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Saugatuck Drugstore Soda Fountain

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201 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-9493
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The fountain is closed during the off season, but they have a HUGE selection of souvenir shirts, hats, etc. The staff was very nice and you need to go in and see all the stuff!

Thank srcurran22
Saugatuck, Michigan
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I have used them for prescription (excellent service) and to find a little something-something. They have a bit of everything. Beach umbrellas, cards, games, t-shirts, sweatshirts. I could go on....check them out if you are in town.

Thank jrcipcic
Holland, Michigan
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79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The Saugatuck Drug store is in the heart of Saugatuck, and is famous for its' genuine soda bar in the back of the store. They have everything from moccasins to maps and kites to coloring books.

Thank lwlevey
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a cool shop that has a little bit of everything. Full service pharmacy, snack items, trinkets,gifts, the whole ball of wax.

Thank David T
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at the soda fountain. Still serves all you loved in the 50's and 60's. The 1 scoop ice cream was more than enough for 2 to share. I had to have a Vanilla Coke, soda style. I was in heaven. Staff was super friendly. Definitely a fun place to visit!

Thank Judy T
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The staff seems a little stuck up to me. They seem not to want to help when you need help. But the soda fountain is great. Food is amazing

Thank tacofreak
Lewis Center, Ohio
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103 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

It was the last day of our trip and we had hit many of the top rated restaurants in the city and nothing had really impressed me yet. We went here the afternoon we left and got there as the place opened at 11am. Sometimes there can be a crowd when they open but there wasn't one on the day... More 

Thank Jasonhomey
Pickerington, Ohio
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Stopped in for a treat in the soda fountain. Ice cream soda was loaded with ice cream and probably the best I've ever had. A little bit of nostalgia sitting at the drug store counter!

Thank Patrice417
Freeland, Michigan
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130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Lots of neat gifts and souvenirs of all kinds. The soda fountain takes you back a few decades, that's for sure. Fun place to browse.

Thank Tina G
Effingham, Illinois, USA
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We stopped in here for a treat while walking around the town. So much fun. The ice cream was delicious and the girl working behind the counter was so kind and helpful! This is a place to stop in for ice cream when walking the town!!!

Thank thoemom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-9493
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck
This Old Fashioned Soda Fountain is a staple for locals in Saugatuck. It has been here since 1913. It is in the back of the drug store. Coincidentally, kiddie-corner to Kilwins. What is great about this soda fountain, is that they do make old-fashioned sodas with heaps of ice-cream - and local Hudsonville Ice-Cream. Even better, this is a hidden gem for families in this ever-so growing, expensive tourist town (I am from nearby Grand Rapids....and FYI...the reason I had so many reviews last year, I took a year off to explore my #1 passion -traveling- from my real job (litigation); so if you would like an attorney turned writer/traveler/reviewer, I would be a great fit. But why it is a hidden gem for families: the Soda Fountain has hot dogs, fries, small $3 pizzas, pretzels - all the small stuff little kids love and that would make them happy after a hot day on the boat or at the beach, along with a small ice-cream cone or old-fashioned root-beer float. It's a great place.

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