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“A Ruben to Remember”
Review of Tom's Diner

Tom's Diner
Ranked #1,310 of 2,159 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Diner, American, Greek
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Atlanta, Georgia
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664 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
“A Ruben to Remember”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

First time at Tom's in the Dormont community of Pittsburgh. Went there on a Saturday around 2:00 pm and had a terrific Ruben that was huge! Most of the diners were having breakfast and the omlettes looked great. Service was fair and the price was very reasonable. Parking on the street is a little scary, so use the lot behind the place.

  • Visited July 2013
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Chantilly, Virginia
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Just okay”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Went here because Dor-Stop was closed for vacation. <cousin Vinny> "Got that? The whole restaurant got vacation." </Vinny>

Local recommended Tom's as another good place to eat.

Service was good - staff is very friendly.

Was surprised that for about 50 cents more than the 3 eggs with bacon and sausage, I could get steak and eggs (8 oz strip)

Steak was cooked perfectly - amazing considering I can't get Outback or any other steakhouse to actually cook a steak to medium. Unfortunately, it wasn't very flavorful.

All of the food was just okay. Everything was pretty bland.

"Overeasy" eggs were half way between easy and hard.....and again, no flavor.

Sampled some of the other food in our order, and nothing stood out....it was all pretty bland. Sausage links, french toast, pancakes, and home fries......it all needed something.

I guess nowadays places go easy on the salt and seasoning so as to not upset any guests, so I guess I really can't blame them.

  • Visited July 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Greasy, greeeeasy spoon. 24 hours.”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Ok, so no one goes to this place for anything light, fresh, vegetarian, vegan, organic, or anything in the general culinary vicinity. However, going to Tom's diner has been a constant in my life for over a decade. Too bad you can't have a cigarette and cup of coffee out of the cold anymore, but hey... The food is above all consistent. Whoever is cooking eggs back there always makes them right, and I swear the food tastes the same way it did when I was a kid. The new and improved Greek menu is a plus (LOVE the grape leaves I had the other day,) and the staff are practically installations - friendly, familiar, and good at their jobs. I probably do gain a pound per visit, but its open twenty-four hours and is just a nice reliable place to go.

Visited March 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“I'm sad for Tom's.”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Tom's Diner on W. Liberty Ave., in Dormont had been a family favorite for almost 20 years. I became a fan of Tom's when I visited Pittsburgh as the new spouse to a Pittsburgh native. Unfortunately, the magic has faded. Good food, and great service can't be a guarantee, so our trips to Tom's have dwindled to almost none, even after moving to Pittsburgh full time.
The menu has been scaled back, the selection of Greek specialties gone, and I don't recall the existence of a once generous pizza menu. The gyros, and breakfast foods might be the only reasons to even venture into Tom's anymore, if you're really hungry. The daylight waitresses (Poppe & Cathy) have watched our family grow, and have always been on top of their game. An occasional hair in the food, or something just not right was always taken care of. The evening seems to bring about a complete opposite of what you might remember from the daytime. The quality of food, and service has taken a turn, and Bizarro World describes the drastic shift you get at my once favorite go to Diner. I am sad for you, Tom's.

  • Visited November 2012
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Leesburg, Georgia
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfast”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

We orginally were going to the dor stop but it was closed for the week so we went to this Tom's around the corner and it was great. Good all american breakfast and the waitress was very nice and offered some good tips about the area.

Visited July 2012
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