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320 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105-2516
+1 626-577-6001
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (61 reviews)
“steak” (60 reviews)
“spinach dip” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
320 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105-2516
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a special place to get really good quality wholesome foods. Everything is fresh and cooked to order. They’re more than happy to make modifications. And the wine list is very good.

Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Basically “Calif comfort food”— NJ Diner meets Calif cuisine. Food is great! Service pretty hit n miss, and pricey for what you get. Worth a try if there’s no wait.

Thank Steve61462
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, this restaurant does have great food and lovely and helpful servers. It was packed at lunch when I joined a friend so we ate at the bar and the bartenders could not have been friendlier or more helpful. We each ate the Thai salad...More

Thank HappyTraveler0109
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You are paying for the service and the setting. The food is quality but the entree prices aren't although the portions are good. I like taking family, friends and work folk here for long lunches. There's usually a line so build that into your timing....More

Thank yytravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went there 4 times in past 2 years. The food is good , workers are very kind, convenient free parking lot for your car. However every time I’ve been there I need to wait about 30 to 45 minutes.

Thank The-Mr-Erik
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I only get the baby back ribs at Houston’s in Pasadena on Arroyo! They are fall off the bone tender!

Thank 204lawrencel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The wait was a pain, but worth it. Love the baby back ribs. We visited a few rib restaurant but I have to say the Houston's was the best. Service was also great.

Thank AllanMason
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been going here for years, this place is consistently excellent, their menu is small, but everything I ever had is excellent and cook to perfection, reasonably price, excellent bar, and great place for everything date night, hangout with friends at the bar, family meal with...More

Thank Andres F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t think this should be classified as a moderate price restaurant. Do not trust the menu listed on Trip Advisor, it is lower than in the restaurant. Our waiter came by to see if we wanted a dessert (no menu), we ordered one and...More

Thank RickandJan
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Usually go for lunch and was surprised st dinner our dinner came cold and the food my brother ordered was also cold I was surprised You are on a time restriction when you eat so I was surprised we had to send food back do...More

Thank Mary W
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8 September 2017|
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Response from Renata G | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, they don't take reservations. I always go mid to late afternoon, even on Mondays. They are jammed but worth the wait. I'm in LA all the time and this is my favorite restaurant. Especially the burgers... More
8 September 2017|
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Response from HookieHookie | Reviewed this property |
No...see the answer below.
1 January 2017|
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Response from David E | Reviewed this property |
No they don't.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105-2516
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-577-6001
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