Visiting North Oakland, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Pittsburgh neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a traditional American restaurant to a breakfast spot.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in North Oakland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Union Grill
Topping the list is traditional American spot Union Grill. Located at 413 S. Craig St., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 386 reviews on Yelp.
This spot was described by SpoonUniversity.com as the go-to place to go "when you miss mom's home cooking" on campus. On the menu, look for its signature beer-battered fish sandwich and potato and cheese pierogies.
2. Turkish Grille
Next up is Turkish, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean spot Turkish Grille, situated at 272 Melwood Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 87 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
This eatery's cook Sam Kacar crafted its menu around cuisine influenced by Turkey and its surrounding regions, using oregano leaves and garlic in many of its dishes, according to The Pitt News. Look for its seasoned and marinated lamb or light fare like the falafel and zucchini platter.
3. Pie For Breakfast
Pie For Breakfast, a New American and breakfast and brunch spot, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 130 Yelp reviews. Head over to 200 N. Craig St. to see for yourself.
This breakfast spot is chef-owner Trevett Hooper’s third restaurant following Legume and Butterjoint, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Look for buttermilk pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and creamy quiche.