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Watson Drug Store and Soda Fountain

116 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866-1402
+1 714-633-1050
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
06:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
116 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866-1402
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place for a grown up birthday meal. It's got a great mix of a decent meal, a varied menu, and a bunch of fun. ALSO, they have Rockwell Bakery cake, which is the best in OC.

Thank FunintheOCsun
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate combos with soup and French dips, they were very good. We loved the ambiance, the memorabilia, and the milkshakes.

Thank Margaret R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to stop by for ice cream after dinner nearby. I remembered their malts were not only delicious, but were generous in portion like the old days when they would be mixed in the tall silver containers. Yep, still a big full serving glass,...More

Thank tuc7k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old place has been recently renovated and the decor is very nice. Food quality has fallen significantly lately though. Went there with my mom last week and my mom's chicken soup was so salty it was inedible. The stroganoff I ordered was not a...More

Thank Gigi B
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped here to go to an old favorite and were surprised with all the changes. The place has been completely redone and is larger than before. They still have lots of ice cream items and good choices for lunch. The 3 meatball starter was...More

Thank photobug429
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Really cute place! The kids loves the breakfast. Breakfast burrito was a bit dry but we will be back to try out lunch and take a better look around.

Thank Maureen F
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Located in the Old Towne Historic District, two miles east of I-5 or one mile west of I-55 via Chapman Ave, the historic (since 1899) community icon, WATSON’S SODA FOUNTAIN & CAFE, offers a variety of cleverly-named concoctions (Ben’s Coney Island Crunchy Dog or Watson’s...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

A person in our party of 6 recommended Watson's for lunch. The wait at 1:30 pm was roughly 25 minutes for the 6 of us. They get your cell number to text you when your table is ready so you can walk around downtown and...More

Thank KaliGurl
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I have lived in Orange for 25 years and knew Watson's before the renovation. It got a great face lift! The service was fast when I was there for lunch and the portions were generous. There is parking behind it so don't stress out.

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Nothing at all like the old version. No longer an old cafe feel from a movie, and no pharmacy. Now a huge bar, a small ice cream area and $6 shakes, a bit much if you have 3 or more kids with you, the cafe...More

Thank Priscilla G
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Questions & Answers
Dennis C
24 June 2016|
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Response from oyyveyy | Reviewed this property |
They always are open to suggestions, however the server probably isn't the one to tell. Instead I'd tell a manager or maybe send a message to them via their FB page. I know the owner and I know they are open to feedback.
28 December 2015|
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Response from jeaniko | Reviewed this property |
I believe they hope to reopen in mid-January......I'm anxious to see the results.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866-1402
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 714-633-1050
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