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The Original Tops
American Restaurant
Today 6:30 am – 11:00 pm
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3838 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91107
3838 East Colorado BoulevardUSCaliforniaPasadena91107
(626) 449-4412theoriginaltops.com
American Restaurant, Fast Food Restaurant
American Restaurant
Fast Food Restaurant
Hamburger Restaurant
Today 6:30 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am – 11:00 pmTuesday 6:30 am – 11:00 pmWednesday 6:30 am – 11:00 pmThursday 6:30 am – 11:00 pmFriday 6:30 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 6:30 am – 11:00 pmSunday 6:30 am – 11:00 pm
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A Pasadena institution since 1952!  The Original Tops prides itself in quality grub made from honest ingredients.
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Circa-1952 quick-serve American for burgers, hot dogs & breakfast in fast-food digs with drive-thru.- Google
"Great quality cheeseburgers, and the chili cheese fries are to die for."
"I dropped the chili cheese fries and spent $10 on the burger and small drink."
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Alice Ly
6 months ago
Don't get a large fries or chili cheese fries unless you have a whole table (at least 4) helping you. We got a little carried away over the weekend and ordered a shit ton of food for our group of 6. Large Chili Cheese Fries Large Fries Small Onion Rings Small Zucchini Kobe Beef Dip x2 Burger Protein Style x1 Patty Melt x1 Burger x1 We had SO much leftovers. The chili cheese fries were really good but next time getting a small even for 3 people! Regular fries have a crispier In & Out taste to it. I do not recommend the Kobe Beef Dip. A little dry even with the au jus sauce. I've tried their burger and sweet potato fries from another trip and enjoyed them! Oh yea and they have Orange Bang! Water it down though cause that stuff is SWEET.
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Raquel Hunter
6 months ago
This is my go to place for French fries. It is one of the original hamburger joints in Pasadena and it will not disappoint.
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Darryl Ford
9 months ago
Crazy good -- but be prepared to wait a bit for your food to come out. The burgers are perfectly grilled, with a nice crisp outer crust. Pastrami is full and juicy. If you like both burger and pastrami go for the TOPS Special. The really pile on the fries so a small is more than enough for two.
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Peter Reinold
a year ago
Wow great food here. Found this by place by accident but I can recommend it. There Burgers and fries are huge. Order small fries, they are big enough for two. Unfortunately they find accept American express. But staff is friendly and great.
steve G.
4 months ago
thanks for the food posioning your place gave our family sunday night
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Hi Steve, My name is John Bicos and I'm one fo the owners of The Original Tops. I want to sincerely apologize for the experience you had the other day. We take great pride in our health standards at Tops and we always make sure we are serving the freshest product. Can you please give me a little more detail on what you had on Sunday night and what time you came in. We served 787 people that day and thankfully have not heard anything else. It truly disappoints us to hear this happened to you. I know it's probably the last thing you want to hear, but if you're willing to come back I would love to treat you to another dinner. Please let me know if you will consider this and I'd be more than happy to send you a gift card. Thank you again fof your feedback. Sincerely, John
Daisy Escobar
a week ago
I have come here a couple times and I am usually satisfied with their service and food, but not today I was really disappointed. First of all I had to ask someone to take my order since no one was on their register and paid any mind that I was there. The most disappointing part was that I ordered an avocado bacon cheeseburger and got charged for one as well, to only get home and see that they only gave me a bacon cheeseburger. Where is my avocado?! So disappointing especially since this was one of my favorite burger joints.
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Evan Aldrich
a year ago
Pretty pricey for a standard burger joint. Over $15 for a small drink, avacado burger and small chili cheese fries. I dropped the chili cheese fries and spent $10 on the burger and small drink. The burger looks impressive and tastes good but had a half of an iceberg lettuce wedge stuffed in there. The actual patty is standard size, I.e. pretty thin.
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michael walsh
a year ago
Best Greek tacos ever (cheese is always on a greek taco usually pico de gallo and lettuce) They have great fried zucchini and chili cheese fries (always get grilled onions on them)

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