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30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
+1 626-578-1404
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s very clear why everyone loves RUSSELL’s. Upon entry you are greeted by warm colors and a friendly staff. The restaurant is the most clean of anywhere I have ate in a very long time The navy bean soup was outstanding. The Salmon picatta was...More

1  Thank ddmullis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My quest to visit LA’s oldest eateries continues with Russell’s which has been around since 1930! You need to park in the garage, but they validate! The ambiance is like a fusion of old school diner and a more elegant upscale place. Reproductions of famous...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

During a family visit to Long Beach we decided to visit a friend, in Pasadena, that I had not seen in 14 years. I had viewed the menu on the ride from Long Beach and was set on trying the Salmon Picatta. Once in Pasadena...More

1  Thank JohnnyandBetty
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Overall a nice dining experience - nothing really exceptional, but better than average. Pretty good service and average atmosphere. Probably would not visit again unless someone in my party wanted to dine here.

Thank lschlundt421
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Anyone can find something yummy to eat here. A simple poached egg or the best French toast- it is all excellent with warm and quick service.

Thank Debra S
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Great place for breakfast or dinner. The food is worth the wait in the mornings and very good at night. The pies are outstanding.

Thank Jerry J
Reviewed 7 May 2018

My husband and I were in Pasadena for 1 night and noticed the day before that Russells had a large queue outside - we thought it must be good if that many people are waiting! As breakfast wasn't inlcuded at our hotel, the following morning...More

1  Thank KentishBullies
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We were not disappointed with our breakfast at Russell’s. The food was delicious and the servers were friendly and attentive. We had French toast and pancakes- both were yummy. The place is small so it fills up quickly. Great fresh squeezed juices!

1  Thank MA_Vacationer
Reviewed 23 April 2018

I'd been noticing the ever present line at Russell's on Saturday mornings. I looked it up on Yelp and it consistently came in first or second place for breakfast in Pasadena. I had an extra hour this Saturday, so went and put my name in....More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 12 April 2018

We celebrated a family birthday at Russell's. There was something on the menu that pleased everyone. The service was exceptional and the décor was cozy. Loved it!

1  Thank txmxsue
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 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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