Kelly O’s Diner is your average small business. Except, it’s not average at all.
Formed in 2001, after owner and widowed Mother, Kelly O’Connor, purchased a vintage Village Dairy; Kelly O’s Diner became a favorite among locals. Years of word-of-mouth and quite a bit of Kelly O’s signature marketing strategies landed the family business on the Food Network’s, “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”. Within the year they filmed their episode titled, “Regional Classics”, business started to boom. Kelly O found herself in a National Cookbook sporting the shows title and was hosting guests from all over the world at her tiny, eclectically vintage diner.
Fast forward a few years, Kelly O’s Diner boasts two great locations; The North Hills of Pittsburgh and The Strip District. As a family owned and operated business, Kelly Os’ children all work in the diner and you can even catch her Mother, Tootie chatting up the customers. [Make sure you watch the credits on the Triple D episode to see Grandma giving Guy Fieri a hard time about his dye job!] Not to be forgotten, the staff becomes “apart of the family”, according to Kelly O. With many long-time employees who are both insanely witty and wildly talented, it seems only fitting that Kelly O’s is so beloved by Pittsburgh natives.
With plenty of shining stainless steel, nostalgic interior decor, and the constant hustle and bustle of both staff and customers; Kelly O’s Diner is sure to please your senses. With a large menu ranging from the classics like Homemade Sausage Gravy and Biscuits to the new-school spin on an Eggs Benedict layered with Kale, Sun-dried Tomatoes, and Goat Cheese; the fare for breakfast is definitely going to leave everyone in your party satisfied. Feeling like you need a Pittsburgh Spin? Try anything with Pierogies and Kielbasa added to it, especially the Pittsburgher. A third-pound local burger topped with Kielbasa, Onions, a Pierogie, and Pepper-jack Cheese. And if none of that does you in, order a Famous Grilled Cinnamon Roll. Nothing says “DINER” without trying a little bit of everything!