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Clinton's Soda Fountain

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100 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050-2814
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We visited here due to its historical significance. It was clean and the furniture looks like what you might have seen back in the 50s. I felt it was a little pricey for the portions, but then again, I don't really need to have an enormous sundae, lol!

Thank DandEOneBigAdventure
Surprise, Arizona
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46 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Interesting little place of nostalgia. Okay place. One time visit type place. We decided to have an ice cream cone and relax for a bit. The young working girls could have cared less if we were in there or selling us anything. They were more interested in their phones or talking to each other.

Thank Bill P
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

I was told by many to stop by Clinton's Soda Fountain on my day of Harry Truman history (he worked here when he was a boy). I got a chocolate malt, which was pretty good, but not nearly as chocolatey or malty enough for me. The service was quick, but not the friendliest I've had. It was a nice stop,... More 

Thank hunnyjar
Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a light snack and dessert. My banana split was excellent. My wife's root beer float was also outstanding. We highly recommend that you stop for any of their ice cream desserts.

Thank Jim S
Merriam, KS
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Visit where President Truman would walk and stop. A must-see. Old fashioned fountain drinks - very cool. Definitely not something kids now a days see!

Thank kcredrocker
Independence, Missouri
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Nestled on the historic Independence Square, a charming little soda fountain that will take you back in time. Bill Clinton even made a stop while campaining. While your on the square, book a tour of the Truman House., or take a ride in a covered wagon pulled by mules !! Lots of neat history

Thank sharkgirl75
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Where Harry Truman had his first job! Just another part of the history of Harry S. Truman. Excellent Soda's and Phosphates.

Thank Kristie H
Stansbury park, Utah, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Quant little corner soda shop where Harry Truman had his first job (see plaque). The mix sodas the old way, by hand. They also serve up some delicious ice cream. A single was about $3. Fun atmosphere. Places to sit and eat inside - which is nice on a hot day.

Thank marshall5686
Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

My family and I visited Clinton's. A regular soda fountain, not anything spectacular but a neat little place to visit if you can.

Independence, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

An old fashioned soda fountain. The root beer is great. Ice cream several varieties. Small place but stop in for a root beer float.

Thank deborahmadick

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050-2814
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: 816-833-2046

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