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30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
+1 626-578-1404
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“hash browns” (40 reviews)
“croque madame” (6 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The place has been around forever. Although it really doesn't have that much "feeling" of history inside. The food is good. Not the best omelet ever, but good. There have been some reviews on the crispy hash browns - I personally found it pretty tasty....More

Thank s00h0
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Can here with friends. The wait was about 45 minutes. Service was fast. Omelette was pricy. Overall good experience.

Thank Ahmed E
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Instead of waiting 1.5hr this am, we waited a bit & sat @ the “counter”! Great coffee, eggs looked organic (bright yellow), hash browns thick & nicely browned, a small order is more than enough! Daughter said the waffles were the BEST anywhere! I liked...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We went to Russell's because this is my dad's name. I am not quite sure how to describe the menu, it had a French and Italian blend. The food we ordered was good: Lemon chicken, chicken fettuccini Alfredo, vegetable soup, and a French sandwich. We...More

Thank ALinCA5512
Reviewed 31 December 2017

What a kitchy place. It is fun to look at the paintings of the masters that surround this lounge in-cheek diner-type restaurant. With chandeliers, booths, counter service, and tables it’s hard to give this establishment a label. We understand that it is a very popular...More

Thank fro2
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Great location, the breakfast menu is wonderful, lots of options. Food was superb. Much better than expected.

Thank tim g
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

My husband said the reuben sandwich was one of the best he has had. Our friends had high praise for their vegetarian avocado burger. My hamburger was really good, but it was the lentil soup of the day that I enjoyed most. We all shared...More

Thank lindymiles
Reviewed 8 December 2017

This is a difficult review, so here goes: We had breakfast here and it was fantastic. Be advised the portions are HUGE so order "half size" if you are a light eater. Wish I had known that was an option before I ordered. Perhaps it...More

1  Thank BluegrassKY53
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Came in earlyish and sat right at the bar. Best thing to do when you are flying solo. Staff was super quick and I had my coffee before I knew it. Had the bacon and sausage with over easy eggs. Also came out super quick....More

Thank Victor K
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

We weren't sure what type restaurant this was before we went in. I assumed it was a lunch counter/diner that served hamburgers. It turned out to be a very nice, small restaurant. It was exceptionally bright and clean with beautiful impressionist prints. Sorry, I have...More

Thank lynndds
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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!
Heather S
23 December 2014|
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I don't know but if they do have the facility it would be a great central location in Pasadena
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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