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3838 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3940
(626) 449-4412
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6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Haven't been here in years, I used to live close to Tops when I was a kid. It is great food with good prices. Highly recommend the chili cheese fries, but be warned large is huge! Burgers are good, onion rings are good, the salads are fresh! Overall a great place to eat for the last 30 years!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2015
jennim853
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Billings, Montana
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Billings, Montana
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Haven't been here in years, I used to live close to Tops when I was a kid. It is great food with good prices. Highly recommend the chili cheese fries, but be warned large is huge! Burgers are good, onion rings are good, the salads are fresh! Overall a great place to eat for the last 30 years!

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Thank jennim853
Pasadena, California
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120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This is the place to go when you want a lot of food - the portions are large. Or you want some really good onion rings. Or when the line at In-N-Out is too long. The Tops Special is a cheeseburger with pastrami. It is so big it is hard to fit in your mouth.

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Thank TerrywHamilton
Boise, Idaho, Usa
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

great burgers and perfect pastrami. zucchini sticks to die for. all the food is great. pastrami cheese fries should be illegal. stop by and timewarp to 1950, it's fun.

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Thank Jeff G
Altadena, California, United States
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99 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

OK, I'll admit it. What first drew me to Tops on Walnut Boulevard were its two signs. One, a banner over the front door, read "Celebrating 30 years of Business." The other, above the restaurant, read, "Since 1952." Hmmm . . . Still, you can't downgrade a burger joint for poor arithmetic skills, so I ordered a 1/2-pound cheeseburger, French... More 

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Thank Mark S
Pasadena, California
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140 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

I've been going to TOPs for twenty years. Everything they make, they do very well. Favorites are definitely the chili cheese fries and breakfast burritos. There are a few TOPs locations, but we generally frequent the Allen/Walnut location. They give you a very generous portion on just about everything. The grilled chicken salad is huge with lots of fresh vegetables.... More 

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Thank AnnieP7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Greatly prefer this to In N Out! Delicious burgers and onion rings. Huge servings. Yum. Very reasonable prices. Quick service. Good for families.

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Thank Lara H
Los Angeles
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

There are two Tops in Pasadena. The other one is at Allen and Walnut. Of the two, the better one is this one on Colorado. Why? The flavor of the hamburger is just better. I don't know if they have common ownership or not. I eat at both, but given a choice I will go out of my way to... More 

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1 Thank Scuba2214
Pasadena, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle mayo, regular fries with or without chili, jucy burgers, and a menu so vast i have lived here forever and have not been able to try them all. The Tops I visit is the one on East Colorado. There are tables in and outside, I usually do a drive-through.

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Thank Dancenut449
Chino Hills, California
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357 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I only order the breakfast burrito and I love it. Sausage is my favorite. Cannot speak to anything else, because I've never cared to venture away from the breakfast burrito. Sold all day.

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1 Thank msa23_2000
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

The food is great, the girl in drive thru can use some communication/customer service skills! At least the food makes up for it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3838 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: (626) 449-4412

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 12:00 am

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