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lunch spots between Erie and Pitt on I 79?

fineboy Jan 11, 2012 07:18 AM

Travelling with family this weekend from Toronto to Pittsburgh for hockey tourney.
Any good/interesting lunch spots to check out on our way?

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    Burghfeeder Jan 12, 2012 11:17 AM

    My favorite is the Iron Bridge Inn which is not on 79, but about 5 minutes off of the Grove City exit, on Rt. 19. Another good choice is Rachels Roadhouse which is also very near The Iron Bridge.


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    1. re: Burghfeeder
      BCF Jan 17, 2012 07:17 PM

      Try burghers off the zelienople exit. Great food sourced locally. Milkshakes are good too. And it's usually pretty quick. It's BYOB, which is usually a plus in my book but could prove otherwise since you're traveling.

      1. re: BCF
        PoppiYYZ Jan 5, 2013 08:18 AM


        Very NICE ! Iron Bridge 85% on Urbanspoon, Rachel's 91%, and Burgh'ers 92% (with 400 votes !) and all with 4 stars on Yelp. Been driving through this stretch for years eating crap, but no more ! Thanks very much.

        1. re: PoppiYYZ
          Davecli Jan 6, 2013 07:04 AM

          Yes, all of these are on route 19, which is a two lane and runs parallel to 79. I forgot about Burgh'ers, but I've been there and it's really good too. Another good choice is the Log Cabin, which is a couple of miles north of Burgh'ers, again on 19. Burgh'ers is nice but kind of diner like, while the other three, while not formal, are more like full service restaurants.


          1. re: Davecli
            PoppiYYZ Jan 6, 2013 11:10 AM

            Thanks Davecli,
            Log Cabin also looks good and has 89% on US. I personally like the diner, quick in and out, spots for lunch while driving with a long afternoon ahead of you...

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      sr44 Jan 9, 2013 12:08 PM

      There's the Creative Crust in Meadville. They have pizza and soup among their offerings.


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