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Ellis Soda Shoppe and Grill

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217 Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210
+1 276-623-8187
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Good simple food... ice cream sodas, hot fudge sundaes

Reasonable prices for good simple food. Nice atmosphere, very informal, big on burgers and sandwiches... and ice cream desserts!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Harry_Baya
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Abingdon, Virginia
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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Abingdon, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Reasonable prices for good simple food. Nice atmosphere, very informal, big on burgers and sandwiches... and ice cream desserts!

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Yokohama, Japan
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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This place was crowded! I went for lunch and had to wait around 20 minutes to be seated. I thought the menu would be spectacular since it was so popular but maybe my expectations were too high as the food was good but not deserving the long wait. The atmosphere is nice and it's interesting to see all the artifacts... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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161 reviews 161 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 217 Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Abingdon
  • Phone Number: +1 276-623-8187

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