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Houston's

320 S. Arroyo Pkwy., Pasadena, CA 91105
626-577-6001
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Ranked #9 of 586 Restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Pasadena, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is the place I go to when I want a familiar atmosphere, great food, and excellent service. It's a small menu without pages of selections, but what there is there is consistent and very, very good. I usually get the salmon, but the Thai Chicken salad, the Ribs, and the Rib Eye are all delicious! This restaurant was built... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Houston's is a good brand, and the one is Pasadena is very popular and crowded. The crowd is nice but old. The staff are very professional, and my filet was excellent. It's a bit pricey but well, they are descent and consistent which justifies the price.

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La Jolla, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The food, service and atmosphere are all excellent. Dinner reservations are recommended on weekends. I'd recommend trying a couple of the appetizers. The salmon was delicious. Someone ordered prime rib and raved about it. Not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for. You won't be disappointed! I've been to Houston's in Dallas and New York City before - and... More

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Santa Ynez, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My children took me to Houston's for my birthday. I had never been and it is one of their favorite places. I have to say it did not disappoint. I ordered the ribs with mashed potatoes and coleslaw. They were fall off the bone delicious and had that crunchy sear on the outside that I really enjoy. My son had... More

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Pasadena, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Attentive service, favorite foods, beautiful surroundings. They are patient while we dine slowly and enjoy our food and company. At times the din is unbearable however. Don't need loud music on top of the general noise. Ribs, sushi, and coleslaw are tops. Thanks to management for excellent server training. A favorite place.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My husband and I lived around the corner from Houston's for years before we finally went. I always admired the craftsman-style building that fit right in with our Pasadena neighborhood. We decided to go for dinner on our actual anniversary, since we had a trip planned for a few days out. We wanted nice, but not too fancy! Houston's delivered.... More

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Pasadena, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I can honestly say that out of all the times we've come here, I have never had a bad meal or bad service. A friend of mine experienced a mishap with her meal once, and the restaurant went WAY above and beyond expectations to make up for the problem. Steak--great. Ribs--fantastic (put that knife away. The meat falls off the... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Excellent, buzzing. Didn't book but still git table after 20 mins waiting Saturday night.. Lovely ribs & chicken! Smiley attentive staff. Fab atmosphere . Smart happy folk

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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256 reviews 256 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I have come here regularly and yes the food is great and the ambiance great however this time is the last time as this was a "special occasion" and Houston's dropped the ball twice. I flew in from out of town (live in Michigan) although I grew up in Pasadena area as my grandmother was dying (she died the day... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Romantic place, magnificent steak and even Sushi, definitely will visit again

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