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“ALWAYS a great place to visit!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of MacAlpine's Soda Fountain Restaurant

MacAlpine's Soda Fountain Restaurant
2303 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006-1607
602-262-5545
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Ranked #427 of 2,595 Restaurants in Phoenix
Price range: $10 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner, Delicatessen, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Buffet
Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“ALWAYS a great place to visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We love visiting MacAlpine's and we love bringing guests there, too. The food is always great. I'm addicted to their Reuben's. And I usually have to share mine because they are VERY generous! But be sure to leave room for dessert because the root beer floats, sundaes, egg creams, just to mention a few, are worth a trip all by themselves! And while you're waiting for your food, or if you need to walk around a bit before you leave because you ate just a little too much, a wander through their vintage stores is a wonderful walk down memory lane! I'd always wanted a squash blossom necklace. My husband found me a gorgeous one in MacAlpine's jewelry case. When we took it to a jeweler for an appraisal we found out it was made by a famous Native American artist and worth quite a bit more than he had paid for it! So treasures can be found here! We have always found the staff to be well-informed, interesting to talk to, very helpful and wonderfully pleasant. And Halloween is a great time to pop in! You'll think you've dropped in for a sock hop!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Manchester Township, New Jersey
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
324 helpful votes 324 helpful votes
“Retro at it's best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Step back into time and remember things like, soda fountain, malted milkshakes. This restaurant was the best in taking you back to the good ole days.Sarah,our waitress was helpful in explaining everything on the menu and in their vintage clothing boutique. It was more than just having a great meal for your money. They buy and sell the past!GPS the place,sit back and take in everything on the walls,the boutique and ofcourse the food.They have their own calendar! A great place!

Visited January 2014
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A must stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

If you like vintage. This is heaven!
The store doesn't look like much from the outside but the inside has a great boutique and a wonderful diner!
The have a fantastic soda bar with 99 flavors! They serve thrifty ice cream and their burgers are super tasty.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Not like any other”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We've been to MacAlpine's several times over the years, & can recommend their lunch.
This time it was to indulge in a soda: best place in town for an old time soda fountain experience. The selection is amazing; many flavors unique to MacAlpine's. Our out of town friends loved it. Two rooms of antiques & vintage clothing, plus the diner stuffed with vintage collectables. Good prices. Our waitress was a gem, adding to the fun.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glendale, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Tasty hamburger”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

hamburger was really good. I love the old soda fountain feel. You can also look an antiques before or after eating. Staff is really friendly

Visited September 2012
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