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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Love this place, It is a MUST-GO in Venice

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
graciewarren
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Bradenton, Florida
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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188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bradenton, Florida
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 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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Bracebridge, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This establishment has been on Venice Blvd. for as long as I can remember and it is and old fashioned soda fountain! Try the malted milk shakes - heavenly! They serve sandwiches, light meals and pizza with a couple of daily specials all reasonably priced - a good family outing. Although they serve beer and wine, you can take your... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Fun old fashion ice cream parlor. Reminded me of my past. Best hot fudge sundae I have had in a long time, in fact it was probably the best dessert I had on our trip

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south central pa.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Go back in time to a real live soda fountain!! Shakes hand-made to order by exceptionally friendly staff. You can tell they enjoy their work and being there. Short order cook behind counter prepares food to order. Extensive menu. I love a quality hot dog and they did a great job of burning mine (at my request!!). Wife had a... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We went to the Soda Fountain for pizza. That sounds a little odd and it was probably a wrong choice at least for pizza. The fountain has an attached operation that looks like a pizza shop with the signs, etc. but it is actually part of the Fountain building and one kitchen makes everything for both sides of the operation.... More 

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Kentucky
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We have eaten here several times while in the area. We have had the hot dogs, burgers, sandwiches, etc. My favorites are the three salad plate (tuna, egg and chicken) on lettuce, (The side of fruit is a wonderful compliment) and the Chicken bruschetta salad was amazing. Don't let the service (slow, but friendly...these servers work hard!) or the decor... 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?