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

Our Story…

At 142 years old, The Original Oyster House is Pittsburgh’s oldest bar and restaurant.  Located in the heart of Market Square, the unique tavern has been designated a historic landmark by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.

When The Original Oyster House first opened in 1870, oysters sold for a penny and beer was 10 cents a glass.  The enormous fish sandwiches, which require a special bun, were introduced by “Silver Dollar Louie,” Louis Americus, proprietor from 1916 to 1970. The specialty coating on the fish and oysters, a recipe of Mrs. Americus, is still used by the kitchen staff.

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?


  We are celebrating 144 years!  Now through October 12th, stop by for fun promotions and giveaways!  Check your inbox if you are a Birthday Club member, or join our Club at the link above!