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5527 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2350
+1 412-683-1003
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
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4 reviews
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 don't understand why it's so popular. Maybe it's because I'm Canadian and don't understand the... More 

Thank Nadia B
Woodstock, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
Tampa, Florida
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 you are in. Pamela has it's own style and food and its good. Just make... More 

Thank coder01
Arlington, Tennessee
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 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 quickly. The hot cakes were more like crepes and the plate was greasy. However, they... More 

Thank Rhonda C
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132 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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 a block away.

Thank wade17
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

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

Thank allisonolander
Level Contributor
4 reviews
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
Woburn, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 well done thick cut bacon, just the way we like it. The omelets are amazing... More 

Thank MrLeeL

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
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
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

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