Pie'n Burger

(626) 795-1123 | View Website

913 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA | Directions   91106

34.136002 -118.131496

Open Hours

Sat: 7am-10pm, Sun: 7pm-9pm, Mon-Fri: 6am-10pm

 
Restaurants, Diners, $  more

Cuisine: Hamburgers

Tags: Local Favorite

Payment Methods: Cash, Check

General Info: Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: South Pasadena

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Pie'n Burger
Pie'n Burger
Pie'n Burger
Menu
Ham, Ham and Cheese, Chili and Cheese, Sausage and Cheese, Cheese Swiss, Cheese, Bacon and Cheese, Bacon or Sausage, Combos, Bacon and Eggs... more

Reviews for Pie'n Burger

Recommends

This place is a classic. Come here get a burger and make sure you save room for pie. Duh.

Recommends

There is no final, perfect hamburger. No quintessence of burger greatness. But if there were one, it would be this incredible little Pasadena diner, a national Mecca for burgerphiles.

Recommends

Generations of Pasadena-area residents have come to this tiny diner to do battle with the surly wait staff over -- you guessed it -- pies and burgers (plus breakfasts, salads and sandwiches). Both the lemon and banana meringues are known to elicit shrieks of delight upon first bite.

Recommends

Old school burger joint with old school charm. The burgers and simple and homey, tastes like a backyard BBQ burger. The pie is equally as unfussy and equally as tasty.

Pie'n Burger
Recommends

You can get the short stack or hot cakes in "thin" or "regular." Go with "thin" and order a side of bacon too.

Recommends
2 months ago

This place is exactly what the name says. A classic all American burger with a classic pie for dessert. The food is good but not spectacular. Just a classic diner.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Not worth it anymore..... – I grew up in Pasadena going to Pie & Burger - but after last week's visit, I can't go back. The place is an absolute dump. Ok, so it's a "greasy spoon" and not a fancy restaurant, I get it, but in order to look past the disgusting grease-stained wallpaper, broken stools, grumpy staff, and high prices, the food needs to be worth it - and unfortunately, it is not anymore. My bacon cheese burger was gross, the fries flavorless, and the chocolate shake was watery. By, the way, the bill for 2 us of was $45....and I had to force myself to leave a $5 tip. $50 for 2 people to have a burger, fries, coke, and shake? Give me a break. The owner really needs to open his wallet, spend some money cleaning the place up, and rework the basics. There are so many better burger joints around.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Nauseating – This burger was the greasiest ball of lard I've ever encountered. So greasy that the bun reverted back to a wad of dough and fell off the patty in broken glops. It's as if they made the burger, then dunked it a few times in grease to get it as slimy as possible.

Unsure why the staff was in such a foul mood, unless they're forced to eat this pig slop.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

TV Dinner-Quality Food, Westside Prices – Whaaaaaaat IS this place? Yes it's old, but why should anyone go here with the literally hundreds of other options that serve better food for better prices. HOLY MOLY $8 for a hot dog? Excuse me? The burgers are TINY, the decor is terrible, they don't take cards, the food is all defrosted. I am angry at the people who dragged me there. It's not even ironic!

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

I saw the pies but those other things aren't burgers – Would you pay $7.00 for a burger with small patty? Apparantly the people at Zagat think it's great to serve a $7.00 burger with barely any meat and no fries ($6.50 plus tax). The picture on this page is very decieving. A single McDonald's cheeseburger has more meat than the cheeseburger at Pie and Burger.

Even if you lived nearby, it's worth it to drive a little further to find a burger that actually has meat in it.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

OK place to eat - certainly nothing special – Fairly busy place with what appears to be plenty of regulars. Nothing stood out taste-wise. Burgers were fine, but In-N-Out down the street is a much better value. One fact to make clear here: food is absolutely overpriced. Food taste was very plain. Probably worth it to eat there once to make up your own mind (and recognize how overrated it really is). Low value, particularly if you care about price vs. flavor. Disappointed overall.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Good Burgers way Overpriced – The burgers are tasty but not worth the price. The fries are dry and tasteless, and I would refuse them even if they were free. The service is average unless you are a regular. I would rather just go to In -n- Out the burgers are similar and half the price.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best burger in town – This place is a gem that I lost 25 years ago, But on Friday I found an old friend that I hope to see a lot more of in the future.

This is a place to go for a quick bit, to take a few friends for a burger and some laughs, or the whole family for burgers and pies.

The breakfast is pretty good too.

If you go once you?ll keep going back.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

DISGUSTING!!! I COULDN'T WAIT TO GET OUT OF THERE – It was incredibly overpriced. The old waitress ignored us and talked to one couple about her grandchildren for about 50 minutes. Then she spilled water all over. Then she left the pitcher of water on the counter. My wife pointed out that there was grime (black!) on the inside and then I noticed there were weird bubbles inside. No more water for me. Burger arrived. Disgusting. Meat is grade F. Side salad ($4) was a tiny bit of iceberg, two slices of tomato, a couple croutons, and a pint of thousand island dressing. The fries were obviously fried in oil that should have been changed. This is without a doubt THE MOST DISGUSTING MEAL I'VE HAD IN LOS ANGELES OR PASADENA. STAY AWAY -- IT IS NASTY!!!!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Please don't go here – I ate here based on it being the editor?s choice for best hamburger. Not only was the service terrible, but also the hamburger was at best decent. The waitresses were rude and had terrible attitudes. It was as if I was inconveniencing them by being there. I had better service at a bus station food counter in Guatemala City when I was backpacking (and I almost got robbed there). As I sat there, I was thinking to myself?do I really have to leave a tip? I couldn?t tell you how the pie was because I was so turned off that I left after my overpriced burger. Now about the food?the burger is good?for 4 dollars. Not for almost 7. Best of LA? Are the editors of CitySearch smoking? This place couldn?t hold a candle to Paul?s in the East Village (2nd Ave) or BurgerMeister in SF. In-and-out makes a better burger. In fact I would heartily recommend Wolfe Burger, The Hat and The Bucket (all nearby) in a heartbeat . Why this place is popular is beyond me. Just because they use and old cash register and take cash only doesn?t make it good. Don?t believe the hype. This place is awful (i used a differnet word but Citysearch wouldn't allow it)

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Won for:
Burger (2008)
Burger (2007)
Nominations Nominated for:
Burger (2013)
Burger (2005)
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