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American, Diner
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Every year for our anniversary, we spend the night in Pittsburgh. Pamela's is a must for breakfast. The service is friendly and fast. The food is amazing! I had the croissant French toast with bananas and walnuts. My husband had an egg sandwich with a side of corned beef hash. I could eat the hash as a meal. It is... More 

Thank Eleanor K
Shaker Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

8 of us dined at Pamela's Sunday morning. The service was a bit slow, but ultimately, the meals were so delicious, it was worth the wait. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. I had the chocolate chip hotcakes and was amazed at how tasty they were.

Thank gr8ful44
Buffalo, New York
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, but very crowded. We waited 90 minutes. They send a text message so you can travel around while you wait. Note CASH ONLY.

Thank Alex C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time I've eaten at a Pamela's dinner, but a different location. This is a great, clean, efficient location. The food was great, and the service was also great. I would definitely return.

Thank srrmsu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?