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Economy Drug and Soda Fountain

#1 of 1 Dessert in Ely
Certificate of Excellence
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696 Aultman St, Ely, NV 89301-1555
(775) 289-4929
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Eastern Sierra
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Initially upon looking at the sandwich choices at Economy Drug I thought the sub for 10.75 was a bit spendy, but it was more than enough to share between the two of us for lunch. We also had two excellent root beer floats, my favorite fountain drink!! Friendly, personable staff, too. If we'd had more time we would've explored the... More 

Thank Lynne A
Ogden, Utah
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved stepping back in time with the old style soda fountain and the chocolate shake was a flashback for me. Reminded me of when shakes were done just so right. Please, order the shake there!

Thank dvchevalier
Hudson, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch while touring Ely, NV for the day. We ordered sub sandwiches (excellent) and my wife had the best chocolate soda she ever had. The store was so cool, and the fountain was like stepping back in time. A must stop if visiting Ely!

Thank Jeremiah Z
Las Vegas, Nevada
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went in for the old fashioned soda fountain and was not disappointed. Just like I remember from my youth (a long time ago). I had a simple chocolate ice cream soda, but I watched as they prepared sundaes, malts, etc. I remember my first job... it was called a soda jerk back then. Scooping out the ice cream, putting... More 

Thank jimnlindav
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Not only is this type of old fashioned soda fountain a sentimental journey to a bygone era, but they have done a great job of keeping up with the modern times as well. Yes you can get a lime rickey and a chocolate malt! You can also get a great cappuccino. Service is always friendly and full of hometown charm.... More 

Thank NVDesertRat
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I had several lunches there for the two weeks I was in town and they make the best sandwiches I found. They are made to order, you fill out a slip on what you want them to put on the sandwich and they make it to your specifications!! They were awesome!

1 Thank f4rags
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

My wife and I stopped by on the recommendation of Trip Advisor. OK...what these guys do here is definitely multi-tasking, but they do it well. Great ice cream and really good sandwiches, made to order. Icing on the cake? You bet, bargain prices.

1 Thank gschwob
nashville Tn
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Ice cream sodas! I haven't had one like this since I was a kid. Yum. And the hot fudge sundaes were huge. Service was fast and friendly.

1 Thank crystalwolfTN
Fredericksburg, Texas
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319 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

This remains a very busy local favorite, offering not only good box sandwich lunches, but great ice cream and soda's. They open early for the work crews to get a box lunch, but close at 5.

1 Thank TXRVer09
Heath, Texas, United States
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

My wife, daughters, and I had lunch at Economy Drug and Soda Fountain while on vacation in July. I wanted my daughters to experience a soda fountain restaurant. The service levels were very attentive and helpful, but the food was on par with that of a Subway chain. In other words, the food wasn't that great for the price.

Thank johnc785AT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 St, Ely, NV 89301-1555
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: (775) 289-4929

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