1340 Lebanon Church Road
West Mifflin, PA 15236
Phone: (412) 653-6600
Fax: (412) 650-6011
Sandbar gives patrons a taste of the beach throughout the summer. Located at Sandcastle water park, the bar has a hot tub that seats 100 and a large wading pool. The open-air bar has house music every night. Sundays are dedicated to the under-21 crowd. The bar also sponsors a variety of theme nights. See website for info and photos.
Mitchell's Fish Market has a devoted crowd, so call for reservations - unless you like waiting 90 minutes for a table. They specialize in seafood and feature a daily chef's special. The fish is always fresh and always accompanied by garlic-mashed potatoes. Dress is casual and the patrons seem to prefer beer and ice tea to the wine list. Desserts are extravagant. The popular Sharkfin Pie is a tall wedge of Johnson's butter fudge ripple ice cream, layered with honey roasted peanuts, fudge and peanut butter in an Oreo crumb crust. See website for menus and other locations.
Located in a Cape Cod-style cottage, Cafe Georgio's offers a dining experience similar to visiting a friend's house. The chef cooks up a variety of American dishes, with a few Italian favorites. The menu features a variety of flatbreads, pastas, seafood, meats and poultry. Diners love to try the spicy sausages made from duck and game. The menu changes with the seasons; in autumn, Shrimp Geronimo adorns the menu. A children's menu is also available.
Dave and Buster's huge complex contains a restaurant, two bars, pool tables, Skeeball, shuffleboard, video games and Virtual World, which is something like a virtual-reality ride. The complex is the size of a warehouse and the perfect playground for adults, although you will find a lot of children running around as well. The food is American cuisine and served until "it quiets down." The bars are well stocked with beer, wines and mixed drinks. The place is always packed and noisy. On most nights there is an hour wait for dinner.
Mitchell's Fish Market is an authentic and fresh seafood restaurant. The decor is simple with round glass windows and booth-like seating which adds to the comfort level. Mitchell's Fish Market is very careful about its sourced fish species and its quality. With over eighty choices, Mitchell's Fish Market's menu keeps changing almost daily, giving its patrons a reason to come back each time. Try some of their signature dishes like Shang Hai Seafood Sampler, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Fish Market Trio and more. Pair your meal with wine from their impressive wine list. If you are health-conscious, Mitchell's Fish Market also has a Gluten-free menu with a number of choices on offer. Call ahead to make reservations.
Located at an airy spot on Potomac Avenue, Dor-Stop Restaurant has been thriving ever since its establishment more than two decades ago. Bob and Vicki Lawhorne who started the place, serve the most amazing breakfast and brunch fare; amazing enough to have been featured on several national television shows. So, if you're looking for a healthy, happy breakfast when in the city, head here; some of the most delicious pancakes await you.
This is the place to kick back, relax and down a beer. Cain's is a neighborhood bar, reminiscent of television's "Cheers." The bar is strewn with pool tables and dart boards. The kitchen serves pizzas, ribs and wings, while the bar has draft specials and microbrews. Tuesday is Ladies Night.
The Zenith Gallery has grown tremendously over the years. It began as a small antique shop in a residential neighborhood. Soon, the owners opened a side room to exhibit artwork in a variety of media. Before long performance artists, such as spoken-word artist Lydia Lunch, were performing in the gallery. Finally the owners added a Tea Room, which serves an extensive collection of teas as well as vegetarian dishes for lunch and dinner. Local and national artists display their work on the gallery walls, while performances are put forth by local bands, cabaret acts and touring musicians.
Make your way to SouthSide Works in September to witness the culinary magic worked by chefs from all over Pittsburgh. Sample the eclectic range of food items, wash them down with some creative cocktails, and groove all the while to the background music. Various restaurants participate, enabling you to enjoy different flavors — and what's more, you get to take these fantastic recipes home! Opt for VIP tickets if you want the optimum experience; general admission tickets are available for less. See website for annual info.
The Cheesecake Factory is surely the place to go when craving a rich and delectable slice of the mouth-watering dessert, but this restaurant offers much more. Serving appetizers, lunch, dinner, late night dining, Sunday brunch, and full bar drinks, the Factory is a great choice for a casual dining experience. Everyone will find something to their liking with over 200 menu selections of pizza, pasta, seafood, steaks, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and more. Be sure to save room for one of the 50 delicious cheesecakes and desserts.
Introduced to the Americans by the Pennsylvanian-Dutch community, locals take preparing and eating this delight very seriously and even celebrate April 26 as National Pretzel Day. This loop of dough is available at various bakeries around town, but is best enjoyed at The Pretzel Shop. Here you will find a vast variety of pretzels that goes well beyond the simple salted type. Sugar coated, stuffed, hard and soft are all available in large numbers.
Dish is a small restaurant on the South Side. The place is small, so it is always crowded and often filled with cigarette smoke, but the food makes it worth squeezing into the small dining room. Most patrons like to try a variety of small dishes, such as pasta e fagioli or a bowl of mussels. There is also a wonderful assortment of cheese and salami. Full bar service. See website for menus, specials, wine list, and event calendar.