We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Fun Place to Eat” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Royalls Soda Shop

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Royalls Soda Shop
128 W. Main Street, Elkin, NC 28621
336-835-0028
Improve this listing
Ranked #23 of 38 restaurants in Elkin
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Ice Cream, Hot Dogs
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
Elkin, North Carolina
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great Fun Place to Eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I eat here a couple of times a week and you always run into someone you know. Great food and service. Friendly staff. Old time soda shop with a train that the kids enjoy.
Good sandwiches, salads and ice cream.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

10 reviews from our community

30% Recommend
    2
    1
    4
    1
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Elkin, North Carolina
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“I like the old royalls better.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

Royalls used to be the place where me and my friends went to hang out but now the staff and food isnt as good. The people locked our bookbags inside after closing early without us knowing.

    • 2 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Elkin, NC
Top Contributor
305 reviews 305 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 87 cities Reviews in 87 cities
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
“Good hotdog”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

This shop has not closed! They have a good hotdog but the burgers are poor. Wait staff is at the very low end.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
State Road, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Best hotdogs in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

My mom and I go there alot and get a hotdog and a milkshake. Both are delicious!

Visited May 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Elkin, NC
Top Contributor
305 reviews 305 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 87 cities Reviews in 87 cities
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
“A downtown restaurant that is out of the way, and should stay that way”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

This is a downtown restaurant that is out of the way, and should stay that way. It should have been a cool 50's type diner, but the food is attrocious. Service is bad. And, unless you want a hot dog, which is hard to goof up, I would go somewhere else.

I just wonder how these old restaurants stay in business so long when they cannot even make a decent hamburger. My son still has nightmares about going to Royall's.

Sorry, this gets my rare rating of 1 star.

  • Visited October 2010
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Royalls Soda Shop also viewed

 

Been to Royalls Soda Shop? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Royalls Soda Shop, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.