RE: Steel City Diner
JohnnyB - Never heard of the place. Is it new? I lived in Pittsburgh in the late 80's; I'll ask my sister about it. She still lives there.
Best two breakfast places in Pittsburgh for me were Jo Jo's and Pamela's. Pittsburgh is known for their inexpensive and hearty breakfasts. What I liked best about Jo Jo's is that they make their breakfast sausage from bulk sausage meat that they season themselves..Hot or sweet sausage patties. A lot of places also use Italian bread rather than conventional white bread to accompany your egg order. The Strip District has some of the biggest and most reasonable breakfast places, but there are others throughout the city, too. I am familiar with Ritter's diner.
Pamela's is another story. You go there for some of the best pancakes you'll ever have in any city. It is not considered cheap, but it is reasonable.