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

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copa vida pasadena
Outdoor Dining

Copa Vida

Artisanal Coffee Shop & Cafe. Copa Vida is an artisanal coffee shop in Old Pasadena, that also offers tea and food. It is located in a beautiful historic...

Outdoor Dining

Crepes de Paris

Crepes De Paris serves sweet and savory breakfast and lunch crepes as well as french pastries, sandwiches, and more. Pair your meal with a steaming cup of...

Daddy's chicken shack sign
Outdoor Dining

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
Outdoor Dining

Der Wolf

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...

Outdoor Dining

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
Outdoor Dining

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...

Bakery

Dots Cafe & Bakery

A bright & cheerful neighborhood cafe for picking up a handcrafted coffee or family meal, prepared with California farm fresh ingredients. Items are baked...

Edwin Mills by Equator
Outdoor Dining

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
Outdoor Dining

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...