The Best Restaurants In Regent Square, Pittsburgh

The Duquesne incline descends from Mt. Washington, with the skyline in the background in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Duquesne incline descends from Mt. Washington, with the skyline in the background in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. | © Clarence Holmes Photography / Alamy Stock Photo
Rachel Mauer

Regent Square is a charming neighborhood in the East End of Pittsburgh. In addition to beautiful Frick Park, Regent Square also houses several great restaurants in a small area. Read on for our top restaurant picks in Regent Square, Pittsburgh.

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Square Cafe

Square Cafe, Pittsburgh

Square Cafe is the perfect destination for a creative take on American breakfast. Square Cafe is a colorful, mod diner, with an American menu that changes with season. Square Cafe is more than just a restaurant, it’s part of the community – it works with many local nonprofits and the walls of the diner showcases local artists. Plus, Square Cafe prides itself in accommodating your dietary needs. Whether vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free, Square Cafe has a knowledgeable and friendly staff to make you feel at ease.

D’s Six Pax and Dogz

D’s is a Pittsburgh favorite. This hot dog joint also serves pizza, is a pub, and has a beer cave, where you can buy pretty much any beer you want to-go. Their hot dogs are supreme, with pretty much any combination of toppings imaginable. D’s keeps everyone in mind and even offers vegetarian dogs and even ‘burghers.’ Some of their great dogs include the Mac & Cheese, Chihuahua, and Reuben. Plus, you can pair your meal with just about any beer.

Murphy’s Taproom

Murphy’s Taproom is a community staple of Regent Square. This Irish Pub has a wide variety of micro beers to enjoy after a nice meal at one of the other listed restaurants or a movie at the Regent Square Theatre, a movie theater that is a great alternative to the standard American multiplex. Murphy’s has a great dance floor and is a guaranteed way to end any evening on a relaxing note.

Thai Cottage

Thai Cottage is authentic, cute, offers takeout, and has BYOB with no corkage fee, plus, the food is amazingly delicious and fresh. Not to mention that the food is on a lower price range for Thai food in the Pittsburgh area. Honestly, we don’t think Thai Cottage could be any better. The atmosphere is casual and the lighting is provided by lanterns hanging from the ceiling. Thai Cottage is the perfect place for any occasion.

Vanilla Pastry Studio


Rounding out our list is a pastry studio, Vanilla Pastry Studio, because who said a cupcake can’t be a meal? All pastries here are homemade with real and fresh ingredients. Some favorites include the Mango/Passionfruit, Chocolate/Espresso, and the classic Vanilla/Vanilla. Vanilla Pastry Studio doesn’t just stop at cupcakes – they make cookies, cakes, lollies, and other pastries, too. Sometimes, you can even find fresh-baked treats for your favorite pup.

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