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RE: Top Ten Soda Fountains Thu, 08/10/06 8:30 AM (permalink)
Here is an article from the newspaper in Pittsburgh about a local candy and soda fountain that recently was forced to close. Very sad!
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    RE: Top Ten Soda Fountains Thu, 08/10/06 1:29 PM (permalink)
    Fairley's Pharmacy in Portland, Oregon features excellent malts, tasty sundaes and a variety of milkshakes. Also egg creams, Green Rivers and gigantic Root Beer Floats. And the very modern wi-fi access and expresso drinks.

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      RE: Top Ten Soda Fountains Sun, 08/13/06 3:03 PM (permalink)
      Originally posted by KingKokomo

      Hi, just found this site and registered, I love it, this is my first post. I'd like to put in my two cents (plain) for Jamie's Soda Fountain in the great metropolis of Kokomo, Indiana. It has old fashioned malts, ice cream sodas, and the only Green Rivers I've been able to find since I was a lad. Plus, they have a great and cheap menu of sandwiches and such--try the fried ham salad if you get a chance. Once again, I'm so happy I found this website, keep up the great work!

      i try to get to jamies soda fountain whenever i come home to kokomo.

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        RE: Top Ten Soda Fountains Mon, 08/14/06 8:38 AM (permalink)

        Jack's Cafe in Andrea's in Kenosha has a soda fountain that's been in operation
        since 1915. They also serve a great patty melt, along with home made soups.


          RE: Top Ten Soda Fountains Mon, 01/8/07 2:08 PM (permalink)
          I ate at two old fashioned soda fountains over the weekend around Buffalo. Actually, they are both candy stores that also serve ice cream.

          Parkside Candy is an amazing looking place on the inside. The oval room was decorated so you feel like just stepped out of a time machine. Apparently, they filmed some of the scenes for "The Natural" there, which should tell you how old it looks. The ice cream sundae itself was fine, but the atmosphere is what made this place interesting.

          I also ate at Condrell's Candy & Ice Cream, which has more of a 50's feel. They use Perry ice cream here, which I enjoyed (especially the cinnamon flavor), but the excellent hot fudge and whipped cream were what made the sundae so impressive.

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            RE: Top Ten Soda Fountains Sun, 07/15/07 1:14 PM (permalink)
            Zandbros in downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota-- a newfangled old fashioned soda fountain /arts and gift store. Best of the old and the new. Delicious coffee malts!

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              RE: Top Ten Soda Fountains Sun, 07/15/07 3:37 PM (permalink)
              Fair Oaks Soda Fountain in South Pasadena, Calif.

                RE: Top Ten Soda Fountains Tue, 07/17/07 6:41 AM (permalink)
                My all-time favorite soda fountain is the Wilton Candy Kitchen in Wilton, Iowa. Not only is the place amazing to look at (the building it is in goes back to the 1850's), but George's homemade ice cream is delicious. And owner George Napoulos is hilarious and has a wisecrack for every situation.

                If you are driving along I-80 in eastern Iowa, this place is a must stop.

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                  RE: Top Ten Soda Fountains Tue, 07/17/07 7:36 AM (permalink)
                  UPDATED LINK

                  I'm pretty new to Roadfood forums still. I tried the link Michael originally posted for the Epicurious article, which is dead.

                  Here is the new link:

                  p.s. to Ladybird [a tribute name?], I wish I'd known about the one in Sioux Falls last time I was there...
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