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Clinton's Soda Fountain

100 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050-2814
+1 816-833-2046
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sundae” (20 reviews)
“ice cream” (36 reviews)
“banana split” (7 reviews)
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100 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050-2814
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

If you live near Independence, MO and haven't visited this icon on The Square, today is the day. Classic, old-fashioned soda fountain. Be sure to sit on the tall stools at the fountain. Everything on the menu looks great, but I went with the banana...More

Thank JeanneS0phie
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Harry Truman got his first job here. It is a throw back ice cream parlor with phosphates, root beer floats and some food.

Thank lewismurphy
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Clinton Soda Fountain is famous for being the establishment that gave the future President his first job. It is a vintage soda fountain featuring sundaes, malts, floats and other ice cream treats. They also serve a limited lunch menu. I had a turkey and cheese...More

Thank Doug R
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We really enjoyed our stop at this old fashioned soda fountain. Ice cream was amazing, and we enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant and after a day of "Harry Truman" seemed fitting that we ended it a place he used to work.

Thank rduinc
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Imagine yourself back in Harry Truman's day when he worked here as a teenager. If the walls could only talk. The ice cream was so good on a hot day.

Thank LeeLinda B
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We stopped in and got a quick treat. It is an old fashioned type soda fountain. The cherry phospate was the best. I should have gotten a large! My son had Harry's Favorite sundae. Chocolate ice cream w/ butterscotch and whipped cream on top. My...More

Thank JDV288
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

This little soda shop sits in the northeast of the main square of Independence and is like a little step back in time. I had seen this place listed in an article about Independence so I popped in. I didn't have a lot of time...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 21 May 2017

If you want an old-fashioned ice cream soda, this is the place to get it. The personnel have been trained in the arts of old time soda fountain treats.

Thank camerica1st
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We had to check out the place where Harry Truman worked as a kid. Of course we also had to have some ice cream too! This place closes way too early. It would be great if they were open later for the people walking around...More

Thank welchcs
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We had Harry's favorite sundae. It was chocolate ice cream layered with butterscotch syrup topping. You could also have yourself a real soda and pick your flavoring. Because it doesn't open until 11AM, go across the street to the old courthouse and ask for a...More

Thank Kay044
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18 May 2015|
Response from DowneastCornhusker | Reviewed this property |
They serve a couple of simple sandwiches, I believe I had ham and cheese.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050-2814
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: +1 816-833-2046
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