5221 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Phone: (412) 682-2366
Fax: (412) 682-2366
Ritters Diner Inc
Ritter's Diner Restaurant
Parking: Lot, Free
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Burgers, American, Sandwiches, Take Out, Hot Dogs, Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Healthy, Seafood, Vegetarian
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Below Average
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04/17/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Ritters in Pittsburgh is AMAZING!! The server was super nice an the Fried Green Tomatoes were literally to die for!! I seriously cant wait to go back. The cook even came out to thank us for ordering so many orders of the fried green tomatoes. Great experience :)
01/27/2011Provided by Citysearch -
If you ever wanted to eat at a genuine greasy spoon, complete with rude service, this is the place for you. You don't get any smiles, welcomes, thank you, so don't expect any. The servers are out of the past, complete with scowls and indifference. We actually thought our experience was funny, but I'd never eat there again. The food was tasteless, greasy, and unappetizing. I cant explain why the place is still in business.
11/14/2010Provided by Citysearch -
If I could give a zero, I would. They are rude, mean and nasty. Considering how bland, ordinary and greasy this food is, you'd think they'd want to treat the customer like gold. The food is wet, burnt, and appears to be made out of yesterday's left overs. They need to get off their high horse and learn that they are lucky to still be in business.
03/01/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This place was much more appealing before the smoking ban took effect. It used to be a nice little spot for coffee and cigarettes, and okay diner food. The servers there are usually wonderful, attentive, and sweet. But lately food quality has declined. I was served dry pancakes with COLD blueberry syrup on top. My boyfriend asked for his eggs extra-dry and was served a visibly-greasy scramble. Nice place to visit in the wee morning hours if you're just looking for sustenance but I wouldn't recommend this place for a meal out with friends or family.
02/02/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I grew up where every small town has a 24 hour diner. Ritter's reminds me of those places with its decor and menu. The prices here are rock bottom, and it's a good option for late night dining. The crowd that gathers here is eclectic, to say the least, but one thing that is an overriding theme after midnight is a collective state of inebriation. Sunday mornings are very busy with the church crowd, so you'll have to wait a while for a table. Living in bloomfield, I used to frequent Ritter's often, and I never had a problem with the place or the food being dirty. The reviewers on here that claim that this place is filthy or has unclean food are obviously just being melodramatic and/or immature. Find out for yourself, the price is always right here. Try the buckwheat pancakes while you're at it.
12/07/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I first went to Ritter's as a college student looking for food at 3 AM. I think the fact it is open 24 hrs, and is almost as cheap as fast food, draws students who live in the Friendship area, along the Center Ave, Baum Blvd, South Negley corridor of bus routes to Oakland, and the bar crowds from Shadyside after last call. That's why I went. I also recall the food being pretty good diner fair, like good meatloaf sandwiches and pie, and generous breakfast portions. They also have their own parking lot. At the time the convenience and cheap eats outweighed the negatives. And the negatives, I have to say in the name of honesty, included crazy people causing a disturbance, and on one occasion a guy arguing with a wall in the restroom while urinating in the sink when I walked in.
I went back recently after about ten years had passed. The food was not as good as I remember it. I had breakfast and the eggs were overcooked and dry, and the potatoes not cooked all the way through. The place was still dirty though. They have an ATM inside but don't take credit cards. And the crowd was much as I remember. There were a few students and retirees, and I think some nurses from a hospital, but there were also an assortment of characters who looked like they were fired by the circus, or drifters who just got out of jail. Scary. If my food wasn't bad enough, the smell of the people sitting in the booth next me actually made me gag. I didn't finish or bother complaining, I just paid my bill and left as quick as I could. I went there a lot as college student, and I am a late night diner lover, but wouldn't recommend it now.
08/18/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I read the other reviews and frnkly I was appalled at the negative remarks that were made by others. I have never been there when the place was dirty or when the managment was nasty to the waitresses. We have always had good food, great service and a good time overall at Ritters. If it was bad as the others say would it still be around. Hell no! I highly recommend this place to all my friends and family. Cheap eats and a good time.
10/23/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We have been there and will NEVER EVER EVER return!!! black legged creatures were in our eggs and when we told and showed the waitress she just laughed and said it was free meat!!!! Never offered to take them away and make us new eggs nor offered to take it off our bill, TOTAL PIGS!!!!! FILTHY PIGS!!! Eat there if your trying to commit suicide.
My husband and I were in Pgh for a family reunion and stopped in Ritters to order takeout on July 2. We stood at the takeout counter for 10 minutes while the (2) elderly waitresses served incoming customers in the restaurant, but not offering us service. Finally, we sat down, thinking that maybe they did not realize we wanted to be served. After 5 minutes, we realized that we were the only Blacks in the restaurant and the waitresses were avoiding serving us. We walked out!
02/14/2007Provided by Citysearch -
The wait staff is great you cant find another one like it. Genna is one of there cutest and funniest waitresses and she really knows what shes doing. You cant go anywhere else and find a family owned restaurant like this..... where else can go where you can eat great food and listen to your private jukebox at your table?
01/06/2003Provided by Citysearch -
Breakfast here is way overated. Yes it is cheap but I have been to Ritters on many occasions and I have never been able to get my eggs the way I order them. Also, the juke box has been gone for over 3 years. The owners have a terrible attitude and treat the waitresses like indentured employee's By far this is not one of the best places for breakfast in Pittsburgh
11/26/2002Provided by Citysearch -
Ritters no longer has the traditional aluminum ""railroad car"" style building, but the greasy spoon tradition is still alive and well in this popular diner. Excellent food at a good price, and quick seating even on crowded Sunday mornings. They can also accomodate large groups in their spacious and pleasant back room. Open 24 hours.