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349 West Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
+1 941-488-7600
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
Description: Like stepping back in time. An authentic old fashioned soda fountain...
Like stepping back in time. An authentic old fashioned soda fountain serving a wide variety of sundaes, ice cream sodas and malts. Also serving New York style thin crust hand-tossed pizza as well as delicious sandwiches and salads. There's something for everyone at The Soda Fountain.
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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Blast from the Past

We have eaten here on numerous occasions as just a couple and with friends. The food is great and reasonably priced. Service is great as well. The atmosphere is just like the old '50s soda shops many of us used to go to. Whenever in Venice, make a stop here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
George S
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Hilliard, Ohio, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Dessert
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hilliard, Ohio, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here on numerous occasions as just a couple and with friends. The food is great and reasonably priced. Service is great as well. The atmosphere is just like the old '50s soda shops many of us used to go to. Whenever in Venice, make a stop here.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

How can an ice cream place never have certain basic ice cream flavors. Each of the three times, they havent had a flavor we asked for.

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Venice, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

To me, there is no excuse for service this bad. We paid a 2nd visit because we do like the food (particularly the pizza), and the atmosphere. And we like to support local businesses...but oh my, this place needs to go back to Service 101 class. We went for lunch on a busy day. There was no hostess...which would have... More 

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Venice, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Who da thunk...a combined ice cream shop and pizza parlor. It works! Have nit had ice cream but pizzas are the best in Venice.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I went there 4 times now hoping the service would improve but NO, don't go if you don't want to spend 3 hours eating lunch. hint to owner if you turn your tables faster you can make more money. waitress was not friendly, probably cause no tips for this slow service

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Venice, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

They have a great selection of old time drinks (phosphates, egg cream) as well as shakes and other ice-cream confections. I had an egg cream in honor of my mother who grew up on these. It was very good! Mu husband had a milk shake - it was just like I made at my first job at a diner on... More 

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Venice, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Nice little spot! A real old fashioned soda fountain! Yummy comfort foods! Delicious ice cream any way you want it...In a float, in a bowl, in a malt….all good!!!! Try it out!!!

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Manasota Key, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you like NY style pizza, there is not a better place to eat. It is an old fashioned soda fountain and ice cream shop, but the pizza...YUMMY! When you put the great service with a smile into the package, you have a wonderful total experience. Whatever they do in their training of personnel they should market. The entire staff... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Lots of character, good food. Old-time Florida! Good pizza. Hard-working staff! This is a great place to eat if you want some unique character and good food!

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Venice, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We were in downtown Venice recently when hunger struck. My husband had a craving for a slice of pizza, and though a restaurant named Soda Fountain probably wouldn't be your first thought for pizza, some friends had recommended it so we gave it a try. Glad we did. It has a nice old-fashioned "soda fountain" feel (go figure!). First impression... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 349 West Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-488-7600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 12
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

Like stepping back in time. An authentic old fashioned soda fountain serving a wide variety of sundaes, ice cream sodas and malts. Also serving New York style thin crust hand-tossed pizza as well as delicious sandwiches and salads. There's something for everyone at The Soda Fountain.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 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?