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30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
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Ranked #12 of 585 Restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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88% Recommend
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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203 reviews 203 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Good service. Good food. Always a pleasant place to grab a bite. The menu has a nice selection to choose from. I highly recommend it.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Was brought here by a colleague of mine for 'Second Breakfast'. I must say I wish I could have all my breakfasts here. The food was amazing, the price was right and the service was fast and friendly. Next time I'm in Pasadena I will be stopping through again

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Brentwood, TN
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We visited Russell's on a Saturday morning, looking for a traditional, family friendly breakfast in Pasadena. Russell's hold it's own very nicely with Marston's. Russell's is louder than Marston's and their menus are different - Russell's is a larger menu with more choices. Russell's features a greater emphasis on breakfast meats, which we thoroughly enjoyed. I highly recommend Russell's!

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Phuket, Thailand
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114 reviews 114 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A nice selection of good food and very fair prices. A charming throwback to cafes of yore that oozed a friendly atmosphere and a willingness to please the customer. A great location in Old Pasadena just down the street from the Courtyard Marriott. We ate there twice and enjoyed both meals with gusto.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We arrived at the hotel late evening and the front desk recommended this as the only place available. We ended up going back since it was good, close, & quick! Burgers and salads were made to order and service was great. The art is fun and interesting.

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San Gabriel, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Different diner experience awaits at Russell's. On a rainy morning, my husband and I decided to try Russells for breakfast. We are locals who, having basically ignored this cafe for years, are now realizing its delights. The rich red walls and cozy booths are background to unexpected chandeliers, reproductions of famous European art and delightful music. Mornings feel special at... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I was by myself and wanted a quick dinner. Food was quite ok and I liked the relaxed atmosphere and good service.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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112 reviews 112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I was by myself and sat the counter. Very good service and yummy vegetable omelet with cheese. Can't wait to be back in Pasadena again to eat here.

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San Antonio, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Russell's food and service are excellent. Our breakfast was delicious and delivered promptly. What makes it special; however, are the cute little chandeliers above every table and the famous art reproductions on all of the walls. It was a fun experience!

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Got a breakfast wrap. I thought it was overpriced a bit. Since there are a few other places, will try other places also. But a good atmosphere if you are going with friends or with families. Tables a bit small.

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