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30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
+1 626-578-1404
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
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Reviews (273)
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wanting a meal before attending the U2 concert at the Rose Bowl, we found Russell's on TripAdvisor. The reviews were encouraging and it seemed like a cool place. It turned out to be one of the best casual dining places we have ever been to...More

Thank leemeyer
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like their breakfasts and their pies. The decor is pleasing to look at. It can get very crowded and extremely noisy. There are other places closer to me that I prefer over Russell's.

1  Thank lyndao494
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here for breakfast with my husband and family on a Saturday and it was well worth the wait! We got there around 10:00 AM and had to wait about an hour to be seated. Once inside, we ordered quickly and the food did...More

Thank laf00
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we moved to Pasadena about 4 years ago we hop d Russels would become a regular stop because the ambiance is so comfortable--retro. However after a few visits we drifted away as the food was just very ordinary. The menu is full of comfort...More

1  Thank Pat C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have dined in other establishments in Old Pasadena, and somehow have missed this great place. 3 of us had lunch here. Really nice old time ambience, with a newer age menu. Really good service and the food was great. Also split a couple desserts, which...More

1  Thank Courtney B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading several reviews we went to Russell's for dinner. We were seated quickly. The service was excellent and fast. Our server (Victor i think) gave honest recommendations and answered questions about the food. He anticipated our needs so we didn't have to ask for...More

Thank Russell J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch after arriving in Pasadena on business. We were seated quickly, in a very comfortable booth. The atmosphere is casual, and mixes retro-diner with classy updates. Service was fantastic, even though the place was busy. They have an extensive menu....even the pickiest...More

Thank Kristi J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting Pasadena from Europe and always look forward to US brunches. Our expectations were exceeded at Russell's. We had the best brunch we have ever eaten at this wonderful restaurant. The staff are upbeat, attentive and really professional. The menu is extensive and...More

Thank fruitcat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting from out of town - heard about this landmark restaurant. We had a great breakfast - Croque Madame was absolutely wonderful as were the basted eggs. A must experience restaurant

Thank MaterPie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Russell's in the heart of trendy Old Town Pasadena. It's a great place for a meal in an area full of restaurants. RUSSELL'S is old style but in a modern sense. Here is classic American cuisine at its finest. Prices are reasonable in this fairly...More

1  Thank Jackbear
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Does the restaurant accept reservations?
12 February 2016|
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Response from CONNvacationers | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it. We had to wait about 10-15 minutes.
Do you have Peanut Butter Pie?
11 May 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!
Heather S
Private room for party of 10 on Sun 12/28/14 for Sunday Brunch,
24 December 2014|
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - I don't know but if they do have the facility it would be a great central location in Pasadena
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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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