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Soda Fountain of Venice

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349 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-2004
+1 941-488-7600
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

We always visit this genuine soda fountain whenever in Venice. The shakes are top quality and the floats every bit as good. Traditional American diner style food well prepared and very good value. The servers are attractive , sassy ladies who make you feel special. Not fancy, but clean with very interesting decor. The background music is in the background... More 

Thank Alexander B
Upstate South Carolina
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

I expected an old time soda fountain .. and it is not that. Food was mediocre. So many great places to eat on Venice Ave ... pass this one by.

Thank catander
Venice, Florida
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

It is a shame that poor service can bring down the rating of a restaurant. We went there just to get a sundae this warm afternoon. We were greeted as we entered and told to sit wherever. We chose the fountain bar as all we wanted was a soda. After sitting there for over 15 minutes and no one asking... More 

Thank Alice B
Venice, FL
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Neat little retro place offering really good pizza. Try some retro drinks like a sasparilla from the fountain. Of course they also have some nice cold beer and wine. Also a great place to come after dinner for some ice cream, an ice cream float, and lots of other treats. When my kids and grandkids come for a visit, we... More 

Thank John_HVenice_Fl
Venice, Florida
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Love the ambience but the foods pretty good, too. The pizza at Vinnys (attached) is excellent, too. Love to sit at the counter and drool over the shakes and sundaes being made.

Thank Kathy S
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

If you didn't check the prices you could swear you were in a earlier century. The food is really good too. Try the chicken salad. The kids love it!

Thank 5jeanr
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

OK, I hope this doesn't result in them adjusting their prices, but the pizza here is a crazy- good value. True New York style cracker-thin crust, gargantuan size slices... for $2.99? My budget loves this place as much as my taste buds do. The sausage is sooooo flavorful. A bit on the salty side, but so good that I don't... More 

Thank LalaLolly
Venice, Florida
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Excellent food and Ice cream. A fun cozy little spot in a fun cozy little town. Pizza is great, and delicious milk shakes.

Thank Richard_Borza
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Remember the 50 and 60's? Do try the Soda Fountain and you will have a wonderful time. All the fountain drinks and treats you remember so well are served there. It is a great time to share with the grandkids about your times at the corner drug store with the soda fountain. Great chicken salad, hamburgers and hot dogs! If... More 

Thank Patricia P
Pinellas park
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Largest slice of pizza I have ever had and great prices. Great staff and very friendly . Will be back on our return visit....

Thank Snook0624

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 12
American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 349 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-2004
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-488-7600
Like stepping back in time. An authentic old fashioned soda fountain serving a wide variety of sundaes, ice cream sodas and malts. Also serving New York style thin crust hand-tossed pizza as well as delicious sandwiches and salads. There's something for everyone at The Soda Fountain.

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