this year's restaurants

The 2018 annual South Side Soup Contest is proud to feature the culinary talents of our diverse neighborhood. This year, 24 restaurants are participating in the Contest, and all are eager to share their most imaginative soups with you. From hearty chowders and bisques to flavorful vegetarian soups, there’s something for everyone. After you’ve sampled all of the soups, you’ll have a chance to vote for Best Soup, Best Vegetarian, Most Unique, and Best Host Location via text. For a taste of our participating restaurants, click on the links below!


Café du Jour

Carmella's Plates & Pints

Carson City Saloon

The Colombian Spot

Cupka's Cafe II

Dive Bar and Grille

Double Wide Grill

Emiliano's Mexican Restaurant

Highmark Stadium

La Palapa

Local Bar + Kitchen

Mad Noodles

Mario's South Side Saloon 

Le Petit Chocolat & Café 

OTB Bicycle Cafe

Piper's Pub and The Pub Chip Shop

Ruggers Pub

Smiling Moose


Steel Cactus

Thai Me Up

Tres Rios

Twelve Whiskey Barbecue

UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center

 South Side Soup Contest Returns each year to Pittsburgh's South Side flats to benefit the Brashear Association and South Side Chamber of Commerce