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146 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-2652
11:00 - 21:00
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Olympia, Washington
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88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Disappointing dinner. Long buffet line but the best food was at the end----no insight as to the coming entrees. By the time you ordered some salads, the bill had built up to a very expensive meal. Very pricey for the average food. Cafeteria style tables and chairs, uncomfortable. Will not go there again.

Thank blball520
Pasadena, California
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Lunch for two came to almost $60.00. Food is a cafeteria-style deal. Although the dishes sound yummy, what you get is pretty bland. Desserts were lousy, as in so lousy that I left my chocolate mousse...and I am a dedicated chocoholic! And the kicker...the lemonade tasted old and spoiled. Blech! Go to Pie 'n Burger instead.

Thank transplanted2016
Pasadena, California
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

There is a lot of choice - but nothing really impressed me and so I find Lemonade to be pretty average. With all the other options in the Lake Avenue area - it wouldn't be the first place I would recommend to someone. Given that Urban Plates opened fairly close to Lemonade I'd choose to go there.

Thank checkinginplease
Lakewood, CO
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Lemonade takes food buffet food to the next level. It's more like a market. You walk through a line and pick your food, but it's far from an old, tired buffet. They have at least 10 salads to choose from, braises (soup/stew), pasta and hot plates. The hot items are made-to-order. It's healthy food that's really tasty. The short ribs... More 

Thank rabbitgirl7
Apple Valley, California
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

On a recent visit to Pasadena, Lemonade came highly recommended. The salads were delicious with a plethora of choices, but the other choices (entrees and desserts) were less appealing. The lemonade was wonderful!

Thank 2Travelers92308
Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Its a neat idea with what appears to be fresh salads and some sandwich fixings and some hot foods. I ordered an edamame/green bean salad that was OK, a turkey salad that had a good amount of bread pieces (filler) in it and a beet salad that was terrible! I didn't eat it. Cost was close to $10. The process... More 

Thank CalifAdventurer
Pasadena, California
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Never been and have gone back three times in one month. Healthy, freshly prepared food. I like it. Give it a try, and when hunger gives you lemons, get Lemonade.

Thank fd450
Surrey, United Kingdom
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268 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

This place has incredible food, it's all so fresh and healthy. Loads of choice from the salad bar with all sorts of interesting flavours there. The Mac and cheese in white truffle sauce was divine, the chocolate desert was heaven. Highly recommend this place and naturally the lemonade should be sampled. Enjoy your visit!

Thank greenpanther30
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132 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Ate here for supper. Lots of really nice salads and sandwiches but the prices were out of control. For a fast food restaurant they are charging as much as a gourmet sit-down restaurant.

Thank Matt G
central pennsylvania
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290 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Curried chicken salad; arugula, blue cheese, balsamic salad; beef miso soup; ramen salad; Mac and cheese; bacon , lettuce , tomato , turkey salad; lemonades; lemon blueberry , meringue dessert. All yummy.

Thank pennstatetraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101-2652
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena

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