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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Tasty food and love the decor

Stopped in for lunch today and we decided on cod and chips and Nifty burger. Both were delicious, hot and made fresh. Lots of bacon on the burger and tasty fries too. Great service made it a perfect choice for lunch. The decor was a walk down memory lane and great for conversation

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Shawn_Bob
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Langley, BC
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had fishwich. The bun was too big for fish. Service was slow and not upbeat for a place that's supposed to be back in the fifties. No smiles or customer oriented. Won't go back again! Over priced for fish sandwich for crappie service! Lettuce was brown! Yuck!

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Langley, BC
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Stopped in for lunch today and we decided on cod and chips and Nifty burger. Both were delicious, hot and made fresh. Lots of bacon on the burger and tasty fries too. Great service made it a perfect choice for lunch. The decor was a walk down memory lane and great for conversation

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Surrey, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

i loved the ambience took me back to the gene vincent days food was good staff was warm and friendly . i will be back

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My husband went in for dinner, about an hour and a half before they closed, we weren't acknowledged ever. We said hello to the wait staff and they just glanced and at us and kept talking to each other. We sat and waited for about 15 minutes and then left. It's a great looking "50's" soda shop, but we never... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I can't report on the food, never got a chance to order. The decor is really cute, nice jukebox, very 50's soda fountain feeling. Went in with the family to get some ice cream and after about 12 minutes of being ignored (not one hello, we'll be with you in a moment, or any acknowledgement of our existence) we walked... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I was really looking forward to dining here on my trip with my sister. The ambience is great, an the ice cream items were great. However... The burger was dripping with oil, had no seasonings and the fries were also bland. The staff was friendly, but they would talk to each other in spanish around us and it made the... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Now I have to tell you straight up that I only gave it 3 stars as the food was average. Nothing to rave about but not bad either. If you are looking for unique, authentic 1950's experience this is most definitely the place. Fully restored jukebox with the song selection boxes right at your table. Restored milkshake machines make the... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Went to the Soda Fountain for a coffee having walked round the town during the morning. Very friendly staff and a real step back in time! The décor mirrors the Fifties from the checker board flooring to the Juke Box with a wonderful selection of 50's and 60's music. A must see when visiting Port Townsend!!

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Chula Vista, California
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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Went in for root beer floats only. They were fine, but you can't really mess those up. Having sat there for a while observing things, I don't think I would eat a meal here. It's a bit unkempt. It's cute though.

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Victoria, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Stopped in here for afternoon lunch. Shared a large chocolate milk shake with husband. He had a burger..".yummy" he said. I had fish and chips. Big portions and very tasty. Sat on the outside deck and enjoyed the water view. Inside is definitely a 50's diner theme. It was busy & people looked like they were enjoying their meals. Fun... More 

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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: 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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