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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
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Thank gschwob
nashville Tn
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank crystalwolfTN
Fredericksburg, Texas
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305 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank TXRVer09
Heath, Texas, United States
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Sun Lakes, Arizona, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

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

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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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?