Pittsburgh area (west): Best dining bets for the dollar?
We'll be staying in Robinson Township (Bulger, to be precise), about 10 miles west of the airport, for a week and are looking for dinner possibilities in that area. We're not chain fans, like good food (just about any cuisine), food triumphs over frills any day, and we're happiest when the bill runs somewhere between $40 and $80 for two of us. Any suggestions?
If you are a beef lover, Ditka's just opened and Ive heard that It's good...Also, the Pittsburgh Chop House is a great place for steak, but you might strech your budjet at both of these. Another place is called the Downey House. This is a restaurant/bar type place. family friendly, and better than bar food. Its on 60 (Steubenville Pike) a mile or two from Robinson Town Center.
You may want to spend an evening in Sewickley, PA. Lots of great restaurants there - Greek food at Little Athens (you don't say..), upscale bar food and great beer selection at The Sharp Edge and The Sewickley Hotel, and I hear lots of good things about of a new crepe bistro, though I haven't been. If you make it to the Sewickley Hotel, save room for dessert. They are homemade phenomenal...the bread budding is my favorite!
I would also consider Wings, Suds, and Spuds (8806 University Blvd.) in Coraopolis. It is a dingy bar with great chicken wings and fresh cut fries.
Lastle, you may want to consider Harold's Inn (2134 Broadhead Road) in Aliquippa. This restaurant is a little further than Wings, Suds and Spuds. The menu is all over the place. I can't say anything for the Italian cuisine, as I haven't tried it. However, the fried chicken and taters with "mountain seasoning" are great. Can be greasy, depending on who is cooking that day, but are usually crisp and moist.
Hope you enjoy your stay!