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Central Diner

6408 Steubenville Pike
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 275-3243
Five Stars
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Central Diner is a family-owned diner popular with both tourists and locals. Since opening in 2012, it has become a popular destination for weekend brunch.

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At Central Diner, you can enjoy all the regular diner staples like omelets, skillets, pancakes, French toast, and benedicts with a convenient all day breakfast menu. Lunch/dinner includes an assortment of paninis, triple decker sandwiches, salads, burgers, sandwiches, seafood and chicken entrees, pasta, and Greek specialities.

While the breakfast offerings are decent enough, pricing is a bit high for the quality. However, if you are seeking a casual place to enjoy standard diner breakfast fare, Central is one of your best bets in Pittsburgh.

The garden omelet and veggie skillet are 2 "healthier" breakfast choices loaded with lots of fresh veggies. The home fries are a bit of a disappointment and appear to be frozen. The toast is delicious and the coffee is great (and also unlimited!).


Service is usually attentive even on busy weekend mornings. Fresh coffee refills are brought out regularly while you wait on your entree.


The vibe is casual and relaxed. The space appears clean and well-maintained despite the oftentimes hectic weekend crowds.

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Final Remarks

Central Diner is one of the better breakfast/brunch destinations in Pittsburgh. For comfort style American food in a casual and cozy environment, Central Diner should please.