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Economy Drug and Soda Fountain

#1 of 1 Dessert in Ely
Certificate of Excellence
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696 Aultman St, Ely, NV 89301-1555
+1 775-289-4929
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

What a great place for lunch. Definitely reminds one of days gone by. I ordered a half sub and the soup of the day which was Mexican Wedding soup. The sandwich was great as was the soup. Along with a "build your own sandwich" (variety of meats, etc), my friend had a chocolate malt. They make the malts the "old... More 

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Eastern Sierra
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Initially upon looking at the sandwich choices at Economy Drug I thought the sub for 10.75 was a bit spendy, but it was more than enough to share between the two of us for lunch. We also had two excellent root beer floats, my favorite fountain drink!! Friendly, personable staff, too. If we'd had more time we would've explored the... More 

1 Thank Lynne A
Ogden, Utah
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I loved stepping back in time with the old style soda fountain and the chocolate shake was a flashback for me. Reminded me of when shakes were done just so right. Please, order the shake there!

1 Thank dvchevalier
Hudson, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We stopped here for lunch while touring Ely, NV for the day. We ordered sub sandwiches (excellent) and my wife had the best chocolate soda she ever had. The store was so cool, and the fountain was like stepping back in time. A must stop if visiting Ely!

1 Thank Jeremiah Z
Las Vegas, Nevada
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I went in for the old fashioned soda fountain and was not disappointed. Just like I remember from my youth (a long time ago). I had a simple chocolate ice cream soda, but I watched as they prepared sundaes, malts, etc. I remember my first job... it was called a soda jerk back then. Scooping out the ice cream, putting... More 

1 Thank jimnlindav
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Not only is this type of old fashioned soda fountain a sentimental journey to a bygone era, but they have done a great job of keeping up with the modern times as well. Yes you can get a lime rickey and a chocolate malt! You can also get a great cappuccino. Service is always friendly and full of hometown charm.... More 

Thank NVDesertRat
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I had several lunches there for the two weeks I was in town and they make the best sandwiches I found. They are made to order, you fill out a slip on what you want them to put on the sandwich and they make it to your specifications!! They were awesome!

2 Thank f4rags
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111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

My wife and I stopped by on the recommendation of Trip Advisor. OK...what these guys do here is definitely multi-tasking, but they do it well. Great ice cream and really good sandwiches, made to order. Icing on the cake? You bet, bargain prices.

2 Thank gschwob
nashville Tn
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Ice cream sodas! I haven't had one like this since I was a kid. Yum. And the hot fudge sundaes were huge. Service was fast and friendly.

1 Thank crystalwolfTN
Fredericksburg, Texas
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342 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This remains a very busy local favorite, offering not only good box sandwich lunches, but great ice cream and soda's. They open early for the work crews to get a box lunch, but close at 5.

1 Thank TXRVer09

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 696 Aultman St, Ely, NV 89301-1555
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +1 775-289-4929

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?