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The Emporium

800 South Main St., Del Rio, TX
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Ranked #18 of 71 Restaurants in Del Rio
Cuisines: American
Description: Soda fountain and coffee shop
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Description: Soda fountain and coffee shop
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English first
Worcester, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Every trip we take, I search for scrapbook supplies so when I saw the listing for the Emporium I couldn't wait to take a peek around - while there are some paper supplies there, it is not a full-fledged scrapbook store. However, the building is fun and has some great collectible pieces on display. There are keepsakes, children's toys and... More

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The Emporium is a great place in South Del Rio, which is a landmark on Main Street. The owner's and staff are always friendly and helpful. The have the best selection of Blue Bell ice cream in town, and make the best shake and sundaes. There is a wide variety of coffee to chose from too. They have a nice... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I lived in Del Rio for a few years, and hardly made trips this side of the railroad tracks. Having a teenage daughter who loves ice cream, we made a visit to The Emporium to see what the talk has always been about. The shop isn't much of an old time drugstore, but a craft, stationery shop. There are sections... More

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San Angelo, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

The Emporium is an old fashioned soda fountain. It is so rare to find these anywhere and such a fun experience for your kids. The owners I believe live on top of the shop, you can get ice cream, floats, candy, chocolates, etc. Also they have a lot of melissa and doug toys that are great for kids and have... More

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Del Rio, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

My husband (a 60+ person) who can walk and talk at the same time got a malt. He stood up and walked over to a display without touching it and we were told we had to sit at our table. I was shocked and disturbed at this treatment and we have never been back and never will. We live in... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

We enjoyed freshly-brewed cups of coffee and fabulous banana-splits. Milkshakes, malts and basic soda-fountain fare is served. The staff is friendly and efficient, with the store having quite a few local customers returning time-and-time-again. A play area for younger customers is featured. The Emporium is also a gift/book/scrap-booking store. It has quite a range of goods.

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