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Dor-Stop Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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1430 Potomac Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216-2617
+1 412-561-9320
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place became a favorite of ours a few years ago. My husband searched for Mom and Pop type places. This place did not disappoint. We travel to Pittsburgh every year for my daughters dance and we always make this a priority to stop in. Absolutely THE BEST FRENCH TOAST EVER!!!

Thank Melissa G
West Virginia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place. The food is amazing. Whenever I am in the area I stop for breakfast. I've never had a bad meal. Try it you'll love it.

Thank sunni495
Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in town for a Pens game and based on reviews we looked forward to trying this place for a Saturday morning breakfast. Took about 2 minutes to get seated (no one else in line) but we were greeted so all was fine. Not that busy. Sat there waiting and ignored as another couple got seated next to us.... More 

Thank euclid925
Houston, Pa., United States
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Pittsburgh held onto streetcars until like that crazy Jerry Garcia tie in your closet, they just became fashionable again. The Dor-Stop is named after the Dormont stop of the Pittsburgh streetcar line which for you snobs is now called light rail. Just streetcars to us. The Dor-Stop is one of those wonderful little places where you might have to wait... More 

Thank Thomas J R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

Dor-stop has built a reputation on having unique breakfasts and lunches. Have been a customer through one relocation and two owners and the style (home cooking with specialty offerings) has carried over. Dor-Stop has always had prompt attentive setvice. Still worth a visit!

Thank plowe12000
Waldorf, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

My husband and I usually eat at Food Network's Guy Fieri's/Adam Richmond's stops. In fact, most of our vacations are centered around food :) So, the Dor-Stop restaurant is hands down, the best place for blueberry pancakes! You definitely cannot stop at eating just one hotcake! Get there early, otherwise you will have to stand outside in line. The interior... More 

Thank Diane C
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Even though new owners, I've been told, great family breakfast. Short wait for 6 people, once seated, great service, waitress was friendly and efficient, trying to get 2 grandmas away from table at end so others could be seated was challenging. Snuck waitress additional tip in apology. Not sure how generous Gram was, lol.

Thank patj32292
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

Dor Stop is a good coffee shop in Dormont but be forwarded if you try getting in on a Sunday. To start street parking is a bear, then you need to make sure everyone in your party is present before the put you on the list and it's tight quarters. Once seated, the food is very good and the shop... More 

Thank Dan_Nogal
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Fresh, home cooking style with super staff. Our favorite breakfast spot for over 25 years. Bakery bread, real home fries, specials and amazing pancakes and French toast treats

Thank Seamus M
Depew, New York
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124 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were in Pittsburgh for a wedding and before we drove back to Buffalo on Sunday morning we decided to get breakfast. We researched a few recommendations, and decided to check out the Dor-Stop. We left our hotel to arrive shortly after the restaurant opened, and I'm glad we did. We were greeted in from the frigid... More 

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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 - $11
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1430 Potomac Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216-2617
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-561-9320
An American family diner known for its made from scratch hotcakes and French toast as seen on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins & Dives. Serving breakfast and lunch during all business hours.

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