5 Brunch Spots for Father’s Day in Pittsburgh

Father’s Day plans can be a stressor. How can you pick something your dad will like? Should you just go out for beers instead? Luckily, Pittsburgh has a lot of fun, low-key brunch spots for Father’s Day.

For the recent grads from any of Pittsburgh’s many colleges, Father’s Day can be a great opportunity to sit down with your dad and try to actually get to know him a person as you transition into a new phase. For all the dads out there, it’s a chance to connect with your family and feel appreciated for what you do.

Either way, sitting down for a meal is one of the best ways to enjoy a sense of family. Try these brunch spots in Pittsburgh to sit down with a pile of pancakes and a heart-to-heart with your dad.

5 Father’s Day Brunch Spots in Pittsburgh

Pamela’s Diner

Multiple locations – Strip District, Shadyside, Oakland, and Mt. Lebanon

Pamela’s is a good one if your family is local, since you probably have some shared memories in at least one Pamela’s location over the years. The hotcakes make for a hearty brunch that can go for sweet or savory.

Cafe Raymond

2009 Penn Ave

A day out in the Strip is a good way to spend Father’s Day. You can easily pair brunch at Cafe Raymond with shopping or sightseeing around the neighborhood. Cafe Raymond has all the sandwich classics like BLT, PB&J, pastrami, you name it.

Square Cafe

134 S Highland Ave

Square Cafe is one of the best restaurants for a family brunch. Something about the vibrancy of the menu and the outdoor patio option make it perfect, especially for people coming in from out of town. Plus, they always have menu specials for Father’s Day, this yea including the Papa Bear, a specialty cocktail withfresh grapefruit and lemon juice, Irish whiskey, and a dash of honey syrup and topped with ginger beer.

Fogo de Chão

525 Smithfield Street

Though steak for brunch might be a little unconventional, who says you can’t? And steak is pretty much the ultimate food for dad decadence. Steak is a classic for a reason. Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão opens at 11AM, so treating your dad to some tableside carved steak is an option.

Spirits & Tales

5130 Bigelow Boulevard

Got a dad coming in from out of town? Put him up in the Oaklander and then head to the tenth floor to Spirits & Tales for Sunday brunch from 7AM-2PM. Brunch specials include Pan Perdu Françoise and shrimp and grits.

Bistro 19 

711 Washington Rd

A more fine-dining experience, open for brunch from 11AM-2PM. This one can really make your dad feel special with zucchini bread French toast, petite filet and eggs, or a smash burger. We recommend making a reservation, though.

Story by Emma Riva / Photo courtesy of Spirits & Tales

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