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“Fast food, eclectic environment”
Review of Robert Wholey's

Robert Wholey's
Ranked #26 of 2,178 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$12
Cuisines: Sushi, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Neighbourhood: Strip District
Description: We are proud to say we have been selling fresh fish, seafood, meat, and poultry since 1912.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Fast food, eclectic environment”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We've been to Wholey's Market many times over 10 years or so without ever having lived closer than 100 miles away. The Strip District is a Pittsburgh destination in itself, but Wholey's is our favorite not only for the wide selections of fresh meats and fish, but for the stalls located inside or in front of the market where seasonal fast food specialties are offered for sale to passers-by. Yesterday's 2 lobster rolls for $10 were incredible (in spite of very low expectations for this area and low price)--as good or better as any we've had in coastal Maine or Martha's Vineyard. We will continue to shop and eat at Wholey's.

  • Visited August 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Good Lobster Roll but everything else was just OK”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Maybe the prices are very good but you get what you pay for.

$10 for 2 lobster roll was a great deal. The lobster roll was not the best but it was quite good. Worth eating.

The lobster-crap bisque soup was runny and just OK. The lobster mac and cheese was also just OK and did not have much lobster meat. Wish they add more meat and increase the price a bit.

Note that this is mainly a seafood and meat market with a food counter.

  • Visited August 2014
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Coto de Caza, Ca
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Not as Good as Last Year”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Recently went to buy the 1 pound fish sandwich at the food counter. The fish was plentiful, but was either not done enough or the whiting was not of high quality that it usually is. The fried fish was greyish in color and seemed that it was not the good white texture usually offered at lunch.

  • Visited August 2014
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Scarsdale, New York
Level 6 Contributor
185 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Rock Solid”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Was here a year ago and it was the most memorable meal/experience of my Pittsburgh trip. Returned this year, was NOT disappointed. FAB fish sandwich, best ever (really). Great sushi too. Threw in a couple of oysters out front, wow, what a meal. And a fun place to walk around with the kids. An institution, and deservedly so.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank BDR0se
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Love this place for seafood and steak”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Great place to shop for all types of fish, beef and many other things. Love going to strip district just to go to Wholeys.

Visited March 2014
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