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Al's Cafe

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American, Bar, Pub
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435 McMurray Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102
+1 412-833-4099
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Approximately one year ago, my husband and I had a less than desirable meal at Al's Cafe. We decided to try the cafe again to see if the meals had improved. Unfortunately, we made a bad decision. Following our cocktail, we both ordered a fish sandwich; the smaller one piece option was listed as fried or broiled. Our server advised... More 

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Thank booth4
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Menu is huge. Food is average. Price is fair. Nice place to visit to hang out with friends for the evening. Always able to be seated upon arrival.

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Thank Wmfrexy
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Cannot find a flaw in the quality of food and service. Wait staff is very attentive. Food is excellent....from steaks to seafood to burgers. Great atmosphere and a central fireplace in the cold months. Daily specials are a nice bargain without reducing size of the dishes!

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Thank Joan L
Portland, Oregon
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I am sure this is a local institution. I had forgotten how these restaurants imbed themselves into a community. The food is classic bar/cafe food with a little tiny nod to Italian. The wait staff is mature and have been serving there for quite some time. The decor is also mature. Comfortable as an old shoe....

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Thank Elzbieta G
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Al's was better years ago. I ordered broiled fish with crumb topping. I got it but crumbs were raw and untasted. Pasta, salad and fish sandwich was good. Interior could use a facelift.

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Thank MakielJM
Highland Village, Texas
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Good consistent food here... Not the best, not the worst, average. Not usually crowded and a good place for a large group, really of most any size. I had a grilled romaine salad, which I love. The dressing was awesome but the chicken was hard, tough and the core of the lettuce was so big the should have cut it... More 

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Thank Laurelwright
pittsburgh
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has great bar food and sandwiches.... It is also large enough for showers, wakes etc... They have a large back room that can easily accommodate 100 guests .. For the buffet they do a great salad , pasta , chicken...

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Thank NOsnow-gottago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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213 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

The menu is great! They must offer a hundred different selections of dinners, salads, sandwiches and snacks. It is not gourmet fare, just ordinary restaurant or diner food, but well prepared and tasty. The atmosphere is like a cross between neighborhood bar, hunting lodge and diner. They have a minimal wine list and a decent selection of beers. Prices are... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

My organization rented a room at Al's Cafe for a St. Patrick's Day Party. The space was just right for the size of our group and the food was decent. However, we were overcharged for the drinks. We had given out two drink tickets to each of our 35 guests. The price quoted to us was $3 to $6 for... More 

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Thank kitbac
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Al's Cafe has the most diverse menu you can imagine. Everything from hoagies and sandwiches, to steaks and seafood, to Italian, Chinese, and Mexican. And the best part is that every meal is made to perfection! The potato soup is a must have! It is a huge restaurant with a very cozy atmosphere. Friendly service and great food is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 McMurray Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethel Park
  • Phone Number: +1 412-833-4099

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?