Pasadena >Food & Dining > Lucky Boy Drive-In Restaurant
640 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA | Directions 9110534.134501 -118.147100
Neighborhoods: South Pasadena
I don't get up to the Pasadena area often, but when I do I go to the Lucky Boy for the breakfast burrito. I love the fixings in this one. So big I could only eat half and save the other for lunch. I've read some of the complaints, however, I make the judgment call myself on any restaurant. Just to let you know I really enjoyed it and I personally recommend it.
Two Words: Breakfast Burrito. – Lucky Boy is a traditionalist.
If you're looking for a breakfast burrito with all the traditional fixings - potatoes, eggs, bacon, and cheese - you've found it. This is as traditional as it gets. It will satisfy any craving because what you're served here is the quintessential breakfast burrito .
Lucky Boy = Good Grub! – I have one simple theory when it comes to great food .... if the place looks like a shack, and it has a line out the door, it must have some seriously Good Grub. With Lucky Boy, the theory... well... she lives! Sure the guys behind the counter bark at the customers reminiscent of one certain soup dispensary from Seinfeld... but damn... it's worth it. From the buzz around town, and the giant "1/4 lb charbroiled burger" sign dominating the buildings facade, you'd think this place was a simple burger stop. Alas, the Lucky Boy has pulled a fast one on you once again. Yes, the burgers are amazing... especially when the avocado burger feels like they unloaded an entire slab of avocado directly onto the bun and topped it off with a seriously-tasty 1/4 lb patty with the cheese melted into the meat so that it becomes it's own beautiful concoction. But it's the breakfast burrito that will send you to your Good Grub happy place. Bacon, egg, and cheese get surrounded by a magical layer of hash browns. And don't overlook the delicious home-style flour tortilla, which we can say with an almost guarantee, are being continuously cranked out from the back of the kitchen by dozens of sweet old ladies. You have to pair with the burrito some of their special sweet and spicy salsa which is so good that you start having thoughts about what it would be like to bathe in it. So tear open the piping hot, super savory breakfast burrito, douse it in some of the intoxicating sauce made by the aptly named "lucky boy," and hell... throw in a side of avocado burger.... and sit back while the Good Grub takes you over. See more at www.thegoodgrub.weebly. com.
heaven in a breakfast burrito – if you can handle like 99999 calories, then eat here
Worst Fast Food in LA!! – I recently returned to Lucky Boy after 5 years with my wife last weekend, and it was disgusting. The burger patty was warm not hot, the fries were soggy with grease, and the corn dog was burnt beyond recognition. We actually returned the first corn dog telling them that it was burnt, and they looked at us as if we had insulted their grandmothers cooking. The second one was still over cooked, but we just threw it away, vowing never to return. I remember that it used to be much friendlier and the food was great, but times have changed. If you want good fast food in Pasadena, go to Tops on Walnut. Its how Lucky Boy used to be, and should try to strive to be again.
best breakfast burrito EVER – if you like good food.... I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT. no seriously though, if you don't like you are a toolbox.
Worst Restaurant in Pasadena – I was on the 110 freeway and decided I wanted to get a hamburger. I always see Lucky Boy on my way home from work. It is always crowded so I figured it must be good. I ordered a cheeseburger, paid with cash and waited for my burger. I'm a very patient person so I waited for almost 40 minutes before saying anything. I went to the order window to find out what was the hold up and the cashier told me that I never ordered a burger with an extremely nasty attitude. I was shocked. I asked the cashier why would I stand here for no good reason. The cashier asked me to leave with the same nasty tone. The cashier I dealt with originally walked up and said I did indeed ordered the burger. They gave me a burger and I left. There was no apology and the burger wasn't that good. This place is awful. It didn't look very sanitary and the workers are rude and document challenged. Don't go to this place if you have a complexion. You probably won't get served.
REALLY DIRTY PLACE – FILTHY!! I don't care how good the food might be. I used to live in the area in the late 70s and moved back to Pasadena in January of 2007. I remembered the great food, so I was excited to return. What a dump!! I don't think the owners have put 10 cents into keeping the place decent during the last 30 years. The dining room is a disaster. Don't even think about visiting the restrooms!!
What's the fuss about? – So I finally go here after hearing stories from different co-workers. My manager and I split a Pastrami sandwich and an order of Zuccinni. Yes the order of zucchini was very extra extra large and tasty, the pastrami was extremely greasy and fatty. The sandwich was so greasy it made the paper holding it fall apart while I was eating it. I am jewish and I know how pastrami should look and taste and this wasn't good.
After all the blabla? about this restaurant ?Lucky Boys, I decided to stop for breakfast, lunch and diner and what a bust? had I known the individual doing the rating were mostly street people, the working class, Joe six-parks, blue-color types, I would not have eaten at this facility ?
To be fair to the restaurant I went to the facility two dozen times, at different time periods (early morning, afternoon and evenings). The story was the same each and every time.
Tasteless insipid, served in super huge burrito, or tasteless frostbite burgers, the clerks are rude, they look unclean- and the so call cooks out back look as if they just crossed the border from Mexico - simply stated the food was tasteless, very poor quality and extremely fattening - the ground meat look and taste similar to the discounted meat sold at Giant super-market.
Modestly acknowledged: the food, taste, service were below standard ? mediocre at best and at each and every time.
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