The Original Tops

East Pasadena

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In a Nutshell

  • Charbroiled burgers
  • Made to order from fresh ingredients
  • Local favorite since 1952
  • Hand-carved pastrami

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Feb 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only at location listed. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like comic books and inventing polio vaccines, fast food became popular in the 1950s. Dine as if the U.S. population were still 151,684,000 with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of burgers, sandwiches, and more at The Original Tops in Pasadena.

The Original Tops meets diners' and drive-thru motorists' demands with sandwiches and made-to-order meals that use fresh ingredients. These speedy sizzlesmiths have perfected the art of quick, casual dining to form a palate-pleasing menu of classic bread-bookended bites. Foodologists compile a variety of savory species from the genus Burger, including the hickory-smoked bacon cheeseburger ($4.49), the Kobe bistro burger with smoked mozzarella and herb mayonnaise ($6.99), and the Tops special, a quarter-pound ground round buried under layers of pastrami, mustard, and american cheese ($6.19). While all burgers are made from ground Angus chuck, patty preservationists elect to entertain appetites with traditional polish sausages ($3.99), rib-eye sandwiches ($8.29), or the Famous Pastrami, hand-carved and marinated in house-made au jus ($7.19), a favorite since the restaurant's opening in 1952.

Reviews

The Original Tops was featured on Serious Eats. More than 190 Yelpers give The Original Tops a four-star average, and four Insider Pagers give it an average of 4.5 stars.

  • The first bite sings—the flavors of the vegetables mix with the juicy meat to match the balance of this burger's good looks. – Damon Gambuto, Serious Eats
  • Delicious patty melt, amazing burgers, good fries, good food. I have tried tons of stuff on their menu, but my favorite is the patty melt. – Dustin M., Yelp

Customer Reviews

Keep up the great work!
Sylvia K. · November 21, 2013
Great food! They are always very helpful and always get the order right.
Samantha V. · January 26, 2012
I loved the Corned Beef and Tops Special!
Morgan C. · January 2, 2012
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    East Pasadena

    3838 E Colorado Blvd.

    Pasadena, California 91107

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