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All 78 Goshen Restaurants

South Side Soda Shop

1122 South Main Street, Goshen, IN 46526-4343
219-534-3790
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Ranked #11 of 78 Restaurants in Goshen
Cuisines: Diner
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
Goshen, Indiana, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great place to relax while eating a burger with a basket of curly fries. Had an old time feel with very friendly waitresses. Enjoy it every time we eat there.

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New Boston, Michigan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Had just a short wait. A very friendly waitress. We enjoyed our Philly cheesesteak and clam hoagies. Didn't care for the spiral fries but the others were ok (they were advertised as shoestring but weren't actually that thin!). Too full for dessert... I would likely return again if in the area.

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Warsaw, Indiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The location is quiet and residential even though it is situated just a few yards off of State Highway 15. The decor is nice if predictable. The wait staff was attentive. Our sandwiches were alright to good. Two ice cream sodas were refreshing, although ice cream soda making is mostly a lost art I think. Overall, this was a pleasant... More

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NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Like others, led to the South Side Soda Shop by its appearance on DDD/Food Network. Waste of time and money. The place is cute at first glance--50s diner all the way...but upon a closer look, the place is dirty and unkept. Tablecloths and menus were our first sign that things were dirty. We ordered traditional diner fare and the food... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here because it was on Diners Drive-ins & Dives tv show. About 15 miles off I80. If you're critical you can find things to complain about, but if you're looking for a decent diner meal that's what you'll get here. I ordered the chili Philly. The chili was home made, with typical egg noodles, topped with sour cream... More

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Crown Point, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Original signs and juke box and floor and all kinds of cool stuff. This is not a Happy Days set - it is original. Great diner food, great atmosphere, lots of friendly people inside and just hanging around outside catching up with friends and neighbors on a lovely summer night in a friendly town. Excellent, and I mean excellent, selection... More

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Central Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A group of 12 of us went to this restaurant earlier today. The atmosphere is kitschy, kind of retro with the diner style exterior and booth seating. Would have been better had some 50s or 60s music been playing in the background. I ordered a cheeseburger with a "little" extra mayonnaise and extra pickles. It came out with what looked... More

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Smithfield, Virginia
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289 reviews 289 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had a group of 16 for this historic place. It was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. We went there as this was a local hot spot about a block from Goshen College. Near Elementary school. The outside looked like a old diner and the inside had lots of Goshen banners on the walls with pictures etc. We made... More

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Findlay, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Had the chance to swing thru this place for lunch while doing the Heritage Quilt Garden Trail. We saw that it was a DDD and it definately did not disappoint. Two of us had the BLT Special which was awesome..added swiss cheese and gaucamole to the traditional BLT... Hubby and friend had the Philly Cheeses Steak and said it was... More

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

1940's decor; same owners, lunch/snack menu to die for.....don't forget dessert!!! All home-baked pies & sweet treats.....close to my family of origin (making it even sweeter)

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Additional Information about South Side Soda Shop

Address: 1122 South Main Street, Goshen, IN 46526-4343
Phone Number: 219-534-3790
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Goshen
Cuisine: Diner

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