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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%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“hash browns” (37 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 4 days ago 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

Thank Javier M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Russels is the best place for breakfast in this area. The also serve lunch and dinner, but I have yet to try those items, but will add to this review when I do. The service is very attentive, but you will be a bit rushed...More

Thank 4EIEIO
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast at Russell's and it didn't disappoint! I had the Croquet with an egg on top, it was really great! I would get this again. The hash browns were perfectly cooked, crispy outside, light and soft inside! The restaurant isn't very big so you'll...More

1  Thank tadriva
Reviewed 3 September 2017

After several years, I was finally here without a line waiting to get in. The breakfast was fine; the hash browns were appropriately crispy on the outside. The scrambled eggs were good, not dry. This place's claim to fame is the decor: chandeliers, copies of...More

Thank Flamingotropicale
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Stopped at Russell's for lunch. We arrived around 11:30 AM and had a very short wait to be seated. The restaurant's decor is very nicely done in a traditional style. Housekeeping was spotless! The staff was pleasant and attentive without hovering. We had the Reuben...More

Thank bd16
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Always saw a line out the door at this place, so my daughter and I decided to hit it first thing in the morning. I had a scramble which was AMAZING. Absolutely delicious. Hash browns were pretty good too, brown and crispy on the outside,...More

1  Thank mary l
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Service is prompt and courteous. Food was delicious, very high quality, fresh and quick! I had a, French toast combo with egg whites and bacon. It was perfect. Definitely recommend this Pasadena institution.

1  Thank ngcda911
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Old fashioned dinerish kind of place that's been in Pasadena forever. Huge portions for breakfast--my omelette could easily feed two people. Very good food, friendly waitstaff. Be prepared to wait for a table almost anytime.

1  Thank MVFlyer
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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!
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
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  • 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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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