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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
Cute Retro Lunch Counter and Well stocked drug store

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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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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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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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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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Address: 696 Aultman Street, Ely, NV 89301
Phone Number: (775) 289-4929
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Ely
Cuisine: American

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  • 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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