Beer & Claw

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90 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

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Beer & Claw is Old town Pasadena’s premier American seafood restaurant and bar. Serving up bold seafood, craft beers and specialty cocktails.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 90 people are saying
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4.0based on all time ratings
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food
4.2
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4.0
ambience
3.9
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Elfmama
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Disappointed in the outdoor dining (to be fair, in the age of covid, what can they do), and the seafood fried rice had zero flavor, although it looked gorgeous. The serving staff was very friendly and professional.

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vipmqw5
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tables were set up in the alley. Great service and food.

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vipZLlama888
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You guys, this place is bomb. Get the platter, its like 140 bucks and you get a whole lobster 🦞, crab 🦀 legs, potatoes, sausage, crawfish, mussels, clams etc with sides and literally the best selection or beers, I prefer IPA but everything they carry is credible and delicious 😋!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The waitress was annoying and kept saying “oh yeah” like the kool aid man. She also went missing when we actually needed her. Had to order our own drinks from the bar. Probably won’t be back.

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AudreyL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great. Service was great. Will most definitely be back.

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Seint
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch. Very courteous & Covid cautions were taken. Service was prompt. Not rushed. Everyone was socially distanced. I went on weekday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

The lobster with cheese had no lobster in it, which was very confusing. The oysters were very good and the sliders were delicious.

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BBQBJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived at noon and were the only diners. After about 10 minutes the waitress came out with menus. She returned shortly and took our selections from the Dine LA menu. Drinks were supplied about 10 minutes later and 30 minutes after ordering we were informed they didn't have any oysters (my selection as an appetizer). I was offered two other choices which came at 12:45. The poke was overpowered by the teriyaki sauce and the octopus and shrimp in the ceviche. By 1 there were 3 other tables seated (a total of 7 other people) and no one had their food. Shortly after we did receive our entries but at that point had lost our appetite. Dining in alleys may be one of our only options during the COVID restrictions, but it's not someplace I want to linger while the delivery trucks arrive and the smokers walk through.

I had heard good things about the restaurant and was so disappointed in the meal I immediately e-mailed the restaurant letting them know the situation. So far I have received no response from them. For a lunch costing more than $70 I expect FAR better service and food. This was over priced, over cooked, and under served!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good staff

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Angie
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came here for DineLA and was seated in their outdoor patio area. It wasn’t busy so it felt safe, but nonetheless, staff took extra precautions that made us feel comfortable. Food came out in a timely manner and tasted great. Service was excellent and they were attentive while keeping their distance and super friendly. I would definitely come back again to dine/do take out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience4

There were 3 tables at the highest time of traffic and our server was almost always no where to be found. End up being served by another server.

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stonehorizon
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent. A bit overpriced, but great fresh seafood. Great!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I brought my fiancé here for Valentine’s Day and we had a great time. Food was great, our server Anna was outstanding. Did not see a single employee without a smile on their face. Everyone was very kind and attentive. We stayed for about 4 hours because time flys when you’re having fun. The only little complaint I had was that the light bulbs where we were sat would flicker quite abit but we easily ended up ignoring it. Overall had an excellent experience and we will be returning soon. :)

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BobbyC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

The service was amazing. The staff was great. The flavor of the food did not stand out. I wanted my mouth to dance, I was really looking forward to be blown away. But fell short pretty hard. Fried shrimp had no flavor. The gyoza was probably the best tasting thing on the menu. Even desert was weak, chocolate cake? No, it was more of a moose, and was tiny. The atmosphere was great. Again staff was awesome and super friendly!

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Vina
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, good prices. Cocktail were okay but I’d go back for the crab legs.

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WinellaW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family friendly, friendly servers, good bartenders, food is good, somthing for everyone, I just had my birthday dinner here and it's a fun place to have a party

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WalterS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

DineLA Dinner.

$60 for dinner. Came with a cocktail, appetizers, entree, and dessert. Very great value for the amount of food. Not sure if that would be the case for regular prices for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our server Richard was A1! Very calculated and came by at the right time to check on us. Had great suggestions. Food was great. Would ask for extra spicy next time. Would def go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Poor Boy was good.
Fettuccine with seafood was good, but lacked salt and needed more sauce.
Onion rings were greasy and somewhat soggy.
Poke appetizer was somewhat bland.
No coffee—told they were out.
Waitress very nice but lacked experience.
Place was empty compared to other area restaurants.
Maybe does better for happy hour?

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great dineLA deal.

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MattthewH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food is mostly very good: skip dessert. Service was very variable and dishes came out singly and at weird intervals.

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MirnaM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded my expectations! Food was great. The drinks were tasty too.

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sushiluhvah
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The place is small but you cant miss it. The dinner area is bigger than the happy hour area and I thought that was weird. The menu is a tad bit expensive, the Dine LA options they give were minimal so i opted for happy hour.
I ordered the pork belly, ahi tuna crisps, buffalo wings and a shrimp po boy. I looooved the ahi tuna crisps but did not enioy the pork belly or the mushy buffalo wings. The shrimp po boy had some sauce on it that was not appealing but the fries were good. I would definitely recommend happy hour, dinner, I dont know

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hogtie
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the place was neat and lots of room the service was outstanding and food was great plan to go back in the future

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TracyP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great location and great customer service.

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Gred
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was good. Except for the peaches desert, they were grilled, but they must of not cleaned the grill cause they tasted like meat. The drinks were ok they could be better. Overall it was ok.

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HectorG
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was great. Food was delicious. Pricing was a bit high. I am glad that this facility was part of the DineLA experience. Although it took awhile to obtain our food, it was worth the wait.

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cowala
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Vibrant environment, friendly servers, fresh high quality seafood, but most of the dishes were WAY too salty! The garlic noodles were tasty except it was too salty. After two bites, it was hard to keep eating. The seafood platter was good sized but again, salt overpowered every other flavor. The loaded pork belly fries were good, though it's basically fries with bacon bits and cheese sauce. I wouldn't come again because the food was just very mediocre.

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vipperfectbiteseeker
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Dine LA and dinner menu was fantastic! Great value and many, many delicious things in the menu to choose from. Will definitely go back very soon to try other things. Service was also very good!

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ValenciaM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The food was good but too salty. No need for extra salt, cajun seasoning has enough sodium. Other than that we enjoyed our experience.

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JessicaM
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food was flavorless and for the price it was not worth it.

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Sammy
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere. Good food. Good food portion. Could do better on the deserts, but service was impeccable.

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AlbertH
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The staff was very nice however they did mention that they were short staffed. Once we sat down...it was a very long time before we were helped. Many of the entrees and drinks we ordered were not available. We spent about $300 in all and I would rather have gone somewhere else to spend that kind of money.

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RobW
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If you love Cajun food, you will love this place. The quality of the food was excellent. I will eat here the next time I am in Pasadena.

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MicheleW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Restaurant and food was great! (Especially the crab wontons). Only challenge is parking in Old Town Pasadena, with the one way streets in scope. Not very “driver” friendly. Outside of that, it makes for a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

They were not managing open table reservations well. Had to wait 20 mins for our table. Another 10+ mins for a waitress to stop by. When finally ordering, we were told the kitchen was backed up so it would be at least 25 mins for our food. It ended up being an hour from our original reservation time when our food arrived.

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ZiaI
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dinner for 3 early New Years Eve. First time visiting Beer & Claw. We were pleasantly surprised by how generously sized the plates were. The food was all outstanding and the service was friendly and reasonably quick. Amazing beer list, huge menu, we will go back.

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vipCharlaS
Las Vegas
59 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed trying this restaurant in Pasadena. The service was amazing and the food was fabulous!

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Gomediapro
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great place for casual dining - esp with a large group. We lunched here for a family Holiday gathering and the staff was so accommodating. It was clean and spacious and most of all, the food was delicious! The heat level was spot on. We like our food spicy and they delivered! Recommend the house made chicharones and even though they are named Beer & Claw, their cocktails are really good as well. What a great find in Old Town Pas!

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vipExcellent
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

FAQs

Beer & Claw does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Beer & Claw also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 460-8511.

Beer & Claw is rated 4 stars by 90 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.