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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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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: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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  • 51
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 6
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great casual place to eat.

Very friendly staff. Loved the cheeseburger and the milkshake. Pretty neat atmosphere in an old pharmacy! Nachos were just ok nothing special.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
myboo123
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South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very friendly staff. Very good food. Excellent milk shakes,they give you the metal shaker to get all the shake! Awesome French dip.

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Showed my daughter the pleasures of eating a fried bologna or a pimento cheese sandwich chased with a root beer float. Ellis never disappoints.

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South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very friendly staff. Loved the cheeseburger and the milkshake. Pretty neat atmosphere in an old pharmacy! Nachos were just ok nothing special.

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Florence, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Arrived in Abingdon just in time for a light lunch. Folks at the tourist center recommended Ellis's soda shop & grill among others. Group of 4 had a variety of things: Reuben sandwiches, club sandwiches, with the cream of mushroom soup -- this soup is homemade & one of the best we have ever had. Being that it was an... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Interesting background story of this restaurant. Friendly staff, and decent food. Did not feel rushed which is refreshing.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Food was just ok at best and that is generous. Service was marginal- waitress came to fill one tea after we asked but ignored that everyone else was out of drink. The owner socialized very loudly to the table next to us the entire time we were there.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had an enjoyable time eating here as the staff was very friendly, the menu full of delicious comfort type, home cooked dishes and the building is a well preserved example of a small town drug store and soda fountain. Once the locals started arriving for dinner, it was nice to see the interaction between the wait staff and the... More 

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Maiden, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great Burgers and good wait staff. Dropped in before a Barter Theater production and had burgers and fries. Fries were frozen and didn't have much taste but the "chefs special and the burger with pimento cheese were cooked perfectly and were excellent. My wife also enjoyed their sweet potato fries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I eat here every time I go see a Barter show. I always get a burger and a hand jerk soda(vanilla coke is the best!). Service is great also.

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Statesville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Ate here for lunch with a large church group. The staff did a great job of taking care of all of us in a short amount of time, but that's the best thing I have to say about this restaurant. I got the chicken salad on a croissant, and after about 3 bites, I bit into the largest piece of... 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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?