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Ellis Soda Shoppe and Grill

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217 Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210
+1 276-623-8187
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Abingdon, Virginia
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes it is cute inside. Outside in warmer weather is nice though you are sitting on a slant! Ordered an ice cream soda and got mostly soda and one tiny scoop of ice cream. Questioning whether they were out of ice cream and got the reply that is all they ever use. Other than that a convenient place to go... More 

Thank Shysure
Jonesborough, Tennessee
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pop Ellis's is may favorite cheeseburger chocolate shake shop! Everything on the menu is tasty and well prepared. They make a Granny Smith apple/turkey sandwich that is delicious. Its such a friendly atmosphere; I love shopping at the farmeers market across the street on Saturdays and coming here for lunch!

Thank Pennymac02
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the Philly Cheese Steak sandwich with fries. Regularly it comes with chips and pickle. If you get a side of fries the chips are removed and you pay full menu price for the fries, frozen, not fresh cut. I asked for Tabasco and got a metal container of 'hot sauce', about an ounce, for which when the bill... More 

1 Thank nvguygirl
Stafford, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere, good selection of food, good prices, friendly staff. Glad we stopped in. Wish we had saved room for dessert.

Thank franco2251
Matthews, North Carolina
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We ordered a takeout dinner/picnic... a salad, veggie pocket, grilled cheese and burger. It took longer than we expected 20-25 minutes. It is a wonderful space with a special history but it is a shame the food is such a poor quality. The veggie pocket was dry with no flavor. It said to be full of veggies and it was... More 

Thank GretaMatthews
HDESoda_08, Owner at Ellis Soda Shoppe and Grill, responded to this review

I regret that we did not meet your expectations during your visit. We take comments like this very seriously and we train every day to ensure we provide the highest quality food and service. Obviously we failed with your visit and I take full responsibility. I will ask that you give us another try as we take pride in being... More 

Powell, Tennessee
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for a quick bite during a recent visit to Abingdon. The ambiance of the place is fabulous! It's like traveling back through time!! Our server was excellent and checked on us and provided drink refills numerous times all without being obtrusive. The meal (hot dog and chicken salad sandwich) was good but not fantastic.... More 

Thank David J
Charlotte, North Carolina
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90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I had a chili dog and fries and it was excellent. The atmosphere is very cool with a lot to look at.

Thank luvacationing
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I had the grilled pimento cheese and fries which were very good. They also have outdoor seating that is pet friendly.

Thank Kelly S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Loved it. Old fashioned candy store with good food and service. Had the chicken salad which was great with yummy French fries. Would go back. Not expensive.

Thank Opal795
Candler, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had dinner here prior to a play at the theater. The food was excellent, fast and very pleasant service. The fudge brownie excellent!

Thank kkarenjess

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Abingdon
  • Phone Number: +1 276-623-8187

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?