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Pamela's

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3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3408
412-683-4066
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7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fabulous thin pancakes

Pamela's is a Pittsburgh institution, but I recently made my first visit. I had the banana-chocolate-chip pancakes. They were decadently delicious. The edges of the crepes were beautifully crisp, and the balance of flavors was great. The only reason I am not giving this restaurant five stars is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
RNatha
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Usa
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Usa
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Pamela's is a Pittsburgh institution, but I recently made my first visit. I had the banana-chocolate-chip pancakes. They were decadently delicious. The edges of the crepes were beautifully crisp, and the balance of flavors was great. The only reason I am not giving this restaurant five stars is that the orange juice tasted like it came mixed from a can.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Pamela’s Restaurant lives up the hype. We visited for breakfast on an August weekday morning and were more than impressed. We arrived in middle of a “rush” and had to wait for a few minutes to get a table. Once seated the fun began. The staff is an amazing team—hustle, professional, friendly, and fun. The food is great and plentiful... More 

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Hatfield, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We moved our son into his dorm at the University of Pittsburgh this weekend and met him for breakfast and he suggested Pamela's. He started to go there during his freshman year and wanted to take us and it was worth it. The breakfast was great and the service was very quick. We got there at 8:30am on a Sat... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Stopped here for breakfast on recommendations. The "famous" potatoes were nothing spectacular, the food was fine but nothing better than a million other places. The fresh fruit was mushy. I also thought the prices were a bit high for what you got. Disappointing at best.

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Garrett Park, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Pamela's is a really delightful deli with good eats, reasonable prices, and fun atmosphere. They have a wide selection of deli /dinner food. Lots of comfort dishes, great sandwiches and breakfast fare. The atmosphere is centered around board games and cards. Our table specialized on Trivial Pursuit. This is a favorite spot of the college students. A little wait was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Stopped for breakfast with kids before touring Oitt campus. There was no wait @ 9 on a Monday in August, the wait staff was friendly & combined tables for our larger group. The decor is bright & fun the right side is decorated with vintage game boards and pieces. The pancakes and thin and similar to crepes. The portions are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The pancakes are amazing! Very thin and light. There are multiple locations in Pittsburgh. A definite stop the next time I am in town!

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Thibodaux, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Where the locals and tourist go . Very small place. The food was very good. Known for their pancakes. Which were very good. Go early or plan to wait. Bring cash . They don't take credits cards .

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I walked here after I visited the Cathedral of Learning a few blocks away. I was hungry for something but I wasn't sure what. I wound up having breakfast for lunch and I was so glad I did. Good food in a nice atmosphere at an excellent value. Having breakfast at 2 PM was totally worth it. Yummy french toast... More 

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Galloway, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Long lines, difficult to find parking. If you are walking, great breakfast. Known for great pancakes and omelets. Good coffee, fast service once you get a seat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3408
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: 412-683-4066

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?