Classic American cuisine, like classic American movies, was popularized by John Wayne, who famously underwent a surgical procedure that allowed him to eat 57 hamburgers in one sitting. Share The Duke's passion for American fare with today's Groupon: $15 for $30 worth of classic American dinner cuisine at Marston's Restaurant in Pasadena. The restaurant is open Wednesday–Saturday, and this Groupon is valid for dinner only.
Executive chef Jim McCardy and his 20 years of culinary brain knowledge have contributed to Marston's seasonal menu, which changes weekly, and is cover-to-cover with upscale, classic American fare. Dine inside the elegant eatery or by candlelight on an outdoor patio with views of Memorial Park, and start with onion rings paired with barbecue ranch ($7.50). Move on to heartier helpings with upgraded takes on old standards, such as ground tenderloin of beef burger with grilled onions, blue cheese, tarragon aioli, lettuce, and beefsteak tomato on a ciabatta bun ($13), or smoked chicken macaroni and cheese—where shiitake mushrooms, squash, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese are topped with a parmesan bread-crumb crust ($17). Diners can taste innovation with more exotic dishes, like a shrimp risotto jambalaya-style, with andouille sausage, peppers, tomato, and garlic ($22), or a saffron-cushioned arctic char with artichoke and tomato risotto ($24).
Dine-in or carry-out.
Marston's Restaurant has over 250 Yelper reviews, giving it a 3.5-star average, with the same average rating on TripAdvisor and a four-star average on Insider Pages. People say that there can be quite a wait, but the wait is worth it.
- I had the Pasadena Salad-full of fruit, fresh & delicious. My husband had the shrimp jambalaya appetizer. Both were very satisfying. For dessert was bread pudding-melted in your mouth! – katherinep418, TripAdvisor
- Their breakfast is amazing! I took my mom and her sister and they both had the largest omlets [sic] I have ever seen. I had the macademia nut pancakes and they were amazing. They were pretty sweet and you really could share them with another person because they were so big and fluffy. – Liz H., Insiderpages