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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
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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New haven
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We love to go to the Fair Oaks Pharmacy for a good old-fashioned hot fudge sundae, on a summer's day, and the atmosphere. Wonderful treats, great atmosphere, and fun things to shop for! Don't pass by!

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Thank Leaseaford
La Crescenta, California
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78 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I went here with my hungry husband who got a bit grouchy that the food didn't arrive "faster." But, the cool decor and great wait staff made the time go by fast. Order the tater tots, the grill cheese, or ham and cheese croissant! The desserts looked amazing. A great date or family outing.

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Thank Karyn B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

In the mood for an ice cream on a hot day, or maybe you are craving some breakfast tater tots, or in need of great lil gift, Fair Oaks Pharmacy is your place! Set on the corner of Fair Oaks and Mission street, in the heart of South Pasadena, just 2 blocks south of the 110 exit, you will be... More 

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Thank Laura P
South Florida, Florida
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

From the moment you walk through the door, you'll be transported into a "sweeter" time circa 1925.. While you can get a prescription filled, this is more of a tourist destination serving lunch and fountain favorites. Dive into a delicious burger at the snack counter or ice-cream tables scattered about. The milk shakes, of course, are divine but there are... More 

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Thank Donna G
Nanaimo, Canada
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194 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Actually a drugstore with an old-fashioned soda fountain counter, this is an interesting store that also carries a good selection of stationery and gifts.

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Thank 29carfrae
Roswell, New Mexico
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We've eaten here before and tweaked our itinerary today so we could stop in. We went right at lunch time but had no problem getting an outside table. Our server was very attentive and professional. We split the Reuben, on sourdough rather than rye, with a side of sweet potato fries. We are so glad we shared the meal! The... More 

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Thank Sue_Moore_NM
Vancouver, Washington
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Just the way I remember it. I love this place. Found it when we lived there in the 90's and it's not changed hardly at all. Takes us back to better times. Great family venue!

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Thank Doug T
Apple Valley, California
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290 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

I stopped by the Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain today for lunch. I have been wanting to go there for lunch for a couple of years now, it just never seemed to work out when I was in the area. I did go inside a couple of years ago, but the lunch counter was packed and every table was... More 

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Thank Kenneth D
Chicago, Illinois
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263 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Historic (over 100 years) soda fountain, pharmacy, gift shop and restaurant all rolled into one! My boyfriend and I were visiting his hometown and decided to pop in here for lunch. It's very quaint inside, but I have to admit, I didn't expect a lot. I was VERY pleasantly surprised. The 2 gentlemen who waited on us were VERY friendly.... More 

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Thank jahhp
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We went on a warm February day for lunch and ice cream. The food was awesome . The service was good. It's a part of the local history that you should check out if you get the chance.

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Thank Tanya M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 20:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?