Fox’s is the restaurant that every Altadena resident knows about. The familiar, all-red eatery is hard to miss when driving down Lake Avenue. Opened in 1955 by Paul and Edie Fox, Fox’s has undergone many upgrades while still maintaining its vintage diner feel. Guests flock here whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner menus: Buttermilk pancakes, cheeseburgers, pork butt ham and eggs, and chopped salads bring in repeat customers and win over first-time diners.
Altadena may not be at the top of the list of places to visit in Los Angeles, but it’s getting there. The unincorporated community is a relaxing and charming foothill neighborhood that has its share of restaurants, casual hangouts and outdoorsy activities.
You’ll find Altadena just above its neighbor Pasadena (hence the name), north and east of the 210 freeway at the slopes of the San Gabriel Mountains. It stretches roughly from Eaton Canyon to the Arroyo Seco, with most notable destinations somewhere in the middle along Lake Avenue.
If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Los Angeles or would like to explore a city with less foot traffic than Hollywood, then Altadena is the place for you. Should you want to go on an independent adventure or visit the area with a couple friends, there’s something delicious and fun to do within Altadena.