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Watson's Soda Fountain & Cafe

116 E. Chapman Ave. (Glassell St.) Send to Phone
714-363-3773 | Menu
OC landmark on Orange’s traffic circle for American diner fare and ice cream specialties.
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Watson's Soda Fountain & Cafe, Orange, CA

Watson's Soda Fountain & Cafe Restaurant Review

: This Orange Circle icon has been slinging malts and shakes from its soda fountain since 1915. The revitalized interior brings the venue into more modern times, with rich woods and thick marble tabletops providing a significantly sleeker look. Staff is friendly and the flavorful food is reasonably priced. Breakfast is offered all day --- a bonus for the students of nearby Chapman University. The rest of the menu is sprinkled with an array of satisfying sandwiches and kicked-up comfort food. Think fried chicken and herb waffles or grilled dry-aged pork chops with charred apple chutney. The creamy, cool milkshakes are a frosty must.

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Soup's On!
by DivaDiva on Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:09 pm
Best cream of broccoli soup in Southern California. Ditto the lima beans and ham, served once a week. They've raised the once inexpensive prices since the place was a featured presence in the Tom Hanks movie "That Thing You Do" and parking is more of a nuisance than ever in Old Towne Orange, but the service at Watson's - although still far from perfect - has come up a few notches along with the total of the bill. And the food is really good, bordering on irresistable. Despite an influx of "newer" eateries around the Orange Circle, this is still the local's favorite for "best" in the area. There is a different soup every day, and breakfast is the old-fashioned kind, just like back home in Indiana.
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