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“Great meal before the theater”
Review of Smitty's Grill

Smitty's Grill
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Ranked #38 of 711 Restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Green St.
Description: Iron skillet cornbread, homemade chicken pot pie, BBQ baby back ribs and more. Plus, hand-crafted cocktails and fine wines by the bottle & glass. Considered a dining room away from home by many in Pasadena, Smitty's Grill continues to warmly welcome new and long-time guests to its comfortable surroundings. Whether one is having a business lunch or a birthday dinner for your favorite relative, our restaurant can be your home away from home. American comfort food forms the core of our menu, with our Iron Skillet Cornbread, famous Chicken Pot Pie, or our Rattlesnake BBQ Baby Back Ribs, you're sure to find exactly what you're craving.
Palo Alto, California
Level 6 Contributor
446 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Great meal before the theater”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

4 of us came here before the theater. It was early and we could get right in. We are from out of town and just walked by and it looked promising! The wait staff was excellent and our drinks were perfect. There were 4 of us. One ordered liver and onions, one ordered meatloaf, my husband ordered mussels and I had the filet minon burger ($17). All dishes were delicious. The location of the restaurant was perfect for the Boston Court theater, Ice House and the Pasadena Playhouse......probably several other theaters as well. When we left, the restaurant was totally fill! First class dining with a large menu.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Marcia K
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Commack, New York
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Real Gem!”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

I found Smitty's Grill in Pasadena, CA while on a business trip. I dined there for lunch two days in a row. It also happened to be "restaurant week". The first day I had the chicken picatta. It was absolutely the best - the chicken was perfectly floured and sautéed, it was tender and plentiful, the lemon-butter sauce flavorful without being overwhelming. The attentive staff was kind enough to substitute asparagus which was also tender and perfectly cooked but not mushy. The second day I had an excellent pulled pork sandwich, the pork was tender and plentiful, the barbeque sauce sweet, the bun tasty but not overwhelming. The string fries tasted great too! If I should be in Pasadena on business again, this is the first place I will go. The décor and atmosphere was pleasant as well.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank JL557
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Hong Kong
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wholesome food!”
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

I went there for first time with my niece. She has lived in Pasadena so she thought this would be a good opportunity to try good American food! I was not disappointed. The service was excellent and the food fresh and tasty! The atmosphere was warm and relaxed.

Thank Ava G
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Los Angeles, CA
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great American comfort food & atmosphere”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

whether it's a business lunch or dinner you can't go wrong here. French Fries or Baked Potatoes! Steaks or Meat Loaf your choices are many. Great bar and a good selection of excellent wines by the glass. The service is near perfect!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Burgundy9
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Pasadena, California
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Always Great”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

We are regulars that enjoy the great service and friendly management. We use to go the Parkway Grill several times a month, but Smitty's is now our favorite.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank VisitOnlyTheBEST
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