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Economy Drug and Soda Fountain

696 Aultman St, Ely, NV 89301-1555
+1 775-289-4929
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (16 reviews)
“sandwiches” (21 reviews)
“sundae” (4 reviews)
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696 Aultman St, Ely, NV 89301-1555
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Good food, friendly staff and good location right downtown. Retro ice cream parlor look with black and white tile floor and counter and stools.

1  Thank Woodrii
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I recently stopped here with my family group of eight while traveling. We arrived about the same time as another group of 8-10 people. The young ladies working did not become flustered, just called for help. Extra workers arrived immediately. Our sandwiches were prepared quickly...More

1  Thank Susan K
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This review makes me sad to post because I've been a fan of this place for so many years, however the last two experiences my family recently had makes me wonder what's changed? First time we were overcharged and had two chocolate malts that we...More

1  Thank Mary B
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I stopped here for lunch and had a tuna sandwich. The sandwich was not all that good because I didn't like the way they made the tuna fish, but there were a fair number of people and they were eating burgers and said that it...More

1  Thank Steve063
Reviewed 2 June 2017 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

1  Thank GrumpyTravelGuy
Reviewed 12 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

1  Thank Cyntcha47
Reviewed 18 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

1  Thank Rowing_Queen
Reviewed 4 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

2  Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 21 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!

2  Thank dvchevalier
Reviewed 20 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

2  Thank Jeremiah Z
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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