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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Good Enough for Potus, Good Enough for Us

Just what I wanted--a comfort breakfast in below-freezing weather! I ordered coffee, scrambled eggs, and the famous crepe pancakes that were said to be President Obama's favorites. The pancakes aren't light like a crepe but have a crepelike texture and a crusty feel that you want to run your tongue... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
TrepidTraveler1
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Long Beach, CA
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Long Beach, CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Just what I wanted--a comfort breakfast in below-freezing weather! I ordered coffee, scrambled eggs, and the famous crepe pancakes that were said to be President Obama's favorites. The pancakes aren't light like a crepe but have a crepelike texture and a crusty feel that you want to run your tongue across. The coffee is what you'd expect of a stylized... More 

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Kodak
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119 reviews 119 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We ate breakfast at Pamela's - I ordered the Croissant French Toast which is topped with caramel and nuts. It was delicious. I also ordered the lyonnaise potatoes, another excellent dish. My friend ordered the banana chocolate chip hot cakes .... AMAZING! I liked them better than my excellent dishes. We had NO complaints and will probably return for breakfast... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

I go to school at Pitt and so when i have extra time I like to go get good food. This diner has the best homefries! The service is pretty horrible mostly. There are a few servers there that do a great job, but I always seem to draw the one that doesnt want to be there. She is usually... More 

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West Chester, PA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is a real treat for breakfast on the University of Pittsburgh campus. Even the stuff that you'd find at any diner was just really delicious. And those pancakes are not normal pancakes but really something special. You'll wait for a table, that's for sure, so get there for an early breakfast and you'll be in good shape. No better... More 

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Bensalem, PA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Everyone talks about going to Pamela's when you visit Pitt. It was my daughter's birthday and this was one of the places she request so how could I turn her down. I will say I was not disappointed. Although we had to wait about 20 minutes for a table the service was attentive and fast. I ordered the special of... More 

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Miami, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had to come to Pamela's as this place is a classic Pittsburgh institution. But it was so spectacular, we came twice in a three night stay, so that should tell you how impressed we were. THe main draw are the hotcakes which are really crepes. The specialty hotcakes come with fillings that are more than worth the calories. We... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Had a lot of hype about the great breakfast food here. I had croissant french toast and it was disappointing. My boyfriend had the southwest omelet and the potatoes were not cooked

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My son and I hit this place after a steeler game the next am. We both had the "morning after special" with eggs, meat, crepes and coffee for $8 each. The service was quick and food was solid. My son gives it a 4 and I go with a 5. Great value, quick, recommend and would return.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Excellent breakfast here. They have a great menu with lots of choices. All four of us had very tasty meals. Not just the usual breakfast stuff, they have some unique choices that were excellent. Service was great too. Cash only, no plastic.

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Columbus, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Friendly service in a fun atmosphere. Loved the old board games on the walls!! A nice variety of both sweet and savory breakfasts as well as lunch items. Prices are nice and reasonable. My corned beef hash was fantastic!

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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: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?