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Mar 5, 2012 09:13 AM

Best Mussels Southside

My daughter and I are visting Duquesne this weekend. She loves mussels. We visited Pitt last year and stopped at the Sharper Edge and she was in mussel heaven. We're tring Southside this time. Any recommendations for a good place in Southside for mussels?

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  1. Dish has a nice version of cozze al vapore as an app and 17th St. Cafe had mussels casino on the menu not too long ago . I'd check if they're on the menu currently.

    If you haven't been yet, the local mussels & frites champion is Point Brugge in Point Breeze. That's mussel heaven, IMO. I'd give Paris 66's version a vote for 2nd place.

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    1. re: Panini Guy

      Panini nailed it for the S.S. Dish and 17th St are my favorites in that area.

    2. I'll second Panini Guy's mention of Point Brugge, where you can get your mussels (i) Thai, (ii) white wine/shallots/cream, or (iii) Provencal. Mussel (and frites) heaven.

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      1. re: fmcgrath

        Very few things I crave. Point/Park Bruges mussels in White wine/beurre blanc... I could eat it 3-4 days a week :)

      2. We ended up going to Fat Head's Saloon. We got the mussels there. They were just OK but the portion size was small. I wouldn't order them again.

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        1. re: AndOne

          While Fat Head's is one of, if not my fave, sandwhich place in the city.. I would never of ordered mussles there..Hope you at least got some other food there

          1. re: Augie6

            I agree, Fatheads is great at what they do best, which is good sandwiches and a nice beer selection. I didn't even know they served mussels.


            1. re: Burghfeeder

              Drive the 15 minutes to Point Breeze and have dinner at Point Brugge. I dream of the red curry mussels.