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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” (26 reviews)
“potatoes” (28 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3408
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Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

I've probably been to Pamela's at least 50 times. One of the best breakfasts anywhere. I love their omelettes, pancakes, and hash browns among other things. Service is always good. You can expect this place to be packed at peak breakfast and brunch times.

Thank J J A
Reviewed 30 May 2015

I visited there with friends and were skeptical about this place since it seemed like a local chain. But they really have the best breakfast. Food was warm, delicious, timely. I talked about the home fries for weeks after visit. I will go back to...More

Thank 101nanditar
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Pamela's on Forbes Ave outside the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh was decked out with fun board game and card game decor from the past few decades, but inside the fun stopped with grumpy service and plain average diner food. The hotcakes we had, more crepes...More

1  Thank Joe S
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

I don't have much to say except get the Banna and Chocolate Chip hot cakes. Worth the visit alone. Very reasonably priced as well. Just know it is CASH ONLY.

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Although there was a bit of a wait for a table, it was worth it for the traditional hot cakes alone. Food is very tasty and great value. We always visit when we are in town.

Thank UKtraveller65
Reviewed 3 May 2015

My girlfriend and I decided to try Pamela's for the first time today; we've received many positive impressions from friends and the internet. We were seated quickly, despite the place being very busy. It has a kitschy diner atmosphere that is fun and down-to-earth. I...More

1  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Just what I wanted--a comfort breakfast in below-freezing weather! I ordered coffee, scrambled eggs, and the famous crepe pancakes that were said to be President Obama's favorites. The pancakes aren't light like a crepe but have a crepelike texture and a crusty feel that you...More

Thank TrepidTraveler1
Reviewed 16 March 2015

We ate breakfast at Pamela's - I ordered the Croissant French Toast which is topped with caramel and nuts. It was delicious. I also ordered the lyonnaise potatoes, another excellent dish. My friend ordered the banana chocolate chip hot cakes .... AMAZING! I liked them...More

Thank Ragerdy
Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

I go to school at Pitt and so when i have extra time I like to go get good food. This diner has the best homefries! The service is pretty horrible mostly. There are a few servers there that do a great job, but I...More

Thank ConcernedCitizenn
Reviewed 28 January 2015

This is a real treat for breakfast on the University of Pittsburgh campus. Even the stuff that you'd find at any diner was just really delicious. And those pancakes are not normal pancakes but really something special. You'll wait for a table, that's for sure,...More

Thank Ken T
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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
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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