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Ellis Soda Shoppe and Grill

217 Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210
276-623-8187
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Ranked #15 of 74 restaurants in Abingdon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
Good for: Outdoor seating
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Good for: Outdoor seating
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English first
Mountain City, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a unique eatery: just like the olden days of soda fountains & drug store food. Service here is fast & friendly and the ice cream desserts are superb! Food quality is excellent with good variety of choices, incl. side options. I esp. like that the food arrives at the table "hot from the kitchen!" A real unique treat... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

The service was great. The food was good, but be ready to pay for small servings. Sad when you spend $63 on a meal and leave hungry. That was with an appetizer.

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Bedford, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was a very good place to have lunch. Family run business that use to be a drug store, now a grille and soda shop. Hamburger and club sandwich was very good. Although we didn't get milkshakes or malts we saw lots of them being served and they looked really good!! Service was good and they were very busy. Recommend... More

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Berea, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I walked into this establishment just to grab a briskly cold drink and be on my way to continue exploring the classy and quaint town of Abingdon. However, instead of going in for no more than 5 minutes, I ended up staying for an extra 30 to 40 minutes. The customer service at this restaurant was beyond my expectations. I... More

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Berea, Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Pop Ellis Soda Shoppe and Grill is an intimate setting with rich historical ties. This family owned business is a renovated pharmacy. One main attractions in old pharmacies was the soda machine and this is why the pharmacy was turned into a soda shop by the pharmacist's son. The old relics and photos place customers into an earlier time. The... More

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Really enjoyed the atmosphere in this charming 1920's Drugstore. The food was average but good. The wait to be seated wasn't too long but it could be during regular lunch hour. The service was great, you could tell that these folks enjoyed their job and wanted to make you feel at home.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This old time pharmacy is converted into a very cute restaurant. Sandwiches were very delicious. Milk shakes were just the right texture. The owners were present at the store and took a lot of pride in their establishment. We enjoyed our time there and highly recommend the restaurant for lunch.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We had lunch here yesterday. The food was very good. I would definitely recommend this to anyone in the Abingdon area! The history of it is also fascinating!!!

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Bedford, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We only stopped for dessert and it was great. I had the peanut butter milkshake. From the traces of peanut butter in the shake cup it was obviously made with real scoops of peanut butter. It was great! We have also had a sandwiches there on previous visits and they were excellent as well. Friendly service. A great place to... More

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Friendsville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We've eaten here twice and both times we were very happy with the food. The black bean burgers are awesome!

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