Big Jim's is a quintessential Pittsburgh bar and restaurant in “the run,” aka lower Greenfield. A dimly lit space with wood paneled walls, the emphasis here is on huge portions of classic Italian and Pittsburgh food.
Calzones so big they take 45 minutes to bake and don't even fit on a single plate? Check.
Reubens piled a mile high with corned beef? Yep.
Burgers, hoagies, and salads topped with fries? That's so Pittsburgh.
First things first, you definitely shouldn't come here if you're on a diet or a vegan. And you should definitely expect a wait on the weekends. If neither of those things bother you, then wear your fat pants and prepare to step back in time for a true Pittsburgh experience.