Old Pasadena
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.

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...

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...

American

Dirt Dog

Dirt Dog is a loaded twist on the class hotdog street food. With loaded fries, spicy seasonings, and tons of sauce, Dirt Dog is guaranteed to be your next...

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 Arroyo Parkway

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

Dots cupcake bakery
Desserts

Dots Cupcakes Old Pasadena

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

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...

Eaton Canyon
Active Life and Sports

Eaton Canyon

Timed EntryReservations are required for entrance to Eaton Canyon Natural Area and access to the Eaton Canyon trail system. Only one reservation per household...

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...