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3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3408
+1 412-683-4066
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hotcakes” (24 reviews)
“potatoes” (27 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3408
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Reviewed January 5, 2015

Had a lot of hype about the great breakfast food here. I had croissant french toast and it was disappointing. My boyfriend had the southwest omelet and the potatoes were not cooked

Thank Barann36937
Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

My son and I hit this place after a steeler game the next am. We both had the "morning after special" with eggs, meat, crepes and coffee for $8 each. The service was quick and food was solid. My son gives it a 4 and...More

Thank john m
Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Excellent breakfast here. They have a great menu with lots of choices. All four of us had very tasty meals. Not just the usual breakfast stuff, they have some unique choices that were excellent. Service was great too. Cash only, no plastic.

Thank Doug S
Reviewed November 9, 2014

Friendly service in a fun atmosphere. Loved the old board games on the walls!! A nice variety of both sweet and savory breakfasts as well as lunch items. Prices are nice and reasonable. My corned beef hash was fantastic!

Thank BiltmoreGirl
Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Famous for crepe style pancakes. Rightfully so. Waiting time well worth it. Specialty pancakes and omelets were also delish. Most patrons were leaving with boxed leftovers because of ample servings.

1  Thank EllenR316
Reviewed October 25, 2014

First meal when visiting Pitt & had a hearty and satisfying brunch after being on airplanes the whole morning. Sampled a bit of everything, including the eggs platter with their seasoned (& addicting potatoes) & uniquely delicious chorizo. In addition, had to try their famous...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed October 20, 2014

Get there early and get there often! Just the perfect breakfast spot...fast service, great food served hot, amazing and caring staff, and well priced! Cannot wait to go back! Definitely a must go when visiting Pitt or CM. Awesome spot!

Thank Suzy W
Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Love Pamela's and love taking family and friends from out of town so they can rave about it too! I had basic eggs and potatoes. The potatoes are always amazing. Eggs are eggs and the meats at Pamela's are just ok, IMO. But my family...More

1  Thank pittHD
Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Pamela's Diner is a Pittsburgh tradition and serves up great breakfasts in all 4 locations: Shadyside, Squirrel Hill,Millvale and The Strip District. Know for their famous pancakes, President Obama visited the Strip location last year and raved about this specialty! Not to be missed: Gail's...More

Thank Carmnick
Reviewed October 6, 2014

For all the eateries on bustling Forbes Ave the strip is lacking in breakfast options. There are plenty of coffee shops but the only place we saw to get a traditional eggs & bacon kind of breakfast is Pamelas Diner and thank goodness that it’s...More

2  Thank always-ramblin
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Do you serve espresso. Thank you.
May 10, 2016|
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Response from Art L | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they do..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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: +1 412-683-4066
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