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Reviewed 6 days ago

I love to visit local diners when I travel, but I definitely should have skipped this one. The special on the board was the cinnamon pancakes (no price listed) and so I ordered that with a cup of coffee. I thought it might come with...a meat, like pancakes typically do, but I was wrong. Just two pancakes that came out suspiciously quickly, making me think that by the look and taste they had made earlier and microwaved. I also had to motion to the waitress for a refill as she never paid attention to me. The food was okay, but I was shocked when I saw my bill - $16.15! $12 for two pancakes and $3 for a cup of coffee. I go to cafes and diners a lot and have never paid $16 for 2 pancakes and a cup of coffee. I mean, this was a little diner in a shopping strip in a small town. I was not pleased.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 15, 2022

I was hustled out two minutes after finishing my breakfast. I was by myself at a table, and my whole meal took about 10-15 minutes tops. Paid my bill and was finishing my coffee. No more than two minutes after I paid, a waitress asked...me to move to the counter to finish my coffee. I understand that they were busy, but this seemed excessively pushy. I was not lingering around. Just finishing my coffee for a couple of minutes before leaving. I had breakfast there several times before and was allowed to finish and leave in peace. Several other people posted about the same experience of being hurried out. It seems like a recent change in policy to aggressively pushing people to leave to turn the tables over as fast as possible. Being asked to vacate the table after a meal that took 15 minutes from start to finish is rude and shows zero regard for their customers. Left a bad taste in my mouth. Won't be backMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 3, 2022

We have visited Kelly O's a couple of times a year for several years. Due to the pandemic we have not been there for about two years. We went to the new location just off of Rt, 19. I ordered Sausage Gravy and biscuit, over...easy eggs and shredded potatoes and my wife ordered raisin french toast. The quality of both meals was good but my "smothered with sausage gravy biscuit" was barley covered. I asked the waitress for more and she told me [after asking someone out back] that they come with two scoops of gravy and that if I wanted more, I would need to pay for a side order. No manager came to our table to see if my complaint was valid, they just sent the waitress out with the canned answer. My wife received a small amount of syrup for her french toast, which seemed to be barley enough if you skimped. Our bill was $33.96, $40.96 cents after a seven dollar tip, so you would think that the portions would be better. I will not go back!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 5, 2022 via mobile

Incredible experience. Was hoping for a quick breakfast before heading to PNC park. Saw a long line but decided to stay and accept we would not make the game on time. Line moved fast and got in, then just got better. Waitress was there in...seconds, hot fresh coffee served seconds later, order put in and everything served hot and fresh minutes later and then a large coffee provided to go. We didn’t even say we were in a rush, just can we order right away. We made the game before it started. I don’t think I’ve experienced anything like it. Well done!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 28, 2022

Place is quite busy with their regulars. Ordered simple Biscuit and Gravy with shredded potatoes and hard fried egg – just ok. Good value.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed February 12, 2022

Ordered a takeout and arrived to pickup. EVERY waitress passed by me without acknowledging my presence, it was early so it was not busy. After 15 minutes a White couple walked in within seconds one of the waitress walked over to ask if they were...dining in, that's wh÷n I finally was asked if I needed help. I made sure to thank the couple for coming in so I could be acknowledged. Don't worry Kelly O I won't be back I have enough money to eat anywhere.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 22, 2021

We just LOVE Kelly O's. When you can visit this location and the owner takes the time to talk with you just show's her dedication. I can just say SUPER food, service and atmosphere. We all need to support our local businesses. if you love...breakfast like I do then Kelly O's is a MUST visit !!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed December 17, 2021 via mobile

Terrific breakfast place North of Pittsburgh - I met a friend here for breakfast today and the food and service were amazing. Even the eggs and hash browns were fresh and hot. Loved it!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 7, 2021

This was quite a pleasant surprise. Tucked in a shopping center, Kelly O's was full of people and very busy! The staff was friendly and smiling. The menu had more than enough options on it, and they also have specials. I had the roast beef...and swiss omelet. The portions were more than we could eat. The only complaint would be $3 coffee - but everything else was perfect. We will be back!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 17, 2021 via mobile

I’ve been wanting to check out Kelly O’s for awhile now, and finally made it this morning. The on-site parking, if you can snag a spot, was great. We got in line (outside) and waited about 10 minutes before being seated inside. It is a...small space, I liked the Pittsburgh vibe. Our waitress was quick at our table, and attentive - while managing many tables. Delicious eggs, biscuits & gravy, and grits. Looks like the wait was about 45 minutes or so when we left, so we hit it at a good time.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 17, 2021

The food is okay, nothing special & the coffee is poor, quite poor for $3.00 The staff is kind and friendly with fast service. I appreciate the sense of humor exhibited in their signage too. We had breakfast there twice featuring the biscuits & gravy...(2x's), famous breakfast, & PGH benedict. The biscuits and gravy were fine the first time & extremely salty the next. The Famous breakfast looks lost on a large plate and the sausages were uninteresting, quite pitiful. The PGH benedict sounds amazing but falls flat. I was not interested in returning for breakfast the second time, but my husband wanted to try it once more. He concurs with me now.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 10, 2021 via mobile

This is a branch in North Pittsburgh, which is as great as the one in the Strip District. The difference is, there’s less time to wait. See my review on their Strip listing “KellyO’s”.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 28, 2021 via mobile

Omg Kelly o’s didn’t disappoint.. we dropped my son off at college and stayed the night so we could have bfast at Kelly’s..omelets were out of this world. The potatoes were out of this world. The fried cinnamon roll was out of this world. The...staff was so nice and friendly.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 22, 2021 via mobile

Kelly O’s Diner is a Pittsburgh staple! It caught our eyes and ears when we heard it was on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives. My party of three arrived around 12:45 on a a Saturday afternoon for lunch. When you arrive, stand outside snd you...will wait in a line. We were afraid it would take forever to get in but it was only around 10 minutes! Our waitress was very kind and the service was great. Our food came out FAST and was delicious!! If you’re wondering, breakfast is served during lunch as well! Everyone loves their food, with the favorites being the zucchini fries and homestyle potatoes. And not to mention, the interior of the diner was adorable.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 12, 2021 via mobile

We had one of the best Belgian waffles ever, and a delicious western omelet served with flavorful home-style potatoes. The side of kielbasa was perfectly charred yet not dry. Servers were very friendly and kept the coffee refills coming. These folks know what they're doing!...We had everything for a great breakfast.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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also there are two locations as well, if I am correct one is in the strip and the other is right off of Perry highway.
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Kelly O's Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4