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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” (9 reviews)
“hotcakes” (23 reviews)
“pancakes” (77 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

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 2 weeks ago 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 28 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
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The ham and cheese sandwich was delicious, as were the salads Service was cheerful and prompt, even though the place was quite busy

Thank sakusa2016
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Pamela's P & G Diner is a Pittsburgh institution. I doubt there is anyone in the entire city who hasn't enjoyed a meal, especially breakfast, at Pamela's. Even President Barack Obama found his way to Pamela's to sample the famous crêpe-style pancakes. Pictures and newspaper...More

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I were pleasantly surprised to be seated on a busy Saturday afternoon with no wait. The waiter came over within 5 minutes and was helpful with the menu. Although we didn't see him again, a waitress was great at keeping our water...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

My wife and I stayed at the Hampton Inn less than a mile away and we dined twice at Pamela's. The experience lived up to expectations. We enjoyed their very well prepared specialty crepe hotcakes, omelettes and some standard bacon and egg fare, as well....More

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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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