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“Great spot for breakfast!”
Review of Russell's

Russell's
Ranked #3 of 701 Restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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San Diego, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great spot for breakfast!”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

Great spot for breakfast, especially if you’re staying at the Courtyard Marriott just up the street.
My wife enjoyed the Belgium waffle – light, delicate and delicious (get the real maple syrup for $1 extra). I had blueberry pancakes – also excellent. Another day, the oatmeal plus, with raisins, blueberries and granola, was just the right start to the day. While dining, you’ll enjoy classical music and walls covered with classic artwork. It’s an unexpected delight, with great food, service, prices and ambiance.

  • Visited January 2014
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Alabama
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446 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

We decided to have lunch here. There was quite a line around 10:30 so we went ahead and put our name in, were told it would be an hour which was fine. We browsed the farmer's market while waiting. Once inside, the restaurant was totally filled with a line outside. Most were having breakfast. I tried the spaghetti with meat balls, excellent and my husband tried one of their "Famous" burgers, tops. We were back in Pasadena that Monday and had lunch again at Russell's yes very busy with a line. It took about an hour before we could get in so we walked around and explored the town. This time we both had their reuben sandwich, excellent and very good fries. The service both times was top notch and friendly. It seems they are well known for their breakfast but were also great for lunch. Would go back in a flash!

  • Visited January 2014
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st. louis, missouri
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119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Tasty traditional breakfast”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Good portions and nice selection of menu items. I enjoyed the multigrain and nut pancakes and corned beef hash. The pancakes were just about perfect and the hash done in house.

Neither of us finished our meals.

Not an adventurous menu, just plain good.

Visited January 2014
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Minnesota
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Fast kitchen”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Bacon, eggs and hash browns are a fairly simple, standard breakfast choice. Here everything was done to perfection, the serving of hash browns was huge, and it all came out of the kitchen in record time. There is a parking garage in the next block.

Visited December 2013
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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139 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Best traditional breakfast spot in Pasadena”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Our son goes to Caltech so we find ourselves in Pasadena a couple of times a year. Russell's is our all-time favorite breakfast spot in Pasadena. The service has always been excellent and the food matches the service. Breakfast menu is broad with all of your traditional favorites. I always go for some type of omelette with their crispy hash browns - always done to perfection. On weekends you will need to get there early or expect a wait! Parking is very convenient - parking structure just behind the restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
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