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Unread 06-29-2007, 06:58 PM
 
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Goodness! I didn't know there was a Mad Mex in Oakland! I absolutely love their garlic mashed potatoe and bean burritos!

There's also a place callled Fuel and Fuddle that has 5 stars. It has great reviews and is just as affordable as all the other places I've mentioned. (Every single place I've mentioned has only a one dollar sign rating.) Student's apparently love this place. And the food is better than what you'd expect for a place like that.

There's an Origional Hot Dog Shop and an Italian Delux in the same area too. That's college fair for you.

Primantti brothers was mentioned earlier. That's a sandwich shop with a Pittsburgh twist.

Here's a link with the locations of everything I mentioned in this post: tessaro's loc: Pittsburgh, PA - Google Maps

Again, everything I already offered throughout the thread was casual dining at student prices.

You can get something other than a sandwich or a burger at an affordable price.
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Unread 06-29-2007, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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Excellent Hopes, I appreciate all the recommendations!
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Unread 06-29-2007, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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Id go to peppi's and get a roethils-"burger" but thats just me,haha
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Unread 06-29-2007, 09:38 PM
 
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Id go to peppi's and get a roethils-"burger" but thats just me,haha
I love Peppi's. I wouldn't get a burger though (I'm not a burger person). Unfortunately, it's in North Side and they'll be staying on the other side of town in Oakland. It would be a good place to eat when they check out the stadiums if they plan to tour the city.
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Unread 06-30-2007, 10:43 AM
 
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Uncle Sam's in S. Oakland. Best french fries I've ever had.

Cheap, and great sandwiches/subs. Cash only the last I knew.
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Unread 06-30-2007, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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One of my favorite regional chains out there is Max & Erma's. (I guess "out there" is relative since they have a handful here too.) It's a slightly more up-market version of, say, Bennigan's or Chili's. There's a pretty cool one on Walnut Street in Shadyside.
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Unread 06-30-2007, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Goodness! I didn't know there was a Mad Mex in Oakland! I absolutely love their garlic mashed potatoe and bean burritos!
You gotta be kidding me! That's the original flagship. Love that place. With a 12-year-old in tow, it would be best to get in and out by afternoon; it fills up with college kids in the evening (though maybe not as much in the summer -- I don't know).
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Unread 06-30-2007, 06:55 PM
 
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One of my favorite regional chains out there is Max & Erma's. (I guess "out there" is relative since they have a handful here too.) It's a slightly more up-market version of, say, Bennigan's or Chili's. There's a pretty cool one on Walnut Street in Shadyside.
My son loves Max & Erma's Philly cheese steaks.
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Unread 07-01-2007, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Crafton, PA
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I will second Lu Lus for sure. Cheap and great food.

In the oakland area, my favorite has always been Fuel and Fuddle. They have great pizzas and sandwiches and their house beer is Troegs. Of course when I was at Pitt we never ate their before 11 PM (1/2 off after 11).

If you like authentic Mexican, check out La Fiesta on Atwood. It is a block down from Mad Mex and I prefer it.
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Unread 07-01-2007, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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If you like authentic Mexican, check out La Fiesta on Atwood. It is a block down from Mad Mex and I prefer it.
I'm gonna have to back Mad Mex in this race. I like them both, but Mad Mex's food is more creative and, let's face it, the atmosphere is a lot more festive.
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