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Kathleen's Restaurant

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595 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-1242
+1 626-578-0722
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Altadena, California
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been coming here for over 20 years. You can always get a table...a BIG PLUS when others are jammed. Yes, the clientele is older. they know a good place when they eat at one. Kathleen is always there ensuring good food and service. Large portions, great breads, super salads and good Mexican food as well. Never disappointed.

Thank CayeBoy
Sierra Madre, California
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273 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Appears to be a family run operation and no frills. Good service considering that there was one server & one busboy for the entire restaurant. We brought our own wine (2 bottles). The food was very nicely prepared. Just good food!

Thank lynndds
Pasadena, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We love Kathleen's!Consistently delicious food. Wonderful service. Their mixed berry chicken salad is so good that there is never a scrap of food or drop of dressing left on his dish.

Thank irishdiva49
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We have been coming to Kathleen's for many years now and keep returning because the quality of the food is way above average. Breakfast/Brunch has an abundance of choices. Any of the omelets, Eggs Benedict's or pancakes are worthy and they have a selection of Mexican items on both the Breakfast and Lunch menu that are among my favorites. A... More 

Thank Paul D
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I visited this restaurant about 25 years ago as a guest of a friend. I recalled the food being very fresh and tasty. A week ago I decided to stop in for dinner and much to my delight, the food quality had not diminished. So pleased I was with my order, I brought my wife a couple of days later... More 

Thank Tommy M
Los Angeles, California
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350 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Went to Kathleen's for lunch over the weekend and wish I had tried this place sooner! I believe it's a family owned restaurant, and everyone who works there, starting with the hostess, to the waitresses, to the bus boys, was super friendly and helpful! There are two "rooms" to sit in..we had a nice booth by the window. Their menu... More 

Thank GermaicanSpiceGirl
Pasadena, California
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Kathleen's restaurant has a casual decor. There is both table and booth seating, and they have a separate room to handle larger groups. Many older people frequent the restaurant during lunch, probably do to the fact that Kathleen's serves great food at a fair price. During lunch they have a selection of items that are the $10.00 Specials. The Cobb... More 

Thank PoppyGal63
Los Angeles
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Went there with a friend & we both had Reuben sandwiches--mine with cole slaw & hers with potato salad. I think it was a special that day & it was delicious! Wait staff was attentive and efficient. They did not rush us, and we were able to stay and visit after our meal--very important for ladies who like to talk.... More 

Thank KittyGrandma15
Pasadena, CA
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We come here for dinner at least 10 times a year. The food is well prepared and tasty. Kathleen personally presides over everything every day. It is quiet and relaxing. I don't think it is kid, unfriendly, but we never see young children there. It is an older crowd that comes regularly.

Thank earlyadpoter
Bend, Oregon
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121 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

This is their 34th year and they never fail in excellent service, good food and pleasant servers and hostess. We had the chicken tostada and salmon salad and really right on for the umpteenth time. Never miss a chance to drop by with a lot of different choices.

Thank john B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 22
American, Steakhouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 595 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-1242
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-578-0722

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