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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%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“hash browns” (41 reviews)
“croque madame” (7 reviews)
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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

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
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This is a upscale dinner with great service and food. Park lot in back of building with validation breakfast is a highlight not to be missed.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank SuperDuerDave
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Love this diner. As a solo business traveler, this is a great option to sit at the counter. Had dinner here and it was great. For the dinner menu, think comfort food. The taste and quality of the dinner was excellent. Breakfast was also very...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank FRW99
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Normally, I refuse to stand in line für 30-45 mins for a breakfast. In this case, friends wanted to take us - and I say: absolutely worth it. Nice ambiance​, great food with very generous​ hash portions (you may consider sharing) at very reasonable prices...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GuidoKarp
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Visited Russell’s with my girlfriend. She had the Ultimate Breakfast Burrito and I had the ‘Big One’. The portion sizes were obscene, food incredible, and staff really friendly. A must-do if in Pasadena!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank olliemumby
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is a wonderfully cozy place in the heart of Pasadena. It offers generous portions of comfort food. You won't be disappointed!

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Paul R
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This place never disappoints! Food is consistently well-prepared, service always good, large menu with something for everyone. Cute ambiance. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Susan5512
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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, Local cuisine, 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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