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30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
+1 626-578-1404
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“hash browns” (38 reviews)
“croque madame” (6 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a difficult review, so here goes: We had breakfast here and it was fantastic. Be advised the portions are HUGE so order "half size" if you are a light eater. Wish I had known that was an option before I ordered. Perhaps it...More

Thank BluegrassKY53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in earlyish and sat right at the bar. Best thing to do when you are flying solo. Staff was super quick and I had my coffee before I knew it. Had the bacon and sausage with over easy eggs. Also came out super quick....More

Thank Victor K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We weren't sure what type restaurant this was before we went in. I assumed it was a lunch counter/diner that served hamburgers. It turned out to be a very nice, small restaurant. It was exceptionally bright and clean with beautiful impressionist prints. Sorry, I have...More

Thank lynndds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WOW! That is all I really need to say but Trip Advisor wants 100 characters minimum to get your review published. We noticed the long line on Friday morning and stopped in and asked what time we needed to arrive on Saturday to skip the...More

Thank Ben G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Favorite pancakes IN THE WHOLE WORLD can be found here! When I want a reward or to impress Company, I go to Russell’s for breakfast. I always order their BLUEBERRY PANCAKES. SUPERB! And I love the decor.... quality art productions on the wall. A...More

1  Thank SusieHiker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service was good. The place reminds me of a small diner, but with a hipper vibe. The place does not seem conducive for very large parties. The link sausage and bacon were good. I also tried the French toast, which didn’t disappoint.

1  Thank Mjalcantar
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

This morning was an excellent egg morning at Russell’s. Their scramble is excellent, with ham and cheese in the hash browns. Yum!

1  Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This is my favorite spot for brunch in Old Pasadena. There is always a wait for weekend brunch, but in my opinion you're better off waiting here for good food. Russell's has sort of an upscale diner feel - nearby Marston's has more of a...More

1  Thank Jack D
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Had dinner late on a Sunday night while in Pasadena on business. Went with the beef bourguignon and a glass of the Malbec. Both were excellent. Service was friendly and professional but a tad slow. Too much time for me sitting at my table waiting...More

1  Thank CoachXC
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I am a foodie, cook, wine collector and difficult to please. After several evenings of trying the better restaurants, we found our way to Russell's. The menu is nothing fancy, but the 'American' food is very good, great value and worth a visit and a...More

1  Thank Martin C
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Response from CONNvacationers | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it. We had to wait about 10-15 minutes.
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
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
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
Child-friendly, 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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