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Soda Fountain of Venice

349 West Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
+1 941-488-7600
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Ranked #40 of 202 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $7 - $12
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
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.
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I went with my Mother in law and we had a descent time. I ordered a B&W milk shake and was confused by their two sizes. The two sizes were so darn close to one another, i chose the smaller size. I wish they would re-consider their largest size, which should be double the smaller size. If they had, i... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Best Rubeun Sandwich I have ever eaten! It's a bit rustic but great atmosphere, located off beach. Great shakes!

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Visited here in 2012 and loved it, range of hot dogs and sand witches as well as pizza from the Italian next door, and of course, a wide selection of sundaes and ice creams. Decided to return this week while in the area and it hasn't changed, sat up at the bar we were the only ones in there until... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

2nd time visiting..we were in some what of a rush, the food took a while, I had ordered the foot long hot dog, the bun was really dry, the shakes were good.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We loved this place. It's location on Venice Ave is great for an afternoon of window shopping and enjoying the beach. The lunch menu is pretty diverse as it is both a café and a pizzeria. The prices were great and there are coupons online. But the star here is the desserts. My daughter (5 years old) said this was... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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207 reviews 207 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This used to be a favorite if ours in Venice however they seem to be getting kind of lazy. We used to love the garlic knots here. However the last 3 or 4 times we've ordered them we've had to send them back. Always over cooked , hard, burn etc. One night we were there we watched two others sent... More

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Susan H, Owner at Soda Fountain of Venice, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your concerns with us. We will make every effort to correct the problems. More

Venice, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We have been going to the soda fountain for many years. It has changed owners 3 times since we have started going. The sandwiches are great and although the menu hasn't changed once, the sandwiches are all classics and well prepared. The restaurant also makes great milkshakes, however, make sure you do arrive with plenty of cash as a small... More

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

After a morning at the beach looking for sharks teeth, we enjoyed a great lunch with soda floats & pizza. Both were delicious and the service was great! Located in a little town with some neat shops all around.

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Floral City, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with the Grandson & his parents and had a great meal as usual. Hot dog&a brownie for the little guy and excellent sandwiches for the rest of us. Very pleasant staff & reasonable prices. Will be back for a malt soon!

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This really is a bit of America as you imagine it to have been in the 50's & 60's. The have every ice cream you can imagine, milk shakes, malted milks, ice cream sodas, floats and sundaes. I am particularly fond of the fresh squeezed limeade ( which after a walk on the beach is just a lifesaver). You MUST... More

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