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Soda Fountain of Venice

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349 West Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
+1 941-488-7600
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
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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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Old timey soda fountain

They even use a real old cash register. We had a hot fudge sundae. Nice folks, good ice cream. They had a guy playing Gordon Lightfoot tunes. The old signs on the walls were nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
TedRecupero
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Kanosh, Utah
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
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197 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Long Island City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Take a trip back in time and check out Soda Fountain of Venice. Great food, portions and prices........bring the family!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My husband and I took our two year old here for dinner. My husband and son got the pizza which was decent and I got a grilled cheese which was average. We also got a couple of shakes which were also fine, but again, nothing out of the ordinary. We really didn't feel like this place was anything special. The... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The pizza is phenomenal! Thin crust and cooked perfectly. Love that feta is a topping option! The club sandwich was so good and it was cut in quarters, which I love. Steak and cheese was also good! We had the same waitress both nights. Appreciate the good service! Will be back for sure!

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Kanosh, Utah
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

They even use a real old cash register. We had a hot fudge sundae. Nice folks, good ice cream. They had a guy playing Gordon Lightfoot tunes. The old signs on the walls were nice.

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Venice, Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

What a pleasant surprise. For us it was like going back to the early to mid-60's, the food & soda fountain drinks offered brought back many memories. We had the pastrami on rye & the chicken salad sandwich with two draft Stellas. Our server Dena was attentive to our needs & answered all of our questions. Even though it was... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Walked by this place so many times and didn't even know what a gem was hiding. Pizza is the best. Fresh taste and nice, thin, chewy crust.

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Albany, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

While strolling the street in Venice, I spotted a lady feeding her young kid this huge, very thin cheese pizza so I couldn't resist asking where she got it... the Soda Fountain... glad I asked, I'd never have guessed. My wife and I stopped in for a slice each - made for a great light lunch in itself. The slices... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Yes the throwback soda fountain look tempted us in the door. We sat at the counter stools across from the fry cook and were ignored long enough to decide to go to Caio Gelato down the street. Good choice. The décor was authentic right down to the grease smell.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We visited with the taste of Venice food tour and are so glad that we did. The chef came out and showed us how he hand tosses the pizza dough... Very authentic and cool :) we had the plain cheese pizza which was very flavorful. The crust is extra thin and crispy. For dessert we had hot fudge sundaes. We... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

If you like pizza and if you like ice cream and just want to have a fun lunch or dinner, this place is a must. I would even drive from Bradenton :) to go here again! Fun, friendly, excellent. I had a hot fudge sundae with strawberry ice cream. The hot-fudge was very generous and THE ABSOLUTE BEST I've had!... 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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?