Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am -10pm, Sunday 11am - 7pm          412-566-7925                                                                20 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Our Story…

At 148 years old, the Original Oyster House is Pittsburgh's oldest bar and restaurant.  Located in the heart of downtown Market Square, near the courts and just across the river from the new stadiums, the unique tavern has been designated a historic landmark by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.


As a teenager the present owner, Louis J. Grippo, was kicked out of the Oyster House and vowed to return and buy the establishment.  Many years later, the vow came true and Grippo purchased the Oyster House in 1970.  He is only the fifth proprietor of the tavern which has attracted politicians, judges, attorneys, sports figures, entertainers, newsmen and hundreds of thousands of others as customers.  Since purchasing the Oyster House, Grippo has completely refurbished the exterior and interior, retaining and enhancing the best features of the bar's illustrious past.

What do you love about the Oyster House?

"The Oyster House is a true Pittsburgh tradition, full of history.  The food is fresh and delicious, the staff is friendly and I love that this establishment is family owned.  Although I may not live in Pittsburgh anymore, I will always come back to the Oyster House" -Don P.

What's Happening?

Now through the end of the month the Oyster House staff are accepting donations to benefit the Tree of Life Synagogue.  Every dollar donated will be matched by the Grippo Family.