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3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3408
+1 412-683-4066
07:30 - 16:00
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Buffalo, NY
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a sucker for diner food and this place did not disappoint. The decor is funky and fun. The food is delicious and well priced. Cash only, though. Our server had no problem splitting checks, but I'm not sure if that willingness is limited to a smaller party. Whatever else you order, I really recommend getting an order of... More 

Thank M Z
Concord, North Carolina
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for breakfast and was not disppointed. They have their famous potatoes that lived up to it. Staff very friendly and helpful. Atmosphere is pretty cool with old games all over the walls.

Thank bucks2050
Hollywood, Florida
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great breakfast place while visiting Pittsburgh . After reading TA review , I decided to go there on friday morning, and yesss...there was no wait!!! We were seated right away and ordered the famous crepe pancakes and corned beef hash!!! Very good choice because the pancakes are fantastic, one of the best in this world!!! I like... More 

Thank Emev88
poconos, pa
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I ate breakfast here 2 mornings in a row, while in a visit to Pitt, with family. After a 15 min wait, our party of 5 was seated. The eggs and pancakes (more like a crepe) were delicious. 2 complaints- they serve margarine in toast and pancakes unless you specifically ask for butter. I don't know why any restaurants continue... More 

Thank paris4me
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Early Sunday mornings are dates for me and my SO. We went to Pamela's in Oakland last Sunday and it was delicious! The crepe pancakes are the best ~ service is good, décor is interesting - yummy!

Thank Nwmpa
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have been to Pamela's every time we're in Pittsburgh (5 times). The breakfasts are fabulous and the service is great.

Thank jbauman7
Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

It's a crazy busy breakfast place, with lines going out the door, and supposedly very good. I like their decor, but it's way too small for the crowd, takes cash only, and food itself was hit or miss for me. Our latest visit last weekend, my breakfast potatoes were kind of greasy, "lightly scrambled" eggs were far from it, and... More 

Thank JeanneG_1
Allison Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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200 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

You would expect more of an updated menu going by the crowds and décor. If you are looking for 1950s style food, especially breakfast food, this is the place to go: pancakes, omelets, bacon, etc. Lunch menu is not very extensive and nothing special. Games adorn the walls and trivia questions on the tables, good gathering place for friends for... More 

Thank Mary Ellen B
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

A few coworkers and I stopped in for lunch on a weekday and it wasn't busy at all. We all ordered off of the lunch menu and that was our first mistake. This place is obviously just known for their breakfast I guess. Not good at all, no flavor whatsoever. But worst of all, the service was absolutely TERRIBLE. No... More 

Thank BurghGurl
Holland, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Five us came here for brunch on a Saturday afternoon. The place was packed with people (mostly college kids recovering from a Friday night of "studying" too hard.) We were told we'd have a 10-15 minute wait, but were actually seated in about 3 minutes. 2 of us got sandwiches for lunch that were good. 3 of us got breakfast... 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
US$5 - US$15
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?