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8 S Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 532-8120
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Ranked #18 of 74 Restaurants in Sonora
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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English first
Napa, California, United States
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300 reviews 300 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We were attracted by the nice looking soda fountain with the milk shake machines. So, after we ordered a milk shake we were surprised that the shake was made with a Vitamix type blender. It was a bit disappointing but still tasted good. I had the tuna fish sandwich which was fine but my wife had the turkey sandwich which... More 

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San Francisco
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Sit at the counter and enjoy an ice cream soda or any treat you desire. This place is amazing. I had a superb root beer float and enjoyed the ambiance that brought back childhood memories. And don't forget to browse through the used book selection, particularly downstairs. You won't be disappointed.

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Jamestown
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When you enter the front door, notice the grand saloon bar where they serve some of the best ice cream in the county. They also have a large selection of used books in the back and downstairs. If you're an ice cream devotee and a book lover, this is the place for you!

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Rhode Island
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We stopped into Legends to have an old fashioned cherry coke (not cherry coke they sell in cans and bottles today) and the staff were thrilled to make it for us!! The staff were so friendly and invited us to walk around downstairs where they have an entrance to underground tunnels and a creek that runs indoors!! We didn't taste... More 

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Sonora CA
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Belly up to the bar (it came around the Horn) and enjoy a long, cool ice cream soda. Sandwiches are also great, and you can settle down with one of the books from Legends' shelves. Surprise! The basement chambers are for you to discover. Don't miss this remarkable Sonora landmark.

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Sonora, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I have only been to Legends by myself, but I think kids would really enjoy the experience. I bought a fun antique child's book. It took a while for the dampness to dissipate, so this is not a place to buy collectibles. But it was so fun to experience the creek in the basement and imagine the gold miners panning... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Great old fashioned ice cream parlor with a twist. Books and old relics and the last open underground - undertown tunnel! A step back in time and worth a few minutes of your day to stop here!

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northern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

We went in to beat the heat on a hot afternoon and had a grand time browsing the store. Antiques are laid out upstairs, often grouped by color, interspersed with many interesting old books. Downstairs in the back is a sort of underground waterfall, and many books. It did smell a little damp and musty; I was going to purchase... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Sonora is such a great town to visit, so much history and all kinds of little shops and lots of antiques. Legends has the most beautiful old bar and the Ice Cream was delicious. Make sure you go into the cellar to see the old mining tunnel, while doing some photography down there I got the feeling, I was not... More 

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Menifee, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

I love the books and antiques along with the old school soda fountain! Very Very Awesome! Plus the like scenic things through out the building make it super way cool

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Address: 8 S Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370
Phone Number: (209) 532-8120
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonora
Cuisine: Ice Cream

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