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“Nostalgic feel and small town hospitality”
Review of Marietta's Soda Museum - CLOSED

Marietta's Soda Museum
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Owenton, Kentucky
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nostalgic feel and small town hospitality”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

Our family loved this place! The owner is fabulous. It's as close to a 50s diner as you can get here in 2014. It's a little pricey in my opinion (all sandwiches are $4-5, and chips are extra), but you're paying for the atmosphere. We loved showing our kids all the nostalgic soda products, and we jammed to the 50s tunes in the jukebox. The fountain cokes are out of this world! We tried all of the flavors, and the cherry coke was my favorite!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Beth G
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English first
Marietta, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“BEST RESTURAUNT EVER”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

Great hotdogs, of course they have great coca-cola as well! Plus the great atmosphere of all the vintage coke products really sets it off!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Patrick E
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CAPE COD
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“REA;LLY NEAT”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a small museum/diner. The place has all sorts of Coca Cola memorabilia. And on their coca cola juke box you can listen to songs from the 1950's. The owner was really helpful and showed us all his knick knacks about Coke. You really get a feel of a 1950's dinner.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank phineasKnows
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Ohio
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Worth a stop at least once!”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

We stumbled upon this place by accident one day and my kids insist on going back anytime we're in the area. It's like an old-fashioned ice cream parlor and Coke Museum in one. My kids love the milkshakes and the fact they are so big. They also have fountain coke that you can ask for several different flavorings like cherry, vanilla, etc if you want. We've only went for the ice cream but there is plenty of food to choose from for lunch. The staff/owners are always very friendly. There's plenty of neat stuff to look at while you wait. My youngest boy always wants to use his quarters to use the old-fashioned coke machine to get a little glass bottle of coke to take with him. Even though it's small we've never had trouble finding a place to sit. Make sure you call about the hours before you go. They are closed the first part of the week and they have short hours the days they are open. It would be helpful if there hours are posted on their website!!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank OhioFamilyof5
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State College
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169 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“A Must For Coca Cola Lovers!”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

This nostalgic museum with a lunch counter and a couple of extra tables is located in the historic Hamar Village. It's very small, but every nook and cranny is filled with coke and gasoline collectibles - some for sale, but most of them just for display.
The menu sends you right back to the 50ies and 60ies - ice cream, hot dogs, pepperoni rolls and one of the best club sandwiches I ever had. We were promised that it would be enough for 2 - and it was.
The dining area was very crowded when we arrived for Saturday lunch, and we had our doubts, but the lady working in the tiny kitchen truly worked miracles and fed us in no time at all.
Hamar Village is easily accessible from downtown Marietta by either walking the Hamar Railroad Bridge, or by crossing the Muskingum River by car via the Putnam Street Bridge. Using the latter approach you are rewarded by a spectacular view of the "Castle", a Marietta landmark. .
A visit is definitely worth your while. There are several restaurants and unusual gift shops, restored railroad cars (with a very unique toy store in 2 of them), a Toy and Doll Museum and Marietta's Soda Museum.
Before you go keep in mind that some of the businesses and museums have very short opening hours. If you have a special place in mind it may be wise to call ahead.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Reiselust1947
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