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Clinton's Soda Fountain

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100 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050-2814
+1 816-833-2046
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06:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
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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Williamstown NJ
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208 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped there while strolling historic Independence. Its a cool old building a former Pharmacy that Truman worked at. that is now a Ice cream shop . We wish a little more of the old displays were saved, but it was still interesting. The Ice Cream was good and price reasonable with good service.

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Thank jmjbrtw
Independence,MO
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have an old fashon ice cream soda or a sundy This reminds me back when I was a kid. Big serving good price. Worth a stop if you are in Independence. Up the street from Rheiland German food.

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Thank pjladybug
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We visited here due to its historical significance. It was clean and the furniture looks like what you might have seen back in the 50s. I felt it was a little pricey for the portions, but then again, I don't really need to have an enormous sundae, lol!

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Thank DandEOneBigAdventure
Surprise, Arizona
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Interesting little place of nostalgia. Okay place. One time visit type place. We decided to have an ice cream cone and relax for a bit. The young working girls could have cared less if we were in there or selling us anything. They were more interested in their phones or talking to each other.

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Thank Bill P
Raleigh, North Carolina
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98 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I was told by many to stop by Clinton's Soda Fountain on my day of Harry Truman history (he worked here when he was a boy). I got a chocolate malt, which was pretty good, but not nearly as chocolatey or malty enough for me. The service was quick, but not the friendliest I've had. It was a nice stop,... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a light snack and dessert. My banana split was excellent. My wife's root beer float was also outstanding. We highly recommend that you stop for any of their ice cream desserts.

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Thank Jim S
Merriam, KS
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Visit where President Truman would walk and stop. A must-see. Old fashioned fountain drinks - very cool. Definitely not something kids now a days see!

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Thank kcredrocker
Independence, Missouri
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Nestled on the historic Independence Square, a charming little soda fountain that will take you back in time. Bill Clinton even made a stop while campaining. While your on the square, book a tour of the Truman House., or take a ride in a covered wagon pulled by mules !! Lots of neat history

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Thank sharkgirl75
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Where Harry Truman had his first job! Just another part of the history of Harry S. Truman. Excellent Soda's and Phosphates.

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Thank Kristie H
Stansbury park, Utah, United States
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Quant little corner soda shop where Harry Truman had his first job (see plaque). The mix sodas the old way, by hand. They also serve up some delicious ice cream. A single was about $3. Fun atmosphere. Places to sit and eat inside - which is nice on a hot day.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
06:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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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