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Ellis Soda Shoppe and Grill

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217 Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210
+1 276-623-8187
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the soda shop with my wife. Had a nice meal of soup & sandwich. Soups are really good. Sandwich pretty good. One waitress was very good and personable. Ours was ok, but couldn't be found when we needed some condiments. Good experience overall with room to be great.

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Thank paulo27
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came up for the theater and to eat here before the show. Make sure you allow more time than usual before the show to eat here. It took 50 minutes to get a hamburger and a club sandwich out. Granted it was a full restaurant and a Saturday but that long for two orders? Better service and being kept... More 

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Thank Cumulus K
Blountville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just stopped in for a ice cream. Nice old time feel.Milkshake and ice cream were great.Didnt eat the food but from what I saw it looked very good.

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Thank MELISSA s
Bristol, Tennessee
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112 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Living in a nearby town, we had heard of this place, stopped in on one of our very rare free weekend lunch times, and were excited about the menu...fitting the atmosphere, but then the food arrived, and we overheard conversations between owners and servers, which anyone could hear! Both the food and convos made us want to leave immediately and... More 

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Thank DeniseBeth
HDESoda_08, Owner at Ellis Soda Shoppe and Grill, responded to this review

I am truly sorry that your visit was such a huge disappointment. We work very hard every day to ensure our guest receive our very best in food and service. I will take full responsibility that we did not meet your expectations in the quality of your food. I do wish that you would have mentioned your displeasure to your... More 

Lebanon, Virginia
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199 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here a few times a year. Sandwiches are good, but not great. Portions are modest but not skimpy. The Rueben is good. The burgers are okay. Some brag them up but they taste like frozen to me.

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Thank ClinchMtnMan
Townville, South Carolina
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The gregarious owner is happy to explain the history of the town via the photos laminated into the table tops. We just loved the charming atmosphere. The service was good, the food was good and what you'd expect. We would revisit the place on our next trip to town.

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Thank 343ChristineL
Virginia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Not bad just not great. Pimento cheese tastes like store bought. Had a cherry float...not impressed.

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Thank harrellz3
Greenville
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

It's hard to decide what's the best aspect of the soda shop. The menu is expansive, the food is really good, the atmosphere is charming and interesting, and the owner is always at hand to answer questions about its history or to get you a soda refill.

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Thank 7Barbara
Waynesville, North Carolina
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is in an old style pharmacy, soda fountain. nice collection of old stuff. nice service. We stopped in for ice cream in the afternoon. Service was friendly. We ended up having dinner there that night too. Food was good. We would have had lunch there on Sunday before leaving but they were closed.

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Thank GECMC
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

good sandwiches in a faux historic old style pharmacy, soda fountain. nice collection of old stuff. nice service.

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Thank dukedoggie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Abingdon
  • Phone Number: +1 276-623-8187

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?