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Best Burger in Pasadena: Pie-n-Burger

We dined as a guest

Did you know that Pasadena is where the cheeseburger was invented? When I learned this fun fact, I knew that our first meal on a staycation in Pasadena had to be at the popular burger joint, Pie-n-Burger.

Pie-n-Burger is located right in the heart of downtown Pasadena. We drove our Kia Sorento to the restaurant, parked on the street, and then went into the historic building for lunch. Inside the small building is a long bar where people were enjoying delicious burgers and creamy milkshakes. Because it is one of the most popular dining destinations in the area, there was a short wait for chairs at the bar when we first arrived. There is a giant menu on the wall of the restaurant, so my kids were able to decide what they wanted to eat while we waited for a seat.

It wasn’t hard to decide what we wanted to eat – burgers and shakes! My two younger kids were able to customize their burgers to come out just the way they wanted them, and my oldest wanted to try something a little different by ordering a turkey sandwich.

While we waited for our lunch, the kids got a kick out of watching the staff make sodas and milk shakes the old fashioned way. They don’t use a traditional soda machine and mix soda water with syrup manually, creating some of the best soda that we’ve ever had.

When our burgers arrived, I couldn’t wait to sink my tastebuds into the juicy burger. The burger was freshly grilled and topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and thousand island. I savored every bite of the mouthwatering burger, and I’m still craving a return back for more.

I highly recommend stopping at Pie-n-Burger on your upcoming Pasadena staycation. The burger at Pie-n-Burger was one of the best burgers that I’ve ever had!

We tried to save room for some of their famous pie, but we couldn’t eat another bite, so we packed some pie in a to-go container to bring back to our hotel to enjoy later in the evening. Pie-n-Burger is a cash only restaurant (there is an atm located inside of the restaurant). It is located at 913 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106.


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