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South Side Soda Shop

1122 South Main Street, Goshen, IN 46526-4343
219-534-3790
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Ranked #8 of 76 restaurants in Goshen
Cuisines: Diner
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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214 reviews 214 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Love this restaurant! It is an old school diner, so don't expect anything gourmet. The food is always yummy, the shakes are fantastic, and the pie selection is out of this world! The atmosphere is fun. Our daughters always request this restaurant if we tell them we are eating out. Staff is always fast and friendly. A few of the... More

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Plymouth, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

If you want to take a trip back into time then this is the place for you!! I would suggest some of the food fare off the menu that you see on "Diners, Drive-In's, and Dives. The Philly steak and cheese is to die for and I mainly go for the Green Rivers which are hard to find anywhere. As... More

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Goshen, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The South Side Soda Shop was featured once on "Diners, Drive-Ins,, and Dives" They have a great hometown feeling, with great diner style food. It's worth the stop if you are going to, or driving thru Goshen

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Located on corner so probably will have to park at school across the street, Sign on door assures you that this is OK. Old fashioned, crowded but fun. Had Swedish Limpa bread, which I had not had in 40 years. Asked for a taste to be sure was what i wanted. Waitress brought full slice Also, a liverwurst, bacon and... More

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