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3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3408
+1 412-683-4066
07:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 16:00
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped here as it appeared to be a must stop for tourists. The food was fine as was the service.

Thank gcinptc
Cosby, Tennessee
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229 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Pittsburgh for a graduation. Short walk from our hotel. The restaurant was packed. Not too long of a wait. We ate breakfast here all 3 days of our stay. Delicious food. Best breakfast we've had in a long time. Staff were super busy but at the same time very efficient. Pancakes were too die for, eggs were... More 

Thank tipijo
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Obama may have been to the strip joint but this one is just as good. you can't go wrong with pamela's. if you're confused, morning after special

Thank akironman
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The server was delightful. We hope her daughter finds a nice place to live while working in DC. The food was good, décor - took me back to my childhood and the price was right on the money for our party of four. I recommend Pamela's on Forbes if you are visiting Pittsburgh - it's worth the wait.

Thank 611mimi
Franklin, Tennessee
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300 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is usually a line at Pamela's and we were told it gets worse after 9:00am. We used the app "No Wait" and didn't have to wait too long for a table. The service was rushed but friendly. It is difficult to hear in there! The food is fantastic! The potatoes are very very good. The OJ is from concentrate.... More 

Thank Amy N
Buffalo, NY
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

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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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 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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40 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?