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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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Today
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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    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
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Ordered the Pop Ellis cheeseburger and it was so good. Cooked just right and the fries were just how I liked them. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Staff was so friendly and even the owner was there that evening going around to all the tables thanking everyone for coming in. Ellis... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
luvthebanksBristolVa
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bristol va
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Ordered the Pop Ellis cheeseburger and it was so good. Cooked just right and the fries were just how I liked them. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Staff was so friendly and even the owner was there that evening going around to all the tables thanking everyone for coming in. Ellis is a must stop when... More 

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Louisville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Old fashion banana splits and ice cream sodas. The other foods were good too. The memorabilia in the restaurant is fun to look at and helps pass the time while waiting for your order.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We stopped for a light supper and food was good and old drugstore displays around the booths and soda fountain were fun to explore. The friendly waitress recommended the chicken salad and it was delicious, served on pita with a very sweet dressing. She said that's what they like in the south - might be just a little too much... More 

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Graham, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The food was exceptional and plentiful . The price was great. The staff was the friendliness and most entertaining. They just made us feel like home. Loved this place!

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Graham, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Food was great, service was great and the employees were so so friendly. We had lunch on Thursday and enjoyed it so much we went back for lunch on Friday.

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Richmond, Virginia
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165 reviews 165 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Ellis Soda Shop is like a step back in time. There are pharmacy artifacts and memorabilia from the owners all over the place. There is an old fashioned list of ice cream selections- all delicious. We usually opt for sandwiches. One time my husband had the crab cake and salad- not that great. The chicken parmesan sandwich and the turkey... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I've tried this place at least 4 times now, and every time, I am disappointed. One time, I ordered a grilled pimento cheese sandwich, and the guy next to me got twice the amount I did. This time, along with my Pimento Cheese Sandwich, I ordered a side order of fries (because they give you cheap off brand potato chips... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

What a great place! Lots of historical memorabilia and the food is wonderful. Plus, they have an old fashioned soda fountain. Everything was great, and the service was very friendly. Don't miss this if you are passing through!

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danville, ca
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

While on a day trip from Boone exploring Abingdon, I came across this little soda shop. I was welcomed with a friendly greeting and ushered to one of the cute tables adorned with pictures from the town's past. The decor is charming and filled with history. They have a large selection of menu items from standard fountain foods to vegetarian... More 

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Abingdon, Virginia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Located in town near the Barter Theatre this is an old drug store with many of the original cabinets, pictures, counter, and good food. Sandwiches, soups (don't get the tomato soup) ice cream and setting is very good.

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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
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?