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Canoe House

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Bar, American, Pub, Polynesian, Hawaiian
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805 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA
+1 626-799-4169
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 08:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 08:30 - 23:00
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Pasadena, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

I come here about once every couple of weeks. I generally sit in the bar, but there is a full menu available. The service from the bartenders is always great and they have my favorite beer on tap. I usually get the sliders but most of what I have ordered has been really tasty.

Thank Tommy S
Alhambra, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Pleasant Hawaiian decor. Great service from Julie whose entree recommendation was outstanding. Salmon with garlic mashed potatoes (best ever, moist with roasted garlic so not overpowering) great spinach and house salad very nice. Wonderful pineapple upside down cake with dark rum sauce, whipped cream and pineapple coconut ice cream. Very reasonably priced. Multiple TVs but not loud.

Thank SandyandRalph
South Pasadena, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Great family dining, great happy hour, fun, great menu and very good for the price for sure. Get on the mailing list for real good specials and two for one deals. They are rea;l good about that and also free for the Birthday person. The food here is real good and portions are good as well Price fits the average... More 

Thank Folk_guy
Los Angeles
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Hawaiian theme & food. Sports on TV's all around the room, so very hard to have quiet conversation. Very cordial, attentive & knowledgeable wait staff. Food was good & portions were more than ample. The 2nd visit was better. I had the pulled pork sandwich and fruit, instead of fries. Both were delicious! We were not hurried, and lingered a... More 

Thank KittyGrandma15
Los Angeles
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37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

The best thing about this place is the atmosphere. The food is above average. I like to order the specials during happy hour. The staff is friendly and attentive and the place feels like an old Tiki decorated bar and grill. It is my local hangout during the week.

Thank UHManoa
Pasadena, California
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131 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

We went for Sunday brunch, which includes bottomless mimosas for $8.95 with purchase of a meal. Meal was not that good, but the mimosas were awesome. I've never had such good mimosa filling. I don't think I ever had to ask - the server, Aspen, was always there just in time to fill my glass.

Thank Julie S
South Pasadena, California, United States
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

Good restaurant with decent food, although choices are limited. I end up ordering the same thing each time. Woudl like a bit more variety.

Thank SusanB933
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

We come here often as it has something for everyone in the family. From the multiple TVs showing a variety of sporting events to kids menus the kids can color, to a great drink menu/bar. The food is good, solid and I love the veggie burger. The fish tacos are also a good staple

Thank Jehni
San Diego, CA
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257 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Nice place to meet up with friends. Menu definitely leans towards Hawaiian (polynesian) styled food, but they do have a good burger. Had the slider appetizer - one pork, one cheeseburger. It was good and the price was right. Service was very very good.

Thank SDTravelMom
Altadena, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

We enjoyed an early dinner here and loved the food. Not much vegetarian food for my husband, but he said the restaurant-made Veggie burger was one of the best he'd ever had. My Crab cakes were great. Unusual decor and nice waitstaff. Give it a try -- bet you'll like it.

Thank Lynn P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, American, Pub, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-799-4169
New-Replaced a neighborhood restaurant called Wild Thyme

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?