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30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
+1 626-578-1404
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 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

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

Thank RCrumb
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank GenoNorthridge_CA
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

1  Thank insongnolan
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

1  Thank SuperDuerDave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank FRW99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank GuidoKarp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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!

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!

Thank Susan5512
Reviewed 27 August 2018

You won't be disappointed if you eat at Russell's. Comfort diner food at it's best. I get breakfast here at least once a month. There is always a line and it's for good reason.

Thank chrisjohnson22
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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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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