Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain

★★★★☆
  • 1526 Mission St

    South Pasadena, CA 91030

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  • 626-799-1414

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I only come here for their ice cream sundae and shakes. This place is a classic soda fountain to come get a dessert. The ice cream used is really soft and creamy.

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★★★★★

I only come here for their ice cream sundae and shakes. This place is a classic soda fountain to come get a dessert. The ice cream used is really soft and creamy.

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Fair Oaks Pharmacy had ok food but service was very shady. They got screwed up with the separate bills and told one of us not to come back if she didn't pay the bill. Later they realized the everyone did pay and didn't apologize for the

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★★★★★

Fair Oaks Pharmacy had ok food but service was very shady. They got screwed up with the separate bills and told one of us not to come back if she didn't pay the bill. Later they realized the everyone did pay and didn't apologize for the

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This place is Americana alright-packed to the rafters with junk made in China and about half the number of exasperated, unhappy servers required for the number of customers. Plastic chairs that fall over backwards if little kids are sitting in them. Patriots take note: this place is a study in cutting corners at the expense of doing things well.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is Americana alright-packed to the rafters with junk made in China and about half the number of exasperated, unhappy servers required for the number of customers. Plastic chairs that fall over backwards if little kids are sitting in them. Patriots take note: this place is a study in cutting corners at the expense of doing things well.

Pros: Good ice cream soda

Cons: do you have 40 minutes to spare to wait for a menu?

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Last time I went to Fair Oaks Pharmacy, I and two other people (who I didn't know) ended up leaving because we could not get service at the counter.

I am a 44-year-old, well-dressed, caucasian male, so I guess I can't blame it on discrimination. But I sat there at that counter for literally 15 minutes, trying to flag down one of the three workers behind the counter just so I could get a menu. I was completely ignored. Finally, I got the attention of one of them and asked, "Are we supposed to get our own menus?" He looked perplexed, and just shrugged. The man next to me kindly offered me his menu.

I waited several more minutes, then I heard a young man at the other end of the counter say, "Can I get a Coke?" One of the staff workers said, "I'm busy right now." The young man exploded. "Dude, I've been here HALF AN HOUR! Half an hour for a COKE?!" The manager, a little shrimp of a guy about 20 years old, turned around and haughtily announced, "Sir, there are other people here who are waiting for their food. You'll have to wait your turn." (Apparently, the staff at Fair Oaks Pharmacy doesn't know how to multitask.)

So he and his friend left. I waited about five more minutes, couldn't flag anyone else down to take my order, and I left too. I will never go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

Last time I went to Fair Oaks Pharmacy, I and two other people (who I didn't know) ended up leaving because we could not get service at the counter.

I am a 44-year-old, well-dressed, caucasian male, so I guess I can't blame it on discrimination. But I sat there at that counter for literally 15 minutes, trying to flag down one of the three workers behind the counter just so I could get a menu. I was completely ignored. Finally, I got the attention of one of them and asked, "Are we supposed to get our own menus?" He looked perplexed, and just shrugged. The man next to me kindly offered me his menu.

I waited several more minutes, then I heard a young man at the other end of the counter say, "Can I get a Coke?" One of the staff workers said, "I'm busy right now." The young man exploded. "Dude, I've been here HALF AN HOUR! Half an hour for a COKE?!" The manager, a little shrimp of a guy about 20 years old, turned around and haughtily announced, "Sir, there are other people here who are waiting for their food. You'll have to wait your turn." (Apparently, the staff at Fair Oaks Pharmacy doesn't know how to multitask.)

So he and his friend left. I waited about five more minutes, couldn't flag anyone else down to take my order, and I left too. I will never go back.

Pros: Old-fashioned soda fountain drinks

Cons: Snail's pace service; unfriendly, uncaring staff

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Needed to get some specific medication. This pharmacy made it. They were also really good working with my insurance company. While waiting, I enjoyed strolling around the soda fountain portion. They have a lot of cute gifts there.

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★★★★★

Needed to get some specific medication. This pharmacy made it. They were also really good working with my insurance company. While waiting, I enjoyed strolling around the soda fountain portion. They have a lot of cute gifts there.

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This place could be so much fun but the soda fountain service kills the experience. The wait staff are slow and unfriendly. It takes forever to get any service and when you do it doesn't even come with a smile. There are better places in town for a shake. Try Soda Jerks up the street.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place could be so much fun but the soda fountain service kills the experience. The wait staff are slow and unfriendly. It takes forever to get any service and when you do it doesn't even come with a smile. There are better places in town for a shake. Try Soda Jerks up the street.

Pros: cool old fashion soda fountain

Cons: horrible service, not so good food

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I am a big ice cream fan and recently visited the Fair Oaks Pharmacy with my wife for the first time a few weeks ago. After an exciting review by local TV station rating the FOP as a blast from the past with an old fashion atmosphere and a full menu of delicious food and beverage choices. I and my wife decided to stop by on a beautiful warm Sunday afternoon to enjoy a bite to eat and experience a taste of history. Unfortunately, to summarize our experience, it began to quickly evolve from a positive experience into a negative one. After seating down for a moment that turned into almost 20 minutes before a server even looked in our direction. My wife decided to get up out of her seat and politely ask one of the female servers at the counter for menus. When asked, this girl seemed surprised and her personality was very unfriendly and unapproachable. After taking our order we waited patiently for an additional 30-40 minutes for basic burgers and drinks, adding the server forgot to order our fries we initially asked for. After eating our meals, which were just fair tasting to say the least our server didn?t even stop by and ask us if we were alright or to refill our drinks. Our experience even got worse after we observed other patrons who just been seated being offered menus and drinks in less than 5 minutes. I am not sure but based on the rest of the patrons in the restaurant we were the only minority couple there at the time. It?s disappointing to mention, but after our experience I hope ethnicity did not play a role in the behavior of this particular server, but it appears coincidental when she was also assisting other patrons with a much more positive attitude. Although, it was a very disappointing experience for us and we will not return to FOP. I hope the legacy of the old-fashion soda fountains live on along with the history of the famous route 66 experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am a big ice cream fan and recently visited the Fair Oaks Pharmacy with my wife for the first time a few weeks ago. After an exciting review by local TV station rating the FOP as a blast from the past with an old fashion atmosphere and a full menu of delicious food and beverage choices. I and my wife decided to stop by on a beautiful warm Sunday afternoon to enjoy a bite to eat and experience a taste of history. Unfortunately, to summarize our experience, it began to quickly evolve from a positive experience into a negative one. After seating down for a moment that turned into almost 20 minutes before a server even looked in our direction. My wife decided to get up out of her seat and politely ask one of the female servers at the counter for menus. When asked, this girl seemed surprised and her personality was very unfriendly and unapproachable. After taking our order we waited patiently for an additional 30-40 minutes for basic burgers and drinks, adding the server forgot to order our fries we initially asked for. After eating our meals, which were just fair tasting to say the least our server didn?t even stop by and ask us if we were alright or to refill our drinks. Our experience even got worse after we observed other patrons who just been seated being offered menus and drinks in less than 5 minutes. I am not sure but based on the rest of the patrons in the restaurant we were the only minority couple there at the time. It?s disappointing to mention, but after our experience I hope ethnicity did not play a role in the behavior of this particular server, but it appears coincidental when she was also assisting other patrons with a much more positive attitude. Although, it was a very disappointing experience for us and we will not return to FOP. I hope the legacy of the old-fashion soda fountains live on along with the history of the famous route 66 experience.

Pros: Blast from the past

Cons: Customer Service, Prices,

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I stopped by recently on a Sunday afternoon to have a phosphate (something I'd enjoyed there before). They were busy, but there was a vacant seat at the counter. I sat there... and sat there... and sat there. I looked around for a menu -- nothing posted on the wall and only one on the counter, beneath the elbow of the man sitting next to me.About ten minutes went by, and none of the four workers behind the counter (who were busy preparing food) even acknowledged my presence.Then I heard a young man of about 19 or 20 sitting a couple stools away ask if he could get a soda. The guy behind the counter told him he was too busy at the moment. The young man erupted, "Dude, I've been sitting here HALF AN HOUR! Half an hour to get a soda?! That's ridiculous!" One of the four young men behind the counter told him haughtily, "Sir, we have several other tables that ordered before you. That's just the way it is." So the young man and his friend walked out.I sat there another five minutes, trying several times to flag down one of the counter workers. I was ignored or not seen. Finally, I asked the man making a sundae right in front of me, "Are we supposed to get our own menus?" He gave me a deer-in-the-headlights look, shrugged and said, "Uh..." The man next to me offered me his. "Oh," I said, "I didn't know we were sharing." So I took the menu, perused it for a couple minutes, then set it down and sat there for another three minutes or so. No one acknowledged my presence. Finally, I decided the young men who had walked out were right, and I stood up and exited the restaurant.I must say, this is a pretty poor way to run an establishment. Waiting half an hour (in their case) or 15 minutes (in mine) and not even having your presence acknowledged at the counter of a soda fountain is inexcusable, I don't care how busy you are. Fair Oaks Pharmacy needs to eject these young clowns running the fountain and replace them with competent workers. Until they do, I will not return.

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★☆☆☆☆

I stopped by recently on a Sunday afternoon to have a phosphate (something I'd enjoyed there before). They were busy, but there was a vacant seat at the counter. I sat there... and sat there... and sat there. I looked around for a menu -- nothing posted on the wall and only one on the counter, beneath the elbow of the man sitting next to me.About ten minutes went by, and none of the four workers behind the counter (who were busy preparing food) even acknowledged my presence.Then I heard a young man of about 19 or 20 sitting a couple stools away ask if he could get a soda. The guy behind the counter told him he was too busy at the moment. The young man erupted, "Dude, I've been sitting here HALF AN HOUR! Half an hour to get a soda?! That's ridiculous!" One of the four young men behind the counter told him haughtily, "Sir, we have several other tables that ordered before you. That's just the way it is." So the young man and his friend walked out.I sat there another five minutes, trying several times to flag down one of the counter workers. I was ignored or not seen. Finally, I asked the man making a sundae right in front of me, "Are we supposed to get our own menus?" He gave me a deer-in-the-headlights look, shrugged and said, "Uh..." The man next to me offered me his. "Oh," I said, "I didn't know we were sharing." So I took the menu, perused it for a couple minutes, then set it down and sat there for another three minutes or so. No one acknowledged my presence. Finally, I decided the young men who had walked out were right, and I stood up and exited the restaurant.I must say, this is a pretty poor way to run an establishment. Waiting half an hour (in their case) or 15 minutes (in mine) and not even having your presence acknowledged at the counter of a soda fountain is inexcusable, I don't care how busy you are. Fair Oaks Pharmacy needs to eject these young clowns running the fountain and replace them with competent workers. Until they do, I will not return.

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Anyone who takes their prescriptions to Fair Oaks Pharmacy, be sure that you check for mistakes!

Having been a fan of the Fair Oaks Pharmacy in former years, I took my four children to the shop to experience one of their delicious phosphate sodas. Unfortunately, what they experienced was a lesson in business operations and ethics.

My kids each ordered a phosphate from the girl at the counter, and when she brought the drinks, they sipped them without complaint, but when I tasted one, I noticed they were unusually AWFUL! They were extremely bitter and sour, and did not taste good at all. They ordered chocolate and bubblegum. I asked the girl who made our drinks if they could just exchange them for a child's size ice-cream, a reasonable exchange, I thought, since we would still be losing money in the process. She said no, if we didn't like them, we would have to purchase another item, and then she took them and dumped them out.

We were all disgusted, with the sodas, but also with the quality of business they conducted. We left quietly. The same girl (whom I had just paid in cash) then chased us out to our car asking if we had paid. I told her we had and we left.

Don't waste your time or money at the Fair Oaks Pharmacy. Spend your money someplace where good old fashion ethics and values are practiced. You can get Dreyer's ice-cream (which is the brand they use - no they do not make their own, but Cold Stone's does!) just about anywhere.

I hope their pharmacy dealings are more honest than their sodafountain. I'm very careful about my family's medical care, and would never trust them to fill a prescription for any member of my family based on the mistakes they made in making a simple soda, and unwillingness to fix it, as well as their lack of care in the way they treated my children. I hope anyone who does take their prescriptions there is very careful to make sure it is filled properly.

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Anyone who takes their prescriptions to Fair Oaks Pharmacy, be sure that you check for mistakes!

Having been a fan of the Fair Oaks Pharmacy in former years, I took my four children to the shop to experience one of their delicious phosphate sodas. Unfortunately, what they experienced was a lesson in business operations and ethics.

My kids each ordered a phosphate from the girl at the counter, and when she brought the drinks, they sipped them without complaint, but when I tasted one, I noticed they were unusually AWFUL! They were extremely bitter and sour, and did not taste good at all. They ordered chocolate and bubblegum. I asked the girl who made our drinks if they could just exchange them for a child's size ice-cream, a reasonable exchange, I thought, since we would still be losing money in the process. She said no, if we didn't like them, we would have to purchase another item, and then she took them and dumped them out.

We were all disgusted, with the sodas, but also with the quality of business they conducted. We left quietly. The same girl (whom I had just paid in cash) then chased us out to our car asking if we had paid. I told her we had and we left.

Don't waste your time or money at the Fair Oaks Pharmacy. Spend your money someplace where good old fashion ethics and values are practiced. You can get Dreyer's ice-cream (which is the brand they use - no they do not make their own, but Cold Stone's does!) just about anywhere.

I hope their pharmacy dealings are more honest than their sodafountain. I'm very careful about my family's medical care, and would never trust them to fill a prescription for any member of my family based on the mistakes they made in making a simple soda, and unwillingness to fix it, as well as their lack of care in the way they treated my children. I hope anyone who does take their prescriptions there is very careful to make sure it is filled properly.

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I used to love Fair Oaks Pharmacy! Early in our marriage, my husband and I would often stop to get an ice-cream and enjoy the familiar atmosphere and great treats. Unfortunately, it seems as though some things do not improve with time.

I took my four young children into the pharmacy today thinking they woul dlove the experience. They each decided to get a phosphate. After waiting patiently in their seats, their phosphates came and they were horrendous! They looked like dishwater and tasted like a combination of bitter and sour. They sipped them politely, but jumped at the chance to trade them in for an ice-cream. I told the girl at the counter that their drinks were not very sweet and asked if they could trade them in for just a child's sized ice-cream (this was an understatement! I'm sure the chocolate had no sugar in it at all). The girl said yes they could trade them in, but we would need to pay for it. I said no thanks, and we left. A few minutes later, the girl I had paid chased me out to my car asking if we had paid yet. This is the same girl that made my children's yucky sodas.

Don't waste your time at Fair Oaks Pharmacy. There is nothing "fair" about it, or even appetizing to us!

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to love Fair Oaks Pharmacy! Early in our marriage, my husband and I would often stop to get an ice-cream and enjoy the familiar atmosphere and great treats. Unfortunately, it seems as though some things do not improve with time.

I took my four young children into the pharmacy today thinking they woul dlove the experience. They each decided to get a phosphate. After waiting patiently in their seats, their phosphates came and they were horrendous! They looked like dishwater and tasted like a combination of bitter and sour. They sipped them politely, but jumped at the chance to trade them in for an ice-cream. I told the girl at the counter that their drinks were not very sweet and asked if they could trade them in for just a child's sized ice-cream (this was an understatement! I'm sure the chocolate had no sugar in it at all). The girl said yes they could trade them in, but we would need to pay for it. I said no thanks, and we left. A few minutes later, the girl I had paid chased me out to my car asking if we had paid yet. This is the same girl that made my children's yucky sodas.

Don't waste your time at Fair Oaks Pharmacy. There is nothing "fair" about it, or even appetizing to us!

Pros: Great history of a wonderful place

Cons: service, taste, value

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Words can not explain this Pharmacy. A must see. We just moved to Pasadena and I really wanted to see what all the fuss was about regarding Fair Oaks Pharmacy. Besides the fact that they have been in a bunch of movies, sell the best gifts, have killer shakes and floats....The Doctor at this Pharmacy has been the best thing that my husband and I have discovered in Pasadena.
Overall, they are unique and the service is unbelievable. I just go there when I'm bored and/or need a smile....the best part is that I never wait long for my prescriptions...NO LINE! yeah!! =) -- Hillary Grace

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★★★★★

Words can not explain this Pharmacy. A must see. We just moved to Pasadena and I really wanted to see what all the fuss was about regarding Fair Oaks Pharmacy. Besides the fact that they have been in a bunch of movies, sell the best gifts, have killer shakes and floats....The Doctor at this Pharmacy has been the best thing that my husband and I have discovered in Pasadena.
Overall, they are unique and the service is unbelievable. I just go there when I'm bored and/or need a smile....the best part is that I never wait long for my prescriptions...NO LINE! yeah!! =) -- Hillary Grace

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This is a great spot to get that old fashion vibe. Its a good spot for ice cream and soda and some stationary shopping. They have really marked up the price on everything though.

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★★★★☆

This is a great spot to get that old fashion vibe. Its a good spot for ice cream and soda and some stationary shopping. They have really marked up the price on everything though.

Pros: Old Fashion vibe (feel like a kid again)

Cons: $$$ Expensive and service not too friendly

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Classic soda-fountain spot - best for an afternoon treat or a lazy afternoon lunch. The shop has some cute trinkets on sale (nothing you need, everything you'd like) in the back, including a fun array of candies and decorations. The only bummer is they aren't open for breakfast during the year. WHile lunch was good, I'd more recommend splitting a malted with your honey and watching the passery-bys on busy Fair Oaks Avenue.

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★★★★☆

Classic soda-fountain spot - best for an afternoon treat or a lazy afternoon lunch. The shop has some cute trinkets on sale (nothing you need, everything you'd like) in the back, including a fun array of candies and decorations. The only bummer is they aren't open for breakfast during the year. WHile lunch was good, I'd more recommend splitting a malted with your honey and watching the passery-bys on busy Fair Oaks Avenue.

Pros: Ambience, milkshakes

Cons: Hours

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Our family loves the Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain. It has an old fashioned soda fountain where you can order great banana splits. You can also buy toys and candy you don't see anywhere else. Did I mention it was a pharmacy too?

The staff is dog friendly!

PROS: Great banana splits, incredible staff, nostagic ambiance
CONS: Limited parking

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★★★★★

Our family loves the Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain. It has an old fashioned soda fountain where you can order great banana splits. You can also buy toys and candy you don't see anywhere else. Did I mention it was a pharmacy too?

The staff is dog friendly!

PROS: Great banana splits, incredible staff, nostagic ambiance
CONS: Limited parking

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This was such a sweet treat! They have the whole retro-soda fountain look down and the guys behind the counter were super friendly. They made us a perfect sundae to share! They also sell retro candies (looking for Black Jack Gum? or Adams Sour Apple?) They do have a sandwich menu which we didn't try. This place would be ideal for an ice cream party, birthday, or just hangin' with your someone special ... as I was doing. We will be returning often! Nicely done guys! The prices were VERY reasonable.

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★★★★★

This was such a sweet treat! They have the whole retro-soda fountain look down and the guys behind the counter were super friendly. They made us a perfect sundae to share! They also sell retro candies (looking for Black Jack Gum? or Adams Sour Apple?) They do have a sandwich menu which we didn't try. This place would be ideal for an ice cream party, birthday, or just hangin' with your someone special ... as I was doing. We will be returning often! Nicely done guys! The prices were VERY reasonable.

Pros: Great sundaes, cool atmosphere, super-friendly service

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Yes I am very big on ambience, so that's one of the reasons why I enjoy this place so much. The service is what you would expect in a small family diner...they were attentive, yet they give you some space once the food has been served. This is not a place where you would take a large group of people but you would take a friend here after a movie or a day of shopping. The place is a feast for the eyes as well as a topic of conversation. Or if you need a place to lose the stress of the work week then this is the place. Go there on Sunday morning & enjoy the Sunday paper over breakfast...plus you will have a chance to people watch and enjoy the various eclectic shops along Mission.

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★★★★☆

Yes I am very big on ambience, so that's one of the reasons why I enjoy this place so much. The service is what you would expect in a small family diner...they were attentive, yet they give you some space once the food has been served. This is not a place where you would take a large group of people but you would take a friend here after a movie or a day of shopping. The place is a feast for the eyes as well as a topic of conversation. Or if you need a place to lose the stress of the work week then this is the place. Go there on Sunday morning & enjoy the Sunday paper over breakfast...plus you will have a chance to people watch and enjoy the various eclectic shops along Mission.

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their whole "old school 50's theme" is nice and all, but there's some things back then that aren't all that cool today... like racism.
Maybe they didn't see me or my group of 5 when we were trying to flag a waiter or "soda jerk" down for service, but me and my party waited there for like 20 minutes until we finally decided to give up and leave. Not even ONE person tried to help us out and we saw plenty of workers there helping out other guests.It was a LITTLE busy, but that's no excuse to leave people hanging for that long. I say "racist" because I saw at least 3 other caucasian parties get serviced and leave before us. How many times do you have to say "excuse me" and "waiter" before you decide its time to leave? I was persistant because i heard their food was the greatest, and filling, but unfortunately i guess ill never have that opportunity...

PROS: cute
CONS: the first and only time i visited, i was severly disrespected, alsoCRAMPED

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★★☆☆☆

their whole "old school 50's theme" is nice and all, but there's some things back then that aren't all that cool today... like racism.
Maybe they didn't see me or my group of 5 when we were trying to flag a waiter or "soda jerk" down for service, but me and my party waited there for like 20 minutes until we finally decided to give up and leave. Not even ONE person tried to help us out and we saw plenty of workers there helping out other guests.It was a LITTLE busy, but that's no excuse to leave people hanging for that long. I say "racist" because I saw at least 3 other caucasian parties get serviced and leave before us. How many times do you have to say "excuse me" and "waiter" before you decide its time to leave? I was persistant because i heard their food was the greatest, and filling, but unfortunately i guess ill never have that opportunity...

PROS: cute
CONS: the first and only time i visited, i was severly disrespected, alsoCRAMPED

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The atmosphere of the store brings one back to the old roaring Fifties where Soda Fountains were very prevalent. Inside, they sell lots of Fifties memorabilia and candy. Also located in there is the best Soda Fountain in the San Gabriel valley. The nostalgic products demand nostalgic (pricey) prices and the soda fountain is a bit expensive but well worth it. They have a variety of malts, sundays, shakes, and specialties. It's about $3 for two scoops of ice cream, $4 for a shake or Sunday, and about $7 for a delux ice cream dish with 3 scoops and lot's of toppings. Bring lot's of friends to help you finish since their portions are huge! Parking can be very hard to find though.

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★★★★★

The atmosphere of the store brings one back to the old roaring Fifties where Soda Fountains were very prevalent. Inside, they sell lots of Fifties memorabilia and candy. Also located in there is the best Soda Fountain in the San Gabriel valley. The nostalgic products demand nostalgic (pricey) prices and the soda fountain is a bit expensive but well worth it. They have a variety of malts, sundays, shakes, and specialties. It's about $3 for two scoops of ice cream, $4 for a shake or Sunday, and about $7 for a delux ice cream dish with 3 scoops and lot's of toppings. Bring lot's of friends to help you finish since their portions are huge! Parking can be very hard to find though.

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Where else can you stop off for all of the drugs that you need at one corner? The pharmacy staff are great, friendly and knowledgeable. An ldeal location to drop by and fill up on all the news, pills, coffee and even a snack.

PROS: Local, friendly and knowledgable service...
CONS: Busy at times, some refill quantities may be lower...

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★★★★☆

Where else can you stop off for all of the drugs that you need at one corner? The pharmacy staff are great, friendly and knowledgeable. An ldeal location to drop by and fill up on all the news, pills, coffee and even a snack.

PROS: Local, friendly and knowledgable service...
CONS: Busy at times, some refill quantities may be lower...

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I think of Fair Oaks Pharmacy as more of a soda fountain than a pharmacy. The shakes and malts are excellent, albiet expensive. I like to vintage atmosphere; it's quirky and fun.

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I think of Fair Oaks Pharmacy as more of a soda fountain than a pharmacy. The shakes and malts are excellent, albiet expensive. I like to vintage atmosphere; it's quirky and fun.

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it isnt on the menu, but their grilled cheese, no parmesean on the bread, with jack cheese and avocado is amazing! their gifts and great nostalgic aura are great as well. go there!

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★★★★☆

it isnt on the menu, but their grilled cheese, no parmesean on the bread, with jack cheese and avocado is amazing! their gifts and great nostalgic aura are great as well. go there!

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Great pharmacy. The owners are great, very accommodating. But a pretty lousy soda fountain. The kids like to go there, but there are a hundred places to get a better burger in the area. Come on guys -- making a great ice cream soda is not that tough!

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★★★☆☆

Great pharmacy. The owners are great, very accommodating. But a pretty lousy soda fountain. The kids like to go there, but there are a hundred places to get a better burger in the area. Come on guys -- making a great ice cream soda is not that tough!

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Great combination of soda fountain, neighborhood meeting place, and, oh yes, they fill prescriptions and sell gifts as well.

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★★★★★

Great combination of soda fountain, neighborhood meeting place, and, oh yes, they fill prescriptions and sell gifts as well.

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This is a cute little store/soda shop that everyone in Pasadena should visit. The soda fountain is very unique and quaint. I've gotten a yummy sundae there before, which was huge and quite delicious. The store has lots of fun supplies, like stationary and holiday items and fun themed items, including I Love Lucy or President Bush, etc. It's fun to puruse if you've got time. You never know what you'll find in there.

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★★★★☆

This is a cute little store/soda shop that everyone in Pasadena should visit. The soda fountain is very unique and quaint. I've gotten a yummy sundae there before, which was huge and quite delicious. The store has lots of fun supplies, like stationary and holiday items and fun themed items, including I Love Lucy or President Bush, etc. It's fun to puruse if you've got time. You never know what you'll find in there.

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One of the last true soda fountains. Of course, I am in my twenties so what would I know about this anyway. Nostalgia is clearly not the only reason this is a fun place. There is a pharmacy which I have never actually seen anyone use, but there is anendless array of fun gifts for browsing and you can grab a fun ice cream treat before you leave. The one with heath bars on top is pretty darn good.

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One of the last true soda fountains. Of course, I am in my twenties so what would I know about this anyway. Nostalgia is clearly not the only reason this is a fun place. There is a pharmacy which I have never actually seen anyone use, but there is anendless array of fun gifts for browsing and you can grab a fun ice cream treat before you leave. The one with heath bars on top is pretty darn good.

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I love this place. The last of the old fashioned soda fountains! I am not sure if they still do but they used to make their ice cream sodas with phosphates.

5
★★★★★

I love this place. The last of the old fashioned soda fountains! I am not sure if they still do but they used to make their ice cream sodas with phosphates.

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A very personable pharmacy, a breath of fresh air from the chain pharmacies. Never a long line, and the pharmacist knows me by name. Attached is the soda fountain and gift and card shop so sometimes I like to have an ice cream and shop for a cute littlegift or card while I wait.

5
★★★★★

A very personable pharmacy, a breath of fresh air from the chain pharmacies. Never a long line, and the pharmacist knows me by name. Attached is the soda fountain and gift and card shop so sometimes I like to have an ice cream and shop for a cute littlegift or card while I wait.

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Excellent service and good food at a reasonable price in an old fashioned soda shop

2
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Excellent service and good food at a reasonable price in an old fashioned soda shop

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Great Place! the service is wonderful! i love the food especially the grilled chicken salad and the turkey avocado sandwich! i reccomend this restaurant over Soda Jerks who's service is horrible! Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain is authentic and brings back the good old days!

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★★★★★

Great Place! the service is wonderful! i love the food especially the grilled chicken salad and the turkey avocado sandwich! i reccomend this restaurant over Soda Jerks who's service is horrible! Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain is authentic and brings back the good old days!

Pros: great service, great food, wonderful ambiance

Cons: no parking

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One of the last spots of its kind, you gotta check this place out if you want to see what a real soda fountain is all about. Though you have to find your way past all the junk they sell in front, the soda fountain is a great place to take a date for some fudge covered lovin'.

2
★★★★★

One of the last spots of its kind, you gotta check this place out if you want to see what a real soda fountain is all about. Though you have to find your way past all the junk they sell in front, the soda fountain is a great place to take a date for some fudge covered lovin'.

Pros: Ice Cream, Malts

Cons: Sells Crap

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Very authentic, old soda shop/pharmacy. Make sure you get there early in evening because they do not serve dinner late. Excellent sandwiches and ice cream floats. I highly recommend the brownie sundae.

2
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Very authentic, old soda shop/pharmacy. Make sure you get there early in evening because they do not serve dinner late. Excellent sandwiches and ice cream floats. I highly recommend the brownie sundae.

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Old fashioned bar stools and a marble counter top. Super thick shakes and creamy malts. Friendly service. It's like stepping into "American Graffiti"--totally 1950's. Perfect place to stop in after catching a flick down the street at The Rialto.

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★★★★☆

Old fashioned bar stools and a marble counter top. Super thick shakes and creamy malts. Friendly service. It's like stepping into "American Graffiti"--totally 1950's. Perfect place to stop in after catching a flick down the street at The Rialto.

 

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