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South Side Soda Shop

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

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 20
    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
What a local restaurant should be

We first visited South Side Soda Shop with our realtor when we were househunting in the area. We were so impressed with the atmosphere that we made this the location of dinner on the day we moved into our new home. It is now one of our regular stops for a dinner out and will be a place to take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Christopher E
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Goshen, Indiana
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Central CT
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a classic diner with an excellent menu. The pies are on display near the entrance so take a look and save room for these terrific desserts. We went back again to try more of the menu items. The servers are friendly and attentive. We also recommended this diner to friends who also enjoyed their meals.

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Thank seabird0855
Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love my home town get away. It's a quaint little home town soda shop. Very busy over lunch but service is great. They have wonderful food. Can't say enough about this diner.

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Thank Shelly S
Goshen, Indiana
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We first visited South Side Soda Shop with our realtor when we were househunting in the area. We were so impressed with the atmosphere that we made this the location of dinner on the day we moved into our new home. It is now one of our regular stops for a dinner out and will be a place to take... More 

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Thank Christopher E
Michigan
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch on a busy Saturday. The Philly cheese steak hoagie was delicious, as was the chili., The onion rings were probably the best I've ever had. I tried the crab cakes because I'd read good things but in my opinion, they were just "ok". The service was fabulous. I can't wait to go back and work through the... More 

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Thank sandytoessandy
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Good food in a 50's diner. a must go too place. Just like in the good old days. Even the old sinks in the restrooms.

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Thank timgO8466EE
Biloxi, Mississippi
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71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Great nostalgic return to the 1950's Diner experience. My wife and I both had large chocolate shakes. Both had great salads, I had crab cakes with home fries and wife had BLT with avocado. Do not miss if you remember dinners. Great homemade pies. Everything made in house.

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Thank Elmer G
Beavercreek, Ohio, United States
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We went there for lunch. As soonest you walk into South Side Soda Shop you are beamed back into the 50's. I ate veggie pita witch was amazing. My husband ate a BLT and really liked it. The staff was courteous and friendly. The service fast. This is a great place for the whole family. We will definitely go back... More 

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Thank Kay J
Indiana
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My husband and I went to this Diner while exploring Goshen,IN and really enjoyed it! The atmosphere was busy and fun with that great diner feel. We did go there because Guy Fieri had been there and gave it good reviews. I had the philly steak and cheese and my husband had the braunschweiger sandwich with bacon. It was delicious... More 

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Thank Ann S
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I live almost ON the Atlantic Ocean and LOVE seafood - the Soda Shop had the most outstanding seafood with stuffed shrimp and a great seafood chowder! I was quite surprised at the quality of the seafood in an inland state! Great job and our entire party loved the food.

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Thank Judy C
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85 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The Philly Steak was very good indeed. The waitress said that this sandwich was their patrons' favorite. The fries were also very good. My husband wasn't as happy with his meal though. It was a nice place to eat, and I am glad we stopped, but it's not something I would make a point of coming back to when in... More 

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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: American, 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?