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American, Diner
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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
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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

Thank allisonolander
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is a must stop for breakfast when you go to the strip. Good food, good service, good parking. Xoxo

Thank Spike M
Benediktbeuern, Germany
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Staying nearby, we had breakfast here 3 mornings in a row. They prepare delicious crepe pancakes served plain or with fruit. So many sweet and hearty options to choose from. Side of eggs was rich and buttery. Coffee is basic diner black. Service was especially fast and friendly.

Thank dieReiselust
Carnegie, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This Pamela's makes the best breakfast. I used to order bacon now I have tried the carved ham . OMG!

Thank K5469MYdeborahc
Silver Spring, Maryland
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We went to Pamela's for breakfast on a weekday and the place was packed--no line to get in and no wait for a table, but not a single additional table available either. Service was OK but not terribly attentive. Our breakfasts were large and delicious, with both of us getting their croissant French toast. This place accepts cash only so... More 

Thank Hugh K
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast at Pamela's on Walnut Street (Shadyside) on a Friday in October 2016. We arrived before 8:30 AM and there was no waiting for a table. By the time we left at 9:15 there was a line. Service was fairly prompt but a bit slow with coffee refills, as other reviewers have noted. The cash-only policy, announced by... More 

Thank James H
Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were staying near by and everyone said we had to try Pamela's. We like diners, so walked over to try to get breakfast. Both of us agreed that it is a good diner, but not great. Prices are reasonable, and since we arrived at a good time we got a table for breakfast right away.

Thank CydnHank
Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had been to the Pamela's location in the Strip District but decided we wanted to try out one of the other locations. After some debate we ended up at the location on Walnut Street in Shady Side. Before I get to the restaurant, let me say that Shady Side should be on everyone's list of places to visit in... More 

Thank Dave S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?