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3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3408
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eat here and you'll never want to go anywhere else for breakfast! Check out the variety of crepe wraps filled with fruit, brown sugar and covered in whipped cream. Egg plates superb!

Thank gcf5
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute old fashion diner. Very clean and friendly. Omelette was amazing and the special lyonnaise potatoes were a hit! Everyone loved their breakfast. Omlettes, pancakes, speciality eggs with cream cheese and scallions were the fav!!!!! Everyone's entrees looked great and we shared and tasted. The hot lunch sandwiches with fries looked amazing, too. Great service with a smile and prices... More 

Thank MBLombardi
poconos, pa
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this diner while walking around the University of Pittsburgh. Breakfast was delicious, service was courteous and quick. The pancakes are not your typical pancakes; they are more like crepes. Delicious.

Thank paris4me
Northern NJ
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169 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in to put our name on the list. They took our cell number and said it would be 20-30 minutes and the table would be held for 5 minutes after they texted us. Perfectly reasonable and kept us from clogging the restaurant or sidewalk outside. The food was nicely prepared and came all together. We'll be back!

Thank SRP36
Mentor, Ohio
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tim, Onnie and Nela were just amazing. Food was reasonable and plentiful! Recommend it highly! Great local in downtown Oakland right in the heart of University of Pittsburgh.

Thank OhioFamilywithkids
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love to get to Pamela's in Oakland before the students are out and about on Sat or Sunday morning. Great food, usually great service- crepe style pancakes, however they also do perfect eggs overlight. A favorite, but since I am not one to stand in line for any restaurant, I find that early morning niche perfect for me.

Thank Touringtiger
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A real throw back to the good old days of diners. Breakfast was so tasty, but get here on the early side , 8:30, otherwise the wait could be around the block. The coffee is rich, the eggs hot, the pancakes more like crepes, and the corn beef hash to die for but So worth every calorie! A not to... More 

Thank Marcia R
Washington DC, United States
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

So everybody raved about the hotcakes. Big deal. Then I see the President went there. Big deal. Then I see the Obama's invited Pamela to the White House to make pancakes for them. And then I asked people if the place really was that good. And they all laughed and said, "absolutely! How many people have to tell you that... More 

Thank Mike S
Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Came for breakfast after moving our son into his apartment for the start of the new school year. We had no wait at about 830am as it was still considered "off season" because school was not in session yet. We were greeted warmly and promptly seated. The very friendly server recommended the special hotcakes of the day, peanut butter banana... More 

Thank Lisa B
Newport News, Virginia
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

The breakfast is amazing! The environment is very outgoing! Don't let how packed it is keep you from coming here! The wait is a lot quicker than the estimated timing that they give you! Must try!!!

Thank michaelaleighfle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3408
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: 412-683-4066

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?