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Grilled Artichokes
Chicago Spinach Dip
Cheese Toast
Today’s House-made Soup
Whole Grain Barley Salad
Hand-cut French Fries
Seasonal Vegetable
Black Beans & Brown Rice
dressings: blue cheese, mustard-honey, buttermilk garlic, thousand island, or vinaigrette
Spicy Tuna Roll Salad
inside-out #1 tuna roll with mixed greens, avocado, mango and ponzu
Grilled Chicken Salad
mixed greens and tortilla strips with honey-lime vinaigrette and peanut sauce
Caesar Salad
crisp romaine with reggiano, rustic croutons and our eggless caesar dressing
Traditional Salad
mixed greens, house-made croutons, chopped egg and smokehouse bacon
Thai Steak & Noodle Salad
or with chicken. marinated filet or rotisserie chicken with mango & herbs in thai dressing
Scottish Salmon
filleted in house and hardwood grilled, served with seasonal vegetable
Pan Fried Fish
served with dill tartar and coleslaw
Oak Grilled Trout
cajun seasoned ruby red trout, served with seasonal vegetable
Flying Tuna Platter
pan seared ahi with mixed greens, avocado, mango and honey-lime vinaigrette
Rotisserie Chicken
half a roasted chicken with crushed herbs, served with barley salad
Barbecue Ribs
slow cooked, fall-off-the-bone pork ribs with french fries and coleslaw
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
(limited availability) two sautéed crab cakes, with pommery mustard sauce and coleslaw
Hawaiian Rib Eye
marinated then grilled over hardwood, served with a baked potato
Roasted Prime Rib
aged prime rib roasted on the bone, served with french fries
Center-cut Filet
prime beef tenderloin grilled over hardwood, with mashed potatoes & spinach
our burgers are house-ground each morning for today’s service only. served with your choice of whole grain barley salad, coleslaw or french fries
fresh-ground chuck with cheddar, tomato, lettuce and onion on a toasted bun
California Burger
fresh-ground chuck with melted jack, avocado, arugula and red onion
House-made Veggie Burger
brown rice, black beans and oat bran recipe with sweet soy and melted jack
Hickory Burger
canadian bacon, shredded cheddar and onion with hickory sauce
Famous French Dip Au Jus
roasted prime rib thinly sliced and piled high on a toasted french roll
Coconut Shrimp Roll
Classic California Roll
Shrimp & Macadamia Roll
Bbq Eel Roll
Spicy Tuna Roll
Thai Tuna Roll
Osaka Style Pressed Sushi
Rainbow Roll
Salmon Mango Roll
Warm Five-nut Brownie
Apple Walnut Cobbler
USD 41 - USD 80
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
American, Sushi
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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All reviews ribs steak cheese toast sushi salad french dip prime rib beef tips salmon fries hawaiian ribeye no corkage fee worth the wait my favorite restaurant business lunch long wait special occasion
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have eaten here many times and every time it is an exceptional experience with delicious drinks, food and service! We like to say it runs like a well oiled machine!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mvanam
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went for lunch, and after we paid our check we continued talking at our table. We had been at the table for about 90 total time. The chef came out to talk to us, asked if we liked the food, and told us he...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Psomi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can always rely on Houstons to be a place with decent food, decent Atmosphere, and an Impersonal experience. You can count on a wait for table. One thing for sure is it is consistent and reliable. It never gets better.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ROY S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, son, myself and three of our very close friends dined at Houston's on 1/12/2019 to celebrate my husband's 68th birthday. Initially, it was generally a positive dining experience, although they did try and rush our ordering and eating. While we were close to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank GoBigRedFan1989
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lighting is always a gentle glow, the atmosphere warm, the waitstaff properly attentive, the bar and food are solid. This is our favorite place for an end of day meet up to relax from a stressful day. Drinks and dinner at the bar always...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Judith V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is one of my favorite restaurant in the Pasadena area. Have been coming here for years. Food is always good and great ambiance. I have had all the items on the menu, all good. My favorites include the French dip and hamburgers. I truly...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank William G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for our anniversary dinner and it did not disappoint. The Hawaiian Rib eye was seasoned and cooked perfectly (medium rare of course). The couple with us split a burger and were very pleased. A little disappointed they now charge a corkage fee, but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SoCalTraveler626
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

What a wonderful place to dine in Pasadena. Every time is delivers great food and perfect very attentive service. Love their bar and great drinks. Their wine list is also well balanced with many great choices. Love love to come here and enjoy a delightful...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank girls_from_Cali
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

I had an early reservation on a Friday night and was happy I did since I was quite busy by the time we left. I had ribs with a Caesar salad and my wife had a Salad and baked potato. My son and his friend...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank djphaneuf
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

We’ve been going to Houston’s for a few years now, and can say this place never disappoints! We consistently have a wonderful experience. Awesome atmosphere, the friendliest and most attentive staff, and an incredible prime rib. Also, they make a ‘perfect’ vodka martini with freshly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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8 September 2017|
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Response from 250renatag | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, they don't take reservations. I always go mid to late afternoon, even on Mondays. They are jammed but worth the wait. I'm in LA all the time and this is my favorite restaurant. Especially the burgers... More
8 September 2017|
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