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320 S. Arroyo Pkwy., Pasadena, CA 91105
626-577-6001
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 106
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Meets Expectations!

Just can not get better ribs and slaw than at Houston"s. Very attentive service and pleasant atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
tjcola
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Hacienda Heights, California, USA
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Hacienda Heights, California, USA
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Just can not get better ribs and slaw than at Houston"s. Very attentive service and pleasant atmosphere.

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Walnut Creek, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My experience with Houston's was no very good. I went mainly because it had my family name and was convenient. I went with my best friend of many years and wanted to catch up on the news since I had moved away. We found it impossible to carry on a conversation. The acoustics were abominable. I have never returned.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had a great meal at Houston's. Their meat dishes are excellent. They prepare their ground meat daily and it is excellent quality and fresh. The ambiance in the restaurant was also very good. We have often been disappointed with restaurants because of noise levels. That was not the case with Houstons.

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San Marino, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

At Houston's the kale salad is very finely chopped. There are other items mixed in to add variety, and the dressing is the best part. Houston's kale salad is better than at La Grande Orange Restaurant in Pasadena. I think the fine chopping makes the difference, and the dressing. I had a kale salad at a third restaurant where the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Awesome cheeseburger and fries! Very packed, had to make reservations for 9:30 PM, but it was worth it. Pleasant ambiance, beautiful lamps.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Thai steak & noodle salad was delicious. The staff was friendly and helpful. We will definitely go back when we have a special occasion to celebrate.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a classy place. The food and service is great; granted a bit pricey. I had the cheeseburger and I have to admit that it's one of the best burgers I've ever had. I've also had the Thai Steak & Noodle Salad which is also delicious. Highly recommend this place. If you are going on a first date, you'll... More 

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Pasadena, California
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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food was excellent, I had the Rib Eye steak, my husband had the blackened fish, everything was so good well worth the money and the service was excellent.

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Pasadena, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A cut above the rest in this town. This is our go-to for special occasions. My personal dinner favorite is the Hawaiian rib-eye. Go early or be prepared to wait on weekends for an hour or so. There is a bar, but the seating is very limited. It is worth the wait!

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Pasadena, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A bit expensive, but if you want a great set of ribs Houston's has it going on! They are tender and flavorful and maybe even worth their price.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 320 S. Arroyo Pkwy., Pasadena, CA 91105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-577-6001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?