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Pie ‘N Burger

913 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA - (626) 795-1123
One might look for other menu items at Pie ‘N Burger, but it seems criminal not to order this Pasadena eatery’s namesake duo right off the bat. All the beautiful fruit and meringue pies are made fresh daily, and the burgers are classically Californian: thin with crispy edges and loaded into squishy buns with pickles and onions.
100% Approval Rating (4 votes)

Scorecard

3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Cheeseburger
Salsa
Pie
blueberry pie
Old-fahioned Soda
Macaroni Salad
Pancakes

Highlighted Reviews

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Chris & Amy Ayers - Photos (9)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Since 1963, Pie ‘N Burger has been feeding Pasadena residents and CalTech students primarily two staples extolled in their name: superior pies, at least a dozen baked fresh daily, and thin, crispy-edged burgers, perfectly grilled and topped with fried onions, pickles, ..."   [Read More]
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July 02, 2014
"Pie n' Burger has a lot going for it. For over 40 years the little diner has graced the corner of California and Lake. The current owner is Michael Osborn, who ate at Pie n' Burger on summer trips to visit his grandmother. He began working there in 1972 and never left. ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

913 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA
(626) 795-1123

http://pienburger.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Blueberry Pie!
"Blueberry Pie!"
Elise





This flavorful mincemeat pie is christened with a dollop of hard sauce for a decidedly British touch.
"This flavorful mincemeat pie is christened with a dollop of hard sauce for a decidedly British touch."
Chris & Amy Ayers


This peanut butter meringue pie had crushed peanuts folded into the smooth custard layer.
"This peanut butter meringue pie had crushed peanuts folded into the smooth custard layer."
Chris & Amy Ayers


Our waitress halved this handsome raspberry pie for us to share.
"Our waitress halved this handsome raspberry pie for us to share."
Chris & Amy Ayers


A small sign above the pie case reads, 'Take one of our world famous homemade pies home for that special occasion or just when you want to live it up.' No argument here!
"A small sign above the pie case reads, 'Take one of our world famous homemade pies home for that special occasion or just when you want to live it up.' No argument here!"
Chris & Amy Ayers


The crunchy-soft strata of pickles and grilled onions are a textural wonderland on this cheeseburger.
"The crunchy-soft strata of pickles and grilled onions are a textural wonderland on this cheeseburger."
Chris & Amy Ayers


The grilled onions, mixed with the homemade dressing, makes for a stupendous burger experience.
"The grilled onions, mixed with the homemade dressing, makes for a stupendous burger experience."
Chris & Amy Ayers


Ditalini, a short tube pasta, is used in this macaroni salad, though the coarse-cut purple onions make this dish quite pungent.
"Ditalini, a short tube pasta, is used in this macaroni salad, though the coarse-cut purple onions make this dish quite pungent."
Chris & Amy Ayers


When The Travelin Man ordered pancakes, he was asked if he wanted them thick or thin, like crepes.  These are the thick ones.  Slather them with the homemade preserves sitting on the counter and you have the start of a fine breakfast!
"When The Travelin Man ordered pancakes, he was asked if he wanted them thick or thin, like crepes. These are the thick ones. Slather them with the homemade preserves sitting on the counter and you have the start of a fine breakfast!"
Cliff Strutz


Next time, we'll skip these humdrum hash browns in favor of more pie!
"Next time, we'll skip these humdrum hash browns in favor of more pie!"
Chris & Amy Ayers


Hamburger of the gods
"Hamburger of the gods"
Elise


We were surprised to find the spicy salsa with green chiles was also made in house.  This went very well on eggs and potatoes.
"We were surprised to find the spicy salsa with green chiles was also made in house. This went very well on eggs and potatoes."
Cliff Strutz


Sitting at the counter affords a view into the kitchen.
"Sitting at the counter affords a view into the kitchen."
Cliff Strutz


According to clock near the front door, it is always time for pie!
"According to clock near the front door, it is always time for pie!"
Cliff Strutz


Just a few blocks from CalTech, Pie 'N Burger is worth a drive from anywhere in greater Los Angeles.
"Just a few blocks from CalTech, Pie 'N Burger is worth a drive from anywhere in greater Los Angeles."
Chris & Amy Ayers



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