1792 E. Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA 91106


  • Sun 9am-11pm, Mon-Thu 7am-11pm, Fri-Sat 7am-0am
  • Drive-thru, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Not Necessary
The drive-thru hamburger is generally a sorry proposition, a junkyard of unhappy Happy Meals, of unstellar Famous Stars, of charnel-house malteds and grisly lumps of gristle, of TV-slick cheesy things and other restaurants so terrifyingly off-brand that you fear for your intestinal fauna. And then there is Top's, where the bacon-avocado cheeseburgers are grand, goopy things; the onion rings are pleasingly crunchy; and the shakes are as dense and sweet as a life well lived.

Related Stories (1)

  • Driving While Hungry
    14 years ago by Jonathan Gold

    Photos by Anne Fishbein THE CARHOP IS DEFUNCT. THE LAST DRIVE-IN THEATER has been shuttered. The drive-in church in Garden Grove brought its act indoors long ago. As far as I know, drive-in shoe repair, drive-in psychics and drive-i...


View All

More American Restaurants in Pasadena and vicinity

View All

More American Restaurants in Los Angeles


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >