Pasadena >Food & Dining > Lucky Boy Drive-In Restaurant
640 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA | Directions 9110534.134501 -118.147100
Neighborhoods: South Pasadena
This place is awesome and a great place to go on a date or with a visiting friend. It's old school drive in and way better than Bob's Big Boy. Get the cherry coke and a bacon burger. Done to perfection.
A good fast food joint that is open late night. The food is good but the service is bad. They are known for their breakfast burrito. Huge burrito for what you pay. I would also try their fried zucchini fries. As for the service, the person taking the order is not very friendly and is ride at times to customers.
I don't get up to the Pasadena area often, but when I do I go to the Lucky Boy for the breakfast burrito. I love the fixings in this one. So big I could only eat half and save the other for lunch. I've read some of the complaints, however, I make the judgment call myself on any restaurant. Just to let you know I really enjoyed it and I personally recommend it.
Two Words: Breakfast Burrito. – Lucky Boy is a traditionalist.
If you're looking for a breakfast burrito with all the traditional fixings - potatoes, eggs, bacon, and cheese - you've found it. This is as traditional as it gets. It will satisfy any craving because what you're served here is the quintessential breakfast burrito .
Lucky Boy = Good Grub! – I have one simple theory when it comes to great food .... if the place looks like a shack, and it has a line out the door, it must have some seriously Good Grub. With Lucky Boy, the theory... well... she lives! Sure the guys behind the counter bark at the customers reminiscent of one certain soup dispensary from Seinfeld... but damn... it's worth it. From the buzz around town, and the giant "1/4 lb charbroiled burger" sign dominating the buildings facade, you'd think this place was a simple burger stop. Alas, the Lucky Boy has pulled a fast one on you once again. Yes, the burgers are amazing... especially when the avocado burger feels like they unloaded an entire slab of avocado directly onto the bun and topped it off with a seriously-tasty 1/4 lb patty with the cheese melted into the meat so that it becomes it's own beautiful concoction. But it's the breakfast burrito that will send you to your Good Grub happy place. Bacon, egg, and cheese get surrounded by a magical layer of hash browns. And don't overlook the delicious home-style flour tortilla, which we can say with an almost guarantee, are being continuously cranked out from the back of the kitchen by dozens of sweet old ladies. You have to pair with the burrito some of their special sweet and spicy salsa which is so good that you start having thoughts about what it would be like to bathe in it. So tear open the piping hot, super savory breakfast burrito, douse it in some of the intoxicating sauce made by the aptly named "lucky boy," and hell... throw in a side of avocado burger.... and sit back while the Good Grub takes you over. See more at www.thegoodgrub.weebly. com.
heaven in a breakfast burrito – if you can handle like 99999 calories, then eat here
Worst Fast Food in LA!! – I recently returned to Lucky Boy after 5 years with my wife last weekend, and it was disgusting. The burger patty was warm not hot, the fries were soggy with grease, and the corn dog was burnt beyond recognition. We actually returned the first corn dog telling them that it was burnt, and they looked at us as if we had insulted their grandmothers cooking. The second one was still over cooked, but we just threw it away, vowing never to return. I remember that it used to be much friendlier and the food was great, but times have changed. If you want good fast food in Pasadena, go to Tops on Walnut. Its how Lucky Boy used to be, and should try to strive to be again.
best breakfast burrito EVER – if you like good food.... I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT. no seriously though, if you don't like you are a toolbox.
Worst Restaurant in Pasadena – I was on the 110 freeway and decided I wanted to get a hamburger. I always see Lucky Boy on my way home from work. It is always crowded so I figured it must be good. I ordered a cheeseburger, paid with cash and waited for my burger. I'm a very patient person so I waited for almost 40 minutes before saying anything. I went to the order window to find out what was the hold up and the cashier told me that I never ordered a burger with an extremely nasty attitude. I was shocked. I asked the cashier why would I stand here for no good reason. The cashier asked me to leave with the same nasty tone. The cashier I dealt with originally walked up and said I did indeed ordered the burger. They gave me a burger and I left. There was no apology and the burger wasn't that good. This place is awful. It didn't look very sanitary and the workers are rude and document challenged. Don't go to this place if you have a complexion. You probably won't get served.
REALLY DIRTY PLACE – FILTHY!! I don't care how good the food might be. I used to live in the area in the late 70s and moved back to Pasadena in January of 2007. I remembered the great food, so I was excited to return. What a dump!! I don't think the owners have put 10 cents into keeping the place decent during the last 30 years. The dining room is a disaster. Don't even think about visiting the restrooms!!
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