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30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
+1 626-578-1404
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“hash browns” (39 reviews)
“croque madame” (7 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in our anniversary weekend and stayed at a nearby hotel. We walked there two mornings. The pancakes were flavorful and very filling. The bacon is a thick cut and worthy of special mention. The staff remembered us from the day before and welcomed...More

1  Thank Brad A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Russels for breakfast, lunch and dinner during my stay in Pasadena. Everything was wonderful and delicious. So good in fact, I was easily swayed to Russels instead of the Cheesecake Factory just a block away. Mornings are quite busy although I had no...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just went to this very very popular (hour+ wait) restaurant for brunch. Wait was well worth it. The hash browns are crispy and delicious, the omelets (everything from ABC to Mexican to chili) were huge and yummy, and we loved being able to substitute the...More

1  Thank Angieskim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A few weeks ago, we saw a long line outside Russell’s. Thought we have to come back and try this. Glad we did. I had the corned beef hash and eggs. A must! It was great. Served with hash browns, poached eggs and a toasted...More

1  Thank jtlerman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good and substantial. So don't try to ask for your Hamburger to be cooked well done. They don't even bother trying. However we ate there twice and the lack of customer service was very evident. For example a new waitress from...More

Thank Binky_610
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Russel's is the perfect place to go when you don't know what you want to eat. Huge menu, all well prepared. Friendly staff and convivial atmosphere.

Thank Nick W
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

It’s very clear why everyone loves RUSSELL’s. Upon entry you are greeted by warm colors and a friendly staff. The restaurant is the most clean of anywhere I have ate in a very long time The navy bean soup was outstanding. The Salmon picatta was...More

1  Thank ddmullis
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

My quest to visit LA’s oldest eateries continues with Russell’s which has been around since 1930! You need to park in the garage, but they validate! The ambiance is like a fusion of old school diner and a more elegant upscale place. Reproductions of famous...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

During a family visit to Long Beach we decided to visit a friend, in Pasadena, that I had not seen in 14 years. I had viewed the menu on the ride from Long Beach and was set on trying the Salmon Picatta. Once in Pasadena...More

1  Thank JohnnyandBetty
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Overall a nice dining experience - nothing really exceptional, but better than average. Pretty good service and average atmosphere. Probably would not visit again unless someone in my party wanted to dine here.

Thank lschlundt421
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25 April 2018|
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Response from lindymiles | Reviewed this property |
Salads and soups are good.
12 February 2016|
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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!
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, 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: +1 626-578-1404
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