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Watson Drug Store and Soda Fountain

116 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866-1402
714-633-1050
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Orange, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I wish someone would improve the interior. I find it dirty. Maybe there is no money to make improvements.

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Agoura Hills, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Wish they would get a chef and offer interesting comfort foods from the era instead of junky food that you can find in any dumpy food stand or diner.

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Orange, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Have lived in the area all of my life and have been past Watson's countless times, but had never eaten there. Decided to take an out of town guest recently. The food was okay, a little over priced in my opinion. The service was minimal. The waitress came back once right after we got our food, but that was it,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A combination restaurant and store. The ambiance is great; it takes you back to the 70's. Food is your average restaurant; nothing great, nothing bad. The shakes however are great and the size is big enough that two people can share one.

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Los Angeles, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

If you visit Watson's in the right frame of mind, you'll enjoy it, as I did. Watson's has been serving customers since the 1890's. It is not glam or fancy. It's a drug store soda fountain. If you expect a big plate heaping with greasy goodness for breakfast, you've come to the right place! I had the scrambled eggs, bacon,... More

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NW Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

—stopped there for dinner with my son and daughter-in-law, I had read mixed reviews but wanted to take in it's retro ambiance and try the vaunted milk shakes. What a disappointment! It's more of a tourist trap. The service was quick and our order arrived quickly and correctly. My eggs and Polish sausage were tolerable but these people need to... More

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Anaheim, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Watson Drug Store & Soda Fountain in Old Orange is a step back to yesteryear. Don't expect anything more than a diner. A visit here is fun & casual - you can sit inside amid the very classic American diner motif or outside, on the sidewalk tables & be part of the hustle & bustle of the Orange Circle. Food... More

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nwt
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We go here everytime we are in town! Good food, not gourmet, but great experience! I enjoy the veggie burger full of fried onions and husband has the breakfast! I love their chocolate malts and I think they are the best ever. Service is usually good and you should watch out for a Groupon or Livingsocial coupon but even without... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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78 reviews 78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This great gem of a store makes old fashioned shakes and has a wide assortment of sodas from when you were a kid. We ordered dinner and the meal was nice and the food type reminded me of a "Rosie's Dinner" type of place. Food was fast, service was polite, and it was a step back into time. They have... More

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California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We sat inside in the back at about 5:30 pm. Service was fine. Ordered dinners of meat loaf and orange chicken. Meat loaf was hard, potatoes were full of lumps and vegetables were cold. Orange chicken remains unidentifiable. We should have sent the food back to the kitchen, but we didn't.

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Additional Information about Watson Drug Store and Soda Fountain

Address: 116 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866-1402
Phone Number: 714-633-1050
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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