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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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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Small town America at its best

This place was full of locals which is always a good sign and also made it an excellent place for people watching. As everyone else was on first name terms, we stood out as first timers. so a very friendly lady came and showed us how the system worked and we duly filled out our order for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This place was full of locals which is always a good sign and also made it an excellent place for people watching. As everyone else was on first name terms, we stood out as first timers. so a very friendly lady came and showed us how the system worked and we duly filled out our order for personalised sandwiches and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This old fashioned soda fountain was so much fun, I visited several times during my trip. It has a black and white tiled floor with red seated chrome chairs and red seated stools at the counter. The ice cream is delicious and reasonable at $1.50 a scoop and a daily selection of six to seven flavors. The five or six... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

So long road trip, with many miles behind and many ahead to Vegas for a convention. Ely, NV is ahead and it's a little past lunch time so we're a bit hungry. Checked out Tripadvisor and found this place. It is a cute-ish retro theme soda fountain type deal. But in all honesty that's all they really have going for... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The food here was great. Their ice cream is, of course, the reason everyone comes here, and they are enormous. I got a small sundae and it was the size of a regular large anywhere else. In addition, they started serving lunch foods, and I had a Reuben, which was very good. All told, it was 9 dollars, so it... More 

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Sandy, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

While much of this small town has changed, Economy Drug has kept it together. During my growing up years, it was always a special lunch to go here. I had my favorite, tuna on white. The others in my party also shared in the sandwich fare with roast beef on jewish rye and the was a more gourmet tuna. Service... More 

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Ensenada, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Ely is an old town with a lot of rusty character. We walked from our hotel to dinner and on the way noticed the soda fountain. On our way home we had to stop in and have a look and an ice cream cone. Just a simple chocolate cone. But the staff were friendly and informative and the soda fountain... More 

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Ely, Nevada
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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

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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