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119 N Nelson St, Bennington, KS 67422-5007
+1 855-378-7632
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seriously, we had the best time here. My boys and I took my host girls on an adventure before they leave Kansas. I have the book of Kansas' best things to see, and Soda Fountains are on the list. After we hit Rock City, we found that the Linger Longer was just down the road. It did NOT disappoint. They... More 

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Thank Jamie H
SGW111, Owner at The Linger Longer, responded to this review

Thanks for the great commercial! It is important to us that our guests have a great time. More 

Salina, United States
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2016

Having seen the reviews on Tripadvisor and living nearby, decided on Saturday to take a drive and check it out. Much as the pictures posted show, the Linger Longer is a classic soda fountain type restaurant. With bar seating to accommodate 6 patrons, additional 4-top seating can accommodate another 16-20. The restaurant is very clean, and time/expense has been put... More 

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Thank Andrew C
SGW111, Owner at The Linger Longer, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to write a review. I enjoyed visiting with you, too! Our kitchen is the size of a closet, so we are limited in the food items we can provide...please try one of our burgers the next time you're in...we've been told that they're exceptionally tasty! More 

Bennington, Kansas
2 reviews
Reviewed September 13, 2016

You can get the most delicious peanut butter caramel shake I have ever had here. Come and check it out.

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Thank swiesen
SGW111, Owner at The Linger Longer, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! More 

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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99 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2016

We decided to take the 15 minute drive to visit The Linger Longer. What a pleasant surprise. It was a step back in time with the soda fountain and delicious I might add! The kids had a great time with the ping pong table, pool table and pin ball machines. They open at 3:00 pm.

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Thank Sldenning
SGW111, Owner at The Linger Longer, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking time to leave these kind comments...and for visiting! More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, fun environment. My girls just loved the corn dogs and ice cream! Food was excellent! Lots of fun games in back! Answer the question of the week, with no internet and you'll get a free gum ball!

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Thank sveaella
SGW111, Owner at The Linger Longer, responded to this review

Thanks for the review - we like to have fun! Also, kids 12 and under can win another "Frog Eyeball" (gumball) when they complete our Scavenger Hunt! More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Fantastic, restored soda fountain with a great selection of old-time favorites and new inventions. Decor is the most extensive collection of Dr. Pepper memorabilia I've ever seen.

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Thank Schurrs
SGW111, Owner at The Linger Longer, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting! And we appreciate your comments. More 

Salina, Kansas
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97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2015

This was a great little place to find and I loved getting an old school fountain drink. While you wait they have plenty to keep you busy with all the different items they have on display. The only thing keeping them from a 5 star review is you have to make sure to catch them when they are open. They... More 

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Thank John H
SGW111, Owner at The Linger Longer, responded to this review

Yes, our schedule unusual...we tried being open longer hours, but there was just not enough local business for us to be sustainable. Thanks for coming in!! More 

Cedar Falls, Iowa
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Fun, energetic place with great owner open to conversation. Sandwiches available as well as ice cream.

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Thank LeadvilleFan
SGW111, Owner at The Linger Longer, responded to this review

We hope you come back again soon! More 

Minneapolis, Kansas
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Visited after being in town for t-ball. Great ice cream and sodas! And the food menu looked good! Interesting décor and games!

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Thank Kate C
SGW111, Owner at The Linger Longer, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in! More 

Piedmont, California
2 reviews
Reviewed August 2, 2015

If you are looking for a break while driving on 70/40 in Kansas near Salina -- the Linger Longer in the small town of Bennington is a great spot for it. This is an old soda fountain that has been restored and serves up traditional soda pops and malts. Especially yummy are the cherry and the green river soda pops... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
American
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Open Hours
Monday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 N Nelson St, Bennington, KS 67422-5007
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Bennington
  • Phone Number: +1 855-378-7632
Description
Sorry...you've caught us in the off-season. We will re-open on April 1st, 2016. The Linger Longer Soda Fountain has become a "destination", with sixty to seventy percent of our customers coming from out of town. Recently, we've had guests from places like California, Connecticut, New York, Dallas, Germany, and Canada, not to mention from all over Kansas. As tourism diminishes in the fall, our business declines. The biggest problem we face is that there is just not enough local business for us to break even. And although we have great sandwiches and specialty coffees, the ice cream business is not as popular in colder months. We decided to become a seasonal business in order to be sustainable.

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