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3838 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3940
(626) 449-4412
Today
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 12:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Better flavor

There are two Tops in Pasadena. The other one is at Allen and Walnut. Of the two, the better one is this one on Colorado. Why? The flavor of the hamburger is just better. I don't know if they have common ownership or not. I eat at both, but given a choice I will go out of my way to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Scuba2214
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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

There are two Tops in Pasadena. The other one is at Allen and Walnut. Of the two, the better one is this one on Colorado. Why? The flavor of the hamburger is just better. I don't know if they have common ownership or not. I eat at both, but given a choice I will go out of my way to... More 

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Pasadena, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle mayo, regular fries with or without chili, jucy burgers, and a menu so vast i have lived here forever and have not been able to try them all. The Tops I visit is the one on East Colorado. There are tables in and outside, I usually do a drive-through.

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Chino Hills, California
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103 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I only order the breakfast burrito and I love it. Sausage is my favorite. Cannot speak to anything else, because I've never cared to venture away from the breakfast burrito. Sold all day.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The food is great, the girl in drive thru can use some communication/customer service skills! At least the food makes up for it!

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Top Contributor
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65 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

I return here each year just for the Pastrami and Burgers. This year was as good or better than last year, if that's possible. The Pastrami was lean, tasty, and perfectly cooked with generous portions. Ordered fried zucchini and chili cheese fries as sides. Everything was fast, perfect and inexpensive. Why would anyone choose McDonald's or any other fast food... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

We showed up with 19 people. 9 adults and 10 kids. Within ten minutes we were all eating exactly what we ordered. Nice salads and burgers. Yummy sweet potato fries. Large portions. A great fast food option, but there are also great salad choices.

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Wiehle, VA
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185 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you’re single, order small and you’ll still probably have enough food for several meals. If you’re a couple, order small and you’ll have more than enough to feed both of you. One thing, while the steak sandwich has all the fixings of a “Philly Cheesesteak”, the steak is real solid steak, not the finely chopped and mixed mélange that... More 

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los angeles, ca
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were in Pasadena for a quick errand and was looking for dinner! Saw this joint and noticed a lot of people and drive through lined up with cars! Told my husband they must be good because there is a lot of people. Checked the place - nothing unusual - looks like a dive but husband saw that they were... More 

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Las Vegas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

I was in Pasadena for a quick trip and was starving when I arrived late at night. As I was driving towards my hotel I noticed a restaurant named Top's so I decided to hit the drive thru before going to my hotel. I ordered the Tops special which is a burger loaded with pastrami. As soon as I got... More 

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Richardson, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Tops has been at this location since the late 70's, and I used to go here all the time when I used to live in the area. Seeing how I was back in LA for a visit, I had to make the trip! Walking in brought back all of the great memories of friends, fun and most of all...the food!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3838 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: (626) 449-4412

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 12:00 am

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