We love Connal’s burgers, even if they’re a bit salty. The buns are warmed on the griddle so they’re a little bit shined and fragrant with grease. And we love the old-fashioned tiny crushed ice for the fountain drinks, which are carbonated just right. All in all, this is a fine example of a hometown burger joint. Order at the inside counter if you’re going to sit at one of the Formica tables, or at the outside window if you’re taking out.
1505 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, 626.794.5018, connals.com. American. B, L & D daily. No booze. Cash only. $