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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: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Delicious!

The pancakes are amazing! Very thin and light. There are multiple locations in Pittsburgh. A definite stop the next time I am in town!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The pancakes are amazing! Very thin and light. There are multiple locations in Pittsburgh. A definite stop the next time I am in town!

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Thibodaux, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Where the locals and tourist go . Very small place. The food was very good. Known for their pancakes. Which were very good. Go early or plan to wait. Bring cash . They don't take credits cards .

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I walked here after I visited the Cathedral of Learning a few blocks away. I was hungry for something but I wasn't sure what. I wound up having breakfast for lunch and I was so glad I did. Good food in a nice atmosphere at an excellent value. Having breakfast at 2 PM was totally worth it. Yummy french toast... More 

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Galloway, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Long lines, difficult to find parking. If you are walking, great breakfast. Known for great pancakes and omelets. Good coffee, fast service once you get a seat.

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Washington DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I've probably been to Pamela's at least 50 times. One of the best breakfasts anywhere. I love their omelettes, pancakes, and hash browns among other things. Service is always good. You can expect this place to be packed at peak breakfast and brunch times.

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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I visited there with friends and were skeptical about this place since it seemed like a local chain. But they really have the best breakfast. Food was warm, delicious, timely. I talked about the home fries for weeks after visit. I will go back to Pittsburgh just for home fries from Pamela's. This was a very fast pace place, environment... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Pamela's on Forbes Ave outside the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh was decked out with fun board game and card game decor from the past few decades, but inside the fun stopped with grumpy service and plain average diner food. The hotcakes we had, more crepes than anything else, were very good but to be fair, as they're really thick crepes,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

I don't have much to say except get the Banna and Chocolate Chip hot cakes. Worth the visit alone. Very reasonably priced as well. Just know it is CASH ONLY.

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Salisbury
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Although there was a bit of a wait for a table, it was worth it for the traditional hot cakes alone. Food is very tasty and great value. We always visit when we are in town.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My girlfriend and I decided to try Pamela's for the first time today; we've received many positive impressions from friends and the internet. We were seated quickly, despite the place being very busy. It has a kitschy diner atmosphere that is fun and down-to-earth. I ordered the breakfast that their menu implied to be large, my girlfriend ordered one of... 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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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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?