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“Great Place for Lunch; Vast Soda Selection” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Soda Pops

Soda Pops
Ranked #12 of 57 Restaurants in Eagle River
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Montgomery, Alabama
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137 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Great Place for Lunch; Vast Soda Selection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

Soda Pops is a diner-like restaurant located in downtown Eagle River located across from the old train station. For winter sports enthusiasts, it is also accessible by the network of snowmobile trails.

The menu is largely diner-like food (hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, etc...) There are some unusual selections created from local recipes to include a cranberry-meatball sandwich. There is a condiments bar with about 80 different condiments with which you can top your salad or dress your sandwich. In addition, over 100 types of sodas to include hard-to-find birch beers, root beers and flavored sodas are available in bottled form.

Prices are moderate and lunch (with drink and tip) will likely cost around $10-12 per person.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Eagle River, Wisconsin
2 reviews
“fun for all and good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

friendly fun place with every kind of soda pop you can think of. Huge salad bar to make your own bergers.

Visited January 2013
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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A real treat...but peak times may require a long wait outside”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Soda Pop's is a real treat, even for locals. My nephews loooove the hundreds of kinds of soda in glass bottles to choose from. The waitstaff is young and upbeat and welcoming. They play 50's music, and you can happily enjoy a rootbeer float or banana split, vintage style. The food is pretty good...a little bit above average for around here. I recommend the onion rings, which come jauntily presented. They also have several healty options if you've had enough of burgers and fries. The overall gimmick is that they have an extensive "condiments buffet"; your food comes plain, and you can go back and load it up with all the vegetables or sauces you can imagine. That's kind of fun! However, there's not a lot of room in there, and, when it's busy, I think getting around is tricky for older folks and little ones. The restaurant doesn't have all that much seating, so summertime means long waits outside, but most tourists stroll up and down the cute downtown area while waiting.

Visited August 2012
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Palatine
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Kids loved it.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

My kids think this is the best place. We don't drink a lot of soda at home so the full page of uncommon soda choices from around the country make this a destination for my family. They love the condiment bar. Overall, the food is average. The sandwich bread/buns are delicious and turn an ordinary sandwich into something very yummy.

The combination of all the factors make this a place to return to.

  • Visited August 2012
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PEWAUKEE
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A step back in time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

Loved the old soda fountain idea. Thought the food was average at best. Burger was lukewarm and by the time I took it back to the condiment bar and stood in line for pickles and ketchup, it was really cold.

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