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1711 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1603
+1 412-422-9457
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08:00 - 15:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 15:30
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Decatur, Indiana
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went around 9am and had to wait about 15min to get in. It's a little place next door to Waffalonia (also a must for dessert). The decor was cute, service was great, and food was even better! I had the blueberry crepe-style flapjacks with sausage links. I've been to pittsburgh a few times now and haven't had the chance... More 

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Thank KennaK27
Tucson
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Diner with massive pancakes that is popular with the locals. Not a health food place by any standard - lot's of greasy, tasty food. Diner looks like a throw back from the '50's but the wait staff are tattooed and surly. Food and coffee comes out to the kitchen hot and fast. Lots of character. Not bad.

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Thank M E
Hong Kong, China
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141 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Although part of a city-wide chain, Pamela's Diners looks like it's been in operation since the 1950's. The decor is electric blue and chrome, and the chair feature red vinyl seats. It's located at the Eastern edge of the University cluster, so there are lots of students eating here. The breakfast menu is large, featuring more than a dozen varieties... More 

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Thank James W
North Versailles, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful, quaint, local breakfast and lunch restaurant. Cash only. Excellent crepe style pancakes are their specialty. President and Mrs. Obama liked them so much when they were in Pittsburgh that they had the owners come to the White House to cook breakfast for some soldiers. By far, Our Family's Favorite Breakfast Place. Be prepared for lines after 8:30 am but... More 

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Thank Kevinkeller71
Ingomar, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I've been at the restaurant a few times but finally got a chance to try it and it was worth the visit. The food was very good and served extremely fast. So if your hungry good place to stop in! Service was very nice and friendly and efficient. Deathly be back to try a few more things on the menu... More 

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Thank mfs20
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Waked into it by chance, though I had been recommended the place! Great place for lunch and breakfast! Friendly service! Yum grub!

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Thank Aziza k
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

this place is great! It is always packed but moves fast. The food is Heaven and the price is reasonable for the city. Everything you expect in a good diner: comfort food, good coffee, friendly service and a neighborhood meeting place. And EVERYONE is right, the pancakes (they call them hotcakes) are DELICIOUS!!!!

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Thank Sue B
Slatington, Pennsylvania
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115 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great spot to get some quality diner food and atmosphere. Nothing hi brow, just good food served as quickly as the kitchen can get it out given a busy lunch crowd Only takes cash so be prepared.

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Thank Suet910
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Food is unbelievable. Solid 5 stars for breakfast food. Hotcakes are the bomb. Brought the family here for breakfast and it did not disappoint. Prices are reasonable. Place was crowded. Parking can be an issue. Bathrooms? Need some work in this area folks.

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Thank GpaWoo
North Versailles, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Quaint, great value, best crepe pancakes. They were even taken to the White House where breakfast was cooked and served for President Obama and military members. Cash only.

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Thank Kevinkeller71

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:30 - 15:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 15:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 15:30
Thursday
07:30 - 15:30
Friday
07:30 - 15:30
Saturday
07:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1711 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1603
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-422-9457

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?