Diners flock to the Dor-Stop again and again, knowing they’ll enjoy authentic, homemade food from a menu that includes traditional breakfast dishes, hot sandwiches, chicken tenders, cold sandwiches, and burgers. Treat yourself to a homemade meal at the Dor-Stop Restaurant
Pittsburgh locals know when it's time for breakfast, it's time for Dor-Stop. On Triple D, Guy swung by this family operation serving sweet pumpkin hotcakes and crunchy raspberry French toast. For egg lovers, try Jumbot, a mix of eggs, sausage, green bell peppers and "anything you would want."
The family-owned Dor-Stop has been making peoples' mornings brighter since it opened 29 years ago. It has even been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
One of Pittsburgh landmark breakfast spots, the Dor-Stop is known for its hot cakes, including the pumpkin spice variety. But their Pumpkin French Toast is another dessert-like offering that can make an average October morning feel like Christmas Day. You’ve been good all year, now be bad and order a second helping. Santa Claus would be proud.
Whether you are visiting for work or play, there is never a dull moment in Pittsburgh, and you are going to need a good breakfast to set you up for the day ahead. Pittsburgh offers an amazing choice of restaurants serving just about every style of breakfast you can imagine, from family-run old-style diners to creperies and waffle shops. Grab-and-go kiosks rub shoulders with elegant and innovative modern establishments to ensure that no-one goes hungry. Pittsburgh’s famous Strip District and Downtown probably have the greatest concentration of eateries, and there are several great options for breakfast tucked in among the old-style grocers and gourmet food stores that line Penn Avenue.
A little corner joint on Potomac Avenue, the Dor-Stop has served up breakfast and lunch to the South Hills for 25 years. It's a diner in the most classic sense; no less an authority than Guy Fieri and his "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" crew from the Food Network featured the place on his show a few years ago.
If you haven't read everywhere, Pittsburgh is the NEW. HOT. FOOD. TOWN. So it's likely important, if you're forced to move out of said hot food epicenter, that you have a way to quickly get back into the mix.
I'm devoted to the Dor-Stop for many reasons, but maybe above all because I think the true test of a diner is its potatoes. And this one serves them Lyonnaise-style, O'Brien-style, griddled into crisp potato pancakes or home fries, as well as mashed or French-fried (and served right on your sandwich, if you like, because this is Pittsburgh). That's true hospitality.