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Fair Oaks Pharmacy & Soda Fountain

££ - £££
American, Diner
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1526 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3297
+1 626-799-1414
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

If you have a craving for good malts, shakes, sundaes, root beer floats and just a cool throw back atmosphere this place fits the bill.

Thank Dan B
Pasadena, California
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76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

Small menu, ok basic foods if you are in the area and want a burger or a salad, but definitely go there to see it. Unique displays of old time America./ You can spend an hour just walking around this "pharmacy".

Thank GXR2013
Alhambra, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

firstly I would like to say I haven't' eaten there so I cannot judge the food which could be the best ever. However, I didn't eat because the service was so slow that I changed my mind. I could see the waitress talking with her fellow instead of working. I would be immediately fired if I worked like that. Furthermore,... More 

Thank Luisa F
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014 via mobile

OKay i have a girlfriend from the area. We have been a couple for almost 4 years and I had heard from her and eye on l.a. about this place as amazing. So, we went there yesterday for dinner and dessert. Well when we got there they said hello did not ask if we wanted a seat or anything we... More 

Thank Luis L
San Gabriel, California
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70 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Has alot of unique expensive items and nice for a once in a while visit, the food was fair and pricey

Thank FussySusie
Wells, ME
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Had a great time eating here with friends and family! They have indoor and outdoor seating, but we chose inside so we could take a look around at the inside of the soda fountain! The milkshake comes in a classic glass, but along with it the remainder of the shake in the metal mixing cup....almost the amount of two shakes,... More 

Thank pirateminnie
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

Both my experience and my ice cream soda was dismal. Like many people, I wanted to come to this place because I was allured by the vintage theme, but I was disappointed and embarrassed that I even asked my family member to take me here. We sat at the bar and dirty dishes and a practically overflowing trash can were... More 

2 Thank Marissa R
Wheelersburg, Ohio
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351 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Stopped here for lunch after touring the Rose Bowl. The place sits on Route 66 and is full of nostalgia! Had burgers and shakes, all of which were very good--especially the chocolate shake! Service was great and the staff were very friendly. Neat place to stop by and experience an old-time soda fountain.

Thank 86MissyJ
South Pasadena, California
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

This pharmacy, store and soda fountain (all combined) is warm, inviting and fun. Our family has come to this soda fountain since 1995. We love the high-level attention paid to the decor, especially the seasonal look and flair for holidays throughout the year. The soda fountain takes you back in time....and the ice cream selections are wonderful and delicious. There... More 

Thank greenacres_55
South Pasadena, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

This place really needs to get a grip! The little teeny boppers working here are out of control. My wife and I stopped in on a Friday night and was forced to leave because of the loud rabble rousing and violent horseplay, that the apparent friends of the inexperienced high schoolers working the fountain were encouraging. Ironically, their friends causing... More 

2 Thank Tony R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?