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3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3408
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Ranked #32 of 1,901 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
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
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  • English first
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English first
Bensalem, PA
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Famous for crepe style pancakes. Rightfully so. Waiting time well worth it. Specialty pancakes and omelets were also delish. Most patrons were leaving with boxed leftovers because of ample servings.

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South Florida, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

First meal when visiting Pitt & had a hearty and satisfying brunch after being on airplanes the whole morning. Sampled a bit of everything, including the eggs platter with their seasoned (& addicting potatoes) & uniquely delicious chorizo. In addition, had to try their famous hotcakes, going for the chocolate chip banana ones. Boy are they the ultimate breakfast food... More 

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Furlong, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Get there early and get there often! Just the perfect breakfast spot...fast service, great food served hot, amazing and caring staff, and well priced! Cannot wait to go back! Definitely a must go when visiting Pitt or CM. Awesome spot!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Love Pamela's and love taking family and friends from out of town so they can rave about it too! I had basic eggs and potatoes. The potatoes are always amazing. Eggs are eggs and the meats at Pamela's are just ok, IMO. But my family got some of the fancier stuff, the hot cakes and such and as always...they can't... More 

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Additional Information about Pamela's

Address: 3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3408
Phone Number: 412-683-4066
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: American

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