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Tommy's Original World Famous Hamburgers

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170 N Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-1950
+1 626-792-5971
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Pasadena, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Now at the risk of being a wet blanket to the cult of Tommy. I found the chili offered here to be pretty good. But sadly the rest of the menu is not of the same caliber.

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Thank David L
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Went here for a Sunday drive by & dig in to their cheese burger & fries with chili beans..same as usual, Good 'ol burger & fries..👍🏻

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Thank Ian C
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Went here on a recommendation from our hotel valet! Glad we went! Great food, fast service. We will be back!

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Thank Ed R
Los Angeles, California
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359 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

First of all...I LOVE Tommy burgers, they're my very favorite. I also love their original location on Beverly/Rampart in L.A., but since I can't always get there, this Pasadena location is very convenient. Great chili cheese burgers, great fries, I never get tired of this place. There's indoor seating, a drive-thru, and a little bit of outdoor seating as well.... More 

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Thank GermaicanSpiceGirl
Palm Bay, Florida
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729 reviews
524 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

The last time we ate at a Tommy's was probably 30 or 35 years ago and since we were in LA for a conference, we decided to see if it was as good as we remembered. We found this store near the conference. The hamburgers (single patty) were really enough for a meal and we were not disappointed. The chili... More 

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Thank JackofPBFL
Pasadena, California
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163 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Even bigger and better burgers now! Plus some of the best chili to top your burgers, dogs or fries. What a delicious mess!! Don't miss it.

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Thank HappyTraveler0109
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146 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

A local raved about thr chili-covered hamburgers so I gave Tommy's a try. The chili was incredibly greasy. I left most of the hamburger on the tray and felt sick after eating just a little bit. The fries were mediocre. The soda was good! I will NEVER go there again. If you want a good fast-food burger and fries, find... More 

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Thank dwnhkr
Los Angeles, California
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447 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

I've been coming to Tommy's for years. They are priced right, offer speedy service and the chili is generously placed on your burgers, fries, etc. Sometimes I will order the chili cheese fries which are pretty good, but mostly just come here for the burgers. The patties are thin but the chili is thick. If you don't mind a little... More 

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Thank Caroline L
Florida
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514 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

While visiting from Florida, Tommy's was a local recommendation. After leaving the Pasadena City College Flea Market, on Sunday, stopped by Tommy's for lunch. We were not disappointed! Ate their famous doubleburger (cheeseburger) with chili, and chili fries. Tasty, but don't expect thick meat patties. They are thin, but you can load them up with toppings. We ordered our burgers... More 

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Thank FLworldwanderer
Pasadena, California
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170 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2013

The difference between Tommy's and most other burger places is that their burger comes with chili on it. If you like chili, this is a plus. There are 3 things I like about this place: 1) Good food - last time I went here I had their big meal deal which comes with a large triple burger with chili, fries... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
Fast food, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 N Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-1950
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-792-5971

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?