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5527 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2350
+1 412-683-1003
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“hotcakes” (44 reviews)
“pancakes” (151 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5527 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2350
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

Pamela's has some of the best breakfast foods around. My friends enjoy the "Gail's Favorite Eggs," and their crepe-style pancakes are always a treat. I've never had a bad experience at any of the multiple locations I've been to. The staff is always pleasant, the...More

Thank OysterHouse1870
Reviewed 25 March 2013

We ate breakfast here on a Sunday morning. It gets really busy so we made a point of arriving early, before church goers started arriving in large carloads. I had the California French Toast with strawberries and my friend had the hotcakes with strawberries and...More

Thank upnorthjodie
Reviewed 22 March 2013

We stopped at Pamela's for lunch based on reviews here. The burgers were pretty basic. The onion rings were great.

Thank jc44
Reviewed 22 March 2013

This was one of my FAVORITE restaurants while going to Pitt and every time I'm in the city, I STILL stop by to have some of their RENOWN California French Toast. I am the QUEEN of French Toast and Pamela's is the only place I've...More

Thank Leah O
Reviewed 20 March 2013

Typical diner food, but oh so yummy! My family goes for breakfast (to the one in the Strip District) every year in December. It's a tradition. Get the crepe pancakes!

Thank Laris2711
Reviewed 3 March 2013

Our guide brought us to Pamela's for breakfast and we were glad of it. Its a very unassuming place, with a neighborhood diner feel. The food is definitely "comfort food" with some twists. They are apparently famous for their pancakes, so we had to have...More

Thank Martha M
Reviewed 1 March 2013

The Pamela's in Millvale is our favorite breakfast spot. The big LIncoln is more than most can eat. Their Lyonaze potatoes are the best (home fries with onions). And their thin pancakes are crispy at the edges and almost like crepes. Cash only though!

Thank billybax
Reviewed 27 February 2013

Hotcakes are the best!!!! Try "The Morning After", with chorizo sausage and eggs. Never a disappointing meal.

Thank Shelly1962
Reviewed 26 February 2013

We were visiting our college aged daughter, who lives in Shadyside, first visit. Since it was about 10am on a Monday, there was no wait. We've tried the one in Squirrel Hill. I liked this one better, seemed roomier and cleaner. Large omelettes and big...More

Thank Terri M
Reviewed 21 February 2013

Breakfast the way it should be served until 3:00pm at a reasonable price and great service. My wife and I have breakfast here on a regular basis and we've never been disappointed. Just a casual sort of breakfast spot with a 50s-throwback decor. Reminds you...More

Thank Bill D
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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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