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Economy Drug and Soda Fountain

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696 Aultman Street, Ely, NV 89301
(775) 289-4929
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Soda Fountain Ever!

Step into this treasure and experience the best of both worlds. A state of the art Pharmacy will greet you as you walk in one door, while an adorable authentic Soda Fountain beckons you the moment you set food on their black and white tiles! Be sure to order a lime ricky or an iron port!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
Patricia2014x
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Ely, Nevada
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Ely, Nevada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Step into this treasure and experience the best of both worlds. A state of the art Pharmacy will greet you as you walk in one door, while an adorable authentic Soda Fountain beckons you the moment you set food on their black and white tiles! Be sure to order a lime ricky or an iron port!

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Herriman, UT
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The little-told story about Ely is that it is a charming town, reminiscent of closely-knit communities in the 1950s. This drug store has a real, vintage soda fountain, where you can order an ice cream soda made of real ice cream and carbonated fountain water; a phosphate soda; or other treats of the past. It is great for snacks, and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Cute place. But there was no service. We waited and waited. The cook nodded at us and the waitress wiped our table. But never took our order. Tried to get their attention twice. They just chatted and took orders from everyone who walked in and stepped ahead of us. Left with nothing after 15 minutes.

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Nevada
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Stopped for lunch, sandwich and a root beer float. The store has a little of everything. Good sandwiches, great root beer float and milkshakes.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

It's been a long time since I had a black and white at a real soda fountain. This was a cute and friendly place complete with the black and white checked flooring and fountain stools. Didn't have lunch but enjoyed the black and white and chocolate malt. Friendly folks!

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Ely, Nevada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Upon entering this establishment you will see a fountain that reminds you of an old school 50's scene...interesting. If you are hungry and wish to order there are ordering sheets to pick and choose. Beware the menu boards are along the far wall so seeing them is an extreme challenge! once you fill out your sheet you will have to... More 

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Alamosa, Colorado
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Economy Drug has been in the same family for more than half a century. I first started going there for cherry cokes in 1961. The soda fountain has upgraded and offers wonderful milk shakes and simple lunches. It is a must-visit whenever I go to Ely

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Ely, Nevada
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Here you can get a delicious sandwhich and drink for a very reasonable price. I would recommend the cherry lime ricky for a drink. There is a toy store down stairs for the kids, and pharmacy upstairs for the adults. Get all you need in one place!

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

As I am from the UK, I had never experienced a soda fountain in a drug store so when I saw this place was in Ely, I had to try it. I was not disappointed; the milkshake was the best I have ever had and their special tuna sandwich was delicious. If you are ever passing Ely Nevada, then make... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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74 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had never visited a soda fountain so went to Economy Drug on our way out of Ely. Hard to make a decision so many good options. We also had one of their delicious sandwiches. Topped off with great friendly service. Hope to revisit one day

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Address: 696 Aultman Street, Ely, NV 89301
Phone Number: (775) 289-4929
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Ely
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 696 Aultman Street, Ely, NV 89301
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: (775) 289-4929

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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