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Nifty Fifty Soda Fountain

American, Diner
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817 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5730
(360) 385-1931
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Tucson, Arizona
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293 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were heading to Ferry but wanted some dessert. We both had their ice cream cone which was very filling. Can't say about the other food items. Good ice cream

Thank BEC308
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was great fun and an authentic throwback to our youth. I think it is so authentic, even the youngsters will enjoy. Almost everything in the diner is authentic, established by a prior owner who transported the fountain and equipment, including a Seeburg juke box, from Iowa. New owners are very friendly and hard working (Hispanic family) and are happy... More 

Thank Al C
Ellicott City, Maryland
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129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Splurge here in a sundae - delicious! And eat on the back porch as you will have a lovely view of the water, the boats, and Whidbey Island.

Thank Sara T
Seattle, Washington
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288 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for ice cream while walking the waterfront town of Port Townsend. The offered more than a dozen flavored of hand scooped ice cream made locally. I really enjoyed my Huckleberry Heaven, creamy and rich with flavor.

Thank GoAlong2
Birmingham, Alabama
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the 50's vibe & the ice cream. Didn't eat lunch here but stopped in to sample the ice cream treats. After finishing the delicious orange float I wouldn't have had room for it anyway! The orange float tasted just like the Creamsicles I remember from my childhood. I'll be back.

Thank Chris T
Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here. We got into the restaurant just before it got crowded. It got crowded quickly, so we were optimistic that the food would be good. Expensive but not very good. Very much like diner food. And the sundaes especially were over-priced.

Thank CyberJEV
Dallas, Texas
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in here and sat at the counter for a quick dessert--it WAS national ice cream day by coincidence. Fun 50's diner décor and vibe, with mini jukeboxes on the counter. We each had the mint chocolate chip--one in the form of a shake, the second in a cup of ice cream. Both were well made and delicious. I... More 

Thank J P
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Typical 50's diner food (burgers, corn dogs); not a huge selection. The drinks were better: cream sodas, ice cream floats, vanilla Cokes, etc. Service not terribly quick but the staff was pleasant.

Thank gussman2
Tacoma, Washington
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to nifty fifty. Their burgers were great and so were their shakes. Oh and the onion rings-perfection. I wouldn't recommend their fried ice cream personally but overall it was a great experience. We would definitely go again.

Thank asq15
Port Ludlow, Washington, United States
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful patio to enjoy your ice cream watching the ferry and other boats go by. Good ice cream, and the food is decent. Not too pricey.

Thank Karen J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 817 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5730
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Port Townsend
  • Phone Number: (360) 385-1931

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