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

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Nice Lunch

Very nice décor with interesting art, terrific service, good choice of drinks and very tasty burgers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
DeepFreeze63
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Suburban D.C.
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Suburban D.C.
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120 reviews 120 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Very nice décor with interesting art, terrific service, good choice of drinks and very tasty burgers.

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Found this gem during a quick stay in Pasadena. 20 minute wait on a Saturday morning. Lovely atmosphere. Attentive service and speedy delivery of our breakfast. Food was hot and tasty. I will definitely eat here again.

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Santa Barbara, California
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261 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Russell's is an old fashioned diner/cafe with wonderful service and everything you might want for a proper breakfast. This place has been around for 80+ years and is a destination place for a casual breakfast or lunch in Old Town Pasadena.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Had diner here at my last evening, triggered by good reviews. Although service and food was ok, it was not necessarily something to write home about for me. Took the special burger, which was ok but not really special...

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Washington DC
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268 reviews 268 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
88 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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Restaurant Details

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 - 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?