Small Bites with Big Flavors at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

Your Summer 2024 Guide To Tasty Nibbles on the North Shore

Summer 2024 is in full swing on the North Shore, and at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, warm weather means more hungry Pittsburghers out and about.  And when you’re enjoying the excitement of the casino and in need of a quick bite to refuel your summer spirit, sometimes less is more!

Whether you’re playing the slots, biking the trail or catching a baseball game, Rivers has loads of small bites and appetizers to choose from across our deliciously diverse lineup of dining venues. You can even mix ‘em for variety or max them into a meal unto themselves.

Here’s a snapshot of some small bites available at Wheelhouse, Martorano’s Prime, Mian and FLIPT, and all the reasons why they’re the perfect choice this season.

Wheelhouse Bar & Grill: Classic Favorites with a Twist

Wheelhouse serves up classic bar snacks with a Pittsburgh twist, making it an ideal summer spot for sharing and sampling. The Loaded Wheelhouse Fries are a must-try, featuring crispy fries tastefully drenched in cheese sauce, chili, sour cream and scallions. If you’re craving something crunchier, the Soft Pretzel Bites with creamy cheese sauce or the Beer-Battered Onion Rings served with spicy ranch are perfect choices as well.

And for those who love a little spice, the Buffalo Chicken Dip with Wheelhouse’s signature “Black ‘n’ Gold Chips” and cheddar jack cheese is a major crowd-pleaser. Another fave, the Polish Hill Nachos combine pierogies with classic nacho toppings for a uniquely Pittsburgh dish. Sharing a plate of 6 Chicken Wings with a choice of three classic sauces—hot sauce, barbecue or garlic parmesan—is another way to enjoy dining with friends and personalize your experience.

A plate of nachos with a variety of toppings on a restaurant table at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh.

Martorano’s Prime: Elegant Appetizers

Martorano’s Prime, renowned for its Italian-American steakhouse fare, offers sophisticated small bites, perfect for a more refined palate. The delectable Handmade Fresh Mozzarella, served warm and sprinkled with coarse sea salt, fresh basil and black pepper, is a perfect summer dish for guests looking to elevate their small bite experience at Rivers.

On the other hand, if you’re in the mood to crank up the zest, the Stuffed Banana Peppers filled with sweet Italian sausage and topped with mouthwatering marinara and house-made mozzarella provide a delightful kick. Seafood lovers will appreciate the Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, featuring Martorano’s homemade cocktail and mustard sauces.

No matter your preference, Martorano’s Prime has the perfect small bite offerings to satisfy your summer cravings with a touch of class—and a robust wine and cocktail menu. Cheers!

Mian: Asian-Inspired Appetizers

Mian at Rivers Casino offers an exciting selection of Asian-inspired appetizers that are perfect for sharing. The Fried Calamari with spicy chili sauce provides a deliciously crispy and flavorful start. For a more traditional taste, try the Pork Potstickers, which includes eight pieces of seasoned pork wrapped in delicate dumplings.

The BBQ Pork Bao Bun is another tempting option. This delectable miniature dish combines soft, steamed buns with succulent char siu pork and a special sauce, making each bite a savory delight. Vegetarians and meat-eaters alike can agree on the classic Eggroll, available with a choice of pork or vegetable filling.

With an extensive menu and range of flavors to choose from, Mian ensures there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

FLIPT: Quick and Tasty Treats

FLIPT is the classic burger-and-shake joint with quick, satisfying apps accompanying its gourmet burger lineup. The Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese Bites are a creamy, cheesy extravaganza with a perfectly crispy exterior. For something even more savory, the Battered Onion Rings are always a hit with guests.

For those with a sweet tooth, the Fresh Baked Cookie or the decadent FLIPT Brownie make for a satisfying ending to any meal.

Share the Joy of Small Bites

Small bites at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh offer more than just great taste—sampling an assortment of small dishes allows diners to experience a wider range of flavor profiles and textures without being tied down to a single entrée.

This added variety makes meals more interesting and exciting, especially during the summer when lighter, more flexible dining options are often preferable.

Sharing small dishes with friends is a delicious way to enjoy your meal at a leisurely pace and savor each individual flavor to the max.

For more information on dining options available at Rivers Pittsburgh, visit

Story and Photography courtesy of Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

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