Rise and Shine, Let’s go to Bob’s

Bobs Diner in Carnegie
Got an ole fashioned cup of joe at Bobs Diner in Carnegie

While we certainly enjoy trying the hip new spots that like to be creative, we also enjoy visiting the local, old-school locations, especially at breakfast time. While passing through Carnegie around 8:00 a.m. this weekend (don’t ask why), we saw quite a crowd of cars in the parking lot of Bob’s Diner. Figuring “if a crowd loves it, then let’s see what the buzz is about,” we went in and found a nice breakfast atmosphere. It was a Saturday morning and the locals were discussing the H.S. football game from the previous night and the staff was pleasant and attentive.  After getting some coffee, I decided to go for the gusto and get the mixed grill.  Or rather it was lack of a decision that lead me to order , since I just couldn’t make up my mind and I wasn’t awake enough to rationalize.  The mixed grill was good, but nothing special.  In fact, I wish there was breakfast sausage in it instead of smoked summer sausage.  I found it filling and very much enjoyed the Mancini’s Italian toast that accompanied it.

Upon the writing of this review, I’ve now discovered that Bob’s Diner has 3 Pittsburgh locations with one more opening in the south hills on Painters Run Road soon.  If nothing else, it is a locally-owned and operated establishment, so pay them a visit if you’re out for breakfast and take in some hearty breakfast food (and even take the time to do some people watching like we did).

Bobs Original Mixed Grill
Bobs Original Mixed Grill (served all day) - Scrambled eggs, home fries, onions, green peppers, sausage, bacon, ham, and cheese, cooked together and piled high with your choice of toast $7.95


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