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Central Park Restaurant

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219 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-2005
+1 626-449-4499
08:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 21:00
Fri 07:30 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Pasadena, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Although they offer great lunches and dinners, we like this for their excellent Eggs Sardu dish. A New Orleans specialty with poached eggs, spinach, artichoke hearts served with hollandaise over a croissant.

Thank GaleGDavis
San Jose, California
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Senior citizen talking to other seniors: I love this place for many reasons. It's our kind of crowd. It's not what I'd call fine dining, but it's our kind of food, including sand dabs (hooray!). You just sit down and relax, a very gracious server comes by, greets you cordially, and takes your orders when you're ready. Nice menu selections,... More 

Thank SJVillagesBob
Fresno, California
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here when I saw their $7.50 waffle special. What an awesome waffle. Well worth it. Staff is super friendly. Will sure to be back. Picture is from a small dining are near the front window.

Thank JerryDuncan
Pasadena, California
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

It's an unpretentious place, but the food and service are very good. We usually go for dinner and almost always have their sand dabs, which are as good as you'll find anywhere. It's noisy, so we like to get a table on the enclosed porch.

1 Thank Joseph H
Arcadia, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I have been to this restaurant a few times and always enjoy it. This time I met a friend for breakfast to celebrate her birthday and we both enjoyed our meals.

Thank barbniswan
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

WOW! I ordered the risotto and could not have been more delighted with my choice. It was beyond delicious! My 2 companions ordered a pasta dish and were both very pleased. I also commend the bartender on a superb cocktail. My only complaint was that the seating was a tad tight and the interior didn't do a good job of... More 

Thank NoStoppinUs
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I've driven past this cute restaurant for years and finally decided to give it a try for breakfast. I am so very glad I did because the food and service are wonderful. Heaping portions and friendly service. It can get crowded but because the parking lot is small and you have to resort to metered street parking, the crowds don't... More 

Thank Terri W
Pasadena, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

They have the best breakfast. Their French Toast and waffles are amazing. At dinner time the short rib bolognese is delicious. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Kay5991
La Habra, California
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

For several years, my wife and I have visited the Folk Tree, right next door to the Central Park Restaurant, but never thought of stepping into this nice restaurant. But this last week, we went to the Folk Tree, having learned that the owner had passed on and that the Mexican artisan shop specializing in folk art, sadly to say... More 

Thank arturofranz
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We had a group of 15 - reservations were made just a couple of days before. The reservation and a couple of changes were handled very well, and the service at the restaurant was very good. The food was good too!.. Very well done!

Thank skiracquet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-2005
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-449-4499

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?