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30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a whim after viewing Trip advisor reviews. Seated after about 20 min. Wasn't bad but there was a wait which told me it was a good place. Atmosphere was great with good classical music. The host was so pleasant and the service was good but not outstanding. I had the egg and ham bfast which was good, the... More 

Thank Carole F
Boerne, Texas
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here three times during our one-week stay: twice for breakfast and once for lunch. In each instance, the food was delicious, and the service was impeccable.

1 Thank Stephen P
Raleigh, North Carolina
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176 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Russell's is located in the historic area of Downtown Pasadena. There's always a wait to get into this small, elegant diner-style restaurant. There's a reason for that. Biscuits are fluffy, gravy is light and not the typical glob of greasy sausage found in many other restaurants. Bacon is crisp and thick. The French Toast is light and fluffy. The hash... More 

1 Thank Trave2leverywhere
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Anytime we are in Pasadena we eat at Russell's and have never been disappointed. We like their simple yet upscale menu and the overall feel of the restaurant. Feels kind of like a throw back in time.

1 Thank John W
Austin, Texas
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our last day and we did not want to drive into L.A. and were staying in Pasadena. We did a google search for breakfast and came up on this wonderful little place. So this was a Sunday morning and they were packed. We waited for over an hour for a table but the food is worth it. This... More 

1 Thank Valencia C
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The name "Russell's" sounds like this restaurant would be some sort of quick little diner, but don't be fooled! The lines out front are for a reason...the food and service were both top-notch. We found Russell's via Yelp and by reading a small sampling of reviews and their extensive menu. We knew it was just what we were looking for...a... More 

1 Thank Sandra L
Los Altos, California
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142 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Pasadena for the weekend and stopped at Russell's for breakfast. it's conveniently located close to my hotel as well as Old Town Pasadena. Comfortable atmosphere. I enjoyed sitting on the counter. The server promptly took my order - I had the egg, bacon, toast, fruit and waffle! Everything tasted fresh and delicious, especially the waffle! The server... More 

1 Thank Monkeyed
Corona, California
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Menu includes everything from burgers to pasta and breakfast. The salads are freshly prepared before your eyes. The food is fantastic. If you complain about the service go eat at McDonalds. They serve it fast...Here the food is prepared to order in an elegant setting and freshness is key! But all about the food? Guess what...The place is well decorated... More 

1 Thank L I
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic! Bacon is rediculous, hash browns were perfect and almost too much to eat. $1 to upgrade to a fresh muffin? Sign me up! Actually the coffee was really good too, I wish we had more time to spend. There may be a wait, but trust me.... Wait! We got the corner booth and saw Penny and Leonard, I think... More 

Thank Don C
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to follow the reviews and head to Russell's for dinner. So glad we did. First off the kids ordered lemonade and wow, so glad they did it was delicious Pink lemonade. Then we had caesar salad (came with garlic bread), plain burger (came with fries) , club sandwich (with fries) and a turkey sandwich (with fries). Loads of food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
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: 626-578-1404

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