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Slater's 50/50
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Ranked #13 of 719 Restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Slater’s 50/50® was founded in 2009 in Anaheim Hills, California by Scott Slater, a San Diego State graduate with a passion for gourmet comfort food and craft beer. Teaming up with Executive Chef Brad Lyons, they created the world’s first 50/50 burger – 50 percent ground bacon and 50 percent ground beef – taking the Southern California restaurant scene by storm. In 2011, the second Slater’s 50/50 opened in Huntington Beach followed quickly by the San Diego location. Since opening, Slater’s 50/50 has won a number of awards and accolades including “Best Burger” by The Orange County Register, OC Weekly and FOX 5 San Diego as well as Best New Restaurant by San Diego Magazine. Slater’s 50/50 has also been featured on national television shows including the Travel Channel’s Bacon Paradise and Discovery Channel’s United States of Bacon.
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We had planned on going to one two doors down, but they were closed, so ended up here. The place to nicely decorated, the staff was friendly. The food was a little slow out. We had the original 50/50, the bbb burger, the two for 9.99 sides, because burgers do not come with fries or sides of any kind. So We ordered a side of sweet potato and onion rings. Along with a salad. The kids had chicken strips with regular fries, second child had Mac and cheese with sweet potato and regular fries. The original burger had layers of stuff, beef, guac, chipotle mayo, fried sunny side egg, this burger was bland and could not taste the many layers within it. The eggs on both burgers still had some under cooked slime to them. The bbb burger had bacon and same no different taste within the layers. The fries both regular and sweet potato were cooked well. Mac and cheese was cooked well had flavor. Chicken stripes were nice. The salad was just romaine leaves cupped and filled with blue cheese nuggets dripping with ranch. The watermelon lemonade was too watered down, and the coke tasted a bit flat without the food. If you arent going to be drinking at this pub place don't go for just the food if you expect flavor out side of he sides. They get 4 stars due to the decor, friendly staff, and the freshness of the food. For two adults and two kids our tab was 70 bucks not including tip.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

My buddy and I had lunch at Slater's 50/50 on a visit to Pasadena. I selected the chili burger while my friend had The Original. My burger was cooked properly (medium) and seemed to be of good quality beef. It needed some salt, but that's much preferred to being too salty! The chili was typical California stuff (far too mild for my preference), but it had good flavor. The bun was fresh. My friend enjoyed his burger.

Summation: the burgers were good, but not unusually great. It's worth it to give it a try.

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1  Thank John R
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This place is really good! The signature burger is the 50/50 - half beef and half bacon. All the burgers are way over the top including one with peanut butter and jelly on it (recommended with ice cream). They have more traditional burgers too or you can also design your own (which is what I always do). I also love the vampire dip! It's a garlic cheese dip that comes in a bread bowl. They also have 50+ beers on tap. It's a super fun place! It is a little loud with lots of tvs so not great for dinner conversation but awesome for watching sports.

Thank trishakelley
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

The half beef, half bacon, burger is every bit as tasty as it sounds to us carnivores! Very convenient if you are shopping in Pasadena Old Town, Love the decor and the windows so that you can people watch while you eat. If beer is your thing they have taps from one end of the bar to the other, and it's a long bar!

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Thank Claude Y
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

good food. great burgers. TVs to watch. Nice interior good for tourists like ourselves. Service was good for a good price. would recommend

Thank Marie-Ange C
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