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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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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (11 reviews)
“burger” (21 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
116 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866-1402
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoy the burgers there. They also sell bakery items. Conveniently located right off the circle in Orange. Service has always been good and friendly.

Thank gagirldt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in downtown Orange CA, close to lots of shops and antique stores. Inside is decked out with modern upgrades including a few flat screens. Great menu variety with an extensive selection of burgers and shakes. They also serve breakfast items all day. Shared the...More

Thank SepBee
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

What’s not to love with a nostalgic drug store and soda fountain? The drinks were well prepared, although the cotton candy martini is too sweet and had to be returned. Notwithstanding, the atmosphere is fun, the food was enjoyable, and the trip down memory lane...More

Thank BRIANandRONNIE2010
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoy the atmosphere and the food is always delicious!! I usually order a lunch combo with half a sandwich & soup or salad for @ $8, My favorite is the French dip, but seriously good food, no matter what we order, no complaints! This...More

Thank Beverly S
Reviewed 7 April 2018

This USED to be a great local diner with nostalgic ephemera all over the walls, a local drug store with a GREAT lunch counter. About a year ago, someone bought it and totally remodeled it to make it more "upscale" and gentrified. Gone is the...More

Thank ashebroe
Reviewed 3 April 2018

We stopped in for lunch before the drive home from our family vacation on a recommendation, and were glad that we did. Not too busy on a Monday afternoon, we were seated right away. The staff was friendly and helpful, going so far as to...More

Thank MrSmith019
Reviewed 5 February 2018

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 30 January 2018 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
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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