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5527 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2350
+1 412-683-1003
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“hotcakes” (58 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
All hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
5527 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2350
Neighbourhood: Shadyside
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Funky local diner with excellent food and service. In spite of being packed- we were seated and ordered quickly and the food arrived surprisingly fast. Everything was great but the home fries are amazing

Thank Kristen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Horrible food. Everything seems cooked in a bucket of fat. Pancakes only tasted fat and super greasy plus they add butter on top!!!??!!!? sausages, you can only taste the salt and eggs are running with grease. No fruits !!!!! Horrible coffee and food. I really...More

Thank Nadia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hope I have the right Pamela's Diner - the address I have is Washington Street. The strawberry pancakes, Carl, and Stephanie are amazing, simply amazing. We felt like we know what paradise is like.

Thank milde w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food that I got was the best lunch I have had in awhile and the servers were very nice and I got my food very quickly

Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Great crepe pancakes, walnut and banana, chocolate chip and banana, combined with coffee , eggs and bacon. Great old fashioned triple coronary breakfast in a fun unique setting. Living in Florida I am mostly used to a lot of chains, same decor in any state...More

Thank coder01
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We had brunch on a Tuesday at about 11:30 and got seated right away. I liked the ambiance and the service was good. I had the Morning After meal, with scrambled eggs, bacon, and strawberry hot cakes. The food was tasty and it was served...More

Thank Rhonda C
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Great spot for breakfast! It does get busy - so getting there early is a great idea. If you have to wait it is definitely worth it. Parking behind block if filled there is a garage about 2 blocks down. Cash only ! ATM about...More

Thank wade17
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Pamela's hotcakes are like no other, but everything at this Pittsburgh staple is wonderful. Highly recommend!

Thank allisonolander
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I've been away from Pittsburgh for almost 19 years and was back for a day. I was glad to see this place was still around. They were great for breakfast back then and they still are!

Thank Gregg R
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This 'cash only diner' is the best description. The food is served hot and fast. The coffee is excellent unlike most diners. They need to be a bit more attentive on bringing refills. Breakfast is the meal we came for. Excellent French toast with crispy...More

Thank MrLeeL
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5527 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2350
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Shadyside
  • Neighbourhood: Shadyside
  • Phone Number: +1 412-683-1003
  • E-mail