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Economy Drug and Soda Fountain

696 Aultman St, Ely, NV 89301-1555
+1 775-289-4929
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (15 reviews)
“sandwiches” (20 reviews)
“sundae” (3 reviews)
09:00 - 17:00All hours
696 Aultman St, Ely, NV 89301-1555
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super friendly service here from a sweet older lady and some younger gals. Nice, old fashioned feel with a great lime rickey and all sorts of treats. Decent sandwiches, too. I hope their neighbors follow their lead, more places like this could make Ely a...More

Thank GrumpyTravelGuy
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Only had root beer float and ice cream at the soda fountain, but the local flavor was great. The owner(?)waitress was friendly, unhurried-don't go there in a rush-and clearly knew most everyone, except us, who sat down, w/a greeting for everyone. We drove here from...More

Thank Cyntcha47
Reviewed 19 March 2017

What a great place for lunch. Definitely reminds one of days gone by. I ordered a half sub and the soup of the day which was Mexican Wedding soup. The sandwich was great as was the soup. Along with a "build your own sandwich" (variety...More

Thank Rowing_Queen
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Initially upon looking at the sandwich choices at Economy Drug I thought the sub for 10.75 was a bit spendy, but it was more than enough to share between the two of us for lunch. We also had two excellent root beer floats, my favorite...More

1  Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I loved stepping back in time with the old style soda fountain and the chocolate shake was a flashback for me. Reminded me of when shakes were done just so right. Please, order the shake there!

1  Thank dvchevalier
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We stopped here for lunch while touring Ely, NV for the day. We ordered sub sandwiches (excellent) and my wife had the best chocolate soda she ever had. The store was so cool, and the fountain was like stepping back in time. A must stop...More

1  Thank Jeremiah Z
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I went in for the old fashioned soda fountain and was not disappointed. Just like I remember from my youth (a long time ago). I had a simple chocolate ice cream soda, but I watched as they prepared sundaes, malts, etc. I remember my first...More

1  Thank jimnlindav
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Not only is this type of old fashioned soda fountain a sentimental journey to a bygone era, but they have done a great job of keeping up with the modern times as well. Yes you can get a lime rickey and a chocolate malt! You...More

Thank NVDesertRat
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I had several lunches there for the two weeks I was in town and they make the best sandwiches I found. They are made to order, you fill out a slip on what you want them to put on the sandwich and they make it...More

2  Thank f4rags
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My wife and I stopped by on the recommendation of Trip Advisor. OK...what these guys do here is definitely multi-tasking, but they do it well. Great ice cream and really good sandwiches, made to order. Icing on the cake? You bet, bargain prices.

2  Thank gschwob
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 696 Aultman St, Ely, NV 89301-1555
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +1 775-289-4929
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