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320 S. Arroyo Pkwy., Pasadena, CA 91105
626-577-6001
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 111
    Excellent
  • 66
    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
Pleasant Dining Experience

I've been there twice. Once for lunch and once for dinner. Food and staff was excellent. I had Rib Eye. Once Hawaiian and the other time regular. Nice place to take a date or for a special occasion.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Pasadena, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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204 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pasadena, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I've been there twice. Once for lunch and once for dinner. Food and staff was excellent. I had Rib Eye. Once Hawaiian and the other time regular. Nice place to take a date or for a special occasion.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The service is outstanding great food here. Eye ribs and salmon us the best plate. Very nice patio outside little garden and inside is nice created

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Pasadena, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

One of my favorite restaurants for a business lunch, the service is always outstanding and the food is excellent. The spinach dip, Thai salad and beef dip are some of my favorites. I also like that there is enough noise that you don't feel like the people at the next table are hanging on your every word. It is usually... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great menu, not a bad dish in the house. Ambiance is superb and the service is classy. Have a dirty martini and a ribeye!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I have visited some of the best restaurants in Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica but I keep driving to Pasadena for the great food and service I get at Houston's. We enjoy visiting Houston's restaurant at least three times per month. The meals are not cheap or pretty but you cannot go wrong eating anything in their menu. I have... More 

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San Jacinto, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

We had friends invite us to dinner to Houston's in Pasadena. It was extremely busy. I did not see families with children that night. The service was good, the food was taste. It was fun place to each and visit our friends over a meal.

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Pasadena, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Try the ribs, they are to die for! Service was good. My only complaint was that it tends to be a bit noisy and it can be hard to hear your dinner companion.

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Hacienda Heights, California, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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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: Romantic, 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?