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Tops Drive In

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1792 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91106-1618
+1 626-584-0244
08:30 - 23:00
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner always calls at Tops when she picks me up from the Airport. I love the Pastrami, however the Chilli Cheese Fries are to die for. And the portions are huge. Definitely recommended

Thank Lawrence T
Payson, Arizona
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Tops never fails to deliver whether it is a generously sized regular burger or pastrami burger. The fries and onion rings are super good & they give you enough to feed two or three people. A little pricy for a "burger stand" but oh so good.

Thank ConnieL1950
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

What our group ordered was delicious! No regrets in the food department. The restaurant itself, however, was a bit on the dingy side. Our table had a pool of water on it, and the underside edge was sticky. It was the only large table available so we just cleaned it ourselves. The staff were a bit reserved, almost unfriendly in... More 

Thank ahryunbunch
Los Angeles, California
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350 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I've eaten here a million times...everything from wraps, to burgers, to salads and the food has always been good. There's seating inside, and I must say to be a fast food place the seating is pretty nice there. My favorite is the teriyaki burger, it comes with teriyaki sauce and a pineapple ring and I always get some fries to... More 

Thank GermaicanSpiceGirl
Santa Barbara, California
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290 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Yes it is a standard drive-in type restaurant. Order at counter and bus it to your table but they offered a tuna salad sandwich that was flat outstanding. With lettuce and tomato of course.

Thank Gary G
Pasadena, California
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168 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

I had one of the better pastrami sandwiches here that I have had. It was moist and juicy. Worth coming back for. Service was fast and courteous. They have indoor and outdoor seating here. This place is similar to Lucky Boy. If you like Lucky Boy you should like this place also.

Thank JohnB00007
Pasadena, california, USA
1 review
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Best Carne Asada burrito (ingredients and pico de gallo), and best thick, crispy zucchini fries ever! And the flavor! Awesome

Thank Ana C
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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254 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2013 via mobile

Had dinner at Tops, bean burrito for me and regular hamburger for my husband with small fries. The small fries looked more like an extra large, no way could be finish them. My husband described his burger as a salad (lettuce and tomato) with a juicy hamburger in a bun. The burrito was flavorful and juicy. The two meals with... More 

Thank Patricia W
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2013 via mobile

My aunt and I came to this establishment for a late lunch. My chicken burrito was superb. I wasn't expecting such a large burrito...and my small fries...wow...where I come from these would be 3 servings of fries. My aunt had a salad with chicken. We had great meals. I recommend this restaurant.

Thank Erick S
Honolulu, Hawaii
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2012

Whenever we visit my in-laws Pasadena, we have to go to Tops. I always get the chicken gyro, kids get cheeseburgers, and my husband gets the pastrami/hamburger sandwich with an order of fries. We always say, "It's so good!" They have many more items on their menu, but we tend to get the same thing. The regular order of fries... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
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Open Hours
08:30 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1792 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91106-1618
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-584-0244

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?