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Ellis Soda Shoppe and Grill

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Ellis Soda Shoppe and Grill
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217 Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210
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217 Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210
276-623-8187
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Decent Food

The menu has some old fashioned choices, like the hand crafted sodas, which are delicious. Overall though, the food is average. There is not a lot of seating and it can be crowded on the weekends. We really enjoyed it the first few times we went and then they took some things off the menu that we... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2014
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Kingsport, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The menu has some old fashioned choices, like the hand crafted sodas, which are delicious. Overall though, the food is average. There is not a lot of seating and it can be crowded on the weekends. We really enjoyed it the first few times we went and then they took some things off the menu that we really liked. The... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I honestly cannot understand what all the rage is about this place. We showed up for lunch and the place was packed (must be really good then). Sat down, service was decent - very casual. I ordered a Reuben - it was good. Nothing spectacular, just good. Others with me had burgers and hot dogs. It amazes me - why... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Walked over here for a light lunch, food and service excellent. loved the décor and other amenities available for purchase.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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152 reviews 152 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Nice little diner within walking distance of the Martha Washington Inn. Enjoyed a quick soup and sandwich lunch. The vegetable soup was lacking a little in vegetables but good flavor. In this nostalgic setting, I had to have a root beer float...delicious! It's fun seeing all the apothecary memorabilia. If you're a nostalgia nerd (as I am), read the history... More 

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Kingsport, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I thought it was absolutely awesome! Nuff said! First time I'd beent here. My mother, sister, and I decide to stop in after attending a play at the Barter Theatre. We were very impressed. Cannot wait to go back. I am not a sandwich eater, but this is honestly the best sandwich I had ever had. Doubt I could ever... More 

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Abingdon, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Have lunch or dinner in a old Drugstore. Atmosphere is neat and the food was good and the bill was reasonable.

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Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was our 5th or 6th visit and the sandwiches are consistently good. I am not a fan of the soups, however. I've had both the French onion and vegetable soups and could not get past the overwhelming onion-y taste. I know what you're thinking: "you ordered French onion soup -- what do you expect?" Well, I make my own... More 

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Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We selected this based on Trip Advisor reviews; but could not have been more disappointed. Just stopped for lunch and wanted some place for a sandwich and soup that had a little charm. This place is suppose to be historic, but not at all impressive, with very little atmosphere. The sandwiches were dry and bland, the soup was way too... More 

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Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stopped in for a few drinks and dinner before a show at the Barter. We had wanted the steak salad but they were out - no biggie. I opted instead for a grilled chicken salad with their house vinaigrette and my husband got a sandwich. Both were good. We got the brownie with ice cream special dessert and it... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Such a friendly (Sarah and Jane are such fun servers too!) and memorable place to have lunch in this town. Try the fried bologna sandwiches and don't leave town without their trying their malts, shakes or floats!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 217 Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Abingdon
  • Phone Number: 276-623-8187

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?