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Pamela's

3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3408
+1 412-683-4066
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hotcakes” (25 reviews)
“pancakes” (80 reviews)
“potatoes” (32 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 am - 4:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3408
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful diner with delicious food. Lyonnaise potatoes were delicious. Great omelet and pancakes. Very crowded on Sunday.

Thank cbtt2018
Reviewed 6 days ago

Best home fries (lyonnaise potatoes) ever. Very, very tasty. Regular breakfast fare with a hash specially that was quite good. Atmosphere is really cute and service is awesome. The wait staff was very nice and helpful even for questions unrelated to the restaurant. A bit...More

Thank njb1148
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped by on a weekday and had breakfast before touring the University of Pitt campus. Good quality, value, and nice staff.

Thank Attkica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a an authentic neighbourhood diner. We were there for breakfast. They call the hash-browns "Lyonaise" potato which is a fancy name for a really well done potato side. I had Pamela's scrambled eggs with cream cheese and it was terrific. Rye toast excellent....More

Thank douglas s
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Still as great a deal as it was 20 years ago. Arrived around 1pm on a Sunday to a long line. They have an option to text you when your table is ready, so we walked around until we got the text. The eggs with...More

Thank catherp
Reviewed 29 August 2018

This is always a great choice. Classic style, simple menu, and friendly people. Food comes fast and hot, and portion sizes are good. Few fan favorites and house specialties but all the regular items on a breakfast or lunch menu. I go here almost every...More

Thank kjm445
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Had breakfast with our family while moving our daughter into her dorm. Pancakes, omelette, eggs, sausage and the potatoes are out of this world. Not to mention the bowl 🍲 f fresh fruit !!

Thank C S
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Always look for a local place to have a good breakfast. Pamela’s did not disappoint. The veggie omelet along with their special potatoes made this a must place to eat. Strongly recommend!

Thank ammochief90
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We REALLY loved this place! The environment is fun, the food was AWESOME and the service was great! And it was very reasonable priced as well! They had Trivial Pursuit cards on the table too!

Thank CWestcott
Reviewed 15 August 2018

The breakfasts are amazing as are the lunch choices; closes by mid afternoon. Everything we had was coked to perfection with a real “stick to your ribs” feel. The owners and staff are some of the best I’ve ever dealt with and will definitely go...More

Thank Barbara K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
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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