13 Favorite Pittsburgh Diners

13 Favorite Pittsburgh Diners

When you wake up craving a hearty breakfast, Pittsburgh dishes it up with plenty of great diners that will start your day in a delicious way.

Small diners with big flavors can be found in just about every Pittsburgh neighborhood. So, come hungry and pull up a chair to a cozy table at places where you’ll be treated like family. Here are just a few in and around Downtown.

Cherries Diner

115 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh 15222
Local mom and pop diner where you can get a hearty breakfast at reasonable prices. Good, strong coffee and within walking distance of most downtown hotels. Find out more on their Facebook page.

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.

Kelly O's Diner

100 24th St. Pittsburgh 15222
Great service, friendly staff and generous portions. Menu highlights are the breakfast gyro and the corned beef hash and eggs. Very cool retro atmosphere.

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.

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 (owner Don even had a part).

Lindo’s Restaurant

947 Western Ave. Pittsburgh 15233
Small Greek restaurant with homestyle food at reasonable prices. Breakfast buffet on Saturdays and Sundays. The breakfast sampler has enough food to share one plate.

View this post on Instagram

Happy Fourth of July!! 🇺🇸 Come see us today! Open til 10PM Specials - blueberry french toast #pittsburgh #yelppittsburgh #pittsburghfoodie #microdiner #mtwashington #fourthofjuly #usofa #usa #breakfast #brunch #diner #america #byob #pgheats #eatpgh

A post shared by Micro Diner (@microdinerpgh) on

Micro Diner 

221 Shiloh St. Pittsburgh 15211
Get breakfast all day long at this bright and cheerful diner. The chorizo egg bagel sandwich is simple but tasty. Good coffee with quick refills and great potato pancakes. Welcoming atmosphere.

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. 

View this post on Instagram

So happy that we are neighbors now and that I can show up at your house unannounced any time I want 🖤

A post shared by Alanna (@alannarethi) on

Ritter’s Diner

5221 Baum Blvd. Pittsburgh 15224
Colorful eatery open 24/7. Great food and low prices. And each table has a mini jukebox to play your own tunes. Leave the credit card at home as it is cash only.

Pie for Breakfast

208 N Craig St. Pittsburgh 15213
Pie in the a.m. after a fun night out is so appealing! They also have eggs, pancakes and quiche. Or go for the biscuits and gravy. Well worth the carbs.

View this post on Instagram

I can really get down with this whole “pie for breakfast” thing every week. This place is too good! Thanks for curing my Monday blues, @pieforbreakfastpgh

A post shared by Jeet Jet Pittsburgh? (@jeetjet_pgh) on


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.

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.

View this post on Instagram

No trip to Pittsburgh is complete without breakfast at the Dor-Stop. From the tables featuring ads for local businesses to the pine paneled walls filled with endorsements and reviews from local papers and national TV shows, this place is the real deal. And the veggie Benedict? Bliss. . . . #roadfood #pittsburgheats #diner #dinersdriveinsanddives #pittsburgh

A post shared by Jim Heid (@jimheid) on

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.