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1711 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1601
(412) 422-9457
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch

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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
Wonderful hearty breakfasts

We had breakfast here about a week ago and it was enjoyable. The food was plentiful, delicious, and delivered quickly. The service was excellent. Breakfast for five cost about forty bucks, without tip. The restaurant is quirky. Because one of the omelets came to the table with sour cream, even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Washington, DC
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

food is OK, coffee is meh. I don't really understand why people wait in line to eat here? pancakes are flat (i like min FLUFFY)

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Washington, DC
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We had breakfast here about a week ago and it was enjoyable. The food was plentiful, delicious, and delivered quickly. The service was excellent. Breakfast for five cost about forty bucks, without tip. The restaurant is quirky. Because one of the omelets came to the table with sour cream, even though we had explicitly stated we did not want sour... More 

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Connecticut
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A breakfast favorite when I come to Pittsburgh. I have never had corned beef hash that compares with this! It is out of this world!!! The pancakes are - well, maybe there are no words for how fluffy they are in the center and crispy on the edges, delicious with a hefty serving of melted butter and syrup. Never-ending cups... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews 118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

I liked the place but I have to really question if it's worth waiting when it's busy. The hot cakes were good, the banana walnut were just that, no syrupy fake walnut and banana coating, the omelets were large and good and the decor takes you back in time to the days you played board games with your 10 year... More 

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TENNESSEE
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77 reviews 77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was a fantastic place. The food is absolutely delicious. The atmosphere is fun. They have all types of old games decorating the walls. Be aware, that this is a Cash Only establishment. You better take plenty in.

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Toronto
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We came here because of a review we read and we were not disappointed! The review was right, these are the best pancakes ever!! All the staff went above and beyond when we asked where to find a specific store nearby. They were all very friendly and very helpful. We will recommend Pamela's to anyone going to Pittsburgh!

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Nw Indiana
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89 reviews 89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Thin crepe style pancakes served in a stack of three were delicious. Also tried the banana chocolate chip pancakes and they were good too. Reasonable prices and friendly staff.

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Durham, North Carolina
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189 reviews 189 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Stopped in here for breakfast on a Saturday at about 10:30. Had to wait maybe 20 minutes but it was absolutely worth it. The food is delicious and portions huge yet prices low (my favorite combo!). Plus, it's a fun atmosphere with colorful employees and great people watching. My only complaint was the bacon was poor, but my pancakes made... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Fun place to visit for breakfast. The pancakes are great! Go early and then burn it off shopping in the Strip.

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

They are especially good for breakfast food. Cash only. Try the homefries. This location is open for breakfast and lunch only.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1711 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1601
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: (412) 422-9457

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: American

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