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100 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050
816-833-2046
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Today
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Step back in time

This was neat. Truman worked here as a kid. They still serve ice cream the way it was done back then. They also had a lot of neat old fashioned candy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was neat. Truman worked here as a kid. They still serve ice cream the way it was done back then. They also had a lot of neat old fashioned candy.

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The soda was ok. Nothing crazy. The set up is kind of cool, but again, nothing crazy. I think one of the presidents used to work there, so if you are a history buff, there you go. The girls behind the counter were not crazy friendly, but they were alright

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Independence, Missouri
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Love this old time soda fountain place. Our grandchildren love going there. They love the old time things and being able to sit on the old stools.

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Topeka, Kansas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We loved getting ice cream at President Truman's first place of employment. The old-fashioned soda fountain is so cool! Good ice cream and interesting décor.

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Monroe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We stopped in for lunch and enjoyed every mouthful! The music was a bit loud and not to my taste. I would have thought something from the past would have fit the better.

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Arcanum, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were so happy to be able to take our children, ages 7 and 9, to Clinton's Soda Fountain. We really noticed on this road trip from Dayton to Kansas City monotony of chain restaurants and strip malls that has overtaken our country. Until we arrived in Independence, there was really very little that was unique or different about Missouri... More 

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Hastings, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I went in for a malt in an old fashioned soda fountain..only later to find out that Harry Truman had worked there as a kid. We had sandwiches which were okay and malts which were fabulous.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Yes, Harry Truman got his first job here. And at first glance it's a nice old soda fountain and looks like it's got good sundaes and sodas. But there's little to see, and the sandwich selection is pretty limited.

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Kearney, MO.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We were on the Independence square doing some browsing and decided to stop in for an old fashioned shake at an old time ice cream parlor. Not exactly on our diet but gad we splurged on the pastime experience..

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Independence, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Clinton's still has the best chocolate malt in town. We go out of our way to stop in where the malts are still made the old fashioned way, and for those who don't eat ice cream, they have hot nuts that are wonderful, and they have a great selection of old-fashioned candy. It's a great place to stop after a... More 

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Additional Information about Clinton's Soda Fountain

Address: 100 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050
Phone Number: 816-833-2046
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: 816-833-2046

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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