Watson Drug & Soda Fountain

★★★★☆
  • 116 E Chapman Ave

    Orange, CA 92866

    Map & Directions
  • 714-532-6315

About Watson Drug & Soda Fountain

Hours
Sun:8am-6pm Mon-Sat: 6:30am-9pm

Food

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Go back in time. Sit at the soda fountain and enjoy a chocolate malt or a banana split, even a soda. Or, sit at a table. They even have the old time padded booths.

The juke box plays rock'n roll.

Scenes from the film "That Thing You Do", directed by Tom Hanks, were filmed right in this restaurant. The adjacent downtown area of Orange was also used extensively in the filming of this movie.

So, sit back. Enjoy the old time abeyance. Have a hamburger, fries and a cherry coke.

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★★★★★

Go back in time. Sit at the soda fountain and enjoy a chocolate malt or a banana split, even a soda. Or, sit at a table. They even have the old time padded booths.

The juke box plays rock'n roll.

Scenes from the film "That Thing You Do", directed by Tom Hanks, were filmed right in this restaurant. The adjacent downtown area of Orange was also used extensively in the filming of this movie.

So, sit back. Enjoy the old time abeyance. Have a hamburger, fries and a cherry coke.

Pros: GREAT MALTS

Cons: NONE

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I walked in and stood around for 5 minutes while the watiesses ignored us. I ordered a "full ribrack" of ribs for only $15. I got 6 ribs! I asked the waitress is this a full ribrack? she went to the chef and she came back and said that's what they call a full ribrack! Checking on the web: 16 ribs to a full ribrack, 8 ribs to a half ribrack. So I didn't get a half ribrack!

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★☆☆☆☆

I walked in and stood around for 5 minutes while the watiesses ignored us. I ordered a "full ribrack" of ribs for only $15. I got 6 ribs! I asked the waitress is this a full ribrack? she went to the chef and she came back and said that's what they call a full ribrack! Checking on the web: 16 ribs to a full ribrack, 8 ribs to a half ribrack. So I didn't get a half ribrack!

Pros: Interesting Location

Cons: Bad food, Bad service

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Stepping into Watson's is like stepping back to a simpler time. The milkshakes are incredible! Forget the straw...you'll need a spoon. It's all about down home comfort food!

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★★★★☆

Stepping into Watson's is like stepping back to a simpler time. The milkshakes are incredible! Forget the straw...you'll need a spoon. It's all about down home comfort food!

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Step into Watson's and you'll feel like you're in an old fashion malt shop.This swank restaurant is designed like the malt shops of the old days, with the booths, jukebox, and counter. But not only is it a restaurant, it's also part drug store! While waiting for your order you could take three steps over and buy yourself a little something nice.The food is absolutely delicious! You can choose from a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. Whatever you choose, you're sure to be satisfied. The portions are large and filling. You can get old time favorites as well as current food sensations.One of the best things about Watson's are the drinks. The shakes are fresh and traditionally made. They're thick and creamy, and mouthwatering. If you're not looking for a frosty shake, try a soda with your choice of flavoring. The cherry Coke is especially good.

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★★★★☆

Step into Watson's and you'll feel like you're in an old fashion malt shop.This swank restaurant is designed like the malt shops of the old days, with the booths, jukebox, and counter. But not only is it a restaurant, it's also part drug store! While waiting for your order you could take three steps over and buy yourself a little something nice.The food is absolutely delicious! You can choose from a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. Whatever you choose, you're sure to be satisfied. The portions are large and filling. You can get old time favorites as well as current food sensations.One of the best things about Watson's are the drinks. The shakes are fresh and traditionally made. They're thick and creamy, and mouthwatering. If you're not looking for a frosty shake, try a soda with your choice of flavoring. The cherry Coke is especially good.

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Walking through the Orange Circle looking for a good place to eat? Go to Watsons! They offer a variety of delicious meals and at great prices. Everyone is welcomed, from young children and teenagers to adults and the elderly.

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★★★★★

Walking through the Orange Circle looking for a good place to eat? Go to Watsons! They offer a variety of delicious meals and at great prices. Everyone is welcomed, from young children and teenagers to adults and the elderly.

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When ever my friends and I go there, we would always order curly fries and onion rings. Even when we can't walk there, we would send someone to go and get food for us and order the same stuff. It is a place filled with nice and welcoming staff, which is always a plus.

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★★★★☆

When ever my friends and I go there, we would always order curly fries and onion rings. Even when we can't walk there, we would send someone to go and get food for us and order the same stuff. It is a place filled with nice and welcoming staff, which is always a plus.

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Wastons is an old fashioned restaurant located in Orange County's Circle. With it's vast menu and delicious food, even their french fries will have you coming back for more.

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★★★★☆

Wastons is an old fashioned restaurant located in Orange County's Circle. With it's vast menu and delicious food, even their french fries will have you coming back for more.

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A trip to Watson's means a memorable trip for your senses. The decor is cluttered, but so cozy and interesting to look at. It's like walking into a time capsule and everything is perfectly pristine. Often times, the staff is amusing and cheery and they like to strike up a good conversation with anyone nearby. The food is mouth watering and comes in generous portions. The price for food may be just a little high, but you leave feeling ridiculously full and blissfully happy.

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★★★★☆

A trip to Watson's means a memorable trip for your senses. The decor is cluttered, but so cozy and interesting to look at. It's like walking into a time capsule and everything is perfectly pristine. Often times, the staff is amusing and cheery and they like to strike up a good conversation with anyone nearby. The food is mouth watering and comes in generous portions. The price for food may be just a little high, but you leave feeling ridiculously full and blissfully happy.

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Atmosphere rules at Watson's. Walk inside and you're stepping back in time when lunch counters and ice cream soda fountains were a staple at the local pharmacy. The food is comfort food and the quality is average. Breakfast tends to be better when they still serve old fashion waffles, which are great and I'm thankful they haven't swapped them for the pathetic Belgian variety. The burgers tend to be greasy, but expected. Some of the nightly dinner specials are pretty good and a few are all-you-can-eat. However, the real highlight of Watson's is the ice cream soda fountain. Exceptional shakes and malts are still generously served in a metal shaker can. Banana splits, sundaes and delicious pies with ice cream. Watson's is an absolute great place for desert or an afternoon treat.

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★★★★☆

Atmosphere rules at Watson's. Walk inside and you're stepping back in time when lunch counters and ice cream soda fountains were a staple at the local pharmacy. The food is comfort food and the quality is average. Breakfast tends to be better when they still serve old fashion waffles, which are great and I'm thankful they haven't swapped them for the pathetic Belgian variety. The burgers tend to be greasy, but expected. Some of the nightly dinner specials are pretty good and a few are all-you-can-eat. However, the real highlight of Watson's is the ice cream soda fountain. Exceptional shakes and malts are still generously served in a metal shaker can. Banana splits, sundaes and delicious pies with ice cream. Watson's is an absolute great place for desert or an afternoon treat.

Pros: Great Desserts, Shakes, Fantastic Atmosphere

Cons: Busy At Times

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The food is great, it's comfort food to the hilt. The milkshakes are to die for and best shared. It's like walking into the past where there's a casual vibe, great people who are serving up great eats.

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★★★★★

The food is great, it's comfort food to the hilt. The milkshakes are to die for and best shared. It's like walking into the past where there's a casual vibe, great people who are serving up great eats.

Pros: Everything...get a prescription...get a great meal

Cons: sometimes it's crowded

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food is not that great. the malt delicious! a must have. interesting place to see and take out of towners.

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★★★☆☆

food is not that great. the malt delicious! a must have. interesting place to see and take out of towners.

Pros: malts

Cons: food

 

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