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All 85 Port Townsend Restaurants

Nifty Fifty Soda Fountain

817 Water St., Port Townsend, WA 98368
(360) 385-1931
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Ranked #40 of 85 Restaurants in Port Townsend
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Langley, BC
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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22 reviews 22 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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Martinez, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A great place to take your family for that good old time treat and 50's memories. We stop by whenever we are in Port Townsend

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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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