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“Busy and great!”
Review of Crystal

Crystal
Ranked #114 of 2,172 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Neighbourhood: Strip District
Description: You have to list this restaurant! They were featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" and it is spectacular!
Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Busy and great!”
Reviewed 6 July 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed the busy atmosphere. Very friendly and great service. Would come back and try everything I didn't have this go around.

  • Visited July 2013
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saratoga NY
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Not just a "dive"”
Reviewed 5 May 2013

Went to Crystal for lunch on a cold and blustery day(April 2) it was right around the corner from our hotel(Hampton) and we heard it had been on Diners, Driveins and Dives. Turned out to be just a great neighborhood restaurant, neat, clean and very friendly. The lunch special was two meatballs with rigatoni and red sauce with either soup or salad for $5(!) outstanding!
The meatballs were every bit as good as those we had at upscale Lidia's the night before.
Watched some soccer on tv and came back after the Penguins game for more beer and cheer.
This place is the real deal!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank ferryspotter
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Texas
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A real find!!!”
Reviewed 18 April 2013

Found this restaurant rather by accident, and was I glad I did!

Very small bar/restaurant tucked into a small storefront off the downtown area and close to the hotel we were staying at (Hampton Inn).

Staff was very friendly and attentive, service was excellent. Then there's the food, Greek/Middle Eastern variety, try the grape leaves and the lamb-on-a-rod, AWESOME! I believe everything on the menu is under $10.00, so great value too. Check it out!

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank ZMPOLDGUY
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Philadelphia, PA
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“BEST PLACE!”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Thank you Frank & staff for showing us a great time! The food is awesome, the drinks are flowing and the company is even better. They really make you feel welcome. We'll be back!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank laa23
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Skimpy portions-Chicken like Jerkey”
Reviewed 6 April 2013

Tried this place because we love mid-eastern food and put in best taboullie in pittsburgh in search and out came the name Crystal on Penn. terrible taboullie no taste dressing seemed to be all oil - Got the grilled on Sid an couldn't chew it -almost black. My husband had the chicken kabob - it was just chicken no veggies, tomatoes or onions on the skewer. Rice had no taste . My husband said it was tasteless too. Really wanted to like this place. Very disappointed. We will stick to med grill in sq hill or shoufs in bridge vile. Maybe a lot further for us but worth the drive for a good meal!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Mirmar249
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