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Soda Fountain of Venice

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349 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-2004
+1 941-488-7600
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

The Soda Fountain is one of our go-to restaurants on Venice Ave. I have never tried anything else on their menu except for the pizza, but I've never wanted to! The pizza is close to the best I've had in Venice. It's a thin crust pizza which is my favorite! The atmosphere makes it even better. You really feel like... More 

Thank Riley L
Venice, Florida
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58 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2015

Soda Fountain location and history makes an appealing pull to get you in, then you feel like you take a step back in the past when you step inside with the old style décor and memorabilia. Unfortunately it does not take long for the old world charm to fade with the hit and miss service from the time you step... More 

Thank Stacy M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Although this place does not look like much from the outside it has a quaint old time feel inside. The 4 of us all had different meals everyone like what they had. I ordered a ruben sandwich which was excellent, very lean, comparable to those in NY. Service was good and our waitress was attentive

Thank Jaowood
Long Island City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2015

Take a trip back in time and check out Soda Fountain of Venice. Great food, portions and prices........bring the family!

Thank ccsarge
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2015

My husband and I took our two year old here for dinner. My husband and son got the pizza which was decent and I got a grilled cheese which was average. We also got a couple of shakes which were also fine, but again, nothing out of the ordinary. We really didn't feel like this place was anything special. The... More 

Thank Dana S
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

The pizza is phenomenal! Thin crust and cooked perfectly. Love that feta is a topping option! The club sandwich was so good and it was cut in quarters, which I love. Steak and cheese was also good! We had the same waitress both nights. Appreciate the good service! Will be back for sure!

Thank BeachGirl0214
Kanosh, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2015

They even use a real old cash register. We had a hot fudge sundae. Nice folks, good ice cream. They had a guy playing Gordon Lightfoot tunes. The old signs on the walls were nice.

Thank TedRecupero
Venice, Florida
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128 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2015

What a pleasant surprise. For us it was like going back to the early to mid-60's, the food & soda fountain drinks offered brought back many memories. We had the pastrami on rye & the chicken salad sandwich with two draft Stellas. Our server Dena was attentive to our needs & answered all of our questions. Even though it was... More 

Thank Marty B
Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2015

Walked by this place so many times and didn't even know what a gem was hiding. Pizza is the best. Fresh taste and nice, thin, chewy crust.

Thank LCD1966
Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2015

While strolling the street in Venice, I spotted a lady feeding her young kid this huge, very thin cheese pizza so I couldn't resist asking where she got it... the Soda Fountain... glad I asked, I'd never have guessed. My wife and I stopped in for a slice each - made for a great light lunch in itself. The slices... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $12
American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 349 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-2004
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-488-7600
Like stepping back in time. An authentic old fashioned soda fountain serving a wide variety of sundaes, ice cream sodas and malts. Also serving New York style thin crust hand-tossed pizza as well as delicious sandwiches and salads. There's something for everyone at The Soda Fountain.

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