10 of the Best Diners in Pittsburgh!

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Diners in Pittsburgh? There are TONS! We’ve made a list of the ten best joints in ‘tahnnn serving up some of the tastiest, mouthwatering, home cooked meals you are craving. Everything from savory and sweet including famous hot cakes, stuffed french toast, breakfast burritos, killer burgers, hot sausage and even meatloaf and liver and onions… don’t knock it til you try it! Where are you headed first?

Pam 1 10 Of The Best Diners In Pittsburgh! 2022
Photo Credit: Pamela's P&G Diner

Sitting at the top of our list is Pamela’s P&G Diner… a true Pittsburgh staple! They claim to have served the BEST breakfast in the city since 1980, and we tend to agree (well, that’s longer than I’ve been alive… but definitely ever since I can remember). Their menu is packed full of deliciousness: homemade hash, omelets and of course their famous crepe-style hotcakes. Hit up one of their four locations around town, you’ll be glad you did! 

Washington Location 
Monday – Tuesday | Closed 
Wednesday – Sunday | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm 

📍427 Washington Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15228

21st St. Location 
Sunday – Sunday | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm 

📍60 21st St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Forbes Location 
Sunday – Monday | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm 
Tuesday – Wednesday | Closed 
Thursday – Saturday | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

📍3703 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Walnut Street Location 
Sunday – Sunday | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm 

📍5527 Walnut St #2, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Dorstop 10 Of The Best Diners In Pittsburgh! 2022
Photo Credit: The Dor Stop

Next up, we have The Dor-Stop Restaurant! A classic diner located in Dormont serving up one hell-of-a breakfast. Featured on Diners, Drive ins and Dives, the famous mom-and-pop restaurant has all of your favorites including speciality omelets, hot cakes, killer french toast and more. It gets pretty crowded, join the waitlist before you arrive!  


Monday – Tuesday | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Wednesday | Closed 
Thursday – Friday | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Saturday – Sunday | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm 

📍1430 Potomac Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Kelly Os 1 10 Of The Best Diners In Pittsburgh! 2022
Photo Credit: Kelly O's

Kelly O’s Diner is another one of our all-time favorites! What was once just a dream of Kelly O’Connor’s has blossomed into the neighborhood diner all Pittsburghers know and love. They serve all of your breakfast favorites and have a huge menu to choose from that’s sure to fill you up. The OG location is in the Strip District and their second in Pines Plaza but there’s more on the way! 


Pittsburgh Location 
Monday – Saturday | 6:00 am – 2:00 pm Sunday | 7:00 am – 2:00 pm 

📍100 24th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Pines Location
Sunday – Sunday | 7:00 am – 2:00 pm 

📍1130 Perry Hwy #28, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Tootsies 10 Of The Best Diners In Pittsburgh! 2022
Photo Credit: Tootsie's Diner

Ding ding… order up! This little diner is nothing short of amazing! Enjoy a homemade meal created from Tootsie’s original recipes using the finest and freshest ingredients. Pancakes, breakfast tacos, stuffed french toast and more! There is really something (extremely delicious) for everyone.

Monday – Tuesday | Closed 
Wednesday – Sunday | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm 

📍701 5th Ave, Coraopolis, PA 15108

Dlucas 10 Of The Best Diners In Pittsburgh! 2022
Photo Credit: DeLuca's Diner

Another Strip District staple is DeLuca’s Diner, known around town for their “good mood food.” And be prepared, their food will fill up even those with the biggest appetites! Mixed grill, biscuits and gravy, waffles piled high with all the fixin’s and so much more. They accept reservations for parties of six or more, everything else is first come, first serve! 

Robinson Location
Monday – Friday | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm 
Saturday – Sunday | 7:00 am – 3:00 pm 

📍 1110 Park Manor Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Pittsburgh Location
Monday – Friday | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm 
Saturday – Sunday | 7:00 am – 3:00 pm 

📍2015 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Ritters 10 Of The Best Diners In Pittsburgh! 2022
Photo Credit: Ritter's Diner

Ritter’s Diner has a tradition of great food and warm hospitality serving a wide variety of satisfying food for every meal. They have a huge menu of family favorite dishes… some traditional and some not-so-common like melts, gyros, homemade meatloaf and more. Good cooking and good service? You can’t beat that.

Sunday – Sunday | 7:00 am – 8:00 pm 

📍5221 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Speck 10 Of The Best Diners In Pittsburgh! 2022
Photo Credit: The Speckled Egg

New to the dining scene is The Speckled Egg, providing a twist on some our favorite diner dishes! Try their Lox’d & Loaded toast, Buttermilk Poppyseed Pancakes or Lucky Duck Omelette featuring duck conflict. And don’t forget to wash it all down with a Bloody Mary or mimosa!

Sunday | Closed 
Monday – Saturday | 7:00 am – 7:00 pm 

📍501 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Breakfast, Toast, Omelette
Photo Credit: Cherries Diner

If you’re looking for a good hometown cafe Cherries Diner is just your spot! Being known for their Cherry pancake, but you can’t go wrong with anything here. The very pleasant staff makes you feel like a true local and this is not a place you want to miss! 

Sunday | Closed 
Monday – Saturday | 8:00 am – 2:00 pm 

📍115 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Gab 10 Of The Best Diners In Pittsburgh! 2022
Photo Credit: Gab & Eat

Gab & Eat offers mouthwatering homemade food as well as a comfortable and lively ambiance! Located in Carnegie, you can dine-in or carry-out. They have plenty of lip-smacking breakfast dishes but are known for their homemade sweet and hot sausages!

Sunday – Monday | Closed 
Tuesday – Friday | 6:00 am – 2:30 pm 
Saturday | 6:00 am – 12:45 pm 

📍1073 Washington Ave, Carnegie, PA 15106

Barbs 10 Of The Best Diners In Pittsburgh! 2022
Photo Credit: Barb's Corner Kitchen

Barb’s Corner Kitchen may not look like much, but it’s packed full of flavor! Family-owned and operated for over 25 years in the heart of Lawrenceville, Barb’s is certainly a crowd favorite! Check out the breakfast specials or enjoy lunch any time of the day. 


Sunday – Sunday | 7:00 am – 2:00 pm 

📍 4711 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Bobs 10 Of The Best Diners In Pittsburgh! 2022
Photo Credit: Bob's Diner

Bob’s Diner is popular in some of Pittsburgh’s suburbs offering a huge menu and serving breakfast all day! Can we all agree breakfast is the best meal of the day anyways? Choose between classic dishes like breakfast sandwiches and quiche or give some of the specialties a try like the bacon dippers, applewood smoked bacon coated in pancake batter!

Mckees Rocks Location
Sunday – Monday | 7:00 am – 3:00 pm 
Tuesday – Friday | 7:00 am – 8:00 pm 

📍1815 McKees Rocks Rd, McKees Rocks, PA 15136

Carnegie Location
Sunday | 7:00 am – 3:00 pm 
Monday – Saturday | 7:00 am – 8:00 pm 

📍211 Mansfield Blvd, Carnegie, PA 15106

Pittsburgh Location
Temporarily Closed! Check back for reopening date!

📍1230 Grove Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15234

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Madison Blinn

Madison Blinn

My name is Madison Blinn, born and raised a yinzer in Pittsburgh. I am creative, fun-loving, and always on the hunt for the latest and greatest things to do, places to eat, and adventures to go on. You can usually find me hangin' with the fam, working out, or sipping a trendy cocktail!