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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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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
6:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
116 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866-1402
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu had a great selection, in which I would have liked to try several. We had a great server. Sorry, as usual, I didn't remember his name. So fortunate this type of drugstore is still around. A must visit when in Orange.

Thank ajsgran_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heading back to LAX to return home, we decided to make a stop near Chapman University. Retro soda fountain and Cafe. Great menu and prices. Highly recommend the southern BLT. Fried green tomatoes, thick cut bacon and lettuce with an amazing chipotle mayonnaise. We will...More

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Watson's has gone through renovation, change in ownership, etc, but our last experience may be our last (at least for now). I think based on previous on-line reviews the staff really tries to do their best to make our experience pleasant (like coming to check...More

Thank poonsang
Reviewed 28 December 2017

During the lazy days after Christmas, I like to take my daughter here for some excellent traditional 1950's American cuisine. The "Old Town" cheeseburger (medium rare) is my favorite. The onion rings are perfect and the service is friendly. Always a lot of laughs had...More

Thank Donna K
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I used to come to Watson's a couple time a year with my family in the 2000s. It was a cool, retro soda fountain with a kitschy gift shop, a retro candy section, typical '50s and '60s diner music, and really good food. My kids...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This was my 2nd visit to Watson's. I must say I enjoyed my first visit better. Since changing hands the old diner doesn't have the same charm. The service was slow and the food over cooked. The pharmacy showing all those old drinks of the...More

Thank ladybug5
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Location: Near the Old Towne Orange Circle Parking: street parking Atmosphere: quirky, charming, well designed Staff: average Menu: unique offerings - go for the atmosphere and conversation. If you are looking for a big plate of food at an affordable price, that's probably somewhere else....More

Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Visiting our niece while she is going to Chapman and she brought us to Watson's. She said this is her go to place when she is looking for some comfort food. I ordered the French Onion Beef Dip and a chocolate shake. The beef dip...More

Thank Seattletraveler98108
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place that we just stumbled upon. The town is really cute and has a bunch of old antique stores. This place is over 100 years old so it’s got a great past. Half of it is an old soda ice cream shop and the...More

Thank Todd S
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Was a little disappointed that there is no longer a drug store here, but we very much enjoyed the ice cream treats and each one was very good. The restaurant was full so we sat at the soda fountain which was fine. A fun place...More

Thank Wyoming_traveler_2
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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