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Smitty's Grill

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110 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-2605 (Green St.)
+1 626-792-9999
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Smittys food is American Coffee Shop faire. Its Like the Salt Shaker just over the border in South Pasadena, except the actual food at the Salt Shaker is better, but that's not the point. Smitty's has overpriced their standard faire and hire waitstaff with the snooty flaire so that some people can have the illusion its where "old Pasadena "... More 

Thank Scott L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You can't go wrong at Smitty's. Tho we four didn't have a reserve the gracious hostess offered us a table on the front deck. The lobster bisque was very tasty lobsterwise despite the non-appearance of any crustacean meat. The Cobb salad was finely chopped as requested and the fried chicken salad came with a classic green goddess dressing. Tender chicken... More 

Thank Brother B
Ocean Park, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Prime rib and baby back ribs were both quite good, but the star of the show were the humongous shrimp in the appetizer. Perfectly cooked and almost an entrée by themselves.

Thank Sheplabs
San Marino, California, USA
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

One of my favorites is the short ribs, their steaks are also outstanding. My wife likes the seafood specials and we both like the wedge salad which we always asked to be chopped before being served. A very vibrant bar scene which can get a little Lou's at times but tolerable. Valet parking is welcomed since street parking is somewhat... More 

Thank Paul K
Emery, UT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A local business client pointed us to this place. We liked it so much we went back the second night to try things on the menu that we did not get a chance to eat the first night. Both visits were a late dinner and some drinks at the bar.

Thank russt66
Los Angeles
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

New Year's eve dinner. Festive ambiance, but the size of the portions for the primer rib dinner were disappointing. Maybe 3/4 cup of creamed spinach, and perhaps a little more of mashed potato. The amount of primer rib, which by the way was quite good, was noticeably small. Granted it was a holiday evening, but our waiter gave the impression... More 

Thank CalifJ0e
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

First, this is not a steakhouse. There are steaks on the menu, but this place is better known for its delicious comfort food. Chicken pot pie, meatloaf and ground burger steak are my favorites. You'll also find that their specials are always excellent as well. The staff is above average with Judy reigning as the queen bee! The setting is... More 

Thank Ryan D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We ordered by recommendation of our waiter the pork chop and salmon. Pork chop was too dry. Salmon undercooked. Way overpriced for what you get. Then when the bill came, we paid cash with two $100 bills. Change came back for $120. When brought to the attention of the waiter, he denied that we paid $200. Never going back!

Thank Dinnerforcouple
Pasadena, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a good - but not great steakhouse with steaks, seafood, Homemade frenchfriends and a nice ambience. It's not too loud And not too quiet. The service is excellent!

Thank Jane H
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55 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Smitty's Grill is a popular spot in Pasadena, It is located on Lake Ave, and lunchtime is always busy. There are a lot of businesses in the area, so this is a good place for meetings, as well as holiday gatherings.

Thank Lisa P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-2605
    (Green St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-792-9999
Iron skillet cornbread, homemade chicken pot pie, BBQ baby back ribs and more. Plus, hand-crafted cocktails and fine wines by the bottle & glass.
Considered a dining room away from home by many in Pasadena, Smitty's Grill continues to warmly welcome new and long-time guests to its comfortable surroundings. Whether one is having a business lunch or a birthday dinner for your favorite relative, our restaurant can be your home away from home. American comfort food forms the core of our menu, with our Iron Skillet Cornbread, famous Chicken Pot Pie, or our Rattlesnake BBQ Baby Back Ribs, you're sure to find exactly what you're craving.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?