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Pamela's

3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3408 (Central Oakland)
412-683-4066
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Ranked #26 of 1,873 restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
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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English first
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We were referred to Pam's by a few locals in town...This one is near the University of Pittsburgh. The food and service were great! Expect to wait for a table, but well worth it!

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Charleston, West Virginia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We ate breakfast here, eggs, bacon and toast, but the lyonnaise potatoes are what home fries should be. Get there earlier than 11 and you get the early bird discount. No credit cards accepted, so bring cash.

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Middletown, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This little place has the best pancakes and French toast you will ever eat. The pancakes are thin with crispy edges and delicious. You can't go wrong at Pamela's.

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Arvada, Colorado
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83 reviews 83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We ate here twice on our trip to PITT! Had one of the best crepes ever! We had the 'Morning after special", Strawberry Crepes, and a side of lyonnaise potatoes and ALL were SO GOOD! Everything about this place is great! The deco is interesting, the service was quick and friendly, and the prices are reasonable. Will come back when... More

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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We tried Pamela's for breakfast on a recent weekend trip to Pittsburgh based upon the reviews that it is one of the "go to" places for a morning meal. On the whole, it's a decent value for your money. You get plenty of food, so you shouldn't go home hungry. The standouts were the lyonnaise potatoes and the spicy chorizo... More

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East Lyme, CT
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64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Always enjoy this place when we visit Pittsburgh. We usually get the delicious crepes, but this time we decided to try the omelets and we are glad we did. The service, food quality and price make this a no brainer in Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Pamela's has good omelets, eggs, and other tasty breakfast fare. Their pancakes are actually crepes, which can be fun, but if you want something a bit thicker and more filling, go for the waffles. Coffee is good, service is attentive and brisk. They don't take reservations, so you may have to wait for a table on a Sunday morning, but... More

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Elgin, IL
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Visiting Pitt with my daughters, we were looking for a real diner breakfast, and we found it at Pamela's. Plenty of choices, not expensive and right in the middle of campus. Decor was fun,, and staff were extremely friendly. I'm looking forward to eating here again.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Pamela's diner is a favorite of many Pittsburghers. There is always a line out the door and a wait! The food is wonderful and there is something for everyone!

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paulinek
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Had a very filling breakfast here! We ate at the Forbes Ave. location and enjoyed the board game decor. We both had hotcakes which were delicious, and shared a side of corned beef hash. The hash was good not great. If I'm ever in Pittsburgh again I would definitely eat here again!

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