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Kathleen's Restaurant

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595 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-1242
+1 626-578-0722
Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Pasadena, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Kathleen's!Consistently delicious food. Wonderful service. Their mixed berry chicken salad is so good that there is never a scrap of food or drop of dressing left on his dish.

Thank irishdiva49
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We have been coming to Kathleen's for many years now and keep returning because the quality of the food is way above average. Breakfast/Brunch has an abundance of choices. Any of the omelets, Eggs Benedict's or pancakes are worthy and they have a selection of Mexican items on both the Breakfast and Lunch menu that are among my favorites. A... More 

Thank Paul D
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I visited this restaurant about 25 years ago as a guest of a friend. I recalled the food being very fresh and tasty. A week ago I decided to stop in for dinner and much to my delight, the food quality had not diminished. So pleased I was with my order, I brought my wife a couple of days later... More 

Thank Tommy M
Los Angeles, California
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319 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Went to Kathleen's for lunch over the weekend and wish I had tried this place sooner! I believe it's a family owned restaurant, and everyone who works there, starting with the hostess, to the waitresses, to the bus boys, was super friendly and helpful! There are two "rooms" to sit in..we had a nice booth by the window. Their menu... More 

Thank GermaicanSpiceGirl
Pasadena, California
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Kathleen's restaurant has a casual decor. There is both table and booth seating, and they have a separate room to handle larger groups. Many older people frequent the restaurant during lunch, probably do to the fact that Kathleen's serves great food at a fair price. During lunch they have a selection of items that are the $10.00 Specials. The Cobb... More 

Thank PoppyGal63
Los Angeles
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Went there with a friend & we both had Reuben sandwiches--mine with cole slaw & hers with potato salad. I think it was a special that day & it was delicious! Wait staff was attentive and efficient. They did not rush us, and we were able to stay and visit after our meal--very important for ladies who like to talk.... More 

Thank KittyGrandma15
Pasadena, CA
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We come here for dinner at least 10 times a year. The food is well prepared and tasty. Kathleen personally presides over everything every day. It is quiet and relaxing. I don't think it is kid, unfriendly, but we never see young children there. It is an older crowd that comes regularly.

Thank earlyadpoter
Bend, Oregon
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116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

This is their 34th year and they never fail in excellent service, good food and pleasant servers and hostess. We had the chicken tostada and salmon salad and really right on for the umpteenth time. Never miss a chance to drop by with a lot of different choices.

Thank john B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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156 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

Had lunch with a group of 20. We had our own room. Food was fantastic. I had a salad with greens, fruit, and other goodies. So large I could not finish it, but the best salad ever! Service was great and prices were reasonable.

Thank DrForgot
Pasadena, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Immaculately prepared food, and tasty, too. The Mexican entrees are particularly great, and my husband claims Kathleen's makes the best enchiladas ever. They also have and assortment of $9.95 specials for weekday lunches and weekend brunches. But we keep coming back because the place just feels like home, a great place to unwind when you need feel welcome somewhere.

Thank Charlene A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Steakhouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 595 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-1242
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-578-0722

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