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320 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105-2516
+1 626-577-6001
11:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Houston's does so many things right! Amazing barbecue ribs, Oak grilled trout, Their house salad with the butter milk garlic dressing, their french fries, their coal slaw. I could go on and on. If I have one small complaint, they sometimes do things that make no sense. We love blue cheese crumbles on Our salad. In the past we could... More 

Thank TimmySi
Los Angeles, California
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115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Houston's offers delicious cuisine in a classy, yet comfortable setting. The salmon, and Hawaiian rib-eye steak were absolutely delightful, and our server provided first-rate service. Would have given this restaurant five stars if not for the wait. With the lunch menu comparable to the dinner menu, either choice is a winner! Overall, Highly Recommended!

1 Thank Robert V
Pasadena, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The setting is open and pleasant. Services are always wonderful. The artichoke is my favorite dish and one should really try it.

Thank HappyGeekyWoman
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beyond a beautiful restaurant, the staff is well trained, fast to serve, quick to please and fresh fare beyond compare. You can't go wrong with Houston's for biz, for family and certainly not for date night. It's simply hard to beat the quality and seems like a safe "go-to" for almost any occasion.

Thank Dbtogi
Arcadia, California
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175 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow we have been going to Houston's since it opened and were sad to have the worst dining experience ever. Started with a 2 hour wait....Really this restaurant needs to start taking reservations. Our waiter complained about how his feet were killing him and really just threw the food on our table. Food was really bad. Spinach dip appetizer was... More 

1 Thank Traveler29105
Pasadena, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

BIG bucks but they do serve an excellent meal. I found it to have lots of snooty people, you know the ones who have the Old Money of Pasadena.

Thank Karen A
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best steaks we have ever had. My wife and I live in Dubai and our friends were from Australia. Both cities boast of fine meat and food in general. But this place was epic. The service was awesome (thank you Rene) and I was surprised by the bill as I expected to have paid much more. Looking forward... More 

Thank DubaiHarsha
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The decor, food and service were all outstanding. Following the advice of my server, I had a very enjoyable meal. The decor is quite pleasant as well.

Thank etreman
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting family in Pasadena. Went to Houston's for a bite t heat on a Friday nite. No reservation so had to wait. we waited on the small but quaint patio with a martini. We enjoyed the atmosphere, and the other people waiting. We did not enjoy our martinis and they quickly made us new drinks that were AWESOME. no hassle.... More 

1 Thank JCHH2
Pasadena, California
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Reasonable priced, Houston's serves terrific ribs. Always crowded, reservations are essential and they are very good at seating you on time. The bar is great along with the wine list. The waitresses are knowledge, helpful, and fun people. Been to Houston's many times. It never disappoints.

Thank Rob L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
American, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?