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30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
626-578-1404
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English first
Washington DC
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266 reviews 266 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This place must date back 80 years and it's still very popular for breakfast and lunch. The decor has a kind of 40s/neon look that is cool and authentic looking. The menu has a throwback look as well, with some modern bits added. We had memorable burgers here that came cooked exactly as ordered. One was a veggie burger and... More 

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California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Loved the blood orange mimosas to start off a perfectly made omelet. Russell's is in a great spot to start off your day wandering around Old Town Pasadena - bustling and relaxing at the same time.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Love the breakfast...waffle is my Favorite. We are regulars when We want to treat ourselves, we Choose Russels. The food is Served promptly and the servers are attentive and friendly. The cornbeef hash, Omlets, pancakes....yummy!

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Pasadena, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We recently stayed at the Courtyard Marriott in Old Pasadena and walked to Russell's for something to eat. It is a small restaurant with extremely attentive waiters and delicious food. I had the ravioli and couldn't decide which sauce I wanted so they brought me two kinds on the side to try. The garlic bread is outstanding. I would strongly... More 

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Pasadena, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Russell's is the place to go when I yearn for bacon. The have some of the best bacon I have ever had (even better than the Farmer John bacon I enjoy at home). It is a small restaurant, so you better go as soon as they open or you will have to wait. Portions are huge and well prepared. The... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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139 reviews 139 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

5 of us ordered: French toast, pancakes, waffles, eggs, bacon, sausage, bagels & blueberry muffin. EVERYTHING was excellent and cooked well done & crispy just as we ordered. Coffee cups & water glasses continually filled. We enjoyed this so much we ate here 2 days in a row. Would have been 3 but they were closed New Years Day. Small,... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We were in the mood for Pasta and Wine and this place totally hit the Spot!!!' Victor our waiter was absolutely phenomenal and very kind!' All in all... Delicious Little place!' Cant wait to Come back!!!'

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Pasadena, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Went there.....disappointing. Tried again....even more disappointing. Breakfast was nondescript, service very poor. Not in the same league as Marston's, just a few blocks away..

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South Pasadena, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Enjoyed breakfast here on a Sunday morning. There was a 35 min. wait for a booth and several waiting for a seat at the counter. I opted for the counter and was seated in less than 10 min. When my breakfast arrived in about five minutes, I understood the reason for the lines. Perfectly crispy hashbrowns, four large thick slices... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

What a nice place to go to after a game at the rose bowl. so convenient to the shuttle and right in the middle of old town Pasadena which is a pleasure to walk around in...

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Additional Information about Russell's

Address: 30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
Phone Number: 626-578-1404
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10

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