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Nifty Fifty Soda Fountain

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817 Water St., Port Townsend, WA 98368
(360) 385-1931
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ice cream on a hot day is wonderful

We were sightseeing in Port Townsend on a hot day and this place was perfect to cool off with ice cream and watch the bay. They also serve a limited menu of cooked items like burgers, etc. If you go outside, they have tables to enjoy your ice cream and watch the boats go by. They also have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Takara1
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Silverdale, Washington
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Silverdale, Washington
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We were sightseeing in Port Townsend on a hot day and this place was perfect to cool off with ice cream and watch the bay. They also serve a limited menu of cooked items like burgers, etc. If you go outside, they have tables to enjoy your ice cream and watch the boats go by. They also have restrooms which... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Cute 50's style diner on the waterfront in Port Townsend. Stopped in for dinner and it was like going back in time! You can make jukebox selections right from your booth so bring some quarters so you can listen to oldies but goodies while you wait for your food. We did not have to wait very long (only 2 songs!)... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Our family of three went for lunch. We ordered a burger, grilled chicken sandwich, and the kids Mac and cheese (Kraft). Food was quite average, my sons serving of Mac and cheese was small, and I was amazed at how small the chicken breast I received was. It all tasted fine, but nothing special. Service was slow but ok.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My sister-in-law was visiting from NJ and wanted to see Port Townsend. So we took a drive on a beautiful summer day and explored the town. We walked past this place and one look inside told us we had to stop and get refreshed! We ordered chocolate malted shakes and they were amazing! I have had malted shakes before, but... More 

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It is a fun place. We took up the entire counter and did not overwhelm them even though we were a party of 9. The music jukebox really plays 50's music. The BLT's were great and the shakes were rich. The clam chowder was excellent. No complaints about food from any of the 9.

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Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Hopping little place on the main street. Be sure to grab a number on the way in. Good selection of flavors and I was not disappointed with my choice.

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Eastern Idaho
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We ordered a couple of burgers. Food was average and too overpriced for what we got. The service was also pretty average and a bit slow. Milkshake was tasty, though. They have a back deck, but watch out for the birds who will look over your shoulder and beg!

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Freedom, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Retro 50s soda fountain complete with oldies in the juke box. Friendly service, good selection of ice creams, sundaes, and real old fashioned ice cream sodas.

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Springfield, Oregon
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I really liked the ambiance to this place: retro well done. The soda fountain works, the jukebox works from your table, the place looks like the 50-ish/60ish. That said, the burgers and fries were mediocre at best. Kind of lukewarm, not very tasty. The milk shake was also not even in the top 10 I ever tasted. But if you... More 

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Anaheim, California
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It was just a little diner right near the harbor, but it was cute, very, very affordable with great views and tasty food!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 817 Water St., Port Townsend, WA 98368
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Port Townsend
  • Phone Number: (360) 385-1931

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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