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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/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 48
    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
Most recent review
Great food, Horrible Service

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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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80 reviews 80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 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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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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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
Senior Reviewer
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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?