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Smitty's Grill

110 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-2605
+1 626-792-9999
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“meatloaf” (12 reviews)
“sand dabs” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30 Hours
American, Steakhouse
€€ - €€€
110 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-2605
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Like its sister restaurants, Arroyo Chop House and Parkway Grill, Smitty's is a delightful dining experience. We started with their barrel aged, crafted old fashion and went on to delicious Caesar salads, succulent grilled steaks and Lake Superior whitefish. Everything tasted excellent. The presentation was...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Chicken Picatta was great!! My wife had the pear salad and corn chowder, also both great. Would definitely go back anytime.

Thank lyle66
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Although I don't have the opportunity to visit Smitty's very often (especially since relocating from Pasadena), it's still a favorite. I was there in early August with one of my dearest friends and I found it to be another wonderful evening -- great appetizer, wonderful...More

Thank RoseCityTraveler626
Reviewed 27 June 2018

From the time you pull up in front you are greeted with a friendly valet staff. What a wonderful atmosphere awaits inside the entrance. Cozy settings and friendly wait staff. The food is good and the drinks are better. Prices are comparable to other eateries...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

The service was attentive without being intrusive. The restaurant a little dark. The food pretty average. The steak was tasteless. The Oregon trout overcooked. The polenta was ok. The sprouts a nice idea but charred beyond recignition. Would not return.

Thank FJB774
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

There are quite a few American style restaurants in central Pasadena, many of them relying on a steak and potatoes foundation. We were somewhat hesitant to eat at Smitty’s for this reason, but the experience was an unexpected surprise because of the breadth and depth...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 10 March 2018

This is a very nice, classic American restaurant. Expensive, but not outrageously so. I guess you could call it a steakhouse, and the menu is heavy on meat, but they have other things as well. It was very busy on a Friday night, but the...More

Thank PrinceConsort
Reviewed 4 March 2018

If you feel like going to a kind of adult (mostly) diner for meatloaf or mac n cheese, try this. It gets crowded so go early, sit at the bar and enjoy their home made potato chips. And they have valet parking in the back.

Thank Katrina1222
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We (3 couples) arrived on time for our reservation at 6:30PM on New Years Eve, but were not seated until 7PM. After being asked if we wanted dessert and ordering ice cream and cake at 8:30, we were told a few minutes later they would...More

2  Thank RilesInSR
Reviewed 3 December 2017

The first problem was when we ordered a bottle of wine. Any restaurant pretentious enough to list vintage years should, indeed, serve the year listed or bring it to the diner's attention. Sure enough, the sommelier presented a bottle of wine that was the wrong...More

Thank John L
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Tim T
17 August 2015|
Response from Gregg S | Property representative |
Yes we do! You may order gift certificates by calling Smitty's Grill (626) 792-9999 or the corporate office (626) 577-2400. Certificates may be picked up or mailed (with $8.10 U.S. Postage charge). Certificates may be used... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch, 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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