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Nifty Fifty Soda Fountain

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817 Water St., Port Townsend, WA 98368
(360) 385-1931
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good ol burgers and fry's ,O.K. price

Good for families and good food .Nice service nothing fancy. Worth a try.Nice water views good in summer

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
Port Townsend, Washington
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Shoreline, Washington
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235 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

probably close the worst lunch we've had in a long time. The cod and chips were dripping in oil. We used lots of paper napkins to soak up some of it. It was almost not eatable. In spite of our experience quite a lot of people (many with children) entered. The place is big enough and some tables have a... More 

Thank MarionW1525
Seattle, Washington
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97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just an easy and fun place to stop in for Ice Cream or an old fashioned soda! Fun place and people. You can sit outside in the summer through fall and watch the ferry go by. Can't go wrong. They have good burgers too!

Thank Lorisong
Burlington, Washington
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little place with the typical food you would expect from a 50's themed joint. Burgers were good. Clam Chowder ok but I think it was Ivars. Real milkshakes and ice cream. Service was spot on. The nice thing about the place is that where can you have a sit down meal on the waterfront for under $25. Well, you... More 

Thank Kelly H
Port Townsend, Washington
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Good for families and good food .Nice service nothing fancy. Worth a try.Nice water views good in summer

Thank R0add0g
Zeeland, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Great food, atmosphere, old time music. We enjoyed the food and the service was great! My girls loved it as well.

Thank flolarry
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

nough said - if you are a fan of licorice ice cream this is the place. Also have great grilled cheese sandwiches.

Thank Stuffing
Auburn, Washington
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after spending a few hours at Fort Worden before checking into our hotel. Nice atmosphere, great food but just mediocre milk shakes. Sad really. I had the fishwich sandwich which was cooked just right. Nice lightly breaded cod that was crisp and not greasy at all. Very good. Hubby had a nice cheeseburger. Fries were... More 

Thank Tracy W W
Guebwiller, France
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Was attracted to the place because of its 50's diner feel. It is a great place to go to if you want traditional American fare without having to wait too long. They have a long list of ice cream sundaes, I believe - but we were so pleasantly full we did not order any. We will do it for next... More 

Port Townsend, Washington
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The service is good. This is a place to get your burger, shake and fries fix. The burger isn't the best but is certainly passable. The fries are fine. It's not fine dining. It's simply fun. It's the atmosphere plus OK food that make this restaurant a good one to visit.

Thank evaesq
Spencer, Indiana
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106 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

If there is a chance to sit on a dock, overlooking a body of water, this is for us. And the Nifty Fifty Soda Fountain had such a place. It was not a hot day, rather sort of cool, but the refreshing drink and sandwich, served quickly, proved to add nicely to the view we had from this dock. Their... 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
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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