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Economy Drug and Soda Fountain

#1 of 1 Dessert in Ely
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696 Aultman Street, Ely, NV 89301
(775) 289-4929
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun Lakes, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Decided to try this local soda fountain for ice cream treat before returning to our motel. Very clean, fresh establishment. Very friendly ladies working there. Personalized my order for a banana split. Would stop in again in ever in the area.

Thank Vicki C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The fountain here is like a blast from the past. The food is yummy and the service is bar none!! If you come to Ely, you have to stop here!

Thank Paula M
San Diego, California, USA
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The old fashioned soda fountain with friendly, efficient staff made this a sweet afternoon stop. Huckleberry and chocolate shakes along with chocolate peanutbutter cones left us smiling.

Thank ElfinWoodsWarbler
Cleveland, Ohio
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Ely we stopped by Economy Drug for a simple sandwich and milkshake, both tasty and a nice portion size. The sitting area is small but many customers ordered to go. Cost is fair. Along with small luncheonette there is an old-fashion drug store. Store was clean. I did not go downstairs to toy area. I would come here... More 

Thank MissHappyPatty
Joshua Tree, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

get some sandwiches to go and eat in the park- this place is straight out of a time capsule- and good, too!

Thank Rubydoux
Ogden, Utah
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place. It's a sandwich-and-shake shop so plan for lunch. The malts were very tasty and the sandwiches were excellent. The staff was happy and interactive. The place is filled with interesting things to look at --- and don't forget to look at the toy store in the basement. You'll have trouble dragging your kids out of it!

Thank JB9753
Kansas City, Missouri
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is not quite the old time soda fountain advertised, but it is close. A daily lunch special is a value and they have a limited number of items available routinely. The soda fountain is the normal soft drink machine, but the ice cream and milkshakes are hand scooped. The staff was friendly and efficient. The locals seem to eat... More 

1 Thank Bart J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super cute, old-fashioned drug store soda fountain. They offer sandwiches, ice cream, shakes, etc. all made with love. There are not very many of these drugstore soda fountains left in the USA, so it's nice to find one that is well-maintained and has good food.

1 Thank Route66dude
Chesapeake, Virginia
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224 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes its a modern drug store with a pharmacy. The attraction here is the soda fountain. Looks like its right out of the 50's. The menu serves a few sandwiches, fries, etc. but the banana split called our names. It was so big my wife and I had to split it. And it only cost $5.00. Made our day. After... More 

1 Thank Sunjammerz2
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This ice cream bar is honestly so adorable. I am with a team of 27 young adults running across the country for other young adults with cancer, and when we rolled into Ely we all were craving some thing cold and sweet. They had endless possibilities for shakes, floats, smoothies, sundays, and even coffee (hot or iced). Everyone on our... More 

1 Thank samiwilsonn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 696 Aultman Street, Ely, NV 89301
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: (775) 289-4929

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?