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30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
+1 626-578-1404
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“hash browns” (41 reviews)
“croque madame” (7 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 21:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We heard it was a place not to be missed. Reasonable prices, good food and generous portions. The art on its walls was a delightful surprise. I call it "intimate" because it's small but those who urged us to go were right....and we're so glad...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Palmtreesinmyblood
Reviewed 1 week ago

True to it’s reviews this place has a great staff. Excellent comfort food, at reasonable prices. Busy place so arrive early or be patient and wait. It’s in a diner setting, but as a diner that’s up-styled which is classy cool, but doesn’t lose its...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LPMs2cents
Reviewed 1 week ago

recommended by my son who's a local....excellent service, nice menu choices, tasty food, priced right....what's not to like about a place like this

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Dave M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Russell's is our place for breakfast or lunch when we in Pasadena. They can be quite crowded during peak busy times but your patience will be rewarded. Staff is great, friendly and helpful. Off street parking is available in parking structure at location, don't forget...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Seaside62128153709
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We waited a while for a table, but the wait was worth it. Service was quick and the breakfasts we ordered were big and wonderfully tasty, and set us up for the rest of the day. We'd definitely recommend dining here. Not sure if they...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank roosterza
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We can’t be picky with breakfast because there are so few outstanding places - this is one of them. It’s so good at what they do, probably because it’s mostly what they do, and boy do they do it so well. The hash browns are...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JBMD1
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Stopped in by chance for a solo business trip dinner. Had the chicken parm over spaghetti. Great dish and excellent service!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Phil2380
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Great place that’s been in this location for a long time. Clean, great service, food is fresh, tasty, comfort food. Consistent quality, good portions, great variety menu. Explore, you won’t be disappointed. If you go for breakfast be advised the place is very popular and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RCrumb
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Happened to be in Pasadena one morning and so picked Russell’s for breakfast. Ordered a Belgian waffle, sausage, and egg. All three were delicious. The waffle was crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. The sausage was tasty and large, about 5 inches...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GenoNorthridge_CA
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Had breakfast with my wife here and I was surprised that this place event existed. Great place, great food! Parking may be an issue but all worth it.

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank insongnolan
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Questions & Answers
24 April 2018|
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Response from lindymiles | Reviewed this property |
Salads and soups are good.
12 February 2016|
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Response from CONNvacationers | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it. We had to wait about 10-15 minutes.
10 May 2015|
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - i don't recall either but i do know their pies looked so yummy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-578-1404
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