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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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  • 29
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  • 21
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  • 9
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  • 1
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  • 1
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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
Fun place to refresh

It's hard to beat an old soda fountain, and this one fits the bill perfectly. My kids loved the experience and the food was great. President Truman had his first job in this former drugstore, so that adds even more Americana to the visit. If you're in Independence, I think you have to go here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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New Berlin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a cute little shop with great drinks and a very small menu of eats. They carry some vintage candies. Cute place to stop to get a drink before you walk the square.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It's hard to beat an old soda fountain, and this one fits the bill perfectly. My kids loved the experience and the food was great. President Truman had his first job in this former drugstore, so that adds even more Americana to the visit. If you're in Independence, I think you have to go here. Unfortunately, it is very pricey..lunch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Excellent place to stop when visiting Independence Square - get an ice cream soda like Harry used to do!

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West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had sandwiches, drinks and sundaes and were happy with everything. I had a cherry phosphate which I hadn't had in years but brought back why I always loved them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I was visting down town square with my granddaughters and wanted to stop in. It was a very quaint ice cream shop loved the young ladies working there the ice cream was delish.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Husband, teen boy child, and I were in Independence visiting the sites, and stopped in here to cool down for a bit. It was clean, and not super busy on a Saturday evening, and the girls behind the counter were friendly. It is an old-fashioned soda fountain, with a bar with stools for seating, but there are plenty of tables... More 

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St. Louis MO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We went here because of reviews and the fact that Harry Truman worked here as a boy; and we were heading to the Truman library nearby. Not a big selection for lunch but the tuna was excellent and the chocolate shake was great. The 2 young girls working here today seemed a bit overwhelmed but overall we got in and... More 

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Independence,MO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Really a cool place to get ice cream lots of Independence history including our own Harry Truman. Not allot of soda fountains exist anymore check it out serving are large.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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

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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Restaurant Details

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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