Roland's Seafood Grill

★★★★☆
  • 1904 Penn Ave

    Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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  • 412-261-3401

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Our server was very polite, attentive, and cheerful. It was a PLEASURE to be a customer at Roland's Seafood Grill. Thank you for considering for customer's interest and input.

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Our server was very polite, attentive, and cheerful. It was a PLEASURE to be a customer at Roland's Seafood Grill. Thank you for considering for customer's interest and input.

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My waitress was absolutely wonderful and I will come back here anytime.

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My waitress was absolutely wonderful and I will come back here anytime.

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Amber is a great server! Great lobster salad, excellent food. Would definitely return.

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Amber is a great server! Great lobster salad, excellent food. Would definitely return.

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The bartender here was helpful, quick and friendly. He was knowledgeable and able to provide beer recommendations based on my taste. In addition, he made excellent mixed drinks.

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The bartender here was helpful, quick and friendly. He was knowledgeable and able to provide beer recommendations based on my taste. In addition, he made excellent mixed drinks.

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We orderd calamri the batter was very heavy and full of grease . I am getting sick just thinking about calamari Crab cake sandwich came out semi warm bun cold and not toasted. French fries greasey , cold and limp. We were shopping at

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We orderd calamri the batter was very heavy and full of grease . I am getting sick just thinking about calamari Crab cake sandwich came out semi warm bun cold and not toasted. French fries greasey , cold and limp. We were shopping at

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We visited this restaurant today for the first time and will never be back again we were very disappointed. We returned the maryland clam soup because it did not taste very well and replaced it with new england clam chowder and was

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We visited this restaurant today for the first time and will never be back again we were very disappointed. We returned the maryland clam soup because it did not taste very well and replaced it with new england clam chowder and was

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I haven't been to the strip in a while and Rolands is still an awesome spot to go to. The food is excellent and their beer selection is hard to match in Pittsburgh. They have like 500 beers and the best bartenders around. If you sit on the deck ask for Tonya, she is the best server ever. she was fast and knew a lot about all of the beers. Best beer guide! I always loved their Lobster Roll and a beer on the deck in the sun. No place better for summer days.

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★★★★★

I haven't been to the strip in a while and Rolands is still an awesome spot to go to. The food is excellent and their beer selection is hard to match in Pittsburgh. They have like 500 beers and the best bartenders around. If you sit on the deck ask for Tonya, she is the best server ever. she was fast and knew a lot about all of the beers. Best beer guide! I always loved their Lobster Roll and a beer on the deck in the sun. No place better for summer days.

Pros: The best balcony in the city

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Roland's Seafood Grill is a fun place to meet friends and eat some good food. I was at a party on the top floor. There was a big buffet. All of the food (some of it was seafood, some of it wasn't) was very good.

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★★★★☆

Roland's Seafood Grill is a fun place to meet friends and eat some good food. I was at a party on the top floor. There was a big buffet. All of the food (some of it was seafood, some of it wasn't) was very good.

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The horrible service outweighs the mediocre food. Went for a quick lunch, stayed for two hours, not by choice! They were not busy, just completely unattentive. The waitress was downright rude for no apparent reason. The 'famous' lobster roll isn't as good as Billy Roadhouse in the North Hills. I will never go back!! Don't say you weren't warned.

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★☆☆☆☆

The horrible service outweighs the mediocre food. Went for a quick lunch, stayed for two hours, not by choice! They were not busy, just completely unattentive. The waitress was downright rude for no apparent reason. The 'famous' lobster roll isn't as good as Billy Roadhouse in the North Hills. I will never go back!! Don't say you weren't warned.

Pros: NONE!

Cons: Service! Service! Bathroom Attendent in a dumpy restaurant!

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I have had good food and service here before. On April 26 I had the worst meal ever and with bad service. I had the Maryland crab soup. It had almost no crab and really just tasted like tobasco sauce. I had a crab cake app and that was the end. It tasted old and had some spices that didnt fit with crab. I decided not to try an entee as I had already spent close to 30 dollars (with tip) for the first two horrible items and a couple of overpriced beers.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have had good food and service here before. On April 26 I had the worst meal ever and with bad service. I had the Maryland crab soup. It had almost no crab and really just tasted like tobasco sauce. I had a crab cake app and that was the end. It tasted old and had some spices that didnt fit with crab. I decided not to try an entee as I had already spent close to 30 dollars (with tip) for the first two horrible items and a couple of overpriced beers.

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The service is bad. Have been there on several occasions and the service is still bad. Most recently was there on Good Friday. My friend and I decided to sit in the bar area. We ordered a Cheeseburger, bowl of soup, and a fish sandwich. It took 15 minutes for the soup to arrive and 45 minutes for the fish sandwich and cheeseburger to arrive. I have not yet figured out how this restaurant stays in business. I will never enter or dine here again. Please avoid at all costs.

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★☆☆☆☆

The service is bad. Have been there on several occasions and the service is still bad. Most recently was there on Good Friday. My friend and I decided to sit in the bar area. We ordered a Cheeseburger, bowl of soup, and a fish sandwich. It took 15 minutes for the soup to arrive and 45 minutes for the fish sandwich and cheeseburger to arrive. I have not yet figured out how this restaurant stays in business. I will never enter or dine here again. Please avoid at all costs.

Pros: nothing

Cons: poor parking and service

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The first disappointment we had when visiting Roland's was that we were not offered the special menu that has a discounted price on a meal for 2 and a bottle of wine which they have on certain weekdays.We only found that out after a female waitress offered it to people who come after us. They were able to get the same meal we had for a cheaper price! Our waiter also seemed very distracted and needed to be reminded to bring things. On the plus side the servings were huge and quite tasty. The seafood was fresh and nicely seasoned. The friendliest person was the bartender who welcomed people into the place and also kept up a running patter with the people in the bar.

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★★★☆☆

The first disappointment we had when visiting Roland's was that we were not offered the special menu that has a discounted price on a meal for 2 and a bottle of wine which they have on certain weekdays.We only found that out after a female waitress offered it to people who come after us. They were able to get the same meal we had for a cheaper price! Our waiter also seemed very distracted and needed to be reminded to bring things. On the plus side the servings were huge and quite tasty. The seafood was fresh and nicely seasoned. The friendliest person was the bartender who welcomed people into the place and also kept up a running patter with the people in the bar.

Pros: huge servings! good seafood.

Cons: service was spotty and disappointing.

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I recently moved to pittsburgh and I live moment away from Rolands. I recommend the resteraunt. It does have some poor qualities but over all great place. I was there on a sunday with some friends and the waitress up stairs( I believe her name was terry) made feel as if I did not belong there. She had a bad attitude and even more harsh choice of language. How ever the irish guy downstairs is fun to watch and talk too. On tuesdays they have a great dinner for two special where you get a bottle of wine (nothing expensive but great for the price) and they have a excellent beer selection upstairs as well. The bartenders where very helpful and knowledgeable. Those two make you feel as if you have been there for years and know how to have a good time. The lobster roll is a unique dish and taste well. The pizzas are good as well. I def recommend going upstairs or sitting with Irish guy downstairs. Thanks guys you are great...

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★★★★☆

I recently moved to pittsburgh and I live moment away from Rolands. I recommend the resteraunt. It does have some poor qualities but over all great place. I was there on a sunday with some friends and the waitress up stairs( I believe her name was terry) made feel as if I did not belong there. She had a bad attitude and even more harsh choice of language. How ever the irish guy downstairs is fun to watch and talk too. On tuesdays they have a great dinner for two special where you get a bottle of wine (nothing expensive but great for the price) and they have a excellent beer selection upstairs as well. The bartenders where very helpful and knowledgeable. Those two make you feel as if you have been there for years and know how to have a good time. The lobster roll is a unique dish and taste well. The pizzas are good as well. I def recommend going upstairs or sitting with Irish guy downstairs. Thanks guys you are great...

Pros: Beer selection upstairs, Dinner special and the patio

Cons: Draft system and waiters/waitress'

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Under no circumstances would I ever eat at Roland?s. Why?!?
1.Poor Service
2.Sub par Food
3.Not recommended for large parties b/c restaurant policy doesn?t allow split checks and only 3 forms of payment can be used. So even if you have one bill and all want to pay with credit cards you can only use up to three. They don?t tell you this up front.
?4.Unsanitary: Stepped on a dead something near game room.
?5.Horrible Management: Not once did we get an apology for the service, food or rodents. They made us feel like we were to blame.

Tonight I gathered for a going-away bash directly after work for one my colleagues. What started as a joyful occasion ended as one of the worst experiences of my life! It took forever to find a waitress assigned to my table of 10. When she did provide service it always required an unbelievable wait time. No one was impressed with their food selections?lobster ravioli dry, calamari undercooked and stuffed mushrooms that were just average. To top it off it took us nearly an hour and a half to close out our ticket because our waitress obviously wasn?t familiar with payment policies at Roland?s (see above) Ended in at least 3 trips back and forth to our table with discussions with two managers and us making a trip to the ATM across the street in -7 degree weather. To top it off one of my colleagues stepped on dead gray something. Management offered no explanation and instead called the police because suddenly we had become disorderly. Keep in mind that my group consisted of master?s and doctorate prepared Pittsburgh professionals, five men and 8 women with no drunkards in the bunch. I wouldn?t return to Roland?s if they gave the food away and offered me $100 bucks. I wouldn?t recommend it to Satan himself. And I don?t recommend it to any of you, unless of course you like partying with Mickey, Minnie and friends.

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★☆☆☆☆

Under no circumstances would I ever eat at Roland?s. Why?!?
1.Poor Service
2.Sub par Food
3.Not recommended for large parties b/c restaurant policy doesn?t allow split checks and only 3 forms of payment can be used. So even if you have one bill and all want to pay with credit cards you can only use up to three. They don?t tell you this up front.
?4.Unsanitary: Stepped on a dead something near game room.
?5.Horrible Management: Not once did we get an apology for the service, food or rodents. They made us feel like we were to blame.

Tonight I gathered for a going-away bash directly after work for one my colleagues. What started as a joyful occasion ended as one of the worst experiences of my life! It took forever to find a waitress assigned to my table of 10. When she did provide service it always required an unbelievable wait time. No one was impressed with their food selections?lobster ravioli dry, calamari undercooked and stuffed mushrooms that were just average. To top it off it took us nearly an hour and a half to close out our ticket because our waitress obviously wasn?t familiar with payment policies at Roland?s (see above) Ended in at least 3 trips back and forth to our table with discussions with two managers and us making a trip to the ATM across the street in -7 degree weather. To top it off one of my colleagues stepped on dead gray something. Management offered no explanation and instead called the police because suddenly we had become disorderly. Keep in mind that my group consisted of master?s and doctorate prepared Pittsburgh professionals, five men and 8 women with no drunkards in the bunch. I wouldn?t return to Roland?s if they gave the food away and offered me $100 bucks. I wouldn?t recommend it to Satan himself. And I don?t recommend it to any of you, unless of course you like partying with Mickey, Minnie and friends.

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: EVERYTHING...2 Thumbs down

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I used to love going to Rolands for dinner, but their food has really gone downhill. Don't get me wrong- its a great place for a drink and something from the raw bar- but dinner was bad last night. The clam chowder was too peppery, the lobster raviouli spicy and dry, and our waitress flat out told us that the cook would not take the shrimp tails off of the shrimp in my fathers pasta when he requested them.

Its a shame- it was such a nice place. But do go if you like a raw bar- they do that well!

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★★★☆☆

I used to love going to Rolands for dinner, but their food has really gone downhill. Don't get me wrong- its a great place for a drink and something from the raw bar- but dinner was bad last night. The clam chowder was too peppery, the lobster raviouli spicy and dry, and our waitress flat out told us that the cook would not take the shrimp tails off of the shrimp in my fathers pasta when he requested them.

Its a shame- it was such a nice place. But do go if you like a raw bar- they do that well!

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Rolands is the ultimate night time place to be. With the upstairs playing all you favorite rock music through the jukebox, entertaining bartenders, and three pool tables, to the nightclub downstairs playing your favorite hits from the past to the present. If a fun party atmosphere is what your looking for then Rolands is the place to be.

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★★★★★

Rolands is the ultimate night time place to be. With the upstairs playing all you favorite rock music through the jukebox, entertaining bartenders, and three pool tables, to the nightclub downstairs playing your favorite hits from the past to the present. If a fun party atmosphere is what your looking for then Rolands is the place to be.

Pros: Bartenders, Music, No cover

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Everytime we go to Roland's we can't wait to get back. We have never been dissatisfied with anything. The lobster roll and pizzas are the best. The grilled salmon salad is my favorite. I love eating on the terrace - up or down. The prices are good, too.

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★★★★★

Everytime we go to Roland's we can't wait to get back. We have never been dissatisfied with anything. The lobster roll and pizzas are the best. The grilled salmon salad is my favorite. I love eating on the terrace - up or down. The prices are good, too.

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The lobster was tough and the calamari was rubbery. If you like seafood, don't go here. Other food may be ok. Bar atmosphere and patio aren't bad.

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★★★☆☆

The lobster was tough and the calamari was rubbery. If you like seafood, don't go here. Other food may be ok. Bar atmosphere and patio aren't bad.

Pros: Patio

Cons: Seafood

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Bad sevice in March 2005, Love the lobster roll and wanted it for my birthday. Went August 2005. No one at station to seat people waiting at door. Went and sat on our own. Waitress comes over takes drink order, comes back with bottles and says tap system not working. My wife takes a drink out of her bottle and says something was on the lip of bottle. She wiped it off with a napkin and it had lipstick on the top of the bottle. My wife does not wear lipstick. Took 10 minutes for manager to come over, made faces after explanation, made smart comment and asked if she didnt want it anymore. Owners son made a complete fool of himself on phone, no help, didnt care. My wife is in restaurant service and management for 20 years and never experienced such poor service. NEVER AGAIN.

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★☆☆☆☆

Bad sevice in March 2005, Love the lobster roll and wanted it for my birthday. Went August 2005. No one at station to seat people waiting at door. Went and sat on our own. Waitress comes over takes drink order, comes back with bottles and says tap system not working. My wife takes a drink out of her bottle and says something was on the lip of bottle. She wiped it off with a napkin and it had lipstick on the top of the bottle. My wife does not wear lipstick. Took 10 minutes for manager to come over, made faces after explanation, made smart comment and asked if she didnt want it anymore. Owners son made a complete fool of himself on phone, no help, didnt care. My wife is in restaurant service and management for 20 years and never experienced such poor service. NEVER AGAIN.

Pros: Lobster roll

Cons: Service, Management

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I recently brought our out of town guests to Roland's Seafood. This restaurant is in the heart of...

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★★★★★

I recently brought our out of town guests to Roland's Seafood. This restaurant is in the heart of...

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I moved from Pittsburgh to Columbus Ohio 3 years ago and within the last week I have been CRAVING the Roland's Lobster Sandwich! It's so amazing that 3 years since I last had one, I'm still remembering how good it tastes!

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★★★★★

I moved from Pittsburgh to Columbus Ohio 3 years ago and within the last week I have been CRAVING the Roland's Lobster Sandwich! It's so amazing that 3 years since I last had one, I'm still remembering how good it tastes!

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The restaurant is great. We did have a little bit of trouble parking as it is located in the strip district. The service was great and the selection was tremendous. We had the crab legs and the lobster. The quality of the food was good.

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★★★★☆

The restaurant is great. We did have a little bit of trouble parking as it is located in the strip district. The service was great and the selection was tremendous. We had the crab legs and the lobster. The quality of the food was good.

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Roland's is in a great location - right in the heart of Pittsburgh's Strip District. They have wonderful seafood specialties. I particularly like the lobster sandwich made on garlic toast. They have patio seating upstairs and downstairs

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★★★★☆

Roland's is in a great location - right in the heart of Pittsburgh's Strip District. They have wonderful seafood specialties. I particularly like the lobster sandwich made on garlic toast. They have patio seating upstairs and downstairs

 

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