We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Economy Drug and Soda Fountain

696 Aultman Street, Ely, NV 89301
(775) 289-4929
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Ely
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Sep 15, 2014
Restaurant details
Write a Review

25 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    15
    6
    2
    2
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Portsmouth
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We arrived for a drink and ice cream at the end of a long drive and just as school was turning out. We were treated to lovely service at an old fashioned counter and then entertained by wonderfully well behaved school children ( girls) who were about nine years old. It really felt as though we had stepped back in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hudson Valley, NY
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Went for ice cream. Good ice cream, nice old fountain counter, friendly staff working there. Decided to ask the (very busy) pharmacist a question. He stopped what he was doing & spent time with us on our question, but then also spent time with us discussing vacation, and even went down the street to get more US 50 passports for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ventura, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place is awesome and the girls were great! It was nice to chit chat over milkshakes, Lime Rickey Cherry Soda and Chocolate Soda. I have fond memories of soda fountains from when I was a child and this place took me back. I'm glad that my kids had the chance to experience a good old fashioned American Soda Fountain... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Linden
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stopped for a mid-afternoon snack and all had milkshakes. It was nostalgia all the way. Chocolate shakes made with chocolate ice cream and strawberry shakes where the strawberry pieces get stuck in the straw. Who could ask for more?

Was this review helpful? Yes
gloucestershire,
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Called in to have a shake and a malt. The quality of the drinks were pretty average/ good but if I were to go again I would have something different as the chocolate malt was a lot sweeter than I am personally used to. The staff were friendly and efficient. The surroundings are very interesting to look at and for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fernley, Nevada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ely, Nevada, United States
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Longview, Washington
Contributor
14 reviews 14 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mesquite, Nevada
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Economy Drug and Soda Fountain also viewed

 

Been to Economy Drug and Soda Fountain? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Economy Drug and Soda Fountain, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing