Pasadena Dining

Places to Eat

Restaurant Directory

Considered one of California’s most exciting culinary destinations, Pasadena’s impressive dining scene features a lineup of more than 600 restaurants, more per capita, than New York City. You know it’s a serious food culture when there are restaurants representing nearly every cuisine category, not to mention Pasadena originated game-changing creations such the cheeseburger.

From The Royce Woodfire Steakhouse at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, the only Michelin-rated hotel restaurant in Southern California, to the 46-year-old Pasadena landmark Pie ‘n Burger, there’s something to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

Use the dropdown menu to search our directory for outdoor dining options, specific types of cuisine, and more. Already know what you want to eat? You can also type the name of your favorite restaurant into the search bar below.

Bar Celona
Bar

Bar Celona

Tapas Bar and Nightlife. Bar Celona is a Spanish Tapas bar in the heart of Colorado Blvd in Old Pasadena. The cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and in...

Barney's Beanery ceiling bar
American

Barney’s Beanery Pasadena

Route 66 Roadhouse. Barney's Beanery is a Route 66 Roadhouse located in Old Pasadena. Their large newspaper-style menu features 40 craft beers on draft, a...

Bengees Ice Cream, ice cream, dessert
Desserts

Bengees Ice Cream

Bengees Ice Cream is a one-stop destination for classic and vegan ice cream. His creamy bun is similar to the milky bun in design, but he favors dense glazed...

bistro 45
French

Bistro 45

Art Deco Restaurant. Bistro 45 pays homage to the Art Deco days of jazz and features an eclectic menu of French meets New American dishes. The restaurant is...

Blind Donkey
Bar

Blind Donkey

Craft Whiskey Bar. The Goat Group, a distinguished company led by beer and spirits expert Ryan Sweeney, Brandon Bradford, and Alen Aivazian first launched in...

American

Bobby’s Place

A Pasadena institution since 1964, Bobby's Place is Pasadena’s longest running burger and burrito stops. Stop in for their famous bean and cheese burrito.

bone kettle noodle soup
Take-Out

Bone Kettle

Southeast Asian Kitchen. Bone Kettle adds a new twist to the Pasadena culinary community by introducing their culturally-inspired dishes. Bone Kettle's broth...

American

Bonnie B’s Smokin BBQ 

Bonnie B’s Smokin BBQ has been located in Pasadena for generations, serving up some of the best soul food in the area. Enjoy pulled pork sandwiches, fantastic...

Brookside Restaurant
American

Brookside Restaurant

Located on Brookside Golf Course's expansive grounds, Brookside Restaurant is a great place to enjoy a meal with family and friends. Open to the public daily...

cafe santorini, clams, seafood
Mediterranean

Café Santorini

Located in historic Old Pasadena, Café Santorini offers Mediterranean cuisine, cocktails and an excellent wine list. The ambiance of their indoor dining room...

Carmela Ice Cream
Desserts

Carmela Ice Cream

Artisan Creamery. East Pasadena is ground zero for Carmela Ice Cream chef/owner Jessica Mortarotti and business partner Zachary Cox, who now run three...