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30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
626-578-1404
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Ranked #26 of 591 Restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
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
El Paso, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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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
18 helpful votes 18 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
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125 reviews 125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Reading
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123 reviews 123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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
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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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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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