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Lunch near Carnegie Mellon

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Lunch near Carnegie Mellon

We'll be driving around University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon on a Sunday. Any suggestions for a casual/good place to eat would be appreciated.

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1. Re: Lunch near Carnegie Mellon

The Porch and Union Grill would be my top recommendations for this category. Here is a link to a Yelp search for this neighborhood, to give you an idea of all the options:

http://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=restaurants&find_loc=Oakland%2C+Pittsburgh%2C+PA

Plenty of options, from fine dining to sketchy.

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2. Re: Lunch near Carnegie Mellon

Right between the two campuses is Phipps Conservatory, which has a nice cafe, and you don't have to pay the admission fee to eat there. Healthy, natural, fresh food. I have never had a bad meal there. Also might be a nice spot to kill an hour or so, especially now that the Spring Flower Show is in full bloom.

The main website: http://phipps.conservatory.org/

The cafe with a menu : …conservatory.org/visit-phipps/cafe-phipps.a…

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3. Re: Lunch near Carnegie Mellon

I would suggest Mario's on walnut street. Good food and on a great street with ample parking and shops.

www.mariospgh.com

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4. Re: Lunch near Carnegie Mellon

There are several places that would work for you. Closer to the CMU campus is Union Grill, which is right on Craig Street. It's a little pricy (not outrageous), but make sure you are hungry. They definitely give you your money's worth.

Closer to Pitt's campus is The Porch. It's a trendier place and it right on Forbes Ave.

In the middle of Pitt's campus is a restaurant called Fuel & Fuddle. It's one of my favorites to go to for lunch.

Also in Pitt's campus and right on Forbes Ave is Primanti Bros. It's a true Pittsburgh restaurant that serves their sandwiches with coleslaw and French fries right on the sandwich.

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5. Re: Lunch near Carnegie Mellon

Do you want to eat like a REAL Pittsburgher!!!!

If so you have to go to Primanti Brothers.

Then if you dare... go to the O (The Original).

If you go alone.... don't even think of ordering the largest size of fries!!!!

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6. Re: Lunch near Carnegie Mellon

Thanks for your suggestions! We have done Primanti Brothers. Looking for less tourist more local this time.

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