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Russell's Restaurant

30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
+1 626-578-1404
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“hash browns” (37 reviews)
“croque madame” (6 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Best thing here is real maple syrup for their excellent waffle. Really most everything is good. Salads are great and generous. Of toy get salmon on your salad, expect a big piece grilled perfectly. I ask for mine to be on the rare side.

Thank Judy K
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Russell's has been around for ages. Breakfast is a big draw. Breakfast here is worth the wait for sure but I usually avoid the longish line and go for lunch or early dinner. It has a really great hamburger. There are lots of places for...More

Thank deabs8
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Very comfortable and inviting interior. Food is excellent as is the service. We love to go for breakfast, so many choices and every one is wonderful!

Thank elster41
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I have been here several times. So I can safely say that is a great place to get some classic American food, I most highly recommend getting their soups during the winter time. As I have always come away satisfied.

Thank David L
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

The facility itself is modern and clean. The menu is extensive and made me want to try many of the dishes. The service was efficient and friendly. I got the Meat Lovers Scramble with their amazing hash browns and a biscuit with butter. Super tasty....More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent, Excellent cuisine..Old European decor. Chandeliers, Paris art scene paintings. I had the Beef " Boeuf Bourguignon", & my husband had the Fillet of Salmon Piccata. Served with a choice of salad or soup, & garlic bread.. Service was on target & most timely. Ordered...More

1  Thank Luz Z
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Went for breakfast with the family. It's a small diner with great food. Everyone was happy with what they ordered and the price was good. I suggest the croque madame!

1  Thank jjbgames1
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Great place very clean food great service great wonderful atmosphere real surprise will come back for sure plus in old town lots of places to go and explore.

1  Thank dangg228
Reviewed 10 July 2017

From breakfast to dinner they have good traditional fare. Great place for a week end breakfast. Excellent lamb shank and other dinner dishes.

1  Thank stephencK6534IO
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was a nice place to have breakfast, we had to wait a little while but it was worth the wait. The food was wonderful and it didn't take long after we place our order to get it. I really enjoyed everything that I...More

1  Thank 689gracec
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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