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Pamela's

5527 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2350 (Shadyside)
(412) 683-1003
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Ranked #7 of 1,875 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
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My first visit to Pamela's. Wow - there was a line and a wait of approx. 45 minutes since alot of Philladelphia Phillies fans were in line as well (we had a Pirates - Phillies series going on). It was so worth the wait - the food is terrific. The pancakes are outstanding and the omelets are huge. However, the... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Joined the chorus of Sunday morning'ers last week. The short wait was well worth it. Cheerful and prompt service in a fully attended house reflected a well run spot. Who could complain about overflowing blueberried, sour creamed, brown sugared hot cakes and wake up OJ and cafe. My request for breakfast pieroghi's fried crisply and smothered in grilled onions was... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

They make you feel welcome here. The portions are generous and served quickly fresh off of the griddle. The rye toast was huge and delicious. Yeah, I know, rye toast- I wasn't expecting it, either. We had a really nice experience.

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Harleysville
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Family of 4 decided to eat brunch based on reviews and rank. Had about a 20 minute wait around 10 am on a Sunday morning. Three of us ordered hot cakes with strawberries. Wife had a western omelette and potatoes. Bacon was a little thin for my liking. Everything was very tasty and service was great. People waiting whole time... More

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Langhorne
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

don't miss this fantastic eatery! Service was warm, coffee hot and amazing. Crepe pancakes were sooo good!

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Memphis
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107 reviews 107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A small restaurant with generally very courteous service. On Sunday morning at around 10:30, we had a 25 minute wait. We were a party of 7 so had to be accommodated on two tables that were not next to each other. The service was prompt. Had strawberry pancakes, vegetable omelette and french toast. The pancakes were outstanding and the omelette... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Cash only but there is an ATM right down the street. Crepes were awesome! I had the blueberry ones and my husband had the strawberry.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The service was outstanding - I had the short stack pancakes and they were very good - otherwise the food was just okay.

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Donegal;PA
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104 reviews 104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Good breakfasts, friendly and fast service. Love the omelets and the pancakes! Very eclectic and fun place to meet friends and have breakfast.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Hands down the best hot cakes maybe even breakfast I have ever had. Going back tomorrow....and will come back every time in visit Pittsburg.

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