Lucky Boy is a diner that’s been open since 1961. And if you’ve ever needed a hangover-busting breakfast in Pasadena, this is absolutely the place to get it. Their breakfast burrito (which is actually available all day) is little more than eggs, bacon, cheese, and potatoes, but what it lacks in originality, it makes up for in sheer girth. It’s the size of a newborn, and can improve how your stomach feels - no matter the time of day.
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Gus’s BBQ in Pasadena is a rare breed - it has both a solid plate of spare ribs and a low corkage fee.
Tibet Nepal House
Tibet Nepal House was the first to bring Himalayan food to Pasadena - and still remains the best.
Cluck2Go, despite it’s on-the-go name, is a casual Chinese sit-down restaurant in Pasadena.
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Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
Plan Check is one of the finest restaurant/bar combos in the city, and it also happens to be one of the best first date spots on the Westside.
The Apple Pan
The Apple Pan is an LA institution serving old-school burgers in the best space in town to eat them.
Jocko's is a steakhouse/diner in Nipomo that's an absolute must-stop when you're travelling the 101.
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The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse
The Royce is a fancy steakhouse inside the even fancier Langham Hotel in Pasadena, but it’s food is worth the price tag.
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