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Clinton's Soda Fountain

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100 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050-2814
+1 816-833-2046
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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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you want an old-fashioned ice cream soda, this is the place to get it. The personnel have been trained in the arts of old time soda fountain treats.

Thank camerica1st
Pella, Iowa
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10 reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We had to check out the place where Harry Truman worked as a kid. Of course we also had to have some ice cream too! This place closes way too early. It would be great if they were open later for the people walking around the square in the evening.

Thank welchcs
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We had Harry's favorite sundae. It was chocolate ice cream layered with butterscotch syrup topping. You could also have yourself a real soda and pick your flavoring. Because it doesn't open until 11AM, go across the street to the old courthouse and ask for a tour at their visitor's center if you come too early.

Thank Kay044
Independence, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Takes you back in time. Fun place to go. Right across the street from the historic Independence Court house.

Thank Tonya G
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

You need to see Clinton's we're Harry Truman had his first job. A nostalgic soda shop where you can go back in time and have some ice cream or a soda. Set on one of the stools and think that Truman is serving you. It's a great place for the whole family or to bring a date. Sets right on... More 

Thank Chef-TK-KC
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

One of our favorite ice cream parlors - all kinds of delicious combinations to try. If you are on the Independence Square, you should stop in.

Thank VMCS
Williamstown NJ
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212 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

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.

Thank jmjbrtw
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

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.

Thank pjladybug
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

Thank DandEOneBigAdventure
Surprise, Arizona
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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.

Thank Bill P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?