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3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3408
+1 412-683-4066
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“hotcakes” (25 reviews)
“potatoes” (28 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 16:00All hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3408
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Reviews (227)
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Reviewed 25 January 2015

Everyone talks about going to Pamela's when you visit Pitt. It was my daughter's birthday and this was one of the places she request so how could I turn her down. I will say I was not disappointed. Although we had to wait about 20...More

Thank swimmom04
Reviewed 7 January 2015

We had to come to Pamela's as this place is a classic Pittsburgh institution. But it was so spectacular, we came twice in a three night stay, so that should tell you how impressed we were. THe main draw are the hotcakes which are really...More

Thank Andes71
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Had a lot of hype about the great breakfast food here. I had croissant french toast and it was disappointing. My boyfriend had the southwest omelet and the potatoes were not cooked

Thank Barann36937
Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

My son and I hit this place after a steeler game the next am. We both had the "morning after special" with eggs, meat, crepes and coffee for $8 each. The service was quick and food was solid. My son gives it a 4 and...More

Thank john m
Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

Excellent breakfast here. They have a great menu with lots of choices. All four of us had very tasty meals. Not just the usual breakfast stuff, they have some unique choices that were excellent. Service was great too. Cash only, no plastic.

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 10 November 2014

Friendly service in a fun atmosphere. Loved the old board games on the walls!! A nice variety of both sweet and savory breakfasts as well as lunch items. Prices are nice and reasonable. My corned beef hash was fantastic!

Thank BiltmoreGirl
Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

Famous for crepe style pancakes. Rightfully so. Waiting time well worth it. Specialty pancakes and omelets were also delish. Most patrons were leaving with boxed leftovers because of ample servings.

1  Thank EllenR316
Reviewed 25 October 2014

First meal when visiting Pitt & had a hearty and satisfying brunch after being on airplanes the whole morning. Sampled a bit of everything, including the eggs platter with their seasoned (& addicting potatoes) & uniquely delicious chorizo. In addition, had to try their famous...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 20 October 2014

Get there early and get there often! Just the perfect breakfast spot...fast service, great food served hot, amazing and caring staff, and well priced! Cannot wait to go back! Definitely a must go when visiting Pitt or CM. Awesome spot!

Thank Suzy W
Reviewed 15 October 2014 via mobile

Love Pamela's and love taking family and friends from out of town so they can rave about it too! I had basic eggs and potatoes. The potatoes are always amazing. Eggs are eggs and the meats at Pamela's are just ok, IMO. But my family...More

1  Thank pittHD
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Do you serve espresso. Thank you.
11 May 2016|
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Response from Art L | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they do..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
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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