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Clinton's Soda Fountain

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100 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050
816-833-2046
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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: Drinks, Lunch

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  • 9
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ice cream is a good thing

Stopped here on the way back to the car after the Truman Museum. The ice cream isn't artisan, but it was good and a very good value for the money. The historic location is nice and it had a lot of pictures and souvenirs about Truman. A good location and a good item to sell on a hot summer day!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
WriterDianna
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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A pleasant step back in time. President Truman had his first job here. We ate lunch here. Sandwiches are a bit small but they were good and left enough room for us to top our tummies off with dessert. The ice cream was delightful. It tasted very good. Would recommend.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visit Clinton's anytime we go to the square. The ice cream is delicious, and they have a little gift shop type area with old time candy. It always fascinates me to think I'm eating where Harry S Truman had his first job. You must visit this place if you've never been!

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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Stopped here on the way back to the car after the Truman Museum. The ice cream isn't artisan, but it was good and a very good value for the money. The historic location is nice and it had a lot of pictures and souvenirs about Truman. A good location and a good item to sell on a hot summer day!

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Saint Jacob, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Good, quick service. Reasonably priced. Great ice cream. I had the birthday cake ice cream and it was yummy! Neat place to stop if in town.

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Utica, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I had a Harry's favorite a sundae made with chocolate ice cream & butter scotch . Not much on service or conversation.

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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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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