We love Smitty’s PB
Couldn't ask for a better Mother's Day celebration! The food was superb—everyone enjoyed their choices immensely. Parking was a breeze and economical. Will try to stop in whenever I am in Pasadena. (I came from the Westside for this occasion.)
This spot used to be one of my favorites in the San Gabriel Valley. About a decade ago, they would offer a plate of two plump, juicy, succulent pork chops (which was a must have when you visited). About five years ago, they cut the portion in half to a single pork chop. I learned on Mother's Day, that the pork chops are no longer offered. So sad. The signature corn bread is still tasty and the chicken pot pie is good. But some of the magic has dissipated when you visit Smittys now.
Anniversary. No one acknowledged.
Very nice restaurant and good food. Had a reservation for 8:45 and we had to move it up to 7:00. Restaurant was willing to accommodate us even though they were very busy on a Friday night. Thanks very much especially to the hostess who helped us.
Outstanding service and ambiance. Every dish we ordered was well prepared and very tasty. I, feel, however, that their prices are a bit out of wack for the style of restaurant: $7.00 for a cup of soup; $8.00 for a standard side salad consisting of lettuce, cucumbers and a few tomatoe slices: $9.00 for corn bread. My $18.00 Old Fashioned, while quite good, was small in portion and personally not worth more than then normal $15.00 you would find in most upscale restaurants. I would return again to Smittys but with the pricing, it would have to a very special occasion and just no "an evening out".
Lucy at the bar makes a special drink for me. It's a Rusty Nail using Bourbon instead of whiskey. She knows just how to make it!
Smitty’s is a family favorite whether it is a small group or the whole big family. Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food and wonderful service!
Maybe the single best whitefish I've ever tasted. Delighted to see how popular Smitty's remains.
Great lunch at Smitty’s once again. They always seem to be busy but handle it well. The salads are great and really enjoyed the salmon special. Service is efficient and friendly. They know many people need to get back to work.
Early Mother’s Day celebration
My wife and I had a date night this past Saturday and, as always, Smitty's came through with a fine meal and beverage service plus great service and ambiance. A winning combination. Thanks.
I've driven by Smitty's many times and never thought to try it, even though I have tried some of its "sister" restaurants such as Parkway Grill. We came to celebrate a birthday and a card with a handwritten note with 2 sprays of dendrobium orchids were for the guest of honor! We knew it was going to be a nice occasion. Server was attentive and knowledgeable. We had a party of 4 and all chose different entrees. The strawberry salad was shared and was delicious. I had the fried chicken dinner that offered 5 pieces of chicken and choice of a salad or soup or steamed vegetables. Chicken pieces were cooked perfectly and were juicy and flavorful. Generous serving of steamed vegetables of stringbeans, cauliflower, carrots. Guest of honor had the chicken pot pie that was enormous and one of the best I've eaten. Lots of chicken and vegetables with a flaky crust and delicious. If you have a sweet tooth, Smitty's will fill that need! We shared a key lime tart , chocolate mousse pie, and the honoree's brownie with vanilla ice cream. All the desserts were incredible! We've decided that Smitty's will probably become one of our favorite restaurants and will try something different the next time. We know it will be delicious!
Always there for the liver....excellent! Appreciate getting a table near the bar....hostess stated reserving a table on Open table would get us a table in the back room.....not my preference.
This is my go to place - best service and great food.
Excellent meal - Ruben our waiter was very attentive - great service!! I will look forward to my next visit
Delicious food, attentive service, great table
My family and I had a lovely birthday dinner for my mom.
We ordered the Dungeons crab salad and ribeye steak. Both were pretty good. The only issue is there was one waitress for whole back dining room so the wait to order was long. She did the best she could.
Excellent restaurant! Food is delicious, service is great and everyone was very attentive.
Judy Judy Judy was our waitress and we could not have had a better experience ... She was superb!!
Great food and service
We were short on time since it took us 1 1/2 hours to get to the restaurant from the Westside of Los Angeles. However, it was well worth it. The food was delicious. Sand dabs are so rare these days and had to order when I saw them on the menu. My husband ordered the famous chix pot pie. So so yummy. Wish we had time for a little dessert but we were off to the Pasadena Playhouse. The food was so much better than the play we saw. Anyway....can't wait to come back!
We've always enjoyed Smitty's, however, our last two visits have been slightly disappointing. I asked for my steak medium rare and it was over cooked. I asked for a baked potato because the mashed potatoes lack flavor. The rest of my party enjoyed their meals but there were no raves. We will continue to patronize Smitty's because the staff is friendly, the service is efficient, and we are comfortable there.
What a great place -- outstanding service that foodies will love!
Smitty's is always a go-to place for a great lunch or dinner with friends and business associates. Excellent ambiance, food and service can be counted on each time.
Had a lovely night with my wife! Ambiance and service was just fine.
We had the shrimp and calamari appetizer --- very good!
My wife had the Smokehouse (?) burger --- also very good!
I had the New York steak aged 40 days (cooked rare) --- not that great, especially for a $42 steak.
I was expecting a very tender cut that would be easy to chew. What I got had a huge chunk of un-edible gristle and fat that ran the entire length of the steak. Just cutting that sucker off was quite a to-do. The edible part of the steak itself was seasoned just fine and wasn't dry, but ooph, I found it rather tough to chew. Sizable steak that it was, my jaw was a bit tired by the end. Now I'm no master chef, but the $7 on-sale steak I bought at Vons and grilled on the BBQ was more tender than that. I wasn't going to say anything to my wife (who very much enjoyed her burger), but she said to me after a few bites of my steak "The steak you cooked last week was better."
That I spent $42 on a sub-par steak is a bummer, but we did still enjoy ourselves! We would definitely come back again---I would just be more hesitant to order steak.
I also consider your restaurant for special occasions, dinner with friends, or just want to have a good meal with great service and staff.
7:45 reservation - kitchen completely backed up - waited hour post appetizers for dinner to arrive
Great food as always. The key lime pie was awesome and love the fresh made potato chips.
Smitty's never disappoints. Consistently delivers good food, excellent service and grown-up ambiance. A classic in Pasadena.
Smitty's is always a reliable first class choice for lunch with a friend or business associate - excellent food, service and ambiance.
First time coming here and not only were all our orders delicious, our waiter was fantastic and really made it a special night. Will be coming back soon!
A wide variety menu steaks, fish and burgers
We had such a delightful experience at Smitty’s! It was a great restaurant to take my mom and my boyfriend’s mother to. They both loved their food and enjoyed everything about the restaurant. I will be heading back to eat there again very soon!
It's one of my wife's favorites but our larger group was crowded, the noise level was too high, and frankly the menu choices are a bit too familiar. Maybe they could add a duck and a pasta special.
Great food as always. We love the lively, cozy atmosphere. The pot pie is terrific. We will be back!
Love you all at Smittys! Met Mr Smith in my birthday in Feb at table 52!
Food was not up to Smitty's usual fare. Had to wait for reservation table to be vacated and re-set. Noise level is most difficult to hear a conversaton - better when adjacent tables were vacant.