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Economy Drug and Soda Fountain

696 Aultman Street, Ely, NV 89301
(775) 289-4929
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Ranked #3 of 20 restaurants in Ely
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 17, 2014
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This is where my friends and I meet up to have lunch a lot. The sandwiches are great (don't dare order a full sub, you'll have leftovers), the cherry lime rickies are a personal favorite (there's a regional special called an Ironport, not my favorite but hard to find anywhere else if you like variety), and the homemade waffle cones... More

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Drugstores and Soda Fountains used to go together like peanut butter and jelly. In Ely, they still do in this traditional setting. Have some ice cream or a soda with a friendly staff who are ready to suggest the best thing for your tastes.

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Ely, Nevada, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I was disappointed with my last visit to Economy, but I'm all about second chances. I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt, thinking if they read the reviews, maybe they would make some changes. This is sadly not the case here. It is so sad because I want to visit more often because it is a piece... More

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Longview, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Economy Drug has an old fashioned soda fountain which is worth visiting. We were in the Ely, NV area for three days and stopped by for a root beer float each day. The floats were perfect. The staff was friendly and nice to chat with. If you want to experience an old fashioned soda fountain this is the place to... More

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Mesquite, Nevada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Old fashioned soda fountain. They really care and act like it. We had sandwiches....made to order. Service was a bit slow, but who cares. Sincerity goes a long ways....coffee was great

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Ely, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The food is good and safe to eat. You can watch them as it is prepared so that you know there is nothing done to it. Service is fair and very backwoods.

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Northern CA
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

We found this place on accident and had a great experience stepping back in time with this old fashioned soda fountain and it's quirky fun staff. EXCELLENT banana splits with lots of choices for ice cream and toppings. We truly enjoyed our accidental step back in time. Total bill for a banana split and two malts, $12. A good value.... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Love the old time soda fountain shop! They also have fresh cut deli sandwiches which are "WAY" better than a regular "SUB". I stop in for their lime Rickey's too! Way cool place for everyone! Ice cream, shakes and banana splits.

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Nevada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Reminds me of my youth - typical soda fountain décor. We have eaten here several times for lunch. They make their sandwiches fresh - you fill out a sheet as to what you want (bread, meat, cheese, toppings) and they will bring it to your table. Not many tables but there is seating at the counter too. Friendly people.

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Ely, Nevada, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I went to have ice cream with my daughter and thankfully that was all. Watching the gal make sandwiches for other customers gave me nightmares thinking about what I didn't see. Sure she was wearing gloves but she was eating a cookie, brushing her hair back-WITH THE GLOVES!!! So, I am asking what is the point of wearing gloves? There... More

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