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“Great Chocolate Malts”
Review of Model Pharmacy

Model Pharmacy
Ranked #11 of 75 Dessert in Albuquerque
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Texas
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great Chocolate Malts”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

How can anyone (especially above the age of, say 50) not love going to a pharmacy and getting a milk shake/malt? The chocolate malt was nice and creamy, yes pretty sure lots of calories, but it was worth it!

Any city I am visiting that has an old time pharmacy/soda fountain, I'm pretty much there. Give it a try!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank rekab3136
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English first
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Remember the old Drugstore Soda fountain, it is still here”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

This is a great place to stop by, and enjoy a soda, shake, or one of their lunch menu items at their old-fashioned lunch counter. It is a real working drugstore, and a throwback to better times.

  • Visited October 2011
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Happy to live so close to this gem!”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

Love this place. Great food and service for a quick lunch. I love the old soda fountain decor/atmosphere. And you can get your prescriptions filled while you eat. Staff are super nice. The food is fresh and simple.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank sweitzen
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Chicago, IL
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great Lunch Counter Plus Exceptional Toiletries!”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

This is a great old-fashioned lunch counter serving high quality diner-type breakfasts, lunches and soda fountain creations. We sampled a fair number of all things and were pleased with the quality of the food and the service in a quaint, old-fashioned atmosphere. The milkshakes were exceptionally good. As an added plus, the pharmacy sells an excellent selection of premium toiletries from around the world, from Italian and English shaving and grooming supplies to German soaps. If you go for a meal, you'll probably end up browsing their charmingly displayed array of tempting items. A unique and appealing place.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank IllinoisCentral
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Albuquerque
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A good place for lunch”
Reviewed January 23, 2012

We continue to return to Model Pharmacy often for lunch many years after we discovered this place. I usually have the beef brisket sandwich and my wife often has the ham and brie sandwich. We always like the food here.

It is not widely known because it is not advertised as a luncheon place. It has a lunch counter and several tables, much as you would expect from a drug store of decades ago. It is privately owned by a personable fellow, Jack. There seems to be a large clientele who return repeatedly.

We have lunch there whenever we are in the vicinity. (It also has a breakfast menu, but we are never there for breakfast.)

  • Visited January 2012
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