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30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
+1 626-578-1404
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“hash browns” (41 reviews)
“croque madame” (7 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited Russell’s with my girlfriend. She had the Ultimate Breakfast Burrito and I had the ‘Big One’. The portion sizes were obscene, food incredible, and staff really friendly. A must-do if in Pasadena!

Thank Oliver M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderfully cozy place in the heart of Pasadena. It offers generous portions of comfort food. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Paul R
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This place never disappoints! Food is consistently well-prepared, service always good, large menu with something for everyone. Cute ambiance. Highly recommended!

Thank Susan5512
Reviewed August 27, 2018

You won't be disappointed if you eat at Russell's. Comfort diner food at it's best. I get breakfast here at least once a month. There is always a line and it's for good reason.

Thank chrisjohnson22
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Large servings Vegetarian friendly Helpful servers Although servings were large - Food isn’t extraordinarily tasty No plans of returning soon

Thank Lourdes Maria C
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We went here after reading some great reviews and could totally understand why they are so good. At first glance I was disappointed as I thought it was closed as it didn’t appear to have any lights on and they’re having some refurbishment, but we...More

1  Thank Joham85
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

The food tasted good. However the orders kept getting messed up and things went missing with changes. I’d probably go back but there are many places to try as well. It’s a basic diner menu but a little more upscale.

Thank James B
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

We went for a walk and stumbled across this place and it was so good. Our hotel had a free breakfast but we went here instead and so glad we did. The food was outstanding the service was so friendly. I will go back here...More

Thank Jody A
Reviewed August 18, 2018

I had the Croque Monsieur, which was delicious. The staff is very nice. The restaurant is small it and was packed, so we found a couple of chairs at the counter and had breakfast there. It did empty out after a while and was considerably...More

Thank Carmen W
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Russell is well-known for brunch. The food is average. The brunch menu is classic. If you are looking for Benedicts or something different, it is not the place. Do come earlier and add your name on the list. It gets crowded super fast. You can...More

Thank AngP60
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Questions & Answers
April 24, 2018|
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Response from lindymiles | Reviewed this property |
Salads and soups are good.
February 12, 2016|
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Response from CONNvacationers | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it. We had to wait about 10-15 minutes.
May 10, 2015|
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - i don't recall either but i do know their pies looked so yummy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-578-1404
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