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If you are ever in Pittsburgh and want a great breakfast, you should stop at P & G Pamela’s Diner.  There are six locations ( The Strip District, Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, Millvale, Oakland, Mt. Lebanon ).  The one we always visit is the Oakland Diner located in the heart of the University of Pittsburgh’s campus.

Pamela’s is a casual American diner serving generous portions of popular breakfast items.  The atmosphere is trendy with a colorful eclectic decor.

But that is not why we go there.  It’s their breakfast menu that keep us coming back time and time again.  We especially like the distinctive crepe-thin pancakes.

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Need a reference?  Ask President Obama.  Mr. Obama was introduced to the legendary pancakes when he dropped in to the diner’s Strip District location in April 2008 during the presidential Democratic primary race.

Later, when he became President, Ms. Gail Klingensmith and Ms. Pamela Cohen, co-owners of Pamela’s, were summoned from Pittsburgh to President Barack Obama’s kitchen in the White House one weekend to make their famous, savory, crepe-thin pancakes for a Memorial Day breakfast for the President, First Lady Michelle Obama and 80 veterans.  How is that for a reference?



6 Responses to “PAMELA’S DINER”

  1. Wow it looks great and a fab reference indeed. What a cool thing for Mr O to do!

  2. I would love to taste those pancakes! 🙂

  3. Oh Francine now I am soooo hungry for Pamela’s breakfast!
    Wonderful post. I wonder what it felt like to wait on the Prez?

  4. I’ll keep this place in mind if I ever visit. I do love a good breakfast.

  5. In Pittsburgh? OK. I’ll bear it in mind. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  6. Diners around here are slowly vanishing and I do not like the trend. You can keep the chain restaurants. I’ll go to a neighborhood diner for “two over-easy” every chance I get.

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