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Watson Drug Store and Soda Fountain

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$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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116 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866-1402
+1 714-633-1050
06:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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Villa Park, California
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today I had a foot long hot dog with chili and corn chips. For the side I had fruit but they offered fries, onion rings, or tater tots (which I usually get). It was very good. Service was very friendly. My friend had a good looking club sandwich. He loved it.

Thank Mike D
Lake Forest, California
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162 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My mother in law turned 88 and she wanted ice cream. So we drove from Mission Viejo to Orange and the traffic circle and went to Watson's. Since one can not have dessert before dinner, we ordered dinner. M-I-L had the meatballs and a salad. She enjoyed both. I split a fantastic BLT, which was a triple decker, with my... More 

Thank BRubin510
fontana, california
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Great Place to eat, we sat outside which can be good and bad as there was a lot traffic and the restaurant sits on a very busy street in Orange, that said we got seated right way, and waitress came right up and took our drink and order, food came pretty quick, I got the hamburger which was very good... More 

Thank cheri50
Hagerstown, Maryland
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368 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Watson's is one of my brother's favorite spots, so when I was visiting family in OC, this is one of the spots we went. It was very yummy. I had the Miracle Cure, because I adore eggs Benedict. It was quite lovely. The atmosphere is fun, too. I will definitely go back the next visit!

Thank Kbochick
Stockbridge, Georgia
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132 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

While visiting family in Orange, CA, we took the opportunity to dine at Watson's, a repurposed former drug store. The facility boasts its original terrazzo floor, while the old soda fountain is now a full-service bar. Dining is available both inside and out, while ice cream and dessert is available at your table, or accessed at a separate walk-up/take-out counter.... More 

Thank Wayne K
Anaheim, California
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130 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We had been to the restored Watsons for breakfast a couple of times so decided to try it for dinner. Met some friends there who had not tried it either. We were all pleasantly surprised. The food was really good. The location in downtown Orange has always been great and we are glad that they have kept the fountain and... More 

Thank Kim J
Marlinton, West Virginia
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We drove over to Watson's today. We had seen in on KTLA spot. It's in a old building in downtown Orange.......a cool place to visit and spend some time. We went at about 2:00 pm to miss the lunch crowd. The burgers started at half a pound and were a bit more than what we wanted. The mini bacon burgers... More 

Thank dave v
Orange, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This is a fun restaurant to enjoy with friends and family. Food is good, lots of choices for meals, good service.

Thank Doreen H
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My girl and I were on our way back from L.A. Heading home back to SD. We were both getting hungry and decided to look for a place to eat. We were close to Disneyland so we started looking, me being from around the area of OC my whole life thought of downtown Orange. Nice little downtown place, we parked... More 

Thank Surfsoul66
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This place is adorable. It has a lot of character, nice employees, an ice cream parlor, extensive menu, TVs (showing Dick Van Dyke Show when we were there), and a lot of space.

Thank Luve2Travel35

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?