Russell's

Diner, American Restaurant, and Breakfast Spot
30 N Fair Oaks Ave (btwn Union St & Exchange Alley), Pasadena, CA 91103, United States
Hours:
Open until 9:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 7:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 7:00 AM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
7.9/10

Based on 86 votes

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1,536
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  • What you need to know
    Kelly L.
    "special spuds!! a loaded baked potato but with hash browns."(2 Tips)
    Omar P.
    "Get: corned beef hash, pancakes, and waffles."(3 Tips)
    Glenn P.
    "Try the Croque Madame!!"(2 Tips)
    Michelle M.
    "Veggie Omelet add sausage!!! Yum!"(5 Tips)
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  • breakfast food
  • special spuds
  • omelettes
  • pancakes
  • waffles
  • Croque Madame
  • hash browns
  • vegetarian food
  • lively
  • good service
  • chili
  • fancy
  • authentic
  • big portions
  • homemade food
  • cozy
  • bacon
  • music
  • lunch
  • banana nut
  • Marisa M.

    Portions are quite large and price is really reasonable

    Marisa Moran · 2 days ago
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  • Nikki K.

    Restaurant opened for business in 1930.

    Nikki Kreuzer · May 5
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  • Carlos P.

    The ranch breakfast fills you up!

    Carlos Pacheco · April 24
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  • Tara H.

    Try the Ultimate Breakfast Burrito - Yum! (via @Foodspotting)

    Tara Hunt · April 24
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  • Dmitry F.

    Great breakfast and lunch options, sizable portions

    Dmitry Fridman · March 2
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  • Brittany D.

    Little place with a Hotel like vibe. Abit pricy but totally worth it. Go for breakfast!

    Brittany Dewees · February 14
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  • Michelle A.

    We had their breakfast menu and everything we ate was great. It's like a fine dining restaurant and a fine combined.

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  • Eren P.

    Dennis nails it on the recommendations!

    Eren P · December 10, 2014
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  • Mark T.

    Great vibe...and great if you're travelling solo...sit at the bar and relax! ABC omelet with a banana nut pancake to follow is my personal fave 😋😋😋

    Mark Tooley · October 6, 2014
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  • Sam A.

    Croque Madame

    Sam Alon · October 4, 2014
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  • Omar P.

    Get: corned beef hash, pancakes, and waffles. Avoid: drinks (too expensive)

    Omar Patel · August 31, 2014
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  • Melody Faith C.

    Fresh ground beef, music, art.

    Melody Faith Clark Curzon · August 20, 2014
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  • Joe E.

    Great breakfast, get the Corned Beef Hash

    Joe Ellis · July 15, 2014
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  • Eletta B.

    Lovely old school diner. Perfect for any meal, especially breakfast!

    Eletta Bonfanti · May 7, 2014
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  • Michelle S.

    If you ask kindly, you can get your side of hash browns prepared as the special spuds (addtl charge) but well worth it.

    Michelle Saldana · February 2, 2014
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  • Jason L.

    Everything was delicious!!! I got the bacon, eggs and hash browns and split 3 ways a side order of French toast #wareagle

    Jason Lovoy · January 6, 2014
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  • Rog

    Awesome look and classy. The breakfast is amazing.

    Rog · October 3, 2013
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  • Marilyn M.

    Booth in the back was okay, sit near a windows or lunch. Great service, larger portions.

    Marilyn Majich · August 23, 2013
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  • 49ers C.

    Beautiful Art Deco throughout. Almost feels as if you're not in SoCa downtown metro. Can you say stay-cation feels like....

    49ers Coleman · August 22, 2013
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  • Ernest T.

    The wait was worth it. Be patient because the food is great! Try the corned beef hash and the waffle. They're great!

    Ernest Trinidad · August 5, 2013
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  • Mark T.

    Excellent place for breakfast. My fave...the ABC omelette with a banana nut pancake chaser :-) If you're on your own, sit at the bar and take in the local vibe

    Mark Tooley · August 2, 2013
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  • Ray C.

    Get the corn beef and pay extra for the homemade biscuit.

    Ray Choi · July 8, 2013
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  • Tony

    The waiters are great! The food is always hot and delicious.

    Tony · July 5, 2013
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  • Jessica K.

    Don't not come here. The best of everything. Food,service and ombiance sp? Dennis works the lunch crowd. He is the best. Ask him to perform a magic trick.

    Jessica Katz · May 30, 2013
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  • Kelly L.

    special spuds!! a loaded baked potato but with hash browns. so good but so greasy.

    Kelly L · May 27, 2013
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  • mishee p.

    Make sure you check for bar seating if there's a long wait. Full menu!

    mishee park · April 7, 2013
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  • Meitar M.

    Service feels like a hotel, but portions are similar (i.e., small). When I just missed breakfast (which ends at 2pm) they made an exception for me. Free Wi-Fi is nice, too. Wifi password is 6263187006

    Meitar Moscovitz · January 29, 2013
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  • Super M.

    No turkey bacon or turkey sausage if you want a Californian breakfast try somewhere else!

    Super Monkey · December 26, 2012
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  • Briana J.

    Love the breakfast and the atmosphere. Staff is friendly and the seats are comfy.

    Briana J. · December 23, 2012
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  • Rubi R.

    Roast beef sandwich is the best.

    Rubi Rodriguez · December 1, 2012
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  • Mac A.

    The Homemade Corned Beef is very tasty. Too many options I like their menu mix. Good job management team.

    Mac A · November 11, 2012
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  • Simon M.

    Vegetarian burrito is fantastic!

    Simon MacDougall Sadava · June 1, 2012
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  • Jessica K.

    Dennis is the cutest and best food service employee. He is also a real magic person???? At the magic castle

    Jessica Katz · May 1, 2012
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  • Eric J.

    Chicken fried steak is amazing!

    Eric J · March 28, 2012
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  • Amanda N.

    Belgian waffle. Has a lovely golden crunch and a surprisingly light, soft and fluffy inside.

    Amanda Natividad · December 10, 2011
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  • Michelle M.

    Veggie Omelet add sausage!!! Yum!

    Michelle Maestas · December 5, 2011
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  • whiteboxerdogs w.

    The milk shakes are good

    whiteboxerdogs whiteboxerdogs · October 23, 2011
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  • Glenn P.

    The bacon the serve here is awesome! Try the Croque Madame!!

    Glenn P · October 18, 2011
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  • Lanie

    Best breakfast on Pasadena....Corine's and my hang out after church every Sunday!

    Lanie · September 18, 2011
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  • Sarah N.

    Paleo diet breakfast tip: veggie omlet no cheese, sauteed spinach instead of hashbrowns, and a side of bacon. Yum!!!

    Sarah Nelson · April 4, 2011
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  • whiteboxerdogs w.

    The chili cheese omelette is the best... try the pancakes there good to

    whiteboxerdogs whiteboxerdogs · February 25, 2011
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  • Mike K.

    The Belgian waffle is light and good.

    Mike Kearney · February 18, 2011
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  • Melissa E.

    Come here for breakfast! Everything is super yummy!

    Melissa Eckel · August 22, 2010
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  • Jason R.

    Free parking validation here for 90 min in adjacent garage.

    Jason Rantz · May 3, 2010
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