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“A Little Disappointing”
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Lock Drugs
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American
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123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A Little Disappointing”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

The building that houses Lock Drugs was in itself interesting. It's been around since the 1830's. If you go, check out the ceiling. We were in search of the old fashioned soda fountain and some ice cream. We found both, but our dishes were served in styrofoam - that's not old fashioned! It may seem petty, but that kind of cheapened the experience for me. Lock's is a real working drug store with pharmacists and everything, but it doesn't seem that they take a lot of pride in that bit of history that is their soda fountain. It wasn't anything I'd want to take my friends to see - except maybe the old building itself and the ceiling. :-)

Visited July 2013
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English first
Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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148 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Frosted Coke!”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Walking into Lock Drugs, you'll feel like you've stepped back through time to an era of small-town soda fountains. Reasonably priced, old-fashioned soda fountain treats are not to be missed. I had the Frosted Coke - a coke and vanilla ice cream milkshake.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Jennifer1823
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Dallas, Texas
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169 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Step back in time”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Fun to sit and watch the local people come in and out for their purchases. The malt was very malty like the ones I remember from childhood. The chocolate shake and ice cream were blue bell, good but nothing out of the ordinary.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Bettina L
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Took family for ice cream”
Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Took family for ice cream and loved the old fashioned ice cream parlor. Ice cream tasted so-so but I expected the ice cream to taste better. It was worth it to go once just to eat at the old fashioned ice cream parlor.

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Thank BastropProCritic
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Smithville
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Chocolate Soda”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The real deal. My sister in law times her trips to Bastrop so she can get to Locks before the soda bar closes (3pm). Great coffee and a really unique old time pharmacy.

Visited June 2012
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Thank UptonChicky
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