The Best Places in Pittsburgh to Get a Fish Sandwich

With Lent here and the Pittsburgh tradition of consuming giant fish sandwiches underway, we wanted to offer up a few great eateries and bars that we think have some of the best and biggest fish sandwiches in town.  The Lenten season is from Wednesday, February 14 to Thursday, March 29, so hurry up and catch one of those Orca-sized sandwiches before they get away.  Also, be sure to check out our local Pittsburgh fish fry list below.

Primanti Brothers
Strip District
46 18th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

3803 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Market Square
2 South Market Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

The Colossal Fish Sandwich is served with American cheese and piled high with Primanti Brothers signature slaw, tomatoes and fries.
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Wholey’s Fish Market
1711 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

If you go to Wholey's you must order one of their famous hanging over-the-bun-sized wild caught Icelandic cod sandwiches, it won't disappoint and you will be full. Other items on the menu include whiting, crab cakes, soft shell crabs and delicious shrimp and oyster po' boys.  If you really want to reel in the big one try the "Holey Moley" which is 1 pound of battered dip cod on a bun.
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Penn Avenue Fish Company
2208 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

The Penn Avenue Fish Company has so many varieties of fish sandwiches on their menu that you could go back every Friday during Lent and still not have eaten them all. All sandwiches are served on ciabatta bread with slaw and a deli side.  We recommend the Yellowfin Tuna Teriyaki or the Happy Jack.
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Original Oyster House
20 Market St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

If a place names their sandwich The Fish Boat, it is safe to say it is going to be giant-sized ship of a meal.  The sandwich comes with a choice of fries, slaw, green beans, fresh cut onion rings, applesauce and ribbon cut Pittsburgh Taters.
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North Park Lounge
8701 Babcock Blvd.
McCandless Township, PA 15237

The wow factor of the NPL 12oz Giant Fish Sandwich comes from the secret beer batter that the fish is dipped in and then fried to a golden brown. It is served with fresh cut fries and cole slaw.  Beer battered fish in one hand and a cold beer in the other, what else could a Pittsburgh Pirate want.
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Max's Allegheny Tavern
537 Suismon Street
North Side, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Although Max's is generally known for it's great German fare, don't overlook the giant Pittsburgh fish sandwich.  It is a generous fresh fillet-of-cod dipped in Max’s seasoned breading and fried to a golden brown.  Pair one with a cold Hacker-Pschorr in a mason jar and you'll see why Max's is on our list.
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Steel City Samiches Bar & Grille
15 N 7th Street
Indiana, Pa 15701

Steel City Samiches Bar & Grille is on the outskirts of the 'Burgh in Indiana, PA but it still has Steel City flavor. It was recently featured by Casey Webb of Food Network's Man vs. Food.  SCS offers two tasty fish sandwiches. THE MON-STER which is beer battered cod & American cheese, piled high with fresh cut fries, slaw, and tomatoes and the COLOSSAL COD SANDWICH which is a beer battered fish filet with American cheese and tartar sauce and slaw.  Take a ride out to Indiana, PA for one of the best fish sandwiches in the Pittsburgh area. 
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Pipers Pub
1828 E Carson St
Pittsburgh, PA, 15203

Piper's Pub is one of the gems of Pittsburgh's South Side.  The menu is made up of some of the most delicious dishes from the British Isles and the beer selection is royal!  The pub offers the Fish Bap which is 2 pieces of hand battered haddock on a fresh baked bap with tartar sauce and the Traditional Fish & Chips which is plated with 3 pieces hand battered haddock and a pile of crispy chips with house made tartar sauce. Also, If you like soccer or football as they call it across the pond then give Piper's Pub a visit, as there is always a match on to entertain while you enjoy your lunch or dinner.
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Salem's Market and Grille
2923 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

If you are looking for a different and enjoyable take on a Pittsburgh fish sandwich head over to Salem's Market and Grille in the Strip District.  The Fish Sandwich is served on nann bread with garlic sauce, Mediterranean pickles and onions. Don't forget to add the fries!
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What is your favorite place to get a giant fish sandwich in Pittsburgh? Email and let us know!