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Nifty Fifty Soda Fountain

817 Water St., Port Townsend, WA 98368
(360) 385-1931
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Ranked #28 of 87 restaurants in Port Townsend
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

I have been in with my son a couple of times hoping it would improve but honestly. The service borders on slovenly and the food takes 50 diners down several notches. I only gave 2 because it's slightly...and I mean slightly, better than mcdonalds. Aside from the rancid grease smell which will stay with you longer than the heartburn.

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HAYDEN
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

we only stopped in for shakes and ice cream, but were pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere. it was like being in an old shake and ice cream diner of the fifties. it even has a juke box that you can select records from the table. everything was done according to the times, even the lights on the ceiling were true... More

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Victoria, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I went here with two friends in May. All three of us had excellent burgers and shakes. The staff were attentive, and very accommodating towards our medical assist dog. I would return!

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Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The menu explains how much care they put into their reconstruction of an authentic fifties style diner, and it shows! I'd never gotten to operate the little tableside juke box controls before, and it was really fun to do so while enjoying and old fashioned ice cream soda!

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Everett, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My bf and I had lunch after a long hike at Fort Worden.This diner is so cute. It really feels like you're in a fifties diner. We ordered burgers and shared a banana split. Food was delicious and prices were good. There is also an outdoor sitting area, which faces the water. This diner is awesome.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I had a blackberry milkshake that was yummy! The rest of our food was unremarkable. The décor is cute and very fifties and everyone in there was friendly and helpful!

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North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Nostalgic fifties decor and good food with tables on the water. We had great crab sandwiches and fifties style ice cream desserts--a chocolate soda and a coffee malt. A fun and friendly place to eat lunch.

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Vancouver, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

I can't speak for the food as I only dropped in for a milkshake, but the atmosphere was funky and the shake fantastic. It's not everywhere you can get a hand dipped blackberry milkshake.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This is a really cute place that serves really good food. Their hours are a bit strange, and sometimes not open when you would think they would be, so you might want to call or go by before setting your hopes on eating there.

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Friday Harbor, WA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Fun diner-style restaurant serving traditional diner food. Great place for kids and there are wonderful booths, each with its own jukebox where you can play specific songs for .25. The owners were very friendly and accommodating, and clearly love what they do. If you're looking for a burger or a shake in Port Townsend, look no further!

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