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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 1,880 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
Abingdon, Maryland
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Went here on recommendation of a friend who grew up in Pittsburgh. The food is good, but nothing very different from ordinary diner food. I think this place really relies on its kitschy decorations to stand out from the crowd, but all I really noticed was how little space we had! We went on a Sunday morning and were packed... More

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The place is cute, food wonderful, service charming. I had a mexican omlete that was tasty and colorful. The potatoes are to die for. They only take cash... so get some before you go. Well worth it!

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Churchville, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

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
50 helpful votes 50 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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