had quick service.” -Yelp Review



The Yard Gastropub

The home of late night grilled cheese sandwiches

The Yard's grilled cheese sandwich
Image courtesy of The Yard Gastropub. Fun beer bar that has great late-night food options.

Shadyside

736 Bellefonte St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15232

412-709-6351

Mon-Thurs 3pm-1am

Fri 11am-2am

Sat 10am-2am

Sun 10am-12am


If you’re out late and want to grab a bite to eat, stop into the The Yard Gastropub-- located in Shadyside as well as downtown Pittsburgh. Here you can choose from quite a list of craft beers to go with your late-night dinner.


Make sure you try one of their delicious grilled cheese sandwich options-- with flavors like Cheesy Caprese and Mac Attack-- you can’t go wrong!


“This was my second time to the Yard and I am still a major fan of it. It is a fun, hip place to go if you are in the mood for a grilled cheese...These are gourmet and beautiful and delicious.” -Yelp Review



Stack’d

Great late night menu for burgers and beers

Hamburger and fries from Stack'd
Image courtesy of Stack’d. If you’re hungry for a burger in the East End, make sure you get to Stack’d!

Shadyside and Oakland

728 Copeland St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15232

412-682-3354

Mon-Wed 4pm-12am

Thurs-Fri 4pm-1am

Sat 11am-1am

Sun 11am-12am


Stack’d has East End options in both Shadyside and Oakland-- so if you’re craving a burger late night-- you should have no problem finding one of these restaurants. The kitchen is open til 1am-- so build your burger and and order some drinks!


Make sure you stop in late on a Friday or Saturday for their late night happy hour and $3 drink specials.


“This place is amazing! Came in and got the fried ravioli as an appetizer, and it was beyond amazing. Got the chicken fingers with normal French fries and they were also delicious. Overall amazing meal! The service was also great.” -Yelp Review


Shady Grove

Late night spot for good eats in Shadyside

sandwich from Shady Grove
Image courtesy of Shady Grove. Stop in to this popular late-night spot when you have a craving for some snacking!

5500 Walnut St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15232

412-697-0909

Sun-Mon 11am-2am


Shady Grove is a go to spot for Pittsburghers when their out late in the East End. This Shadyside spot is popular for late-night snacking-- their list of appetizers is pretty amazing! You can choose from loaded latkes, mango salsa, fried pickles, or guacamole deviled eggs-- just to name a few.


If you’re hungry for something more-- they have a pretty good dinner menu as well-- with a large selection of sandwiches and pizzas. Don’t forget about their all day drink specials as well!


“Shady Grove is always a good stop when in Shadyside. The food is excellent, the wait staff is fast and friendly, and the atmosphere is amazing. I typically like eating on the top floor for the ambient lighting.” -Yelp Review


Spoon

Fun location for some after hours dining in East Liberty

Entree from Spoon
Image courtesy of Spoon. Nice spot in the East End to grab some food for sharing.

East Liberty

134 S. Highland Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

412-362-6001

Mon-Thurs 5pm-10pm

Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm

Sun 5pm-9pm


Spoon was one of the first restaurants in Pittsburgh to offer handmade, artisanal cocktails-- and they still make some of the best! They also offer quite a nice menu-- one that shares well with a couple of friends.


This East Liberty mainstay has some creative options on their menu-- like grilled octopus, ravioli, and rib eye. All of which match perfectly with their amazing cocktails. Make sure you stop in and try a few!


“Spoon was great! A few friends and I did a little "restaurant crawl" and this was one of the spots that we hit first! For early on a Saturday evening, this place was packed!” -Yelp Review

When you’re up late in the East End of Pittsburgh and would like a bite to eat-- make sure to stop by any of these fantastic spots. The kitchens are open late so you can make a quick stop on your way home for the night. Where’s your favorite spot for a late night meal in the East End? Let us know in the comments!




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