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3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3408
+1 412-683-4066
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“hotcakes” (24 reviews)
“pancakes” (79 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3408
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Best breakfast I ever had. Try the crepes stuffed with strawberries, and brown sugar. Lyonaise potatoes rock.

Thank Christy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great food little? pricey but huge servings and wait staff was awesome..great menu have to try the banana blueberry crepes

Thank Dee C
Reviewed 10 January 2018

I went to locations in Squirrel Hill, Oakland and Strip District and loved them all. They had a genuine old school diner feel with a huge menu and friendly service. I had the Banana Hotcakes each time and they were so delicious. Cash only.

Thank Wayne M
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Only way to do breakfast in Oakland. Can get very busy especially during weekends but well worth the wait!

Thank lindsay0215
Reviewed 2 December 2017

The food here is awesome. The pancakes are the best. Stuffed pancakes are even better. The side of cherizo is a blessing! The are always very busy, but they take your cell number and text you when a table is open. Cash only. Not the...More

Thank Kreisch2
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Awesome breakfast choice in the University district. Just a 30 minute wait on game day was well worth the food served. Friendly staff, lots of choices, and super delicious.

Thank 69nurse
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

My family of 5 ate at Pamela's for breakfast. We expected a long wait but were seated in 5 minutes. Waitress recommended a few breakfast items since this was our first time there. Food was brought out quickly and served hot. Staff continuously refilled my...More

Thank 3keikis
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Pamela's Diner is a good choice when visiting Pittsburg, it's reasonably priced, comfortable environment and good food. The hotcakes, are their staple. They are crispy, tasty and original to Pamela's. I ordered the Banana Walnut, and it was very good. They are accommodating if visiting...More

Thank DKleps
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Went with family. Food was great. Well worth the trip in to town. Short wait. Interesting history on display. Good time.

1  Thank dmarynchak
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Stayed at the nearby Quality Inn which offers free parking (Yayyy!!!)...but no free breakfast (Hmmmmm) . But never mind...Pamela's is only a ten minute walk. Tried the triple cheese omelet with potatoes (delicious!) and buttered brown bread. It was awesome! Saw the famous hot cakes...More

Thank Luv2travel1966
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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