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696 Aultman Street, Ely, NV 89301
(775) 289-4929
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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
Stopped for lunch

Stopped for lunch, sandwich and a root beer float. The store has a little of everything. Good sandwiches, great root beer float and milkshakes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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Nevada
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Ely, Nevada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Here you can get a delicious sandwhich and drink for a very reasonable price. I would recommend the cherry lime ricky for a drink. There is a toy store down stairs for the kids, and pharmacy upstairs for the adults. Get all you need in one place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

As I am from the UK, I had never experienced a soda fountain in a drug store so when I saw this place was in Ely, I had to try it. I was not disappointed; the milkshake was the best I have ever had and their special tuna sandwich was delicious. If you are ever passing Ely Nevada, then make... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had never visited a soda fountain so went to Economy Drug on our way out of Ely. Hard to make a decision so many good options. We also had one of their delicious sandwiches. Topped off with great friendly service. Hope to revisit one day

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Portsmouth
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126 reviews 126 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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 

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Hudson Valley, NY
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7 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 

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Restaurant Details

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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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