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Pamela's

1711 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1601 (Squirrel Hill South)
(412) 422-9457
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Ranked #78 of 1,881 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Squirrel Hill South
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Squirrel Hill South
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TENNESSEE
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Often a wait to be seated on weekends, even in foul weather, but the service is quick and the food is consistently good. This gluten- free gal loves to share a spinach and feta omelet with the mister. We each get half the omelet and potatoes - oh, the potatoes! - and he gets the toast. Win- win!

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Bookman55
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Went for lunch. This is just a good basic diner, with a variety of dishes on offer at very reasonable prices. Service is efficient and cheerful. Cash only at this branch. Lyonnaise potatoes are the best I've had. Deep fried jalapenos are delicious. This is not top end restaurant food, but is great if you just want something to eat... More

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Washington, D.C.
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Pamela's pancakes are unlike anything else you can get anywhere. Light & cakey, crispy around the edges, crepe-like (only better, due to those crispy edges!) I dream about these pancakes. I really do. Pamela, please expand just a little closer to New York or DC.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Most people go for the pancakes here, but I am speaking out in praise of the corned beef hash so that others may benefit from my years of experience testing it in the diners of Pittsburgh. Pamela's corned beef hash is now reliably good, after a sad time in the early 2000s when it was inconsistent. If you like crispy... More

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