Monday, January 31, 2011


5527 Walnut Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Pamela’s served President Obama breakfast at the White House. They’re kind of a big deal.

Breakfast food is hard to screw up, yet hard to excel. That is where Pamela’s found their niche. They are better at making breakfast than us common folk. People come from far and wide to try this place. So it goes without saying that Pamela’s has proven themselves worthy of their accolades.

I frequent the Shadyside location many a Saturday morning after a night of pretending I’m still in college. The breakfast special which includes two eggs, your choice of meat and your choice of their famous crepe hotcakes is the Holy Grail of hangover cures. I can’t quite figure it out. The crepes are one of those dishes you can attempt to recreate yourself but never quite grasp the flavor of the restaurant’s secret ingredients. I guess they just have a magic touch.

It really is hard to find negatives but for the sake of the blog, I’ll play devil’s advocate and force one.  Being that Pamela’s is so popular, both the lobby and dining room get packed. I’m talking packed like you may get lucky with the 89-year-old grandma next to you packed. If that’s your thing then this place is even better. If not, it is just a slight criticism for a guaranteed great meal.

Pittsburgh is proud to call this restaurant home. If you’re visiting the area, GO TO PAMELA’S. If you’re a Yinzer, GO TO PAMELA’S.


Pamela's (Shadyside) on Urbanspoon

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