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Fair Oaks Pharmacy & Soda Fountain

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1526 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3297
+1 626-799-1414
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“ice cream” (18 reviews)
“banana split” (4 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner
$$ - $$$
1526 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3297
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Reviewed February 18, 2016

Historic (over 100 years) soda fountain, pharmacy, gift shop and restaurant all rolled into one! My boyfriend and I were visiting his hometown and decided to pop in here for lunch. It's very quaint inside, but I have to admit, I didn't expect a lot....More

Thank jahhp
Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

We went on a warm February day for lunch and ice cream. The food was awesome . The service was good. It's a part of the local history that you should check out if you get the chance.

Thank Tanya M
Reviewed January 17, 2016

This is on a corner where you can sit outside, if the weather is good. The shop attached to the soda fountain sells all kinds of marginally touristy stuff, which is o.k. If that (very American here) is your bag. A much better bet (take...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed November 24, 2015

Having seen this place on the Travel Channel's, Ice Cream Paradise series, I knew I had to stop. Nice little shop with lots of stuff to see. The food was good but not great. Ice cream is what I went for and had a very...More

Thank Oldguitarmike
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great place for Ice Cream and Shakes. Old fashioned Ice Cream Parlor with stools and chairs..Outdoor seating as well. Children love it

Reviewed October 7, 2015

Have you ever been to a cheap all you can eat buffet and after dinner headed to the soft serve machine anticipating creamy goodness only to be disappointed with yellow colored watery ice milk? Bingo that's the vanilla ice cream at fair oaks. What a...More

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed September 27, 2015

My husband & I participated & entered our vintage car in the car show Cruising for Roses, and we hadn't had breakfast, so we decided to try Fair Oaks Pharm., & Soda Fountain to get a bite to eat, to our surprise, they offered breakfast....More

Thank Ritagirl77
Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

I stayed in Pasadena for the last three days and loved it. The town is very clean and the people are friendly. This store is a gem that I stumbled across when I took.a walk down the main street. The staff are are friendly and...More

Thank AndrewS666_666
Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Fair Oaks Pharmacy is a vintage jewel in South Pasadena. It is in a well preserved part of the town. It has a soda fountain and the food is great. I had the chicken Caesar salad and my friends had the BLT and turkey sandwich....More

Thank Skyros7
Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

The guy behind the counter, Ben, was friendly and fun to talk with. He recommended great soda combinations and let everyone in our party try different flavors for their free refill. He even put the refill in a cup to go. Great service and fun...More

Thank Travellin_Ran
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June 4, 2015|
Response from SDTravelMom | Reviewed this property |
I have never ordered the kitchen sink. It's a "family" kind of business, so they are probably pretty easy on those details. It's a fun and funky place. So Pasadena is a great neighborhood
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1526 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3297
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-799-1414
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