It’s official: The Eagle Food & Beer Hall is now open downtown.
Initially set to open in March, (according to its Facebook page, the site ran into a “couple of roadblocks” after announcing the opening date), the food and beer hall has opened its doors for good at 737 Penn Avenue.
The restaurant serves Southern comfort food, and specializes in fried chicken – their house-brined birds are available in whole, half, and quarter chicken orders, and served with a spicy hot honey.
The menu also includes a variety of small bites and snacks, including homemade hush puppies, a Pimento cheese plate with pickles, and brown sugar bacon, topped with a dash of cayenne.
Sandwiches include their take on a fried chicken sandwich with cole slaw and spicy mayo, a fried chicken BLT, and a shrimp po’ boy.
On the side, you’ll find options like horseradish mashed potatoes, spoonbread with maple butter, Mac & Cheese, white cheddar grits, collards and homemade biscuits.
The Eagle also boasts a full cocktail menu, and dozens of draught and bottled beers.
Earlier this year, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the restaurant will seat 150 at full capacity.
The Cincinnati-based chain is part of the Thunderdome Restaurants group, and other Eagle locations can be found in Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, Louisville and Charlotte. Thunderdome also owns Bakersfield restaurants, including one located just down the street from the group’s Pittsburgh’s Eagle location.
The Eagle will be open Tuesdays through Sundays from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m.
The Eagle Food & Beer Hall (737 Penn Avenue)