In the 19th century, it was considered rude for a man to eat with his hands in front of a woman, a baby, or a man with no hands. Embrace modern attitudes toward finger-powered feasting with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of casual American fare at Tops Burger in Pasadena.
Tops Burger outfits empty bellies in the latest savory styles with a menu bursting at the seams with burgers, burritos, sandwiches, and more. Employing recipes beloved since the first Tops opened in the 1950s, the restaurant's iconic chilies and thousand-island dressings are made with real spices, never prepackaged flavor dust or counterfeit seasonings.
Embark on the day's victual voyages with a three-egg breakfast burrito with your choice of bacon, ham, or sausage ($5.39), or greet the day with a straightforward plate of three eggs, toast, and potatoes ($4.39). Sides such as chili fries ($4.09+) and onion rings ($1.89+) help snackers fill mid-size tummy vacancies, and two-fisted fare such as the pastrami sandwich, packed to the gills with tender pastrami, mustard, and pickles ($6.99), tackle heartier hankerings. The quarter-pound Tops chili cheeseburger ($3.99), the teriyaki cheeseburger accompanied by pineapple slices, teriyaki sauce, and homemade thousand-island dressing ($3.99), and other all-ground-beef meat pucks take burgers to heights not seen since they were invented by the Druids millennia ago. Finish frostily with a thick and creamy milkshake ($1.99+) in chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla. Guests can gape at Tops' grilled wonders until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
Celebrating 60 years of slinging juicy burgers and wrapping up tidy burritos, Tops Burger remains committed to high-quality food on both its American and Mexican menus. Experienced staff, many of whom have been with the company for more than 20 years, pile half- and quarter-pound avocado-and-bacon burgers with housemade dressings, garnish fish tacos with an expertly measured portion of cilantro, and smother kosher-beef hot dogs with homemade chili. Tops Burger was even ranked as having the best french fries in California by Yahoo in 2015.
1792 E Walnut St.
Pasadena, California 91107Get Directions