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5527 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2350
+1 412-683-1003
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“hotcakes” (60 reviews)
“potatoes” (58 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5527 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2350
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Quick, inexpensive, with a Pittsburgh flair! The hot cakes are crepe style, incredible corned beef hash! Only had breakfast food. Only accepts cash

Thank kencufc
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for brunch. We had the chorizo hash and banana chocolate chip hot cakes. They were both delicious and the service was great! Check out Pamela's the next time you're in town.

Thank Abbie M
Reviewed 23 May 2017 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
Reviewed 11 May 2017

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...More

Thank Nadia B
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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
Reviewed 26 April 2017 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
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank coder01
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank Rhonda C
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank wade17
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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