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Major Dave's Chicken

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163 N Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-1955
+1 626-460-8730
11:00 - 21:00
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Alhambra, California
1 review
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Chickens were not properly stored, left out from the fridge for a while. Took too long and very pricey. Roscos, louisiana fried chicken and even popeyes are way better. Im not hating , i just say what i see and taste.

Thank Taufanronaldi
Pasadena, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

One of the best fried chicken establishments in Pasadena. Particularly liked the side dishes and the spicy version of the chicken. Leaves a hole in our routine for hurried weeknights.

1 Thank Rkatsiteli
Pasadena, California
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162 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

My wife and I thought we should help out a Vet...believe me when I say it was a "win-win" deal! I brought home the family pack: 8 pcs chicken and 2 large sides. I liked the regular buttermilk batter, but if you like spicy, then Wow! Too many sides to describe, including some very healthful salads, like roasted corn, tomatoes... More 

Thank HappyTraveler0109
Altadena, California
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Tried Major Dave's and was pleasantly surprised that it was good. A bit on the expensive side for essentially a take out place, but good nevertheless.

Thank Lorinscott W
Orange, California
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

I salute you Major Dave! Your chicken and side choices are a breath of fresh air! This is no run of the mill chicken shack! You get an honest promise of best quality chicken--ethically raised without added hormones, antibiotics, or GMO feeds, and never frozen. The other half and I needed something cheap, filling and delicious to fill our bellies... More 

Thank Sarah-Marie A
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The chicken is moist, flavorful, well-cooked, and healthy. The sides are tasty too. A great chicken place for dine in or take-out. Yum!

2 Thank Amy P
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Simple and perfect, served super hot, didn't require dipping sauces to make it taste better. I would go there once a week if I lived in Pasadena.

Thank idahosandy
Washington, D.C.
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2014

We ate at Major Dave's when they first opened, and liked it so much that we decided to return last night for a late dinner. In my opinion, fried chicken is best enjoyed later in the evening (made many night trips to Harold's Chicken Shack in Chicago during my college years), and luckily Major Dave's is open until 9:00 p.m.... More 

Thank McLeanMommy
Pasadena, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 October 2014

We enjoyed the chicken on a taste test about a month ago and decided to place a catering-sized order for 25 high school football players. These guys know how to eat, and they weren't disappointed (nor I!). This is one of the few fried chicken places where the chicken actually has flavor apart from the coating. It was very tasty,... More 

Thank John D
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014

After seeing an ad and reading some reviews decided to try this place for lunch today (around 1:15pm) Wasn't very busy, but it was a tile ate for the lunch crowd. They tout natural chicken, house made sides, etc. Decided to go with the spicy chicken, the coleslaw and whipped cauliflower (I had mine with the chives and gravy.) The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Fast food, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 N Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106-1955
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-460-8730
We believe Major Dave's Chicken is the best tasting, highest quality fried chicken you can buy. Together with one or more of our great tasting, made-from-scratch side dishes, we hope you'll enjoy it with your family as we have spent a lifetime enjoying it with ours.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?