|Current owner(s)||Gail Klingensmith and Pam Cohen|
|Other locations||Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, the Strip District, Millvale, Oakland and Mt. Lebanon|
Pamela's Diner is a prominent group of diners in Pittsburgh. Its specialties are crêpe-style pancakes, omelets and Lyonnaise potatoes. It is "treasured" and is considered to be in the "pantheon of pancake purveyors." In 2013, Pamela's Diner was featured by the Wall Street Journal in a "What to Do in Pittsburgh" feature story.
Pamela's Diner is owned by Gail Klingensmith and Pam Cohen. Both educated as teachers, the business partners handle different tasks, Klingensmith with the more business end and Cohen as "the culinary artist." The first Pamela's Diner location, in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood, opened in 1979. Since then, locations have opened in Shadyside, the Strip District, Millvale, Oakland and Mt. Lebanon.
During the United States presidential election, 2008, Barack Obama visited Pamela's Diner for a campaign visit. Once elected, President Obama had Klingensmith and Cohen at the White House for a Memorial Day breakfast with the Obama family and 80 veterans. Later that year, during the 2009 G-20 Pittsburgh summit, President Obama expressed dismay that he was unable to return to Pamela's Diner during that trip, but First Lady Michelle Obama did visit. Incidentally, the Oakland storefront received damage during the protests.
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- Lara-Cinisomo, Vincent (March 10, 2008). "Pamela's Diner to flip flapjacks in Pittsburgh's South Hills". Pittsburgh Business Times. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- Schooley, Tim (December 7, 2009). "Pamela’s owners succeed by sticking together". Pittsburgh Business Times. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- "What to Do in Pittsburgh". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- "Restaurant Locator". Pamela's Diner. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- "Primary Voters in Pa. Pick Their Candidates". NPR. April 22, 2008. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- Balingit, Moriah (May 26, 2009). "President flips over Pamela's flapjacks". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- Templeton, David (May 25, 2009). "Pamela's pancakes rise to the Obamas' occasion". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved June 19, 2013June 19, 2013. Check date values in:
- "President Obama: 'I'm Resentful, I Didn't Get To Pamela's'". WPXI. September 25, 2009. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- Lyons, Kim (Sep 25, 2009). "Pittsburgh's Pamela's Diner open for business following G-20 protest damage". Pittsburgh Business Times. Retrieved June 19, 2013.