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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: Lunch, Drinks, Seating, Takeout

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  • 32
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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
Not just for sundaes!

Lately I have been eating lunch here. They make a great tuna salad with fresh vegetables. I can order it and it's ready in minutes so I can rush back to the office. We like to meet here for lunch but I am quite pleased with the speed they can prepare an order to go.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cindy S
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Gold Point, NV
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Gold Point, NV
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lately I have been eating lunch here. They make a great tuna salad with fresh vegetables. I can order it and it's ready in minutes so I can rush back to the office. We like to meet here for lunch but I am quite pleased with the speed they can prepare an order to go.

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Ely, Nevada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This was the first time I had ate lunch here in years! The sandwiches were out of this world and the service was awesome! Will definitely come back soon!

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Thank cazijb1023
West Valley City, Utah
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a typical old-fashioned "small-town" drugstore with a small restaurant area that serves customized sandwiches and the usual fare expected at a soda fountain. There is a toy department in the basement which my son loved the first time we saw it a few years ago, worth visiting again.

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Thank Anna V
Delray Beach, Florida
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535 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The real deal! A soda fountain attached to a pharmacy. It was like 1955 all over again with black and white tile floors, chrome counter stools, pressed tin ceiling, chalkboard menu, chrome napkin and straw dispensers, etc.- not to mention the attached pharmacy. I stopped in for a late afternoon snack - an ice cream soda. I sat at the... More 

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Thank backpacker31
northwest
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Every time I travel I have a craving for frozen yogurt or ice cream in the oddest places. I don't like buying the frozen ice cream bars in gas stations so we were surprised when we decided to drive into downtown Ely (off our normal stop for gas and thats it) to see what it had to offer and came... More 

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Thank ooke
Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We stumbled onto Economy Drug and Soda Fountain while looking for dinner on our way through Ely. It was a great experience. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Delicious sandwiches and ice cream. A bit of Americana. Wouldn't even consider eating anywhere else next time we're in Ely.

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Thank TervurenDog
Las Vegas, Nevada
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122 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

We just had a Root Beer Float and coffee, but both were very good. They coffee beans were fresh ground and the ice cream was high quality. Very friendly staff and an a nice retro atmosphere.

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Thank tk4456
Exeter, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
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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Thank Sunnywin
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 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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Thank Gradmom12
Bellingham, Washington
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118 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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