12 Favorite Pittsburgh Diners

12 Favorite Pittsburgh Diners

When you wake up craving a hearty breakfast, we know eggs-actly the place.

Small diners with big flavors can be found in just about every Pittsburgh neighborhood, dishing it up with great diners to start your day in a delicious way. So, come hungry and find a table at delicious places where you’ll be treated like family. 

But don't take our word for it. We've also included where some of these diners have popped up on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and other food shows to help you find a new favorite.

Pamela’s P&G Diner

60  21st St. Pittsburgh 15222
The atmosphere at Pamela’s is like having breakfast with old friends with the black and white photographs lining the walls. Famous for their crepe-style pancakes and excellent hash browns, you’ll want to re-visit often to try everything on the menu.

Former Presidents? Pittsburgh athletes and celebs? Fellow yinzers? They all love Pamela's; so don't be surprised when you see a line out the door. 

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DeLuca’s Diner

2015 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh 15222
A classic diner in the heart of the Strip District. Try the Steel City breakfast of Champions or the cinnamon bun. You can walk it off afterwards by strolling along Penn Avenue among the many shops.

Wear your comfy pants. Man v. Food shot here for their season one, episode three on "Pittsburgh" as host Adm Richman chows down on their signature (and gigantic) Mixed Grill and Chocolate Chip Hotcake Sundae.

Kelly O's Diner

100 24th St. Pittsburgh 15222
Great service, friendly staff and generous portions in an authentic retro diner with gleaming silver walls in the Strip. Menu highlights are the breakfast gyro and the corned beef hash and eggs.

Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Season Five episode "Regional Classics," at their original location north of the city on Perry Highway.

Cherries Diner

115 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh 15222
Local mom and pop diner where you can get a hearty breakfast at reasonable prices, all within walking distance of Downtown hotels in scenic Market Square.

Don’s Diner

1729 Eckert St. Pittsburgh 15212
Owned by a father and daughter, Don’s is a great place to sit at the bar and watch your order being cooked on the flat top. If you like spicy, try the hot sausage, egg and cheese on Italian toast. This iconic restaurant, tucked between two of the city's bridges, was used for several feature films including Nick Nolte’s "Warrior," "The Next Three Days" starring Russell Crowe and the zombie movie "12/24" (where owner Don even had a part).

Lindo’s Restaurant

947 Western Ave. Pittsburgh 15233
Small Greek restaurant with homestyle food at reasonable prices. The breakfast sampler has enough food to share one plate. Stellar Greek omelet if you want something savory, or snag the pecan roll served hot with butter if you want sweet.

Micro Diner 

221 Shiloh St. Pittsburgh 15211
Get breakfast all day long at this bright and cheerful diner high atop Mt. Washington.  They serve up an insanely good chorizo hash, the coffee refills come quick and the view on your walk to and from the Incline can't be beat.

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Barb’s Corner Kitchen

4711 Butler St. Pittsburgh 15201
Colorful locals and tables big enough for large groups (if not they’ll happily push tables together). Great service, generous portions and you can sit and hang out for as long as you want and they’ll keep pouring the coffee. Breakfast is served all day!

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Ritter’s Diner

5221 Baum Blvd. Pittsburgh 15224
Colorful eatery with great food and low prices in lowkey diner vibes. Pamela's (mentioned above) and Ritter's like to trade the title of Best Diner in Pittsburgh back and forth every year, and for good reason.

The Dor-Stop Restaurant

1430 Potomac Ave. Pittsburgh 15216
Famous for their hotcakes (try the pumpkin) and Jumbot (every breakfast food you can think of mixed together into one scrumptious dish). They were featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives for their season 5 episode "What's for Breakfast."


19 S 27th St. Pittsburgh 15203
Old school diner with a modern flair. Big portions at low prices. And you can settle into a conversation about the Penguins before you're even settled in your seat. Good eats. Lots of sports talk. A fan’s dream.

Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives season 4 episode "Cookin' It Old School."

Gab & Eat

1073 Washington Ave. Pittsburgh 15106
Comfortable and lively atmosphere with a small hometown vibe. Get the mixed grill - a bit of everything breakfast on one plate. But the Italian toast is the real star here. It’s grilled on the griddle and melts in your mouth. You’ll be dreaming about it long after the last bite. It's cash only, so keep a little spending money tucked away for breakfast.

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