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Royalls Soda Shop

128 W. Main Street, Elkin, NC 28621
336-835-0028
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Ranked #17 of 38 restaurants in Elkin
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Ice Cream, Hot Dogs
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
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English first
York, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was a fun local and historic place to go. Nothing fancy but good food and nice people. We had a fun day and needed a quick bit for lunch and this was a pleasant surprise. We had the pimento chesses and fried bologna, homemade lemonade and orangeade.

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Jonesville, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food is OK but the prices on some things are a little high in my opinion. I do like there hot dogs. That all I have to say.

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Lincoln, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Great burgers and sodas mixed to your liking. Son loves the shakes there. Everyone is so inviting and friendly. Like an old time soda shop.

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Elkin, North Carolina
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I hoped that the food might improve a bit after reopening but it seems that it is worse. How can a restaurant serve such awful hot dogs in a place that used to be know for their hot dogs? They taste like soy dogs and look an awful artificial pinkish-red. Were pretty tasteless even with chili(had to be out of... More

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Elkin, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Quick visit while spouse was having medical procedure. Breakfast time, service was good. Just had coffee and quick sandwich.

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Elkin, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I eat here a couple of times a week and you always run into someone you know. Great food and service. Friendly staff. Old time soda shop with a train that the kids enjoy. Good sandwiches, salads and ice cream.

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Elkin, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

Royalls used to be the place where me and my friends went to hang out but now the staff and food isnt as good. The people locked our bookbags inside after closing early without us knowing.

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Elkin, NC
Top Contributor
305 reviews 305 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

This shop has not closed! They have a good hotdog but the burgers are poor. Wait staff is at the very low end.

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State Road, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

My mom and I go there alot and get a hotdog and a milkshake. Both are delicious!

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Elkin, NC
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305 reviews 305 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

This is a downtown restaurant that is out of the way, and should stay that way. It should have been a cool 50's type diner, but the food is attrocious. Service is bad. And, unless you want a hot dog, which is hard to goof up, I would go somewhere else. I just wonder how these old restaurants stay in... More

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