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Nifty Fifty Soda Fountain

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817 Water St., Port Townsend, WA 98368
(360) 385-1931
Today
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, Drinks, Dinner

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Burgers

Soda Fountain atmosphere, with a jukebox and real ice cream sodas. You can sit outside by the water if it is nice outside, but you may be visited by sparrows!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Tanya T
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Soda Fountain atmosphere, with a jukebox and real ice cream sodas. You can sit outside by the water if it is nice outside, but you may be visited by sparrows!

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Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Good food and even better ice cream! We found a spot on the deck overlooking he water and had a great meal with our family

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Port Townsend, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is an oldies, fifties restaurant! The floor has black and white checkered tiles, old fashioned juke boxes, with a view of the ocean behind the restaurant, a lovely garden out back. The wait staff do a good job. The suggestion here is for them to have their food hot, the ice cream is great, the atmosphere is great

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by here for ice cream cones, which we have done previously. Started to order the junior size for $2.50, then decided to go with the single for $3.25, expecting a larger serving. What we got was a tiny amount of ice cream even smaller than what you would expect for a kiddie cone. Ice cream tasted good but we... More 

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Lafayette, OR
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Picked up some Chocolates and devoured them before we got back to our car! DEE-LICIOUS! Very friendly staff and eager to assist us. The store had lots to choose from. The Sugar free selections were better than average!

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Old Saybrook, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Tried their marionberry sorbet. Thought the taste was fine, the sorbet was packed with chunks of ice. Typical sign of thawing and re freezing. They do have a nice deck overlooking a small beach and the water.

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Langley, Washington
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is the best deco of a fifties restaurant and great service by a new waiter on Saturday night0--burgers and malts were great!

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Port Hadlock, Washington
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The food is fair and or what you might expect of American fair at a Mexican restaurant, not that most Fountains of the American variety are that much better if at all. Basically fat tourists go there with their pastel colored polyester pants to avoid making worthwhile choices as to what to eat.

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Centralia, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

To sum things up quickly, we weren't impressed by the food or service. All of the food we had was either frozen or pre-packaged, and the burgers were over cooked. We dropped in about 20 minutes before they closed. The waitress was indifferent to us, but did seat us quickly. The ice teas came in a reasonably quick amount of... More 

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Burlington, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

If you've seen one fake fifties diner, you've seen 'em all. Looks like a Johnny Rockets or the like and the food is the same generic stuff. Probably more fun for old people who might remember these places or children who might also be amused. I find it to be a tired theme and the prices a little high for... More 

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Additional Information about Nifty Fifty Soda Fountain

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

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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

  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?