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Ol' D's Soda Shop

105 W Jackson St, Harlingen, TX 78550-6430
+1 956-230-1963
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good48%
  • Average6%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible0%
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“fries” (2 reviews)
“burger” (5 reviews)
“dance hall” (2 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
105 W Jackson St, Harlingen, TX 78550-6430
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

I was looking for the Diner feel in Harlingen and saw an advertisement fo Ol D's so I found it in downtown on Jackson. It is a cross between a soda fountain and small scale Texas Dance Hall. Not a lot of food choices on...More

Thank Pathfinderdon
Reviewed May 6, 2018

The service isn't necessarily bad as the servants are friendly. It's just pretty slow. We walked in. There was only 1 other table being serviced, but it still took over 5 minutes to have our orders taken. The burgers themselves were obviously hand-made and very...More

Thank Rick G
Reviewed January 1, 2018

We stopped here while shopping and were met by very friendly servers, who brought our drinks and ice cream promptly. The food is basic and the atmosphere is old Texas dance hall combined with a 1950's soda shop kitsch. We'll go back.

Thank Steven S
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Good entertainment, food good, nothing exceptional but good for a evening, a fun place to go. Enjoyed our visit very much. Would go back again.

Thank Sharron A
Reviewed February 20, 2017

On our most recent visit, we ordered the classic hamburger. Forty five minutes later, we asked waiter when our food was coming. "Five minutes" was his answer. After 75 minutes, we asked the manager after telling him about the fact we waited 75 minutes. His...More

Thank Donald L
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

This old time soda shop is a flashback in time. Has old cola cola and signs which make if feel authentic. Much better than a chain.

Thank christopherhenn
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Me and my man went to South Padre Island, and were looking for a local Blues Jam and found the perfect spot in Harlingen. This old time soda shop we found on Jackson street, main street thru town, is the cutest lil' big place for...More

Thank serina828
Reviewed November 12, 2016

The food was over priced. Felt like I was just a dollar bill walking in through the doors. The place looks' great but the are missing the real charm and sincere of the 50ish... that "soda shop" mentality... unless you're one of "gang" that hangs...More

1  Thank webetraveling2
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for a snack and a treat on a Saturday afternoon. A street event meant the place was busy. I ordered a root beer float with vanilla ice cream. The soft drinks are bottled by Dublin and have a full rich flavor. Great float....More

Thank lbhorton1953
Reviewed February 17, 2016

This is an "old Time" Soda Shop in downtown Harlingen. It has live bands on certain nights for your listening and dancing pleasure. Their burgers are large and outstanding. A unique small, lively place to visit for the older and young patrons.

Thank Dale G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$5 - $16
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 W Jackson St, Harlingen, TX 78550-6430
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Harlingen
  • Phone Number: +1 956-230-1963
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We are the place where the generations meet. We serve great food in a family friendly atmosphere. Offering great selection of American food such as burgers, philly cheesesteaks, hot dogs and more. And our ice cream bar has floats, milk shakes, banana splits and a variety of cold treats. We have recently become Dublin Soda distributors, 13 flavors of pure cane sugar sodas available in singles or by the case! We have live music almost daily in the evening for the whole family to enjoy from 50's & 60's Rock and Roll to Blues, Jazz and Country with some of the Valley's most talented musicians and some great out of town guests.
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