Fairywood itself houses
a limited number of restaurants, and the only two in the area border State Highway 60. For a more diverse selection of eateries, residents visit nearby Crafton, Ingram,
and downtown Pittsburgh. Nightlife in this area also borders State Highway 60.
Hanlon’s Cafe, located in Crafton, stands as an inexpensive diner with excellent service and impressive menu items. Although this restaurant lacks the luster of a five-star establishment, guests praise the quality of the food, quick preparation and overall dining experience. Popular dishes include the French onion soup, tuna melt, wedding soup, various patty melts and the Duquesne burgers.
Another nearby restaurant, Portofino’s, has established a reputation for preparing the best pizza in the Fairywood area. This restaurant specializes in pizza, however guests highly recommend the sandwiches and salads as well. Popular sandwiches include hoagies and gyros, while popular pizzas include the Buffalo chicken pie and the spinach and feta white pizza. Guests praise Portofino's for impressive food quality and large portions at affordable prices.
Chan An Restaurant serves authentic Chinese cuisine that guests find appetizing and flavorful. The restaurant may appear to be a hole in the wall, however the food comes highly recommended. Chan An Restaurant has become popular as a result of its quick food preparation and friendly service. The restaurant serves food in 10 minutes or less and has distinct recipes, including a dark broth for wonton soup, and brown and spicy sauce for the General Tso dishes. Popular items include garlic chicken, steamed dumplings and sweet and sour chicken.
Fairywood has one bar, Sharp Edge Creekhouse, located on the southern border. This spot has become popular with locals for the wide selection of beers, including Belgian beers and American Crafts. Sharp Edge also has half-price happy hours and a menu that exceeds the typical bar food selections. Other nightlife locations near Fairywood includes Fireside Inn and Mugshots Cafe.