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151 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3834
+1 626-796-2459
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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San Diego, California
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been here before. Staff is nice, food is good (although not heart-healthy) and fairly reasonable prices.

Thank Joel B
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This venue lives up to its reputation as a quality breakfast spot. My eggs benedict cooked to perfection balancing the crisp light crunch toasted muffins.

Thank jtlg
Las Vegas, NV
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away in busy Pasadena is a quaint little bungalow that is home to Marston's. We visited for a Sunday morning breakfast. Being originally from the South, this restaurant is reminiscent of good home cooking. Where else in So Cal could you get pulled-pork Benedict? But, it is the French toast that is truly the best I've ever tasted! The... More 

Thank SB4Vols
Riverside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 404 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The prices are definitely not comparable to chain breakfasts. However the $14.50 omelette (+$1 to substitute tomato for potato) was big enough for two. Omelette, oatmeal and 2 pancakes = $31! Too many tables crammed in a small space was difficult to maneuver. There's also ridiculously overpriced art on the walls (all the art is for sale). My overall impression... More 

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Eight adults had lunch at about 1pm yesterday (Saturday). Ordered a variety of lunch entries including salads and sandwiches. All the food was great and service was fast. We will definitely go back the next time we are in Pasadena.

Thank Diane S
Reno, Nevada
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444 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Marston's is located in an old cottage home that has been transformed into a cute restaurant on Walnut Street. There is parking out front with meters and free parking next door in the parking lot. Arrive early, we had a 10 minute wait at 7:45 am on a Friday morning for a party of 3. It is worth the wait!... More 

Thank Heather M
Plano, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

My friend and I came here for breakfast in April 2016. Parking is difficult but we were lucky to find a place as we arrived just before the restaurant stopped taking breakfast patrons. They have a 30 minute timeframe (11 - 11:30 a.m.) where no one is seated. Breakfast was substantial and delicious. Since we had a late breakfast, there... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I made a special trip from the LA airport because of a couple of special breakfasts that I had when I stayed in Pasadena a couple of years ago. Unfortunately I arrived at 11:15 and they would no longer serve breakfast. I ordered lunch and was very disappointed. Would highly recommend for breakfast but not so for lunch. Very conveniently... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

After a 8 mile hike, showered up and walked here from hotel. Converted house, super ambiance, friendly courteous service, Tiffany was very attentive. The two salads; Pasadena and Cordierra were filling with plenty of protein.

Thank Mark C
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

OMG. Why is this place popular??? No parking. Noisy inside and out. Inconsiderate. Slow service. Expensive. My french toast was so cold the butter never melted!!! Let my disabled friend wait 20 minutes for a table that had been empty the whole time! Note: a coke in a can is 3$. It is the worst.

Thank apophasis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3834
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-796-2459

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?