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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of my favorite breakfast places!

Always a delicious treat to eat at Pamela's! If you are in the mood for sweet or savory, they have you covered. My favorite is surely the banana chocolate crepes and the strawberry crepes are awesome too! Their omelets are fabulous too. Their potatoes are beyond words! If they do not come with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Always a delicious treat to eat at Pamela's! If you are in the mood for sweet or savory, they have you covered. My favorite is surely the banana chocolate crepes and the strawberry crepes are awesome too! Their omelets are fabulous too. Their potatoes are beyond words! If they do not come with your meal, make sure to order them!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went while in town for rollingstones concert. The food was terrific. We went early so we didn't have to wait in long lines which we saw the day before. Great prices too!! Quick service. One suggestion is that they upgrade their coffee. It was really diner quality. They can do better.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Just don't get the ratings or the popularity of this local brunch chain. Have enjoyed breakfast there on several visits to the Strip, Shadyside, Mt. Lebo and Milllvale locations, so long as I avoid their meats. Their corned beef hash is salty, out of the can fare and I'm not a fan of their sausage options.. I Love the quaint... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Pamela's was recommended to us by our motel last summer during a college visit. We showed up surprised there was a line but decided to wait since the restaurant hadn't opened yet. Little did we know the line only grows because everyone in town already knows what an awesome breakfast it is, but don't let that scare you away the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a the Best breakfast diner east of the Mississippi --open only for breakfast and lunch --closes at 3 pm and opens next morning at 6 am Their speciality pancake are to " die for"-- bigger than a dinner plate and crispy--they and all the many sides are excellent--especially their home made potatoes ! Would highly recommend to all--look... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I have been here several times and everything has been very good. Pancakes are tasty, coffee is plentiful and even their omelette s are good. Remember that they only take cash.

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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

No really, stop reading this and go to Pamela's. Get the strawberry and brown sugar hotcakes and then bask in the glory that is the best breakfast diner of the world. Ready go.

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Best omelettes and pancakes I've ever had. Try the corned beef and Swiss omelette for something different. A but of a wait to get in, but fat service after your in. Nice portions, fair price. I wish I had one of these where u live

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The pancakes are unique, but probably not all that healthy. Overall quality of food is good. The atmosphere is generally homey.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Food was greasy and not flavorful. Go to Eatin Park they take credit and have better pancakes. The service was not great and lacked professionalism. The pancakes were flat and lacked true flavor.

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

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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