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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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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“sundae” (13 reviews)
“ice cream” (18 reviews)
“banana split” (4 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Diner
$$ - $$$
1526 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3297
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Dennis N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank niknak619
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

What a great stop on Route 66. Ice cream sodas to die for! Must be at least a pint of ice cream in each soda. Allow plenty of time to explore the gift shop. The staff was warm and friendly. The had an interesting sandwich...More

Thank JBK33928
Reviewed 29 May 2017

My husband and I drove by this place a million times but never had stopped in for a bite. We finally did and were glad we did. We arrived at a busy time so the service was a little slow but we enjoyed our sandwiches...More

Thank Debra-Lynne T
Reviewed 22 March 2017

As with so many iconic places in Los Angeles, here's another "one-and-done". There are hundreds of pieces of memorabilia, lots of cute posters, trinkets and cards to buy. And the old soda fountain remains to remind people over 40 of a bygone era. Having tasted...More

Thank Stan D
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Loved it. Terrific service from everyone. The food (Sandwiches, Banana Split) was very good. Good portion, good value. Store inside is fantastic. Able to eat inside of the store comfortably surrounding by vintage toys and soda fountain. Check this place out and have some food....More

Thank kawstang
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Best darn banana splits I ever had. The Jr split is larger than normal and the all American is enormous. Each scoop of ice cream is the size of a softball. This is the place to go for good food and a fun atmosphere. Definitely...More

Thank Dennis N
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!

Thank Leaseaford
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...More

Thank Karyn B
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...More

Thank Laura P
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Questions & Answers
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
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American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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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