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800 South Main St., Del Rio, TX
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea
Description: Soda fountain and coffee shop

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
This place is odd but fun. Excellent malts!

I'm not sure how to describe this place. It's part scrapbooking store, book shop, gift shop, coffee shop, old-time soda fountain - with some antiques scattered around as well as some seasonal displays. It's a fun place to browse, but don't leave without trying some Blue Bell ice cream, a sundae, a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2014
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is just too darn cute with all the knick-knacks they have for sale including a ton a scrap-booking supplies and Del Rio themed souvenirs and it looks like a simply old time ice cream parlor. I love getting their coke floats made with real syrup and carbonation. You can get ice cream sodas, shakes, etc.They serve my favorite,... More 

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Del Rio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Emporium immediately takes you back to days gone by the moment you walk in the door. A quick look around and you'll see countless items that one would have purchased in the 50's or earlier, yet also find a touch of the new. The real treat, however, is the old-school soda & ice cream counter! Truly one of the... More 

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Austin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Emporium is a wonderful place to go and enjoy ice cream, Italian sodas and a great atmosphere. They make the most awesome malts! They serve Blue Bell Ice Cream which is my favorite brand of ice cream and they have a great selection of ice cream flavors. They have great customer service and love the antique ice cream parlor.... More 

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Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I'm not sure how to describe this place. It's part scrapbooking store, book shop, gift shop, coffee shop, old-time soda fountain - with some antiques scattered around as well as some seasonal displays. It's a fun place to browse, but don't leave without trying some Blue Bell ice cream, a sundae, a float or a malt or shake. I love... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 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
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 South Main St., Del Rio, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Del Rio

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Soda fountain and coffee shop

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