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.

Daddy's chicken shack sign
American

Daddy’s Chicken Shack

Classic Fried Chicken. Daddy's Chicken Shack is located in Old Pasadena. Daddy's Chicken Shack serves up American southern food with a hint of Asian flavors....

Dan modern chinese pan fried dumplings
Chinese

Dan Modern Chinese

Dan Modern Chinese. Dan is a modern Chinese eatery known for its dumplings and noodles – mainly its "xiao long bao" (XLB). XLB, sometimes referred to as soup...

Delicatessen by osawa salmon bento
Japanese

Delicatessen by Osawa

Happy Bell. Delicatessen by Osawa is a casual Japanese restaurant where tradition and contemporary style meet. Delicatessen by Osawa offers a variety of...

Der Wolf pub
Bar

Der Wolf & Der Rathskeller

Bavarian Bierhaus & Biergarten. Der Wolf is an Old Pasadena German beer hall. A snarling wolf wearing a crown greets guests. The interior includes flat screen...

dog haus biergarten
American

Dog Haus Biergarten

Hot Dogs in Old Pasadena. Dog Haus is a casual hot dog and burger joint in Old Pasadena, it is located in a historic brick building adjacent to Big Bang...

Dots cupcake bakery
Desserts

Dots Cupcakes

Come experience this boutique style cupcake shop. Cupcakes are known to increase levels of happiness and fulfill sweet cravings.Baked fresh daily, Dots...

Du-par's Restaurant & Bakery pancakes
American

Du-par’s

For more than six decades, Du-par's has been a part of the Los Angeles coffee shop tradition, serving millions their famous breakfasts and fresh fruit pies....

Duffs cake mix
Bakery

Duff’s Cakemix

You be the Artist. Duff's Cakemix Pasadena is a do-it-yourself cake & cupcake decorating studio. Duff's Cakemix is the first DIY dessert design studio where...

Edwin Mills by Equator
American

Edwin Mills by Equator

Old Pasadena Gastropub. Edwin Mills by Equator is a gastropub that can only be accessed through on of the historic alleyways of Old Pasadena. The space is...

El Cholo mexican
Mexican

El Cholo Café

Authentic and Traditional Mexican Food. El Cholo restaurants feature authentic and traditional Mexican dishes, many of which have come from family recipes...

El Metate Cafe mexican food
Mexican

El Metate Café

El Metate Café. El Metate Café is an family-owned authentic Mexican sit-down café located in the Playhouse Village. It is great for breakfast, lunch and...