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30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
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Ranked #22 of 589 Restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Palm Springs, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Even though we had quite a long wait (45minutes), the food was worth it! We had dinner one night then went back for breakfast the next day. Would go again if ever in the area.

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Eugene, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Tremendous breakfast. Great atmosphere including artwork and chandeliers. You can tell this is a popular local spot and can feel the tradition and history of the place.

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Pasadena, California
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've been to Russell's a couple of times, and I find it's slightly overrated. It's often crowded, the portions are not very big, and the selection simply isn't that great. It does have the history and Old Town feel to it though.

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Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We were staying in the nearby Marriott and tried Russells for dinner and breakfast. It’s an interesting place – a bit like an up market diner. We really enjoyed the replica modern art on the walls and in a screened slideshow accompanied by taped classical music. Service was great and food was good on each occasion. We had a Caesar... More

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San Gabriel, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Having recently posted a glowing review of breakfast at Russells, I was dismayed by this morning's meal. As previously mentioned in that post a sign indicating new ownership gave us pause, but all was fine. Not so today. Ordering simple Light Side breakfasts, my husbands scrambled eggs were seriously overcooked, brown and dry as was the bacon. My poached egg... More

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Rhode Island
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Our concierge recommended Russell's for breakfast. A short wait is typical, don't let that stop you. Food was good.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Ate outside and had exceptional service and a delicious breakfast. Met friends there and we were all pleased.

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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