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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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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Pittsburg, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An hour wait. Parking looked to be difficult but there was some much needed handicap parking around corner. Service was so so. Had to ask for coffee refill. Hugh choices for breakfast! I had an all meat scramble that was great. Too much for one sitting. Everything came hot, even my toasted bagel.

1 Thank JanetQd
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stopped by early afternoon, staying at nearby hotel. Had a croque monsieur, double crispy fries and RC cola! All were great as was the service. Will definitely go back.

1 Thank John L
Palm City, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Best breakfast in Pasadena!! Everyone time we visit we come. Usually more than once! Great service too. Waiters are always so attentive and helpful too No need to go anywhere else if you are in Pasadena

1 Thank David B
Great yarmouth
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast here yesterday. Was not disappointed. The food and service.... both superb! If I'm ever in the area again I'll be going back!!

1 Thank EzzyD
Novato, California
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had a light dinner at Russell's after a hectic day driving down from the SF Bay Area to attend a memorial service. We walked down to the restaurant from our hotel at 8:30 pm (they close at 9) and were seated immediately. The waiter was very friendly and efficient and brought us our drinks and menu selections quickly. My... More 

1 Thank PrimroseLlane
Tucson Arizona
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522 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,640 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This restaurant is down the street from our hotel, and we passed it a few times, before I checked the reviews. Reading about the "classical music", perked our interest, as from the outside, you would never guess it. We had stereotyped it as a sort of upscale diner, but it is so much more. The rich wine colored walls display... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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108 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Located in Old Town Pasadena, dinner at Russell's was a delightful experience. We were quickly seated as there was not a wait for dinner. The ambiance had a very comfortable vibe, and the decor was very reminiscent of a restaurant in Europe. The menu was delicious. The hamburger special with a slice of pie was superb. Our server was very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Best breakfast place in Pasadena.Food delicious..friendly staff.and price is right.Located on a side street but not hard to find.

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Sneedville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Went early on a Sunday. This place always fills up quickly. I have been here several times for breakfast and the meals and service has always been great. If you park in the parking lot on Union St behind Russell's, they will validate the ticket for free parking ( 1 hour).

2 Thank Hikerman53
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Went for breakfast on a weekend and people were lined up outside. They said a 20-30 minute wait and they were true to their word. Breakfast was delicious, service was excellent and decor was very attractive. Would go back there again on our next trip to Pasadena.

1 Thank Gia846

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?