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30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
+1 626-578-1404
07:00 - 21:00
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Pasadena, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I like their breakfasts and their pies. The decor is pleasing to look at. It can get very crowded and extremely noisy. There are other places closer to me that I prefer over Russell's.

1 Thank lyndao494
Oak Park, California
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went here for breakfast with my husband and family on a Saturday and it was well worth the wait! We got there around 10:00 AM and had to wait about an hour to be seated. Once inside, we ordered quickly and the food did not disappoint! I got the Belgian Waffle, which had the perfect crispy, crunchy texture. You... More 

Thank laf00
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

When we moved to Pasadena about 4 years ago we hop d Russels would become a regular stop because the ambiance is so comfortable--retro. However after a few visits we drifted away as the food was just very ordinary. The menu is full of comfort food favorites but lacks flair and care in preparation.

1 Thank Pat C
Park City, Utah
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247 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have dined in other establishments in Old Pasadena, and somehow have missed this great place. 3 of us had lunch here. Really nice old time ambience, with a newer age menu. Really good service and the food was great. Also split a couple desserts, which were both excellent. Easily the best place I have dined in this area. Really a... More 

1 Thank Courtney B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

After reading several reviews we went to Russell's for dinner. We were seated quickly. The service was excellent and fast. Our server (Victor i think) gave honest recommendations and answered questions about the food. He anticipated our needs so we didn't have to ask for things. My husband had the meatloaf and I had the beef bourguignon. Both delicious. We... More 

Thank Russell J
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch after arriving in Pasadena on business. We were seated quickly, in a very comfortable booth. The atmosphere is casual, and mixes retro-diner with classy updates. Service was fantastic, even though the place was busy. They have an extensive menu....even the pickiest person will find something to eat. I had a hard time deciding between about 6... More 

Thank Kristi J
Den Haag
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting Pasadena from Europe and always look forward to US brunches. Our expectations were exceeded at Russell's. We had the best brunch we have ever eaten at this wonderful restaurant. The staff are upbeat, attentive and really professional. The menu is extensive and more than accommodated the needs of a vegetarian. The food is freshly cooked and utterly... More 

Thank fruitcat
Spokane, Washington
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70 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting from out of town - heard about this landmark restaurant. We had a great breakfast - Croque Madame was absolutely wonderful as were the basted eggs. A must experience restaurant

Thank MaterPie
Los Angeles, CA
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201 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Russell's in the heart of trendy Old Town Pasadena. It's a great place for a meal in an area full of restaurants. RUSSELL'S is old style but in a modern sense. Here is classic American cuisine at its finest. Prices are reasonable in this fairly upscale area. Some friends and I met for breakfast on a Sunday so street parking... More 

1 Thank Jackbear
Greenville, South Carolina
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Russell's for breakfast on a weekday, not too early but not too late. We had to wait, but were seated promptly. There's not a lot of space so they always seem to be busy. The interior has that old school charm. The food is the same way. I got the Special Spuds which didn't disappoint. They had... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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