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30 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103-3609
+1 626-578-1404
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I don't know who is responsible but when you post that you are gluten free and then There's nothing in the menu that is outside of the veggie omelet that's not a good way to bring any back let alone stay seated. That being said the veggie omelet was good and the server was attentive in spite of my obvious... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the best vegetable breakfast burrito of my life (well - so far).. Came with hash browns..which was equally delicious.. Burrito in itself was adequate to be called a "brunch" item.. generous portion, lots of veggies and even wrap was spinach tortilla .. My friend ordered classic- meat lovers and he was super happy about it too.. $ - very... More 

1 Thank Love2ReviewThis
Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time we are in Pasadena we can't wait to eat at Russell's. Great breakfast, great lunch, great dinner, impeccable service, intimate atmosphere and an incredibly extensive menu. You can't go wrong eating here, no wonder they have been around for decades!

1 Thank SBpicky
Palm Desert, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Excellent breakfast in Old Pasadena - good service and menu selections. Good location near a good parking structure.

1 Thank carolgreenwood2017
Fullerton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Russel's is an upscale coffee shop, the food here is traditional coffee shop food, like chicken fried steak and eggs, biscuits and gravy, pancakes etc. but the decor is very classy, expensive fabrics, prints of world famous pictures(in really nice frames). it is kind of like eating in a museum but with home style cooking. parking in the structure is... More 

1 Thank Jim B
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Expect a short wait if you venture to Russell's in Old Pasadena for Sunday Brunch ... but it's worth the wait. The corned beef hash is excellent and the Belgian Waffle breakfast a delight. There's plenty to choose from and the prices are very reasonable. After all, there's a reason there's a line on Sunday.

1 Thank edlexin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My new favorite Pasadena restaurant place - clearly I am late to the party! Russell's is a long time Pasadena institution, the kind of old fashioned coffee shop that sadly seems to be an endangered species these days. Fantastic omelets, hash browns that are to die for and delicious pancakes. If you haven't been to Russell's before, what are you... More 

1 Thank Gale A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

It was right down the street from our hotel. The concierge recommended it and it was outstanding. Excellent hash browns and big portions. My wife and I were extremely pleased.

1 Thank Alan B
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I am a diner guy. And as a diner guy you know you cannot pick "the best" because it's more about the repeat experience with friends. But if I lived in Pasadena..... this would be "the best". I would come back any time. I loved sitting at the bar and watching the hustle. Coffee never got below the 1/2 point... More 

1 Thank greg_j_shoup
Glendale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I've been here before and i tend to gravitate toward the Biscuits topped with Cheddar Cheese Chili, eggs and hashbrowns! Simply soooooo goood. They are quite generous with their portions so if you like to share good meals, this is the place to do it! The food tends to be piping hot (because the service can be that quick). Parking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Cheap Eats, 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
In the Cuisine part of the listing online it said that Russell's has Gluten free options. We do not have much if any gluten free options. I can seem to find out how to contact Trip Advisor to have this option deleted as we have had complaints about it. This edit page does not seem to allow me to remove the "Gluten Free Options" listed on the restaurant page.

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