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Clinton's Soda Fountain

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100 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050-2814
+1 816-833-2046
Mon 06:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri 06:30 - 22:00
Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Mission, Kansas, United States
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

We stopped in Clintons after a big lunch but still had to have a treat. So many choices!! They have a LOT of flavors of ice cream and many choices of cones. They also make floats, sundaes, phosphates. This is just like an old-time soda fountain but so much more. They also have many vintage items to tickle your memory.... More 

Thank Dee C
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182 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We grabbed some ice cream while waiting to tour the Truman home. It is good quality ice cream. We enjoyed it on a hot day, as we walked around the square.

Thank Attkica
Kearney, Missouri
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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Quaint. Right out of Mayberry. Clinton's has a real soda fountain. They can make you a phosphate, malt, sandwich, or sundae. Order at the counter ans sit at the soda fountain or take it to a table in back. The Tux is a delicious black and white sundae. Service is friendly.

Thank EDian831
Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Besides the historical field trip this could be for kids to learn about Harry Truman, this is quaint fun soda fountain. My black cherry soda made with real phosphates! The glass candy jars and the soda fountain bar that you can swivel around was fun. Very clean & reasonably priced!

Thank robertachristine
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

As a visitor to Independence, you are directed to Clinton's to see where President Truman held a job as a young man. There is nothing special about this soda fountain. The service was average and, as we found throughout the courthouse square in many shops, no one seems very friendly or open to tourists. If you just want a drink,... More 

Albany, New York, United States
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We had hoped that it might be more gift shop than soda fountain, but it wasn't. Bought some candy for the kids and nuts for us. The nuts were great. It was a rainy day and rather cool so we skipped the ice cream, although the specials did look delicious.

Thank Beth Anne S
Fredericktown, Missouri
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Had a good lunch, and good ice cream. Loved the preserved decor and the service was excellent! Would definitely go again.

Thank Marylou R
Independence, Missouri
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Great little soda shop that takes you back to your childhood. Old fashioned ice cream sodas, working soda fountain, friendly staff. Have been coming since I was a child in the 60's.

Thank Susie R
Springfield, Missouri
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2016

What a fun place to bring the kids for an old-fashioned ice-cream experience! I would love to go back and try more items on the menu :)

Thank MissMollyIX
Independence, Missouri
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

If you're old enough to remember ordering a phosphate at the local drug store or watching the person behind the counter make a good ole' fashioned Banana Split right before your very eyes then this place will remind you of, "The good ole' days". Even if you don't remember the, "Good Ole' Days", you'll still enjoy the atmosphere of this... More 

Thank mtman17

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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?