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Wolfe Burger

46 N. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101


  • Sun 8am-10pm, Mon-Sat 7am-10pm
  • $
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Necessary
Good onion rings are hard to find. The most delicious onion rings are not the ones grudgingly meted out at expensive restaurants but fragrant, golden tori freely served, like crunchy, flaky onion rings at coffee shops. But we do solemnly swear by the puffy beer-battered beauties at Wolfe Burger in nearby Pasadena, delicate as a good Indian pakora but with a distinct, fresh-onion sweetness that seems to come only from the best hamburger stands. And the dense, musky chili is superb.

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