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Pittsburgh Breakfast - Thu, 09/4/03 12:15 AM
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I think the best pittsburgh breakfast (24hours)is Tom's diner on
E. carson street South Side Pittsburgh.
I love their gyro breakfast meat combo's and omelets!! So much diffrent stuff to choose from!!

my mate swears by the FamousPamela's
(but I think it is overrated)except for the lyonnase potatoes!! He loves their Pancakes!!

Hs anyone ever eaten at any of these places??
or maybe you can suggest a new place!!???!!

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Thu, 09/4/03 1:12 AM
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I'll be in Pittsburgh this weekend and plan to eat b'fast at DeLucas in the Strip District. I'm a home fried potato lover so I'm interested in Pamela's. Where is it? Thanks.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Thu, 09/4/03 6:02 AM
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Oh yeah
I forgot about DeLucas in the strip
Have you ever had the fried potato dish thats like a stir fry with the fried onion and peppers etc. only with out the rice ??(they use fried hash browns.)
It's great!!
I guess the owners of Pamela's have 2or3 locations
the Location that I know best is
Forbes ave Oakland next to Leonard's men's clothing store
Across from Eckerd drug store
Address:
3703 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
http://pittsburgh.citysearch.com/profile/8608828
This has a Map at the bottom of the page hope it helps!!

Another Pamela's location.....never been there is the Squirrel Hill Location
Also on Forbes Ave....but another neighborhood

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Thu, 09/4/03 7:38 AM
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The other Pamela's is on Walnut Street in Shadyside, a once cool trendy neighborhood now gone by the wayside of the Pottery Barn and the Gap. This one is actually my favorite.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Tue, 09/9/03 4:08 PM
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Originally posted by vequinox

I think the best pittsburgh breakfast (24hours)is Tom's diner on
E. carson street South Side Pittsburgh.
I love their gyro breakfast meat combo's and omelets!! So much diffrent stuff to choose from!!

my mate swears by the Famous Pamela's
(but I think it is overrated)except for the lyonnase potatoes!! He loves their Pancakes!!

Hs anyone ever eaten at any of these places??
or maybe you can suggest a new place!!???!!


I've been to Tom's Diner in Dormont, never went to the one on Southside. There are a a couple of good breakfast places in Mt Lebanon which was where I spent most of my 5 years in Pittsburgh. Bado's on Beverly Road had decent breakfasts, so did CC's on Washington Road. In fact they had one huge breakfast special which included eggs, a huge pancake, a potato pancake, and choice of breakfast meat.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Fri, 10/17/03 9:49 PM
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Oleary's Doughnuts on the 14 and east carson street!!
Nary a doughnut will you see. They make the Platonic Ideal of Home Fries. The Homefries that all other potatoes long to become. Nothing fancy and the coffee is weak! but the scrambled eggs are perfect, the homefries sublime, the bacon is perfect everytime. Go Eat!!

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Sat, 05/14/05 12:22 PM
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Tom's!! Every town should have one. I ate at the Carson Street location about a year ago, we had a group of 10 starving souls that had been staying at the Sheraton Station Square. Power went out in the hotel kitchen so the waitress at the Sheraton recommended Tom's. I went back and tipped her $5 for sending us to such a delightful place to eat.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Tue, 01/3/06 10:55 AM
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Tom's Diner is very yummmy....there's a lot of new places to eat in South Side... www.southsidepittsburgh.com and if you ever need a great place to stay...check out the Morning Glory Inn Bed & Breakfast www.gloryinn.com

dana



quote:
Originally posted by vequinox

I think the best pittsburgh breakfast (24hours)is Tom's diner on
E. carson street South Side Pittsburgh.
I love their gyro breakfast meat combo's and omelets!! So much diffrent stuff to choose from!!

my mate swears by the Famous Pamela's
(but I think it is overrated)except for the lyonnase potatoes!! He loves their Pancakes!!

Hs anyone ever eaten at any of these places??
or maybe you can suggest a new place!!???!!

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Tue, 01/3/06 10:57 AM
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I am born and raised a south sider of pittsburgh and have been going to O'Leary's since i was five, i'm 37 now...so that's a long time...great home cooked meals there...and breakfasts are always perfect no matter what you order.

dana

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Oleary's Doughnuts on the 14 and east carson street!!
Nary a doughnut will you see. They make the Platonic Ideal of Home Fries. The Homefries that all other potatoes long to become. Nothing fancy and the coffee is weak! but the scrambled eggs are perfect, the homefries sublime, the bacon is perfect everytime. Go Eat!!

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Tue, 01/3/06 12:45 PM
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I haven't been there in a while but had a great breakfast at Pip's Diner on Woodville Ave.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Tue, 01/3/06 3:23 PM
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there's a place just like O'Leary's called JP's Cafe in south side now...great food

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Fri, 01/13/06 3:05 PM
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Originally posted by wanderingjew

The other Pamela's is on Walnut Street in Shadyside, a once cool trendy neighborhood now gone by the wayside of the Pottery Barn and the Gap. This one is actually my favorite.


That Pamela's is my favorite, but you better show up early because you will be waiting in line in the mornig.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Fri, 07/28/06 3:23 PM
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I believe there are now five Pamela's around Pittsburgh. They are located in Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, Oakland, The Strip District and the newest one is in Millvale. I do like Pamela's and their pancakes are very good. I'm just not willing to wait more than a half hour to get a table. I usually go to the Shadyside location, so that if the line is too long, I can go right around the corner and eat at Crepes Parisienne. Plus, it has the added bonus of the wonderful Prantls Bakery right next door.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Thu, 08/10/06 2:48 PM
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One of my favorite breakfast spots in Pittsburgh is Bob's Diner. It is located in a small strip mall on Noblestown Road in Greentree, just west of downtown.

The first thing you notice when you walk in is that they have an all Bob theme. There are pictures of Bob Barker, Bob Newhart, Bob Marley, Spongebob Squarepants, etc. all over the place. On my first visit, a woman came over and introduced herself as the owner. I asked her if her name was Roberta, but she said it was Wendy. Then she told me the story of how she used to be a waitress and saved up enough in tips to buy the place from the previous owner, Bob. She didn't have enough money left over for a new sign, so she just went all out with the Bob theme. While we were talking, I noticed a young couple leaving, wearing pajamas and slippers. She explained that they were regulars and the restaurant occasionally had theme days. The day when all the employees and regulars wear their pajamas is a popular one. Apparently, I missed cowboy and cowgirl Saturday by one week. That I would have liked to have seen! Anyway, it is a really fun place and the food, while not as good as Jojo's or Pamela's, is quite good. I recommend the pancakes and omelettes.

They sell t-shirts with their motto, "Eat at Bob's and get the hell out". Oh, and if your name is Bob, you can sign their wall.

http://www.eatatbobs.com/

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Thu, 09/14/06 12:41 PM
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I ate at the Pamela's in the Strip District for the first time this past Sunday. I arrived at 9:30 and quite surpringly got a table right away. That would never happen on a weekend morning at the Shadyside, Squirrel Hill and Oakland locations. So if you are visiting Pittsburgh, want to try Pamela's and want to avoid the lines, go to the one in The Strip. By the way, my strawberry pancakes were delicious and my girlfriend loved her omelette.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Thu, 09/14/06 8:29 PM
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My vote for best Pittsburgh breakfast would have to go to JoJo's, which has a good Micahel Stern review elsewhere on this site.

I have never been a fan of Pamela's, but I love the P & G DIner, the Millvale pharmacy lunch counter which is now associated with Pamela's but has been there for years. I have never had breakfast there, but it is one of my favorite places for lunch. It has great little dogs and burgers and big thick shakes. Check it out; you will not be disappointed.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Fri, 09/15/06 11:24 AM
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Here's another vote for JoJo's. Years ago, I was a weekend regular at what was then Vince & Henry's. Shortly after the next generation of Deluca's took over and changed the restaurant's name, I started getting home fries with an off-flavor when I ate at Deluca's.

So, about 20 years ago, I switched to JoJo's, which, at that time, was just around the corner from Delucas, prior to its move to its curent location. In the intervening years, I've been back to Deluca's about a dozen times, but still find the home fries at JoJo's far superior to those dished out by Deluca's.

At JoJo's, I highly recommend the three-egg breakfast special with hot sausage, home fries and Italian toast.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Tue, 09/19/06 10:32 AM
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I would agree that Jojo's has the best breakfast in Pittsburgh. As good as the food is, the genuine diner atmosphere can't be beat. My personal preference is to sit at the counter, so I can watch the food being prepared. I'm looking forward to eating there next Sunday before the Steeler game.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Sat, 09/30/06 11:19 AM
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South Side - O'Leary's (I'm a resident + you'll meet more here)
North Side - Mullen's
Strip - DeLuca's + JoJo's (c'mon yinz can eat twice)
Lawrenceville - Barb's Country Kitchen (there is one in Carnegie too)
Dahntahn - Tower Diner (I worked there...it's a habit)
East End - Pamela's is ok but way too crowded...go to Ritter's!

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Tue, 10/3/06 7:58 AM
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Sheetzaholic-
You mention several breakfast spots here in da 'Burgh I'm not familiar with. Can you tell me more about O'Leary's, Barb's Country Kitchen and Tower Diner? I'm especially interested in Barb's, since my girlfriend lives in Carnegie and we love to go out for breakfast.

I haven't been particularly impressed with Mullen's. It has great classic diner atmosphere and the location across the street from the Heinz plant is awesome, but I thought the food was lacking. Obviously your experiences have been better?

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Thu, 10/5/06 5:58 PM
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BuffetBuster: Mullen's has enough atmosphere to make up for the food which is ok (corn beef hash is the exception and exceptional). Plus, you can get an Ahrn for breakfast. Enough said. Barb's in Carnegie is around the bridge. If you are heading away from 279 make a left. I can't remember the exact street name n'at, but you could Google. O'Leary's is a greasy spoon on the 1400 Block of Carson. You'll see a Starbucks...keep walkin' to O'Leary's. They have a bunch of shamrocks on the window advertising specials.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Mon, 10/9/06 2:19 PM
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Sheetzaholic-
The one time I had breakfast at Mullen's, I saw people having an Iron, which struck me as odd and very, very Pittsburgh. What do you recommend at Barb's Country Kitchen?

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Mon, 10/9/06 2:38 PM
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Sheetzaholic-
The one time I had breakfast at Mullen's, I saw people having an Iron, which struck me as odd and very, very Pittsburgh. What do you recommend at Barb's Country Kitchen?

What is this Iron you mentioned? And is it the same as an Ahrn, whatever that might be?

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Mon, 10/9/06 2:45 PM
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Michael Hoffman-
Ahrn is Pittsburghese for Iron City Beer. I should realized that not everyone knew that.....

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Mon, 10/9/06 3:29 PM
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Michael Hoffman-
Ahrn is Pittsburghese for Iron City Beer. I should realized that not everyone knew that.....

Thank you. I thought it was some sort of specialty breakfast item in Pittsburgh.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Wed, 10/11/06 11:35 AM
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In a previous post, I extolled the virtues of Bob's Diner in Greentree, right outside of Pittsburgh. Well, it is no longer there and has been replaced by a place called Eggs-R-Us, I believe. I ate there on Sunday and recognized most of the waitstaff and I was led to believe that it was bought by people who worked there previously. Sadly, all the Bob themed stuff is gone, but the menu looks the same and the food was just as good if not even better. I particularly loved the homefries that came with my omelette.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Wed, 10/11/06 11:53 AM
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Buffetbuster,

Have you ever been to CC's in Mount Lebanon?

They had a really good breakfast which included eggs, ham, a huge pancake and potato pancake too.

I'm heading back to Pittsburgh for a wedding a week from Saturday
Unfortuntely no roadfood for me- very strict diet so I can enjoy the wedding!


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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Wed, 10/11/06 9:44 PM
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Wanderingjew-
No, I'm not familiar with CC's. I dated a woman from Mt. Lebanon for two years, who lived right off of Washington, so I am surprised I have never been there. She always liked to go to Tom's Diner in Dormont, which never impressed me all that much. I will definitely seek CC's out and let you know what I think.

Too bad about no Roadfood while you are here!

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Thu, 10/12/06 8:55 AM
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Wanderingjew-
No, I'm not familiar with CC's. I dated a woman from Mt. Lebanon for two years, who lived right off of Washington, so I am surprised I have never been there. She always liked to go to Tom's Diner in Dormont, which never impressed me all that much. I will definitely seek CC's out and let you know what I think.

Too bad about no Roadfood while you are here!


I went to Tom's Diner a few times- I really enjoyed their Gyro Omelette. I recall going there a few times for dinner too.

I was dating a girl who lived in Scott Township who took me to the Gab n Eat in Carnegie. Although its been a long time (over 8 years ago) I remember enjoying their breakfast too.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Fri, 10/13/06 9:11 AM
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wanderingjew-
I'm a big fan of the Gab 'n Eat. As good as their breakfasts are, their burgers are even better. And I always meet really interesting people there, too. Unfortunately, my girlfriend, who lives in Scott Twp., practically across the street from the place won't go there. So I don't get to eat there as often as I would like.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Sat, 10/14/06 6:18 PM
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The best place to have breakfast in Pittsburgh was, DEL-KIDS. But, unfortuatley, it has been torn down. Those 6 egg omletts with bacon and the 4 lb of home fries served with each meal will be surely missed. But Toms Diner in Dormont, has a great gyro omlett, mmmmmmm. And you can't go wrong with the Gab n Eat in Carnegie.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Mon, 10/16/06 12:16 PM
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dren-
Hey, I remember Del-Kids. It was only ten minutes for me when I was in college and I was there many times late at night. I have always been a big eater, but those six egg omelettes were beyond me. Too bad that they closed down!

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Thu, 10/19/06 10:45 AM
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I was told yesterday that the reason Bob's Diner either changed ownership or at least changed themes, was due to a lawsuit by the original Bob himself. I admit I am a little curious to find out more about this!

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Sat, 11/4/06 3:55 PM
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Sheetzaholic-
On your recommendation, I tried Barb's in Carnegie for breakfast this morning. It sure isn't much too look at from the outside, but it does have nice diner atmosphere inside. Strangely, the sign in the window said closed, even though I could see people inside. Figuring they just forgot to change the sign and the door was unlocked, we went ahead on in. The owner then came over and said that they were experiencing electrical difficulties and it was very limited in what they could make for us. As he was telling us this, a woman went over and put a sign on the front door saying they were closed for the day because of the electrical problems. We felt a little guilty sitting there eating seeing diner after diner walking away from the front door disappointed.

Anyway, they still made some omelettes for us, which we both really liked. And considering the circumstances, the service was quite friendly. I plan on going back and trying more dishes again and hopefully they will be fully functional.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Tue, 11/7/06 12:57 PM
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On Sunday, I tried another new place for breakfast. This one is called PBJ Market Cafe on Rte. 50 in Cecil, Pa., Washington County. It is a small place and has more of a yuppie feel than a diner atmosphere. I ordered the Eggs Benedict and homefries, both of which was quite good. My girlfriend's French Toast was a huge portion, which she loved. The only thing we didn't like was the chicken sausage. The prices were a little on the high side, but nothing worth complaining about.

All together, a good breakfast eating weekend!

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Thu, 12/28/06 11:17 AM
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I finally made to the Tom's Diner on the Southside last weekend. I really liked the fact that they had such a big menu, one of the largest I have seen for breakfast. My girlfriend got the cinnamon French toast, which she loved. My ham & cheese omelette was okay, but certainly nothing special. The side of bacon was good and I particularly enjoyed the toast. All together, I definitely liked the place and would go back. I just don't think it is on par with Jo-Jo's, DeLuca's or Pamela's.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Thu, 12/28/06 11:23 AM
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I finally made to the Tom's Diner on the Southside last weekend. I really liked the fact that they had such a big menu, one of the largest I have seen for breakfast. My girlfriend got the cinnamon French toast, which she loved. My ham & cheese omelette was okay, but certainly nothing special. The side of bacon was good and I particularly enjoyed the toast. All together, I definitely liked the place and would go back. I just don't think it is on par with Jo-Jo's, DeLuca's or Pamela's.


Buffetbuster,

Did you hit C C's in Mt Lebanon yet?

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Thu, 12/28/06 11:49 AM
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wanderingjew-
No not yet, but thanks for the reminder. My girlfriend wants to go to someplace new on Saturday morning, so that sounds like a great choice. I will give you a report back sometime over the weekend.

What do you recommend at C C's?

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Thu, 12/28/06 12:48 PM
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wanderingjew-
No not yet, but thanks for the reminder. My girlfriend wants to go to someplace new on Saturday morning, so that sounds like a great choice. I will give you a report back sometime over the weekend.

What do you recommend at C C's?


Go for the breakfast special called "The Lucy"
comes with eggs, ham steak, huge buttermilk pancake and potato pancake. I doubt you'd be dissapointed!

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Sun, 12/31/06 3:59 PM
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wanderingjew-
We did make it to CC's Homemade Foods yesterday morning for breakfast.
I was a little surprised that it wasn't open when we arrived at 7:15, but since it opens at 7:30, we didn't have to wait long. I liked the place as soon as I saw they had the words potato pancakes and chicken dumpling soup painted right on the front windows.

As I was walking in, I said "good morning" to the woman behind the counter and she just grunted at me. I though "uh oh, here we go". But she actually turned out to be very nice.

I did get the Lucy special as you suggested and everything (especially the ham) was really good. My girlfriend loved her potato pancakes. But the highlight was the cinnamon roll. Although not Maltby Cafe great, it was delicious. The owner/cook told me that it was a Hungarian cinnamon roll.

When I asked about the chicken dumpling soup, she actually gave me a small free sample, which I really appreciated. On the way out, I saw a sign that said they have homemade pierogies, too. That did it, I am coming back for lunch or dinner real soon!

Thanks again for the recommendation....I will definitely be back.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Mon, 01/1/07 11:05 AM
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wanderingjew-
We did make it to CC's Homemade Foods yesterday morning for breakfast.
I was a little surprised that it wasn't open when we arrived at 7:15, but since it opens at 7:30, we didn't have to wait long. I liked the place as soon as I saw they had the words potato pancakes and chicken dumpling soup painted right on the front windows.

As I was walking in, I said "good morning" to the woman behind the counter and she just grunted at me. I though "uh oh, here we go". But she actually turned out to be very nice.

I did get the Lucy special as you suggested and everything (especially the ham) was really good. My girlfriend loved her potato pancakes. But the highlight was the cinnamon roll. Although not Maltby Cafe great, it was delicious. The owner/cook told me that it was a Hungarian cinnamon roll.

When I asked about the chicken dumpling soup, she actually gave me a small free sample, which I really appreciated. On the way out, I saw a sign that said they have homemade pierogies, too. That did it, I am coming back for lunch or dinner real soon!

Thanks again for the recommendation....I will definitely be back.


Buffetbuster,

Glad to hear you enjoyed C'C's. Did the counter lady have blonde hair? If so, then that was the owner. I've never had their Pierogies. I'm sure they're good. They're open for lunch, but I'm not sure if they're open for dinner. You can also sit in the dining room in back if the counter seats are taken.
When I was living in Mt Lebanon, I spent most of my weekend mornings at the Coffee Tree Roasters on Beverly Road, however whenever I wanted a full breakfast I would alternate between C C's, Tom's Diner in Dormont, Bado's on Beverly and Pamela's.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Mon, 01/1/07 3:21 PM
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wanderingjew-
She did have blonde hair and identified herself as the owner to me. The entire time we ate, there was just the three of us in the place.

My brother absolutely loves chicken dumpling soup, so I plan on taking him there for lunch or dinner. Unfortunately, I failed to notice their hours, so I will have to call ahead.

I have never eaten at Bado's....how does it compare?

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Mon, 01/1/07 4:09 PM
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Can I get a location for CC's? Please.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Mon, 01/1/07 4:18 PM
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kozel-
The address is:

CC's Homemade Foods
698 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, Pa.

It is located in Mt. Lebanon.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Mon, 01/1/07 8:07 PM
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wanderingjew-
She did have blonde hair and identified herself as the owner to me. The entire time we ate, there was just the three of us in the place.

My brother absolutely loves chicken dumpling soup, so I plan on taking him there for lunch or dinner. Unfortunately, I failed to notice their hours, so I will have to call ahead.

I have never eaten at Bado's....how does it compare?


Buffetbuster,

I don't remember the breakfast rush picking up until around 9 or 10am on the weekends. You're obviously an early riser!

Bado's was pretty good. For breakfast I would get the Italian Special (eggs with Italian Sausage) or the blintzes. Their Pizza, Eggplant Parm Hoagies and BBQ wings were pretty good too . I remember during the week they would have an all you can eat pizza buffet for lunch. My coworkers and I would go their on occasion. I don't know if they still have it since I haven't been their in over 6 years.

Here's their website http://www.badospizzagrill.com/

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Mon, 01/1/07 10:44 PM
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thanks, I'll look for the place next time I'm out there.
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kozel-
The address is:

CC's Homemade Foods
698 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, Pa.

It is located in Mt. Lebanon.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Mon, 01/22/07 8:23 AM
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I can't believe I haven't previously mentioned one of my favorite breakfast spots around Pittsburgh, Joe's Rusty Nail in Bellevue. It is my typical eating destination before going to Steeler home games, but I ate there this past Saturday and it reminded me just how good it is.

While most of the other best breakfast spots in Pittsburgh are diner's (Jo-Jo's, DeLuca's, Tom's Diner), this place has more of a small family restaurant atmosphere. And the service here has always been super friendly. I usually get the really good thick cut French toast, but I was in the mood for eggs. So, I got the ham & cheese omelette, which was delicious. I also got potato pancakes and an order of bacon, both of which were well above average.

Two other things I like about The Rusty Nail. 1) Although it is popular, even on weekend mornings you rarely have a long wait for a table. 2) They are one of the few restaurants in the Pittsburgh area that still serve Turkey Devonshires, the Pittsburgh version of the Hot Brown Sandwich.

Although it is not as good as say, Jo-Jo's, this place still deserves a mention on the short list of best Pittsburgh breakfasts.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Sat, 02/3/07 6:52 PM
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This morning I tried a new place that I heard about from a radio ad. It is called Kelly O's and is located on Perry Hwy. (Rte. 19) in the North Hills area.

The place is larger that it looks with about a dozen booths and a long counter. I ordered an omelet with hot sausage and provolone cheese in it and even though it was greasy, it was quite good. It came with above average homefries and really good Italian toast. The service was quick and very friendly.

This place was a keeper and it is close enough to where I live for me to go regularly.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Mon, 02/5/07 7:57 AM
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A quick warning.... I tried to have breakfast at the Pamela's in Squirrel Hill yesterday morning and there was a sign on the front door that they did not open until 9:00AM, which is quite late to open for breakfast. Whether this is a Sunday only thing or Squirrel Hill location thing, I am not really sure. My advice would be to call before hand to get the hours before going.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Mon, 02/5/07 8:14 AM
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A quick warning.... I tried to have breakfast at the Pamela's in Squirrel Hill yesterday morning and there was a sign on the front door that they did not open until 9:00AM, which is quite late to open for breakfast. Whether this is a Sunday only thing or Squirrel Hill location thing, I am not really sure. My advice would be to call before hand to get the hours before going.


Buffetbuster, I told you before most people don't even get out to have breakfast on the weekends until 9am!

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Mon, 02/5/07 8:49 AM
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My girlfriend keeps telling me the same thing. But she knows she needs to be ready by 7:00AM. At least we never have to wait in line!

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Mon, 02/5/07 1:50 PM
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Buffetbuster, here are three breakfast/lunch places northwest of Pittsburgh that you might want to try:

Rea’s Restaurant, 401 Ferree Street, Coraopolis (located across from the west end of the Coraopolis-Neville Island Bridge). Depressing décor, but good, substantial servings at low prices. http://foodpage.us/617911?showmap=1&toz=

Junior’s, 705 Fifth Avenue, Coraopolis (located on southbound PA-51 in the business district). Good food with nice décor, but prices average slightly higher than a Rea’s. http://foodpage.us/617894?showmap=1&toz=

Sheila’s Restaurant, 25 State Street, Baden (located behind the Rte.65 Sheetz and Aldi’s and next door to Amoroso Foods. Pleasant décor, well prepared food at low prices. Parking lot is usually packed but nearly street parking available. Exact map not available, but this one shows the Sheetz location. http://foodpage.us/181139?showmap=1&toz=

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Mon, 02/5/07 4:41 PM
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GeoNit,
Much obliged for the tips. I love going out for breakfast and since I went to Robert Morris, I know Coraopolis very well. I am looking forward to trying these places.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Wed, 02/7/07 2:34 PM
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GeoNit-
I really blew it this morning. I had to drop someone off at the airport early this morning. But, I forgot to take the names and addresses of the breakfast places in Coraopolis you recommended with me. I'm usually better organized than this!

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Tue, 03/6/07 10:13 AM
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Another vote here for Gab N Eat. The place isn't that big, but the portions sure are! The corned beef sandwich is really good too!

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Tue, 03/6/07 10:31 AM
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That is funny you should bring up the Gab & Eat this morning. One of my coworkers was looking for a breakfast place near I-79 and of course the Gab & Eat is the place I am sending her.

Thanks for the tip on the corned beef sandwich. I usually eat breakfast there, but when I do eat lunch I always get the burger. I will try the corned beef next time I am there.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Tue, 04/10/07 8:04 AM
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The last time I ate at Joe's Rusty Nail in Bellevue, I sat underneath a framed article from Pittsburgh Magazine listing the restaurant as one of Pittsburgh's 23 best breakfast places. Since I was unfamiliar with the article when it came out, I called up WQED last week and was able to order a back issue (dated October 2005), which arrived yesterday.

No surprise that places like Jo-Jo's, Pamela's and Gab n' Eat were listed, but no De Luca's or Tom's Diner. Still, there are plenty of places I have never been to and I intend on trying them all in the next few months. Should be fun!

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Thu, 04/12/07 5:04 AM
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There is a nice article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette this morning about how the very popular Pamela's restaurants got started. The only location I haven't been to is the Millvale location, but after reading about the soda fountain, that is going to change real soon.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07102/777144-34.stm


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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Tue, 04/17/07 7:48 AM
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Since I was downtown for jury duty, I stopped for breakfast at the Tower Diner. Not bad, but nothing special about it. I had a ham & cheese omelette, with hashbrowns and toast. The only thing that was good was the hashbrowns and the friendly service. Other than it being in a great location and being convenient, I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here.

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RE: Pittsburgh Breakfast - Fri, 05/18/07 6:35 PM
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This morning I tried a new place that I heard about from a radio ad. It is called Kelly O's and is located on Perry Hwy. (Rte. 19) in the North Hills area.

The place is larger that it looks with about a dozen booths and a long counter. I ordered an omelet with hot sausage and provolone cheese in it and even though it was greasy, it was quite good. It came with above average homefries and really good Italian toast. The service was quick and very friendly.

This place was a keeper and it is close enough to where I live for me to go regularly.

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