Tom's Diner Southside

★★★☆☆
  • 1715 E Carson St

    Pittsburgh, PA 15203

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  • 412-488-0900

About Tom's Diner Southside

Hours
Sun 6am-5:59am; Mon 6am-5:59am; Tue 6am-5:59am; Wed 6am-5:59am; Thu 6am-5:59am; Fri 6am-5:59am; Sat 6am-5:59am

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I don??t normally write reviews, but my Tom??s Diner experience recently was so appalling, I feel compelled to write one.
I have read bad reviews about Tom??s in the past, but I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt. After my experience I??m really wishing I hadn??t.
First of all, the service is absolutely abysmal. When we asked the waitress for a few extra minutes to decide what we wanted she literally stood us. What is that about?
Then of course the waiting game begins. It was a long, long wait to utter disappointment. My waffle was disgustingly soggy and cold. The waitress at this point was of course completely MIA. When she finally returned I said something about the waffles and she said ??well we can stick it in the microwave for you? ... as if that??s going to make them less soggy. And of course even though I didn't eat them, she charged me for them any ways.
My bf had an omelet which was runny and cold, and pancakes, which were tough and dense as hell. How can you F up pancakes?
In any case my experience was over all less then sub par, and I will definitely not be returning. I implore you to listen to the negative reviews, this place is a waste of time, and a waste of money. Overall very, very disappointing.

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★☆☆☆☆

I don??t normally write reviews, but my Tom??s Diner experience recently was so appalling, I feel compelled to write one.
I have read bad reviews about Tom??s in the past, but I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt. After my experience I??m really wishing I hadn??t.
First of all, the service is absolutely abysmal. When we asked the waitress for a few extra minutes to decide what we wanted she literally stood us. What is that about?
Then of course the waiting game begins. It was a long, long wait to utter disappointment. My waffle was disgustingly soggy and cold. The waitress at this point was of course completely MIA. When she finally returned I said something about the waffles and she said ??well we can stick it in the microwave for you? ... as if that??s going to make them less soggy. And of course even though I didn't eat them, she charged me for them any ways.
My bf had an omelet which was runny and cold, and pancakes, which were tough and dense as hell. How can you F up pancakes?
In any case my experience was over all less then sub par, and I will definitely not be returning. I implore you to listen to the negative reviews, this place is a waste of time, and a waste of money. Overall very, very disappointing.

Pros: None

Cons: Food, service, parking, food, service, price, parking, price

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Tom's diner is amazinggggggggggg and great drunk OR hung over food

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★★★★★

Tom's diner is amazinggggggggggg and great drunk OR hung over food

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The food was out very quick. The servers were very nice. Best food on the south side at night by far. After the bar this s the place to be. I will be back again.

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★★★★★

The food was out very quick. The servers were very nice. Best food on the south side at night by far. After the bar this s the place to be. I will be back again.

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I tried this place a few times and every time I left dissapointed. The service is horrible and the food is bland and not worth the money or the time waiting for it. Also since they merged with folinos the menu is odd and the atmosphere in folinos is awkard. If someone is in the bar, women have to walk thru the "nice resturant" and into where the employees are just to use the restroom. I think the owners are confused and just don't care about this establishment and I am so surprised people even still enter toms diner and folinos doors!

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★☆☆☆☆

I tried this place a few times and every time I left dissapointed. The service is horrible and the food is bland and not worth the money or the time waiting for it. Also since they merged with folinos the menu is odd and the atmosphere in folinos is awkard. If someone is in the bar, women have to walk thru the "nice resturant" and into where the employees are just to use the restroom. I think the owners are confused and just don't care about this establishment and I am so surprised people even still enter toms diner and folinos doors!

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tom's used to be a great place to go....and then new people bought it. total of the check came to $45 for pop cheese sticks and 2 burgers. i could have gone to buccas for that much. also...they burnt our burgers. if you're that incompetent to burn a burger don't serve it to me...make a new one. they killed tom's.

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★☆☆☆☆

tom's used to be a great place to go....and then new people bought it. total of the check came to $45 for pop cheese sticks and 2 burgers. i could have gone to buccas for that much. also...they burnt our burgers. if you're that incompetent to burn a burger don't serve it to me...make a new one. they killed tom's.

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The diner looks good from the outside all lit up and the seats are shiny which I like. The food is consistently bad. Barely edible, wanted a refund. Not for discriminating palettes.

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★★☆☆☆

The diner looks good from the outside all lit up and the seats are shiny which I like. The food is consistently bad. Barely edible, wanted a refund. Not for discriminating palettes.

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Tom's diner is a 24 hour eating establishment which already clues you in to not expect quality cuisine. So just as you would imagine for a 24 hour diner the food is mediocre and incredibly overpriced with the bonus chance of making you feel sick for days. Their service is unacceptably slow and they refuse to split a check. They claim their system is incapable of splitting a check which is at least within the realm of possibility. A sign or any for of indication would maybe make this somewhat acceptable. Although if you alert them before your meal that you would like your orders to be put in separately so that the check splitting will not be a problem they still refuse. So if you are going with a group of friends you better all sit at different tables because apparently they can't possibly consider each person at a table as separate customers. For a business in the South Side capitalizing completely on the bar hoping life style it is utterly unacceptable for them to not accommodate groups of people to come in and easily eat together. So if you are desperately in need of sustenance and no other place on earth is open and you and your buddies all have cash (remember if one of you has a credit card your completely screwed) and you have the time to throw up poorly cooked eggs and meats all the following day then toms diner may be an option for you.

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★☆☆☆☆

Tom's diner is a 24 hour eating establishment which already clues you in to not expect quality cuisine. So just as you would imagine for a 24 hour diner the food is mediocre and incredibly overpriced with the bonus chance of making you feel sick for days. Their service is unacceptably slow and they refuse to split a check. They claim their system is incapable of splitting a check which is at least within the realm of possibility. A sign or any for of indication would maybe make this somewhat acceptable. Although if you alert them before your meal that you would like your orders to be put in separately so that the check splitting will not be a problem they still refuse. So if you are going with a group of friends you better all sit at different tables because apparently they can't possibly consider each person at a table as separate customers. For a business in the South Side capitalizing completely on the bar hoping life style it is utterly unacceptable for them to not accommodate groups of people to come in and easily eat together. So if you are desperately in need of sustenance and no other place on earth is open and you and your buddies all have cash (remember if one of you has a credit card your completely screwed) and you have the time to throw up poorly cooked eggs and meats all the following day then toms diner may be an option for you.

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Tom's diner is a 24 hour eating establishment which already clues you in to not expect quality cuisine. So just as you would imagine for a 24 hour diner the food is mediocre and incredibly overpriced with the bonus chance of making you feel sick for days. Their service is unacceptably slow and they refuse to split a check. They claim their system is incapable of splitting a check which is at least within the realm of possibility. A sign or any for of indication would maybe make this somewhat acceptable. Although if you alert them before your meal that you would like your orders to be put in separately so that the check splitting will not be a problem they still refuse. So if you are going with a group of friends you better all sit at different tables because apparently they can't possibly consider each person at a table as separate customers. For a business in the South Side capitalizing completely on the bar hoping life style it is utterly unacceptable for them to not accommodate groups of people to come in and easily eat together. So if you are desperately in need of sustenance and no other place on earth is open and you and your buddies all have cash (remember if one of you has a credit card your completely screwed) and you have the time to upchuck poorly cooked eggs and meats all the following day then toms diner may be an option for you.

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★☆☆☆☆

Tom's diner is a 24 hour eating establishment which already clues you in to not expect quality cuisine. So just as you would imagine for a 24 hour diner the food is mediocre and incredibly overpriced with the bonus chance of making you feel sick for days. Their service is unacceptably slow and they refuse to split a check. They claim their system is incapable of splitting a check which is at least within the realm of possibility. A sign or any for of indication would maybe make this somewhat acceptable. Although if you alert them before your meal that you would like your orders to be put in separately so that the check splitting will not be a problem they still refuse. So if you are going with a group of friends you better all sit at different tables because apparently they can't possibly consider each person at a table as separate customers. For a business in the South Side capitalizing completely on the bar hoping life style it is utterly unacceptable for them to not accommodate groups of people to come in and easily eat together. So if you are desperately in need of sustenance and no other place on earth is open and you and your buddies all have cash (remember if one of you has a credit card your completely screwed) and you have the time to upchuck poorly cooked eggs and meats all the following day then toms diner may be an option for you.

Pros: It's open 24 hours, one could argue this as a con however.

Cons: Terrible food, service and price

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I can't stand it since it's moved next door. Much smaller. Long booths along one wall have you sitting about 6 inches from the next table. Walking space to the tables is about a foot wide with chairs on either side. All non-smoking. Definite change of crowd. Used to be my favorite place to go on a weekend morning for a good breakfast and maybe some recovery time after a night out. As soon as I sat down when I went most recently, I wanted to leave. I'll have to find a new diner now, a real diner. This place has really sold out.

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★☆☆☆☆

I can't stand it since it's moved next door. Much smaller. Long booths along one wall have you sitting about 6 inches from the next table. Walking space to the tables is about a foot wide with chairs on either side. All non-smoking. Definite change of crowd. Used to be my favorite place to go on a weekend morning for a good breakfast and maybe some recovery time after a night out. As soon as I sat down when I went most recently, I wanted to leave. I'll have to find a new diner now, a real diner. This place has really sold out.

Pros: still has good food

Cons: too cramped, can't smoke anymore, screaming children now a common thing

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We had breakfast here after reading the citysearch reviews, and I have to say when it comes to the "taste" of the food, it was perfect. The cinnamon French toast is fabulous! However, our waitress was very hurried/frantic, and this probably added to her less-than-personal service. It was a Sunday morning and this place was packed, I'll give her some slack for that. However, the food would have been much better if it had been hot. Eggs and potatoes lose their luster after reaching a certain temperature. For potatoes, opt for hash browns rather than home fries. Several in our party were disatisfied with the home fries due to being undercooked. Maybe going when it is less busy would result in a better experience. Overall, I was disappointed.

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★★★★☆

We had breakfast here after reading the citysearch reviews, and I have to say when it comes to the "taste" of the food, it was perfect. The cinnamon French toast is fabulous! However, our waitress was very hurried/frantic, and this probably added to her less-than-personal service. It was a Sunday morning and this place was packed, I'll give her some slack for that. However, the food would have been much better if it had been hot. Eggs and potatoes lose their luster after reaching a certain temperature. For potatoes, opt for hash browns rather than home fries. Several in our party were disatisfied with the home fries due to being undercooked. Maybe going when it is less busy would result in a better experience. Overall, I was disappointed.

Pros: Hearty portions

Cons: Price, temperature of food.

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if it 2am and you just need to eat something, then go to tom's, but even then i would prefer a slice a of pizza. I paid $9.58 for a chicken ceasar salad, and how do you mess up a salad. Last month the salad was great today I didnt' enjoy may lunch. I would say tom's is not consistant. I've had some decent food there but usually it's dissapointing.

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★★☆☆☆

if it 2am and you just need to eat something, then go to tom's, but even then i would prefer a slice a of pizza. I paid $9.58 for a chicken ceasar salad, and how do you mess up a salad. Last month the salad was great today I didnt' enjoy may lunch. I would say tom's is not consistant. I've had some decent food there but usually it's dissapointing.

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I had breakfast... it was decent. My boyfriend thought the same of his food. I would go back there and recommend it but I am not going to rave about it!

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★★★☆☆

I had breakfast... it was decent. My boyfriend thought the same of his food. I would go back there and recommend it but I am not going to rave about it!

Pros: Service was friendly and fast

Cons: Smokers everywhere!!!

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What a find! My friends and I accidentally stumbled across this little gem one night after a night at the bars. We've been back numerous times since then. Open 24 hours, it's convenient any time of the day. Stop in for lunch, dinner, or a late-night snack. The prices are competitive and perhaps slightly more than your typical diner, but it's more than worth it. I'm not sure how they do it, but meals are on your table just minutes after the time you order. Food is served in hearty portions, and the servers will always keep your drinks refilled. I've never seen the place packed (which is surprising), so stretch your legs and bask in the roomy booths. This is also a great place to bring a large group of friends. Push a few tables together, and enjoy a great meal.

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★★★★★

What a find! My friends and I accidentally stumbled across this little gem one night after a night at the bars. We've been back numerous times since then. Open 24 hours, it's convenient any time of the day. Stop in for lunch, dinner, or a late-night snack. The prices are competitive and perhaps slightly more than your typical diner, but it's more than worth it. I'm not sure how they do it, but meals are on your table just minutes after the time you order. Food is served in hearty portions, and the servers will always keep your drinks refilled. I've never seen the place packed (which is surprising), so stretch your legs and bask in the roomy booths. This is also a great place to bring a large group of friends. Push a few tables together, and enjoy a great meal.

Pros: Prime location, Speedy service, Great waitstaff

Cons: Typical diner food (if that's really a con)

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If you've never been there before, you have to go just to say you were there. It's good food (yes greasy, but isn't that what you want when you're drinking?) and fast! My boyfriend and I went there one day and couldn't believe how good the food was and how fast we got it! It's always interesting too, you just never know what you're going to see there!

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★★★★☆

If you've never been there before, you have to go just to say you were there. It's good food (yes greasy, but isn't that what you want when you're drinking?) and fast! My boyfriend and I went there one day and couldn't believe how good the food was and how fast we got it! It's always interesting too, you just never know what you're going to see there!

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Tom's Diner is a classic Pittsburgh night spot. Open 24-hours, this place is perfect after a night on the town. The food is greasy, but that makes it taste even better. The staff is quick on their feet, and there are always very interesting customers to meet and greet. Love it!

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★★★★★

Tom's Diner is a classic Pittsburgh night spot. Open 24-hours, this place is perfect after a night on the town. The food is greasy, but that makes it taste even better. The staff is quick on their feet, and there are always very interesting customers to meet and greet. Love it!

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There is nothing like sitting down to a hickory burger or a gigantic gyro with a side of Tom's fiery gyro fries on a saturday night after a tour of the nightlife on the southside.
So many Pittsburghers all sharing the same place to dine. The only part I miss is the legendary graffitti that used to lovingly adorn the walls. Were there famous stars sitting in the same booth you now are in? one could only wonder...I'd recommend any part of the menu to anyone who comes across this establishment of local culinary delight!!!

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★★★★★

There is nothing like sitting down to a hickory burger or a gigantic gyro with a side of Tom's fiery gyro fries on a saturday night after a tour of the nightlife on the southside.
So many Pittsburghers all sharing the same place to dine. The only part I miss is the legendary graffitti that used to lovingly adorn the walls. Were there famous stars sitting in the same booth you now are in? one could only wonder...I'd recommend any part of the menu to anyone who comes across this establishment of local culinary delight!!!

Pros: great food, affordable, great atmosphere

Cons: nope, nada, none

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The best breakfast in the southside, and an atmosphere that puts you in the mix between musicians, poets, aspiring writers, and the occasional crazy old man. I love the gyro omelette and the milkshakes. And the old fifties style seats and the window seat lets you watch the street for people you know or people to make fun of.

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★★★★★

The best breakfast in the southside, and an atmosphere that puts you in the mix between musicians, poets, aspiring writers, and the occasional crazy old man. I love the gyro omelette and the milkshakes. And the old fifties style seats and the window seat lets you watch the street for people you know or people to make fun of.

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I have eaten here many times and the food is cooked just right and the price is great, the service is a little slow but worth the waite.

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★★★★★

I have eaten here many times and the food is cooked just right and the price is great, the service is a little slow but worth the waite.

Pros: food, price

Cons: service

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The food here is good diner food. Under no circumstances, however, should any diner take over 45 minutes to get scrambled eggs to your table at 7:15 AM on a Saturday. Could have been where we sitting, though. Sitting in non-smoking here is kind of an "out of sight, out of mind" experience.

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★★★☆☆

The food here is good diner food. Under no circumstances, however, should any diner take over 45 minutes to get scrambled eggs to your table at 7:15 AM on a Saturday. Could have been where we sitting, though. Sitting in non-smoking here is kind of an "out of sight, out of mind" experience.

 

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