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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, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 16
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  • 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
A blast from the past...

My sons and I really enjoyed the old school feel and the food and milkshakes were the perfect things after a day spent at the beach. We had pizza, hot dogs, and the best ice cream sodas. If I lived there I would go once a week!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
cah1470
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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North Port, Florida
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We've stopped in at The Soda Fountain numerous times and have never been disappointed. The food is fresh and reasonably priced. Plenty of lunchtime choices. Atmosphere is fun and the wait staff are friendly and actually seem to enjoy working there. Not a "Sullen Sally" in the bunch.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went in just for a hot fudge sundae and was not disappointed. Had a caramel and hot fudge sundae. Delicious!!!!! Also, the menu for sandwiches looked great. Watching them prepare the sandwiches assured a return visit to try one. Good selection of food and ice cream desserts.

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great place! Food is what you'd expect from a soda, ice cream, sandwich place and is always good. The malts, shakes, bannana splits are fabulous!

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York
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Been here several times. I always love the retro-soda place atmosphere. The portions are great. The menu is great and yummy, I have never had a bad dish. The milk shakes, malts and floats are amazing with a huge variety!!

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Sebastian, Florida, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Awesome food and the most delicious ice cream creations. The ice cream sodas are to die for. Will definitely visit again.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My sons and I really enjoyed the old school feel and the food and milkshakes were the perfect things after a day spent at the beach. We had pizza, hot dogs, and the best ice cream sodas. If I lived there I would go once a week!

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south carolina
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

great meal in a fun place. Two menus to choose from, American and pizza. I had the pizza and it was great. Kids had the hotdogs and they gave a good report.

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Venice, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Just like the Soda Fountains in my Mid-west hometown. Good food, lively atmosphere, The pizza is one of my favorites.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We came here two years ago and the experience was dismal. Well my daughter and I decided to go try again and it was a totally different experience!! Right when we walked in we were greeted with a hello from the staff! The waitress came right over and gave us menu's and was friendly and attentive. The food was good... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

When I told the waitress our slices of pizza were terrible (it was 4:30 in afternoon) she said: Well it was cooked at 3 and we warmed it up. They should have thrown it out of she may have suggested we just order a small pizza as it would have been same price. Place needs cleaning up!

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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, Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children, 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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