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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
7:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lucky to get a window booth at this small and beautifully appointed restaurant. Nice strong coffee, very pleasant and efficient waitress, ordered eggs, hash browns, and sausage, and a pancake. It felt like being in on a part of the history of Pasadena eating here...some...More

Thank Seabreeze48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Russell’s is so popular there is sometimes a wait on weekend brunch times but there’s good reason! Cozy dining room with timeless ambience and nice lighting; delicious, comfort food with great menu choices, mmmm good coffee and wonderful service. Great place to meet friends for...More

Thank 516madelines
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OMG. Possibly the best breakfast we’ve had outside home. Russels scramble is awesome. French toast great. Very friendly staff. Local spot. Worth a wait!

Thank M9929FFmichaelg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is on of my Pasadena breakfast list. Never had a bad meal. Ideal location for breakfast or lunch for strolling in Old Town Pasadena.

1  Thank Scott4023
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the wait! We simply put our name in and shopped for an hour. Very pretty restaurant and great food! Reasonably priced and very good service. Will return!

1  Thank Paige68
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

I have walked by a few times but never stopped in until last week. Incredible ambiance (diner feeling from a bygone era) great staff, and delicious food! Great place to have a business meeting, which we did, or hang out with friends.

1  Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Not far from our hotel and noticed how popular it was on an evening. We visited for Brunch and the usual American fare was on offer. I ordered hash brown with bacon - couldnt face another huge American offering. It was delicious and our waitress...More

Thank patbean
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Excellent breakfast. Although line was long, wife and I grabbed a spot in the bar and ordered a full breakfast. Pancakes and sides were delicious. Unfortunately, biscuits and gravy tasted pretty average and could be better, but a solid breakfast for the price nonetheless. The...More

1  Thank mgriffis22
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Walked here from the Courtyard Marriott. We arrived at 720am (opens at 7am) in a Saturday and we got the last table with no wait. The place is small so not a lot of tables; however the food was good. My omelette was cooked perfectly...More

Thank mdsmit2
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at Russell’s while visiting Pasadena. I really like the atmosphere of the restaurant-lots of art on dark walls. Very pleasant staff, and helpful with ordering. The food was just so so nothing special. It was a nice quiet break from the bustle...More

1  Thank Laura P
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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.
11 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
24 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
USD 7 - USD 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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