Burgatory! It’s a Pittsburgh thing.

On a recent trip to visit my best friend from college for her baby shower, my fiance and I, were treated to dinner at Burgatory. You can only find this chain out in the Pittsburgh area and it’s a real shame they are not near Philadelphia. Known for their burgers and shakes, you will soon read why you would want them in our area as well!

The restaurant we visited was their Murrysville location. It’s big but warm, friendly and inviting. The hostess and wait staff were incredibly friendly. We were seated right away and quickly began to drool over the menu. You can order a traditional beef burger with a variety of toppings or you can create your own. Trust me when I say you want to create your own. Not only do you get to chose your specific toppings, but you get to choose the type of protein. Your choices include beef, chicken, bison, wagyu, crab, elk or vegan. How’s that sound to start with?

We chose the elk and wagyu. Very good choices indeed! We decided to be “good” and ordered a side salad with each burger. Our friends got french fries with theirs. You can’t go wrong with either. The wagyu burger was perfectly cooked. It was juicy, tender with pepper jack cheese on a brioche bun. Heaven on a plate. The elk burger was incredibly flavorful. Again, tender and juicy. I was amazed how lean and light it was. It was the first time we’d ever seen and ordered elk. I’d order this all the time if I could!

The other big thing Burgatory is known for is their shakes. Oh, their shakes! You haven’t had a shake until you’ve tried their shakes. It was probably one of the toughest decisions we’ve ever had to make but we finally ordered the fluffer nutter butter shake and the burnt almond torte shake. The fluffer nutter butter shake consisted of crushed nutter butter cookies with whipped marshmallow fluff. The burnt almond torte shake was made with Prantl’s burnt almond torte and spun with amaretto. One word:incredible! And yes, they went perfectly well with our burgers. It’s one thing to have a great meal. It’s another to have an great meal and have so much fun at the restaurant while eating. Burgatory delivers on both!

If you are ever in the Pittsburgh area, do yourself a favor and find the nearest Burgatory. You’ll have a great time, be served delicious food and drinks and be wishing they were in the Philadelphia area!


Inside Burgatory.


Warm and inviting decor.


All hail the burger!


Shakes that were to die for!


The elk burger.


The wagyu burger with a wonderful side salad.


Close up of the elk burger and side salad. Delicious!


Close up of the wagyu burger and side salad.

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