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Pamela's

3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3408 (Central Oakland)
412-683-4066
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Ranked #30 of 1,883 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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new mexico
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171 reviews 171 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

You can't say you've been to Pittsburgh unless you've eaten at Pamela's. And, yes, Pamela's is known for its crepe-like pancakes (pancake-like crepes?) which are delicious, utterly delicious. We went on a Sunday morning just before a Steelers home game. Somehow I doubt it is any less crowded any other weekend. Fortunately the wait was short and the service was... More

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New York City, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Everyone talks about the pancakes and all I have to say is that even weeks later I am still craving those pancakes. I got a side of ham steak with mine and all I can say is that the ham steak was really tasty and it was a good size portion!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My son took me to Pamela's for breakfast yesterday. The breakfast was so good. If we had gone earlier during my visit I would have gone back a second or third time. Try the specialty pancake style crepes. . . Blueberries and creme was so good yesterday.

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Doylestown,PA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

This is a pretty good breakfast place and very popular. You can tell by the lines when there are family events at the university...move in, move out and Family Weekends. Prices are okay for a diner. Expect about $10+ per person for breakfast. The bathrooms are down stairs (basement). Don't expect anything fancy. This is a basic college town breakfast... More

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Columbia, MD
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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stopped by on a Sunday morning, and the place was jumping! People were lined up out the door. They found a table for us fairly quickly , and we enjoyed a nice breakfast. The service was a bit slow, due to the big crowd, but the wait staff was friendly and efficient. The kitchen was a bit slow. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My kids & I liked the pancakes so much, we're going back tomorrow. Cash only is always a little frustrating, but I'll compromise for Pamela's.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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