AMAZING!!!!!!!!!. Ritters in Pittsburgh is AMAZING!! The server was super nice an the Fried Green Tomatoes were literally to die for!! I seriously cant wait to go back. The cook even came out to thank us for ordering so many orders of the fried green tomatoes. Great experience :)
Greasy Spoon. If you ever wanted to eat at a genuine greasy spoon, complete with rude service, this is the place for you. You don't get any smiles, welcomes, thank you, so don't expect any. The servers are out of the past, complete with scowls and indifference. We actually thought our experience was funny, but I'd never eat there again. The food was tasteless, greasy, and unappetizing. I cant explain why the place is still in business.
SO RUDE, SO DISAPPOINTING. If I could give a zero, I would. They are rude, mean and nasty. Considering how bland, ordinary and greasy this food is, you'd think they'd want to treat the customer like gold. The food is wet, burnt, and appears to be made out of yesterday's left overs. They need to get off their high horse and learn that they are lucky to still be in business.
Typical diner. The first visit was really good, great fried chicken and excellent stuffed pork chops. The next visit was awful, the hot turkey was like eating paste on a plate. Prices are fairly cheap and service was good.
GREAT SERVICE. GREAT SERVICE WHICH MAKES FOR REPEAT CUSTOMERS. LIKE ME...
Cute, Classic Diner. This diner is authentic, cheap, and solid. The food is exactly what you'd expect at a diner, which is mostly pretty delicious.
Jamie. Jamie is the best waitress there genna is a close second
Good service, bad food. This place was much more appealing before the smoking ban took effect. It used to be a nice little spot for coffee and cigarettes, and okay diner food. The servers there are usually wonderful, attentive, and sweet. But lately food quality has declined. I was served dry pancakes with COLD blueberry syrup on top. My boyfriend asked for his eggs extra-dry and was served a visibly-greasy scramble. Nice place to visit in the wee morning hours if you're just looking for sustenance but I wouldn't recommend this place for a meal out with friends or family.
exactly what you want in a 24 hour diner. I grew up where every small town has a 24 hour diner. Ritter's reminds me of those places with its decor and menu. The prices here are rock bottom, and it's a good option for late night dining. The crowd that gathers here is eclectic, to say the least, but one thing that is an overriding theme after midnight is a collective state of inebriation. Sunday mornings are very busy with the church crowd, so you'll have to wait a while for a table. Living in bloomfield, I used to frequent Ritter's often, and I never had a problem with the place or the food being dirty. The reviewers on here that claim that this place is filthy or has unclean food are obviously just being melodramatic and/or immature. Find out for yourself, the price is always right here. Try the buckwheat pancakes while you're at it.
If that bar from Star Wars served food....
I first went to Ritter's as a college student looking for food at 3 AM. I think the fact it is open 24 hrs, and is almost as cheap as fast food, draws students who live in the Friendship area, along the Center Ave, Baum Blvd, South Negley corridor of bus routes to Oakland, and the bar crowds from Shadyside after last call. That's why I went. I also recall the food being pretty good diner fair, like good meatloaf sandwiches and pie, and generous breakfast portions. They also have their own parking lot. At the time the convenience and cheap eats outweighed the negatives. And the negatives, I have to say in the name of honesty, included crazy people causing a disturbance, and on one occasion a guy arguing with a wall in the restroom while urinating in the sink when I walked in.
I went back recently after about ten years had passed. The food was not as good as I remember it. I had breakfast and the eggs were overcooked and dry, and the potatoes not cooked all the way through. The place was still dirty though. They have an ATM inside but don't take credit cards. And the crowd was much as I remember. There were a few students and retirees, and I think some nurses from a hospital, but there were also an assortment of characters who looked like they were fired by the circus, or drifters who just got out of jail. Scary. If my food wasn't bad enough, the smell of the people sitting in the booth next me actually made me gag. I didn't finish or bother complaining, I just paid my bill and left as quick as I could. I went there a lot as college student, and I am a late night diner lover, but wouldn't recommend it now.
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