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Pamela's

5527 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2350 (Shadyside)
(412) 683-1003
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Ranked #7 of 1,882 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Neighborhood: Shadyside
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We still take out-of-towners here for breakfast they love it and want to come back the next time they're in town! One-of-a-kind thin crispy edged pancakes with fresh toppings and whipped cream need I say more?the lyonnaise potatoes are over the top !

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It is all about the wonderful, delicious breakfast served here. We enjoyed every mouthful. The pancakes are light, the omlets are fluffy and the potatoes are addictive. Right around the corner is the Strip so you can walk off the excess calories.Enjoy!

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pittsburgh, pa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Do not miss the delicious hot cakes and lyonnaise potatoes at Pamela's. Whether it's breakfast or lunch, this is a must-do experience! We have been to the Strip and Mt. Lebanon location, service and food exactly the same. Highly recommend!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Pamela's does it all and it all tastes great. It doesn't matter which Pamela's you go to, there is going to be a wait and with good reason. If you like thin crepe like pancakes with crispy edges, you'll love Pamela's and if you don't like that type of pancake you'll love the eggs and lyonnaise potatoes and if you... More

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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

you walk into this deceivingly meager looking diner and wonder for a second if you should leave or not. Don't! There is a reason that there is a wait at the door many times for one of the very small tables. Try the Sunnyside eggs and chorizo with toast.The chorizo was spicy and moist, The eggs are cooked to perfection.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Pamela's probably makes the best pancakes and crepes in Pittsburgh, especially if you like them thin, buttery and lightly crisp. The bacon is okay, but not as special as the pancakes. They do brunch and lunch at most locations. My husband likes their corned beef hash. Honestly, I always get pancakes there, so I don't have much of an opinion.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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32 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have been coming here for years and they never disappoint. There food is delicious, the atmosphere fun and exciting. My only complaint is they they need to be 5 times as big!! There is always a wait, which is a good sign in my book. I highly recommend their potatoes. Pamela's favorite!!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Arrive early to avoid the line but if you get there late, the food is worth the wait. Best breakfasts in the Strip. The regular pancakes are similar to swedish pancakes and and excellent. Egg dishes are great also and very filling.

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Doylestown,PA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

i can't believe this is listed in the top ten. The bar is set too low and many other restaurants are not getting enough reviews. This is an okay place for casual breakfast before parents depart for home. The decor is simple and needs updating. The breakfast comfort food is hard to screw up. Not real healthy. There must be... More

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Seville, Spain
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Pamela's is a guilty pleasure for me, thank god there are locations all over the city! The pancakes here a just so good, filling but light and topped with deliciousness. I try to make a stop every time I'm back in Pittsburgh.

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Additional Information about Pamela's

Address: 5527 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2350
Phone Number: (412) 683-1003
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Shadyside
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American

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