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Soda Fountain USA

Your state-by-state guide to fizzy bliss.

 

 

 



There was a time, around the middle of the last century, when almost every town in America had a soda fountain. You know the scene: the tiles, the stools, the long counters, and the fizzy, frothy drinks. A decade ago, these cultural icons looked like a dying breed, but a new wave of retro-styled fountains is keeping this beloved slice of Americana very much alive. The following list of current soda fountains includes shiny newcomers like Brooklyn Farmacy in New York, Franklin Fountain in Philadelphia and Blueplate Lunch Counter in Portland, Oregon, along with time-honored originals, like Orange, California’s 112-year-old Watson’s Drug and Moline, Illinois’ fourth-generation Lagomarcino’s. This is only a partial list, so if you know of other surviving soda fountains, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to share your recommendations, and we’ll gladly add them. And for more on the history and modern rebirth of the American soda fountain—and a glossary of soda fountain lingo—check out the July/August 2011 issue.

 

 

CALIFORNIA
Watson’s Drug and Soda Fountain
116 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA

IDAHO
Five 11 Main Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain
511 Main St., Ashton, ID
208-652-2020

ILLINOIS
Lagomarcino’s
1422 Fifth Ave., Moline, IL
309-764-1814

IOWA
Bauder Pharmacy
3802 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, IA
515-255-1124

Lagomarcino’s
2132 E. 11th St., Davenport, IA
563-324-6137

INDIANA
South Side Soda Shop and Diner
1122 S. Main St., Goshen, IN

Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor and Museum
329 Washington St., Columbus, IN
812-378-1900

KANSAS
The Corner Pharmacy
429 Delaware St., Leavenworth, KS
913-682-1602

Georgetown Pharmacy
5605 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS
913-362-0313

LOUISIANA
Royal Pharmacy
1101 Royal St., New Orleans, LA
504-523-5401

MASSACHUSETTS
Congdon's Pharmacy
47 Main St., Nantucket, MA
508-228-0020

MISSISSIPPI
Borroum's Drug Store and Soda Fountain
604 E. Waldron St., Corinth, MS
662-286-3361

Brent’s Drugs
655 Duling Ave., Jackson, MS
601-366-3427

MISSOURI
Clinton’s Soda Fountain
100 W. Maple Ave., Independence, MO
816-833-2046

Crown Candy Kitchen
1401 St. Louis Ave., St. Louis, MO
314-621-9650

Fox’s Drug Store
10004 E. 63rd St., Raytown, MO
816-353-1600

MONTANA
Eagle’s Store
3 Canyon St., West Yellowstone, MT
406-646-9300

NEW JERSEY
The Pop Shop
729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ
856-869-0111

NEW MEXICO
Model Pharmacy
3636 Monte Vista Blvd. N.E., Albuquerque, NM
505-255-8686

NEW YORK
Brooklyn Farmacy and Soda Fountain
513 Henry St., Brooklyn, NY
718-522-6260

Eggers Ice Cream Parlor
7437 Amboy Rd., Staten Island, NY
718-605-9335

Hildebrandts
84 Hillside Ave., Williston Park, NY
516-741-0608

Jahn’s
8104 37th Ave., Queens, NY
718-651-0700

NORTH CAROLINA
Dewberry Deli and Soda Fountain
485 Carthage St., Cameron, NC
910-245-3697

OHIO
Aglamesis Brothers
9899 Montgomery Road and 3046 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH
513-531-5196 and 513-791-7082

 

OREGON
Blueplate Lunch Counter and Soda Fountain
308 S.W. Washington St., Portland, OR
503-295-2583

Fairley’s Pharmacy
7206 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR
503-284-1159

Main Street Collectors Mall and Soda Fountain
10909 S.E. Main St., Milwaukee, OR
503-659-7632

Tolly’s Restaurant and Soda Fountain
115 Locust St., Oakland, OR
541-459-3796
tollys-restaurant.com

PENNSYLVANIA
Franklin Fountain
116 Market St., Philadelphia, PA
215-627-1899

Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor
2801 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
412-434-0451

SOUTH CAROLINA
The Pickwick
3219 Augusta St., Greenville, SC
864-277-4180

SOUTH DAKOTA
Edgar’s at Pioneer Drugs
107 E. Main St., Elk Point, SD
605-356-3336

TEXAS
Another Time Soda Fountain
800 Third St., Rosenberg, TX
281-232-2999

La King's Confectionery
2323 Strand St., Galveston, TX
409-762-6100

Miller’s Pharmacy
100 E. Dallas Ave., Cooper, TX
903-395-2161

Nau’s Enfield Pharmacy
1115 W. Lynn St., Austin, TX
512-476-1221

San Augustine Drug Co.
104 E. Columbia St., San Augustine, TX
936-275-3401

WASHINGTON
Nifty Fiftys Soda Fountain
817 Water St., Port Townsend, WA
360-385-1931

Ferguson’s Café and Classic Soda Fountain
804 W. Garland Ave., Spokane, WA
509-325-3482

WYOMING
Chugwater Soda Fountain
314 First St., Chugwater, WY
307-422-3222 ‎


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