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Fair Oaks Pharmacy & Soda Fountain

1526 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3297
+1 626-799-1414
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“ice cream” (20 reviews)
“banana split” (4 reviews)
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1526 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3297
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

While you are visiting the area of South Pasadena, you should visit the Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain which is restored to reflect a drug store from approximately 1915. Fun place to visit.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The ice cream had way too much sugar for me. Pretty typical. I really wish this place would sell Fosselman's ice cream to make up for Buster's being gone. Other than that, it has a kind of Midwestern feel because of all the chachkis they...More

Thank Erudite_journey
Reviewed 25 January 2018

What better way to enjoy some dessert than at this nostalgic soda fountain that's been around more than a century. I ordered the Strawberry Sundae with whip cream and nuts. The dessert looked great but the ice cream is not the best out there, I...More

1  Thank Creeping_Death_LA
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is an 'old style' pharmacy with everything you can get at any pharmacy, but also a soda fountain and cafe. You can sit out on the sidewalk on Mission and Fair Oaks and watch passers by while enjoying a fountain drink, float, male or...More

Thank Dale R
Reviewed 12 September 2017

on our travels on route 66 we found and read about this little place. The parking was not bad for a main street corner shop but it was worth the effort. The food was very good. we sat on the pet friendly patio and enjoy...More

Thank David V
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We went to drop off can tabs ar Ronald McDonald House. Then decided to have lunch here at this pharmacy. Really good food it plan on going to eart aon the half hours..very few tables but do have a counter that seats a few folks....More

Thank CheapEats019
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Nothing fancy but a spot for a quick sandwich, and a place to wonder around the shop. They were friendly and have been in the same location for years. Grab a bite , a card, a gift all in one spot. Street parking in the...More

Thank Steven A
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I always stop in here after shopping at the OSH up the street. The hamburgers are great, as are the fries. I love the egg creams here. The wait staff is young and inexperienced, but engaging earnest. Lots of fun.

1  Thank Charles H
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places however, the service this evening was horrible. Tables were not being bussed and checks were left laying on the tables. Potential customers came in, looked around and would leave. The food was great but the business was severely...More

1  Thank Dennis N
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Pure deliciousness at this 100+ year old gem!! The service was great and our dessert didn't disappoint.

1  Thank niknak619
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4 June 2015|
Response from SDTravelMom | Reviewed this property |
I have never ordered the kitchen sink. It's a "family" kind of business, so they are probably pretty easy on those details. It's a fun and funky place. So Pasadena is a great neighborhood
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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