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Royalls Soda Shop

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128 W. Main Street, Elkin, NC 28621
+1 336-835-0028
11:00 - 15:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:30
Sat 11:00 - 14:30
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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1,308 reviews
538 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 635 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Royall's already exists since 1923 and is run now by mum Debbie and her sons. They are particularly famous for their hotdogs, which they prepare in quantities. We stopped one early morning en route to the Smoky Mountains for coffee and got it freshly brewed for free from Debbie! Hoorah.

Thank Hermes_NL
Traphill, North Carolina
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I was looking forward to a good hot dog. I got a hot dog that had a bun that was dripping wet. The bun was so wet it dripped onto the deli paper. The liquid dripped down my hand and off the end of my finger. The deli paper was saturated from the hot dog just sitting on it. If... More 

Thank Beverly L
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Ok let's just take a step back in time, this is a great break from the drive thru fast food that we have found ourself trapped in. The food is cooked right there in front of you, everything is homemade, ( slaw, chili, chicken salad, tuna salad, pimento cheese,and ham salad). Ice cream, thick shakes,and pies. Park on the street... More 

Thank Linda C
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We split the hotdog special and had milkshakes. Everything was wonderful. Fried hotdogs, all the way! Enjoyed every bite. Milkshake was delicious, needed a larger straw for the cookies and cream shake. Waitress was very polite and attentive.

Thank wilkeshomes
Kingsport TN
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207 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

You find world class hotdog claims everywhere. Some are very good and others not. These hotdogs were very good. The slaw was wet which made the bun fall apart , but eating with a fork was no problem. The soda shop was very clean and it was apparent that a lot of locals frequent here. Glad I went and if... More 

Thank Jekyll
Anderson, South Carolina
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Really good hot dogs! All beef franks, mustard, Cole slaw, fresh made chili, onions. Doesn't get much better than this. No fries, but they do have chips. The home made blackberry cobble must be good because they were all out. Try their malted milk shakes. Ummmmm.

Thank OtPot
Durham, North Carolina
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1,307 reviews
448 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 913 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

In 1923 this building was built as a hospital upstairs and a drugstore downstairs. Now the downstairs is a quaint soda shop and they are renting offices on the second floor. The sidewalk in front is also part of the Mountain-to-Sea trail. I had a grilled cheese that came with enough cheese for 3 sandwiches. It was one of the... More 

Thank cheryl h
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

On our travels my wife try to eat at local restaurants. This place was across the street from the winery we were at so we stepped inside for some lunch. Had their chile dog. For the price it was a good meal. Liked the atmosphere too.

Thank wtigger1
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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314 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

I had hoped for a wonderful place that would take me back to childhood memories of the original Royall Drug hot dogs of my past. Not to be however, just not the same but they are okay. If you do not remember how great the shakes were many years ago and the toasted hot dogs you will like this place.... More 

Thank glendale215
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Want to grab a quick bite for lunch then this is the place to go. Burgers and hot dogs and sandwiches are great. Just have to be patient sometimes. This is where the locals go-so much so that some old timers have their own tables as they have been coming here over the years as this place has changed ownership... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 W. Main Street, Elkin, NC 28621
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Elkin
  • Phone Number: +1 336-835-0028

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