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Pie n' Burger

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American, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers, Diner
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913 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 795-1123
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Today
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Old-fashioned, terrific greasy diner

This place is exactly what you would imagine an old fashioned greasy burger diner to be in your mind. Their's a great nostalgia of the past at this place. They don't claim to do everything, they do a few things and they do them well. Their burgers are made to order and their shakes and pies are out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Satellite Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This place is exactly what you would imagine an old fashioned greasy burger diner to be in your mind. Their's a great nostalgia of the past at this place. They don't claim to do everything, they do a few things and they do them well. Their burgers are made to order and their shakes and pies are out of this... More 

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South Pasadena, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great Burgers and Fries, home made pies, malts shakes a Pasadena favorite. Home made chicken pot pies, good garden salads

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Was in Pasadena today on business and got hungry. Instantly, I thought "ooh... pie n' burger. Heard so much about it!" So I hightailed it over there and went inside. PROS Old joint, loaded with locals, very cool vibe friendly staff. CONS so I ordered a turkey burger on sourdough with grilled onions, cheddar cheese and everything. I guess the... More 

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Los Angeles
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It's a burger joint, but it needs updating. The wood paneling feels sticky with grease that hasn't been completely removed. Seating is tight, The revolving chairs at the counter were sized for people in 1940 not today. If you're lucky you can find one of the moveable chairs empty. Table space is small and crowded. You actually have more room... More 

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30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

typical diner excperience, terrible parking, dirty and runned down. the burgers were a bit tasteless, and the whole meal smelled and tasted frying oil. the pie was a major dissapointment. tasteless and boring.

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Los Angeles, California
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196 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were here for a nearby event for Pi Day (3-14-15 at 9:26:53) so decided to go in and have a late breakfast/early lunch. The restaurant is long and narrow with mostly counter seats and about five tables, some of which seat four and others that only fit two. The menu presented typical diner fare. I had the patty melt... More 

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Cincinnati
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91 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

The hamburger was made like they to be made when I was a kid. Thinner pattie, tasty bun, topped with lettuce, pickle, and thousand island dressing. And then there was the pie! Lemon merengue pie, not syrupy sweet with a light crust, homemade this morning. My partner's pancakes both looked good and tasted good. We watched them make a real... More 

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Pasadena, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Total greasy spoon that's been around for longer than I'm alive...with some seriously yummy burgers. Nothing fancy here - just beef, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and "secret" sauce. One order of fries is enough for the family. Sure we can't eat here every day (not if we want our cholesterol to stay within normal range), but it's a nice treat. Room... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Service was great! Burgers were pricey for what you get, hand mixed sodas were surprisingly good and of course the pie was excellent. The parking was so bad that we almost went somewhere else!

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San Diego
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I was excited to try this classic Pasadena burger spot. Very disappointed. Difficult parking. Surly staff. Flat soda. Fries taste like fish. Don't do it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 913 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: (626) 795-1123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Hamburgers, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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