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Pamela's

3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3408 (Central Oakland)
412-683-4066
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Ranked #26 of 1,874 restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Neighborhood: Central Oakland
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English first
Churchville, New York
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Went to Pamela's based on TA recommendation and not disappointed. Food was good, service was even better. Some in our party did have the crepe pancakes which I tasted, and... they were delish! Def agree with all the reviews about the them. The eggs and potatoes where fine as well. The server was beyond friendly and made the meal all... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My friends and I went to Pamela's to try it out since we had heard so many wonderful things about it. The food was fabulous but our server never came back to ask us if our food was ok or even if we needed a refill on our drinks. Before leaving we went to use the restroom and the servers... More

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Lancaster, PA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We went to Pamela's based on TA reviews. Since we are not overly familiar with the area we asked one of our Univ of Pitt tour guides where Pamela's was located. She knew right where it was and said it was a favorite stop of the Pitt students. We got to Pamela's before it opened on a Friday morning and... More

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Plano
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is such a simple and fabulous place! We loved how comfortable it was, the décor was fun to look at (all the old games brought back some great memories and stories), and the food was so good! I have to recommend the chorizo because I've never had any quite like this before...unique and so tasty. Also the lyonnaise potatoes... More

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Philadelphia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

You have to go to this quirky diner just for the to die for home fries. The waffles were top notch as well. If you go for breakfast during peak time, expect to wait outside, this place is super popular. Decor is odd but I didn't care, just wanted an extra order of potatoes.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were referred to Pam's by a few locals in town...This one is near the University of Pittsburgh. The food and service were great! Expect to wait for a table, but well worth it!

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Charleston, West Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We ate breakfast here, eggs, bacon and toast, but the lyonnaise potatoes are what home fries should be. Get there earlier than 11 and you get the early bird discount. No credit cards accepted, so bring cash.

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Middletown, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This little place has the best pancakes and French toast you will ever eat. The pancakes are thin with crispy edges and delicious. You can't go wrong at Pamela's.

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Arvada, Colorado
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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We ate here twice on our trip to PITT! Had one of the best crepes ever! We had the 'Morning after special", Strawberry Crepes, and a side of lyonnaise potatoes and ALL were SO GOOD! Everything about this place is great! The deco is interesting, the service was quick and friendly, and the prices are reasonable. Will come back when... More

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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We tried Pamela's for breakfast on a recent weekend trip to Pittsburgh based upon the reviews that it is one of the "go to" places for a morning meal. On the whole, it's a decent value for your money. You get plenty of food, so you shouldn't go home hungry. The standouts were the lyonnaise potatoes and the spicy chorizo... More

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