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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
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 4
    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
great place to eat

The service was great. The food was pretty good. We didn't wait long for our food. The soda and milkshakes were really an art form.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
ReneeH3
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The service was great. The food was pretty good. We didn't wait long for our food. The soda and milkshakes were really an art form.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Small local soda shop. We were not greeted upon entering. We sat for several minutes and began to feel we were not welcomed. We just had a very uncomfortable feeling we were intruding. Finally our order was taken. Food was passable but nothing special. We would not return when visiting again.

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England
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We caught the cafe just before they closed and bought 2 icecreams. The interior of the cafe is pure 1950s, the juke box, records and furnishings hark back to an era of life long since passed. The icecream was very, very good, certainly worth a visit if only to feast on the ices and visual nostalgia.

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Port Orchard, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This 50's diner is on Water Street, on the side overlooking the water. You can sit inside or out on the patio right by the water. They have tried hard to make it authentically 50's. The three soda fountains they use are actually restored soda fountains from the 40's & 50's. They have an old juke box & more restored... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
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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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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