It is great to have you here in the city that I love so much. I wanted to welcome you home to Pasadena and since I know you are only in town for just a limited time, I went through the trouble of making a list of places that I recommend for your dining pleasure. I figure I would keep it simple. I named 3 to 4 spots for each category and along with the address, I hyperlinked their website or yelp page for you. I truly hope you enjoy your stay in Pasadena and if you happen to have a question about the city feel free to tweet me at @Mr_Pasasdena and I will do my best to point you in the right direction:
Great place for a burger
Pie & Burger 913 East California Blvd
Lucky Boy 640 South Arroyo Parkway
Big Daddy’s Fire Grill 2122 E. Foothill Blvd & 147 W. California Blvd
Great place for a pizza
The Kitchen 78 W. Union St
Domenicos 2411 E. Washington Blvd.
Blaze 667 E. Colorado Blvd.
Great place for Mexican food
El Portal 695 E. Green St
Mijares 145 Palmetto Dr.
Norma’s Tacos 950 East Colorado Blvd
Great place for Italian food
Gale’s 452 South Fair Oaks Ave
Tratorria Neoplis 336 South Lake Ave
Carmine’s 424 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena
Great place for Sweet Treats
Sugar Fix 63 South Raymond Ave
Polka Tots 720 North Lake Ave #3
Federico’s Bakery 1810 East Colorado Blvd
Great place for coffee
Jones Coffee 693 South Raymond Ave
Zona Rosa Caffe 15 South El Molino Ave
Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters 260 North Allen Ave
Great place for tea
Au79 1671 E Colorado Blvd
Flour + Tea 238 South Arroyo Parkway
Scarlet Tea Room 18 West Green St.
Great place for sushi
Toro Sushi 2675 E. Colorado Blvd.
Ichama 325 North Rosemead Blvd.
Zono Sushi 230 South Lake Ave
Great place for a sandwich
Vince’s Deli 111 West California Blvd.
Pasadena Sandwich Co. 259 Sierra Madre Villa Ave.
Melt It 105 N Hill Ave
Great place for a drink
POP Champagne & Dessert Bar 33 East Union St.
The Blind Donkey 53 East Union St.
Kings Row Gastro Pub 20 E. Colorado Blvd
1886 1250 South Fair Oaks Ave.
Great place for breakfast
Russell’s 30 North Fair Oaks Ave.
Pie n Burger 913 East California Blvd.
Conrad’s 861 East Walnut St.
Yahaira’s Café 698 East Colorado Boulevard
Great Place for BBQ
Robin’s Wood Fire BBQ 395 N Rosemead Blvd
Big Mama’s Rib Shack 1453 N Lake Ave
Gus’s Barbeque 808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena
“Once again thank you for visiting my site. I hope you enjoy the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl game.”