The Original Oyster House

The Original Oyster House is Pittsburgh's oldest bar and restaurant... 137 years old! 

When the Oyster House first opened in 1870, oysters sold for a penny and beer was 10 cents a glass.  The enormous fish sandwiches, which require a special bun, were introduced by Louis Americus, the proprietor from 1916 to 1970.  The delicious coating on the fish and oysters, a recipe of Mrs. Americus, is still used today.  Mr. Americus was also the originator of much of the decor.  He attended all the Miss America pageants, returning each time with pictures of the contestants which he used to grace the wall of the tavern.

The Oyster House is the oldest union bar in the city, and even during Prohibition when only buttermilk and soda were served, union bartenders were on the job.  This unique tavern has been designated a historic site by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.

Today you can get two mini fish sandwiches and a side of potato chips for only $2.79.  Or, if you're feeling really hungy, try the monster fish sandwich.  And you can never go wrong with the oysters they are named for. 

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For your convenience, you can fax in your office's take out orders...
fax: 412-566-1021

Visit The Original Oyster House in Market Square at:
20 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

1 comment:

  1. I love the Oyster House...it's one of Downtown's dining gems!