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The Emporium

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800 South Main St., Del Rio, TX
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Even before my first visit, my impression of The Emporium was that it seemed to always be empty or seldom frequented by the typical variety of customers you'd expect at an American ice cream parlor, rarely any teens or children I could see entering or leaving. I live quite close to this business and go up and down main street... More 

Thank Adventurecritic
Del Rio, Texas
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103 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have great shakes, ice cream and malts, with a great, great variety of flavors. There are all kinds of treats. It is very nostalgic with the soda jerks and stuff.

Thank b31s
Sacile, Italy
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

my kids loved this store and ice cream parlor. every one there was very nice. It had a great vintage charm, and my kids loved the play area

Thank aghiotto2015
Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

This place is worth the stop in del rio. Very friendly staff, low prices, and kind Midwestern feel. Great homemade ice cream shop.

Thank mccauaule
Del Rio, TX
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

My kids and I love the Emporium! The ice cream treats and coffee are wonderful, the play area is so much fun, and the selection of kids crafts and toys, as well as books and other treasures is great! Definitely a must-see in Del Rio.

Thank StefTX
Del Rio, Texas
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Every time I walk into this place, I feel like a kid again. I always get a float made the old fashioned way and then browse through the unique collection of toys. Great place.

Thank lolinapena
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by while visiting our family. The owners are very friendly and the building is nostalgic. They have a large selection of Melissa & Doug toys and a play area for children. We enjoyed the shakes, sundaes and waffle cones. I enjoyed browsing the books, souvenirs. I would definitely recommend giving them a try.

Thank LoughsofVermilion
Del Rio, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

i love going to the emporium!!!!!!! anyone visiting del rio needs to go there.ice cream is good.my favorite is banana split.i just hope they don't close this place soon because i love going there...not too sure about the other reviews about the employees being rude.ive been going there for years and no one has ever been rude to me or... More 

1 Thank bonadea b
Weatherford, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016

It is a step back in the past. An old pharmacy that is converted to an Ice Cream Parlor with great service, awesome sodas, and a big sign that says "No Tips". There are games, toys, nick nacks everywhere and you will have a great time just exploring all of the things that are there to look at. Do no... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

This spot in beautiful downtown Del Rio has really good milkshakes. It has a kids play area, souvenirs, scrapbooking materials, and many other things you wouldn't think it has. It's a great place to take visiting company..and after you go the first time you will find yourself making occasional solo trips to feed the need.

1 Thank Deyanira D

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 South Main St., Del Rio, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Del Rio
Soda fountain and coffee shop

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