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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%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“hash browns” (36 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pancakes and the eggs were excellent but crème de la crème was those delicious Belgian waffles! Russell's has been around since 1930 and I can easily see why, excellent service and good food! Bit more in price than your fast food joints but if you're...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Russels is the best place for breakfast in this area. The also serve lunch and dinner, but I have yet to try those items, but will add to this review when I do. The service is very attentive, but you will be a bit rushed...More

Thank 4EIEIO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast at Russell's and it didn't disappoint! I had the Croquet with an egg on top, it was really great! I would get this again. The hash browns were perfectly cooked, crispy outside, light and soft inside! The restaurant isn't very big so you'll...More

1  Thank tadriva
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After several years, I was finally here without a line waiting to get in. The breakfast was fine; the hash browns were appropriately crispy on the outside. The scrambled eggs were good, not dry. This place's claim to fame is the decor: chandeliers, copies of...More

Thank Flamingotropicale
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped at Russell's for lunch. We arrived around 11:30 AM and had a very short wait to be seated. The restaurant's decor is very nicely done in a traditional style. Housekeeping was spotless! The staff was pleasant and attentive without hovering. We had the Reuben...More

Thank bd16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always saw a line out the door at this place, so my daughter and I decided to hit it first thing in the morning. I had a scramble which was AMAZING. Absolutely delicious. Hash browns were pretty good too, brown and crispy on the outside,...More

1  Thank mary l
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Service is prompt and courteous. Food was delicious, very high quality, fresh and quick! I had a, French toast combo with egg whites and bacon. It was perfect. Definitely recommend this Pasadena institution.

1  Thank ngcda911
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Old fashioned dinerish kind of place that's been in Pasadena forever. Huge portions for breakfast--my omelette could easily feed two people. Very good food, friendly waitstaff. Be prepared to wait for a table almost anytime.

1  Thank MVFlyer
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Stopped here for lunch on a walk around Pasedena, we found the waiting staff to be very helpful. We were served quickly and the food was delicious.

Thank Tracy I
Reviewed 10 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
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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
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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