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“simply amazing”

J & J's Family Restaurant
Ranked #311 of 2,207 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 1 April 2014

visiting pgh for the pirate opener we stopped on mount washington for we were told about the view..what we were not told about was the wonderful food at J & J restaurant! this is a family restaurant you can feel it and even on the chalkboard it says "there are no strangers here only friends we haven't met yet" and i have to tell you they treated us like family,,,( and between you and me we are from chicago we root for the cubs)! restaurant is very clean and servers were very friendly but that is the general opinion of pittsburghers FRIENDLY. oh don't let me forget about the food there were 6 in our party and we all had something different and everything was great you can order anything you want from the menu breakfast and lunch are served all day. that is a real plus when you are traveling with a group to find a place so accommodating. to my surprise they even take american express!
so cudos to pittsburgh for a truly beautiful city and wonderful eateries!

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2  Thank shelly t
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

This restaurant is very clean, staff is very friendly and the food if fabulous! The portions are very generous and food is made fresh!
This place is definitely worth the short hike, you will not be disappointed.
They only accept cash, so be prepared.
Excellent value!

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4  Thank CloudPurpose
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

This is a family restaurant in every sense. There's no alcohol so it's kid-friendly. It's family-owned. And they treat you like family. Pittsburghers are famously friendly and the staff here are the paradigm example. The neighborhood is scenic. But there is no view from J and J of the Point from Mount Washington as is boasted by the expensive eateries in the neighborhood. You won't be able to take your eyes off the food except to eyeball the other diners anyway. This is where the locals have brunch on Sunday morning. But out-of-towners like me get the family treatment just as if we were regulars. My brother had the Pittsburgh Burger which is a big burger with cole slaw on the patty. [That's how they like it in Pittsburgh.] It came with fries. I had the patty melt which was large and delicious. The tab with drinks and tip was twenty dollars for the two of us. We ordered the lightest meals on the menu. The couple at the next table had pancakes and strawberries and whipt cream. Their portions were so large that they wouldn't fit on the little, two person table they had. They scarcely made a dent in what they were served. After they left the table groaned and a plate fell off the crowded table to the floor and smashed there was so much food there. [They like big servings in Pittsburgh.] This is just the kind of place I like. No pretentiousness or dress code or inflated prices. Real food and real people. Try it.

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2  Thank Louis Mark L
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Reviewed 30 June 2013 via mobile

Stopped by when I was on an overnight trip to the 'burgh. I had the breakfast special, sausage and gravy over biscuits. Biscuits were homemade, the gravy was very good. The coffee was excellent! Nice value, very friendly and very clean and tidy. A gem up on Mt. Washington.

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2  Thank Tomhitt
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

If you are staying at Station Square, J and J's is a great breakfast option. Take a ride up the Inclind Plane, walk a block. The place is kitscy, the folks are friendly, and the food is wonderful.

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3  Thank DekeMoRo
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