Pasadena, CA

Pie'n Burger: a Pasadena eatery that's absolutely worth the drive

Eugene Adams
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If you live near Downton Los Angeles, Pasadena is a little out of the way. However, it's a beautiful city with lots of things to do

Pasadena also has an underrated restaurant scene, and that scene keeps improving

While the list of great restaurants is too long to list, here is one that is definitely worth the drive. 

Pie'n Burger

Pie' n Burger isn't new; it opened way back in 1963. A burger restaurant in Los Angeles County doesn't last over 60 years without being top-notch. 

The classic California Cheeseburgers and iconic pies are can't miss dishes. The interior of the restaurant is just as iconic as the pies. It's almost like being transported back in time to a 1960's diner. 


Despite the name, the menu is not all burgers; they also serve excellent breakfast food.

They serve all the classic breakfast foods you would expect. Their omelets and breakfast plates are top-notch. 

The newest addition to the breakfast menu might also be the best. Their "Breakfast Burrito" contains three scrambled eggs, your choice of meat, and hashbrowns. 


Few things scream California cuisine more than a well-made cheeseburger. Their cheeseburger comes with your choice of meat (beef, turkey, or vegetarian), cheese, fried onions, pickles, and homemade Thousand Island dressing. 

If you're not in the mood for a burger, they also have several great salad and sandwich options. Their Tri-tip sandwich, in particular, is worth a try. 


The seasonal strawberry pie at Pie'n Burger is hands down one of my personal favorites. No matter your taste, they have a pie flavor that you will love. 


  • Apple
  • Cherry
  • Pecan
  • Pumpkin
  • Blueberry
  • Rhubarb
  • Custard
  • Dutch Apple
  • Boysenberry
  • Baked Peach
  • Mince (seasonal)


  • Banana
  • Coconut
  • Chocolate
  • Lemon
  • Peanut Butter
  • Butterscotch


  • Strawberry
  • Peach
  • Blackberry


  • Chocolate
  • Carrot
  • Coconut
  • Strawberry
  • Cheesecake

If burgers and pie are not your preferred combination, they also serve great milkshakes. The combination of a burger and milkshake is just about as classic as they come.

Hours and Other Information


Monday — Sunday: 8 am- 9 pm

Address: 913 E. California Blvd.Pasadena, CA 91106

Phone: (626) 795–1123


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