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Jul 19, 2010 07:49 AM

Soda Jerks has opened on the Santa Monica Pier

On weekends we take walks on the pier in the mornings, and we noticed that Soda Jerks has opened in the Carousel, which opens 11:00. We want to try it, but don't want to go to the pier during that time especially in the summer. Real ice cream sundaes, phosphates, etc. in an ice cream parlor atmosphere with the classic merry-go-round. They use Fosselman's ice cream, to boot. Love to hear any reports.

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  1. Is this the same Soda Jerks that closed, about 4-5 years ago, in Pasadena?

    For the longest time, the Pasadena locaiton kept their phone number with a message that said they are looking to reopen, when the right location is found. The last time I tried to call, about a year ago, that number was disconnected.

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    1. re: reality check

      That was my first question, too, when I saw the title of this post. Sounds like it may be - especially since they use Fosselman's.

      1. re: WildSwede

        It's one thing to be located in Pasadena and use Fosselman's. Easy trip to restock at Foselman's. If you're in Santa Monica? Much tougher.

        1. re: reality check

          Exactly! I was just saying that since the old Soda Jerk's used Fosselman's.

      2. re: reality check

        Yes, the same people, based on numerous sources.

        1. re: Ogawak

          Ok got the 411. I called their SM location and talked to the owner.

          They are the same owners as the Soda Jerks in Pasadena. They are still trying to find a location in Pasadena.

          They still use Fosselman's ice cream. They only serve ice cream in SM. They do not serve food.

          They are closed every Tuesday!!

          Here's the website.

          Soda Jerks
          200 Santa Monica Pier
          Santa Monica, CA 90401
          (310) 393-SODA (7632)

          1. re: reality check

            Thanks for checking, reality check! It is nice to hear that they are looking for a location in Pasadena. Thanks again!

      3. Here's the scoop (with hot fudge) from L.A. Eater:

        So yes, it is the old Pasadena Soda Jerks, living up to their closing-sign promise from 2005. Too bad I can't eat anything there any more ;(

        Soda Jerks
        200 Pier Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405