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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” (9 reviews)
“hotcakes” (24 reviews)
“pancakes” (79 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3408
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Reviewed 20 December 2015

Took my son on his final day of college at CMU. Great service, excellent pancakes and eggs. Coffee is awful - not on par for today. I would absolutely go back for the service and food

Thank Smcbamdol
Reviewed 1 December 2015

I will go back to Pamela's ever time we visit Pitt. The diner on Forbes Ave. takes the Pitt card too! It's great for Pitt students. Try the pancakes..... to die for.... enjoy!!

Thank robertaz474
Reviewed 30 November 2015

This site is a hub for Univ of Pitt students. It's loud. They only accept cash. Tables have very little space in between them, so don't look to have any private conversations. The walls are decorated with board games....probably none of which did any current...More

1  Thank 2Runks
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Worth the wait if there is a line. Had the banana nut pancakes and they were amazing. Husband had the California french toast and he really like it.

Thank Snickerdoddle
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This place is in an old-time pharmacy, that started with a lunch counter. The food is so good they had to expand and put in tables and booths. The food is outstanding, hot and fresh.

Thank John O
Reviewed 26 October 2015

First time I had the thin pancakes, and they're my new favorite! Tried both the strawberry and banana, and they're equally delicious. Wonderful mix of textures and flavors...satisfying without being too heavy. Lots more on the menu to suit anyone's taste, so I'll definitely return....More

Thank megalley
Reviewed 13 October 2015

After a successful Pitt homecoming weekend we visited Pamela's for breakfast before the long 5 hour journey home. My son graciously got up early to put our name in and get on line outside the restaurant. No reservations are taken and your entire party must...More

Thank Douglas K
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Based on other reviews we decided to stop for breakfast before heading out of town. Should have picked a location that morning that was not near the marathon route; however, we were pleasantly surprised by the prompt seating and service. the breakfasts were amazing. My...More

Thank Jaye11D
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Pamela's is a Pittsburgh institution, but I recently made my first visit. I had the banana-chocolate-chip pancakes. They were decadently delicious. The edges of the crepes were beautifully crisp, and the balance of flavors was great. The only reason I am not giving this restaurant...More

Thank RNatha
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Pamela’s Restaurant lives up the hype. We visited for breakfast on an August weekday morning and were more than impressed. We arrived in middle of a “rush” and had to wait for a few minutes to get a table. Once seated the fun began. The...More

Thank J_J-Aweigh
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Restaurant Details

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