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30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
+1 626-578-1404
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“hash browns” (38 reviews)
“croque madame” (6 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a good Restaurant for breakfast on a Saturday morning and my searching criteria was the number of people sitting at the restaurant. I saw a long line waiting to be seated at Russell and to be honest, one of the best...More

1  Thank Javier M
Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

This is the place for a great breakfast. Open seven days a week. From oatmeal to creative egg dishes. I've had them both. All excellent. The only challenge with this restaurant is that many people know how good it is and there's always a long...More

1  Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

Pancakes and the eggs were excellent but crème de la crème was those delicious Belgian waffles! Russell's has been around since 1930 and I can easily see why, excellent service and good food! Bit more in price than your fast food joints but if you're...More

Thank Kevin S
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February 12, 2016|
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Response from CONNvacationers | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it. We had to wait about 10-15 minutes.
May 11, 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
December 24, 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
Families with children, 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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