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Pamela's

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5527 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2350
(412) 683-1003
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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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
EXTREMELY Eclectic

If you're looking for fancy - keep looking. If you're looking for great decor and ambiance - it's not here. If you're paying by credit card - sorry. But if you're looking for GREAT food in generous quantities - you've found it. While the servers appear rather "unconventional", ours was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
rkhawg
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Lakeland, FL
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Lakeland, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you're looking for fancy - keep looking. If you're looking for great decor and ambiance - it's not here. If you're paying by credit card - sorry. But if you're looking for GREAT food in generous quantities - you've found it. While the servers appear rather "unconventional", ours was efficient, if NOT overly friendly. The term Pamela's "DINER" suggests... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Breakfast only menu. Open at 8AM until mid-afternoon and only can be paid with CASH. Tables fill quickly. Service very good and crepe style pancakes overflow the plate.

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Zanesville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Best breakfast I've ever eaten. Crepe pancakes to omelets. They sere the best A place you don't want to pass up. Delicious☀️

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We walked to this location of Pamela's on Walnut Street from our room at Shadyside Inn. We were pretty early, around 9, and the place was packed. It was a weekday. We were seated quickly and had a look at the menu. Wow, super variety! And when we got our food we realized that maybe we should have shared. The... More 

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pittsburgh pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

After the Bach,Beethoven and Brunch concert in Mellon Park this past Sunday by West Hills Symphonic Band, the spouse and I with friends went to Pamela's on Walnut street in Shadyside. I have heard about this place from just about everyone in Pittsburgh. Friends had always gone earlier and never had a long wait. They found a parking space immediately... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Delicious. Long wait... 40 minutes.... Went shopping at the retail shops on the street.... Came back and enjoyed all I could eat.

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Kissimmee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Too many good choices to mention, but for the first-timers, go for the signature crepe pancakes. The crossiant french toast is excellent as well (but, very sweet).

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Belle Glade, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has amazing food all homemade delicious items you can't go wrong choosing anything on their menu.The Buffalo chicken tender wrap is to die for also Pamela's choice breakfast is excellent we went there at least twice a day on our visit Pittsburgh is an amazing place with great people we had a wonderful time.

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great breakfast. Tough choice on deciding on having the potato's or pancakes with the eggs. Both are really good. Only way to improve menu is to offer REAL maple syrup.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had a pretty long wait (about 20 minutes) for our breakfast. Tables are close together and very crowed. The food selection on the menu was good and the quality was also pretty good. I was expecting a little better based on what people told me. Wasn't bad, just did not WOW me.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5527 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2350
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Shadyside
  • Neighborhood: Shadyside
  • Phone Number: (412) 683-1003

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine

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