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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 - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Homer, Alaska
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86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here mid-afternoon for a root beer float and liked it so much we came back for dinner a few hours later-burger and fries, of course! The restaurant is beautifully restored in 1950's style with counter stools and booths. There are 10 or more small juke boxes where you can play a golden oldie for a quarter. The ice... More 

Thank walter1951
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great place to get a bite to eat! Sometimes there is a wait, but well worth it. The food is freshly made and tasty. The prices are reasonable. Endless glasses of soda,too

Thank rose762016
British Columbia
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great Fish and Chips.  We stopped in for a quick lunch and it was very pleasant. Not a fancy, romantic venue but rather fun with a fifties theme. We thought the chips were exceptional and we also liked the batter on our shrimp. Would certainly stop in again.

Thank Ourlabradoodles
Green Cove Springs
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111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were touring Port Townsend and stopped in for a refreshing ice cream. Folks are friendly; portions are substantial and very creamy and delicious. Back porch with a view of the waterway while enjoying refreshments.

Thank Thomas C
Antigua, Guatemala
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have come twice to this restaurant and both times it was closed early. Today we called ahead, heard the recorded message it closed at 5:00, rushed to get there at 4:30 and it was closed. There was a gal at the counter who reluctantly opened the door and I felt bad for her because her English was not very... More 

Thank Andaguatemala
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed visiting quaint Port Townsend during lunchtime and saw this cute retro diner. It was a beautiful sunny day & we opted to sit out back on the deck. We both dined on yummy halibut fish & chips & thick milkshakes, while taking in the serene ocean view. Lovely!

Thank SeattleBoraBora
Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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530 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This fun, 50's-style cafe makes a great spot to sit and enjoy lunch next to the water (especially on the patio, if it is a hot, sunny day). Service was attentive, if not overly friendly. The burger was tasty, but nothing extraordinary. The fish tacos were absolutely delicious! The fries and onion rings were both good. But above everything else,... More 

Thank Keith-B-Robinson
Port Townsend, Washington
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a place to sit back and enjoy the jukebox....this is it! The atmosphere is fun...the food is quite good...fish and chips, especially...you can sit inside or out on the back balcony overlooking the water! Just make sure to leave room for your dessert! Old fashioned ice cream sodas, banana splits, sundaes, floats, and my favorite....malts! Lots of... More 

Thank Bob and Wanda S
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband's Vanilla milkshake was thick, came with the metal mixer to pour seconds, but was very average in flavour. On the plus side, when I ordered hot coffee, a fresh pot was instantly produced. Service was fast and friendly.

Thank Peebs1
Colonie, New York
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Awesome retro ice cream shop, a must stop when you visit this cute little victorian coast town! Great ice cream

Thank Karebear654

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Scenic view, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?