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

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Blast From The Past

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Marty B
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Venice, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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193 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Venice, Florida
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
24 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

6 of us stopped in here for lunch, all ordered something different , everything was really good. Will definitely return there.

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Venice, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Nice for lunch and and an old fashioned malted. Sandwiches are huge and reasonably priced. Sharing would not be out of the question. Service is good. The servers are friendly. The owner Vinnie is a real sweetheart and truly cares about your experience in his establishment. Go, have fun and enjoy a great old time meal!

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Venice, Florida
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a very cute old fashioned soda shop that has really good milkshakes and black and white sodas. There is a limited food menu, usually a soup and nice sandwiches our mothers used to make us, such as grilled cheese.

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Vineland, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Vacationing in the area and took a walk in Old downtown Venice. Looking for a bite to eat and stopped here. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. We ordered a pizza to share and a glass of wine. Pizza was like authentic Italian pizza with thin crispy crust and we chose are toppings. Made fresh and it was delicious. The... 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?