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South Side Soda Shop

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1122 South Main Street, Goshen, IN 46526-4343
219-534-3790
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
One of our favorite spots!

A very nice neighborhood place with a good menu. New England Cheeseburger with the skinny fries for us. Great staff and service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Mik A
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Elkhart, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Swedesboro, New Jersey
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146 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Not being Food Network followers, we normally wouldn't go to a place recommended by the show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, but this was recommended by a local resident while we were visiting the area, so we gave it a shot. Actually a very nice, friendly place. I suspect we were the only non-locals there, but that was okay. Parking appears... More 

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

You can be nostalgic and still be clean. Actually like the vibe in the place and the food isn't bad, I had the philly and it was good. But no care is taken as far as cleanliness, things like condiment bottles, racks that hold them, all the little details are missed. I understand historic chairs, floor, bar but the every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There is a reason this place has been featured on DDD. Good food, service, and not necessarily what you would expect from a diner. We go on the weekends when they bring in fresh Gulf Shrimp, and also offer some great seafood choices. They also have the traditional diner fare, good burgers, fries, malts an shakes , but try the... More 

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Elkhart, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A very nice neighborhood place with a good menu. New England Cheeseburger with the skinny fries for us. Great staff and service.

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Portage la Prairie, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This was a gem we almost missed. It is an old fashioned diner and takes you back in time once you enter. The owner spoke with us and he is a winner. He came from Philadelphia and so the Philly Steak sandwich is one of their favorites. (He orders his bread from Philly twice per week) And their parfait chile... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This authentic soda shop has been on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives and is just a neat place. Our waitress told us the chili was voted best in Michiana and she also recommended the Philly cheese steaks. My wife and I both got cheese steaks, our kids got a hot dog and a grilled cheese, and we all split a bowl... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We go here with friends once a year. It resembles an old fashioned diner / malt shop from the 1950s. It is decorated with an antique jukebox, peanut vending machine, and all types of local memorabilia from Goshen, Indiana. They make great Phily cheese steak sandwiches, complete with fries and slaw. The chocolate malts are spectacular. Desserts are very good... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Very busy and popular place to eat. Fun place with lots of good desserts. Old fashioned diner, which was fun.

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Waterford, Michigan
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Waitstaff very friendly. Food was good. Excited to be eating somewhere that Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives was at and featured on the show. I had one of the items featured, the Chili Philly and it was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

An original diner that is quaint and serves up a great burger. I love this little spot for lunch. The wait staff is friendly and they serve one of the best burgers you could want. It's a must go to spot when traveling thru Goshen or make it a destination afternoon drive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?