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30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
626-578-1404
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun Stop For Breakfast Or Lunch

We were late for breakfast (again), but Russell's was serving, so we waited....and waited. Finally got a table, opened the extensive menu, and ordered. Food was very good, service was attentive for such a crowded weekend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Altadena, California
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Altadena, California
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were late for breakfast (again), but Russell's was serving, so we waited....and waited. Finally got a table, opened the extensive menu, and ordered. Food was very good, service was attentive for such a crowded weekend.

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Found Russell's on TA's list of best restaurants in Pasadena and it didn't disappoint. Got there just after opening on a Sunday (before the monthly Flea Market @ Rose Bowl) and it wasn't too busy. Small place but nice feel to it. Extremely courtesy and professional staff. Sister asked for avocado as she thought it was included in her order... More 

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Vienna
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257 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went their for dinner, and since they don't take reservations, arrived early. Nice place to eat with lots of European flair (paintings from worldfamous European artists, maybe their are other artist, but I did not pay attention all the time, just mentioning what caught my eyes). We had 2 different juicy burgers, both huge. Good value and worth the... More 

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Bethpage, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

There were a lot of options. We enjoyed scrambled eggs, buttermilk and blueberry pancakes on this visit. You can pay $1 for real maple syrup. We found the food to be delicious.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Had a very good breakfast here at Russells. I had the ABC Omelette which had bacon and cheese in it topped with sour cream and avocado. My husband had the Meat Lovers Omelette. Our hashbrowns were nice and crispy the way we like it. Both of us enjoyed our breakfast overall. The only thing in the negative I have to... More 

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Pasadena, California
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53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I've been to Russell's on several occasions. They have always delivered great food and good service. My visits are always during breakfast. Give it a try next time you're in Old Town Pasadena. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

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Illinois
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

You may have to wait but its worth waiting for. We had a delish breakfast with raspberry royale cocktail. The service was friendly and fast. The place is small so big parties are hard to do here.

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Orange County, California
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Good, standard, breakfast fare. Saturday morning the sidewalk is filled with people waiting for a table, but after walking around Old Town Pasadena looking at breakfast menus this was still the best choice. Excellent traditional breakfast with busy, fast service. After experimenting with more exotic foods and drinks the night before, a reliable breakfast like this has its place. Highly... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Went we there for breakfast Saturday morning about 10 a.m. Potential wait was 45-55 minutes, so we decided to wait for counter seating (first come, first seated). This option took ~30 minutes but it was well worth the wait. I had the "ABC" omelet cooked soft and it came out perfect. Hubby ordered the chicken and cheese omelet and was... More 

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Medford, NJ
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Was here on a very busy Sunday morning of Memorial Day w/e. Waited a full hour for a table! Yikes! But, we were warned there would be a wait if you are not there early. There are several places to sit outside while you wait. When we finally were seated, we could see why everyone waits. The place is so... More 

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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 to $10

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-578-1404

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $5 to $10
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

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