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Economy Drug and Soda Fountain

696 Aultman Street, Ely, NV 89301
(775) 289-4929
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Ranked #2 of 20 restaurants in Ely
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Aug 12, 2014
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English first
Ventura, California
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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

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Linden
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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?

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gloucestershire,
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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

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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

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Fernley, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
45 helpful votes 45 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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