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Nifty Fifty Soda Fountain

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American, Diner
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817 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5730
+1 360-385-1931
10:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Tombstone, Arizona
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138 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is our second visit to Port Townsend and Nifty Fifty Soda Fountain. The deluxe burgers were delicous and huge! The french fries were lightly breaded and very, very good! My husband enjoyed his chocolate malt (he has a hard time finding malts these days). There are a couple tables in the back patio and even without a dog I'd... More 

Thank Donna V
Port Townsend, Washington
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I had to eat quickly downtown recently on a late Saturday afternoon, so I went in to the Nifty Fifty for a hot dog. It was actually pretty good with relish, onions, and tomatoes from the grill, and self-applied mustard at the counter. For years, I have avoided ice cream joints, but with Nifty Fifty, I'll give it another try... More 

Thank William H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We are a bit of a regular customer here. So much great food to offer in a fun atmosphere. The grilled cheese is one of the best, the burgers are to die, and so much ice cream to choose from! They serve wine and have outdoor seating just above the water on the beach!

Thank Christie M
Sacramento, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This restaurant had it all - with a fun atmosphere and good prices. The view was fun, too, as it was right on the water. With the tide in, it seemed we could have been on a boat. We learned that this was oldest building still standing in Port Townsend and was once the shop owned by DCH Rothschild who... More 

Thank Cherie B
Homer, Alaska
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here mid-afternoon for a root beer float and liked it so much we came back for dinner a few hours later-burger and fries, of course! The restaurant is beautifully restored in 1950's style with counter stools and booths. There are 10 or more small juke boxes where you can play a golden oldie for a quarter. The ice... More 

Thank walter1951
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

What a great place to get a bite to eat! Sometimes there is a wait, but well worth it. The food is freshly made and tasty. The prices are reasonable. Endless glasses of soda,too

Thank rose762016
British Columbia
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great Fish and Chips.  We stopped in for a quick lunch and it was very pleasant. Not a fancy, romantic venue but rather fun with a fifties theme. We thought the chips were exceptional and we also liked the batter on our shrimp. Would certainly stop in again.

Thank Ourlabradoodles
Green Cove Springs
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149 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We were touring Port Townsend and stopped in for a refreshing ice cream. Folks are friendly; portions are substantial and very creamy and delicious. Back porch with a view of the waterway while enjoying refreshments.

Thank Thomas C
Antigua, Guatemala
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We have come twice to this restaurant and both times it was closed early. Today we called ahead, heard the recorded message it closed at 5:00, rushed to get there at 4:30 and it was closed. There was a gal at the counter who reluctantly opened the door and I felt bad for her because her English was not very... More 

Thank Andaguatemala
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed visiting quaint Port Townsend during lunchtime and saw this cute retro diner. It was a beautiful sunny day & we opted to sit out back on the deck. We both dined on yummy halibut fish & chips & thick milkshakes, while taking in the serene ocean view. Lovely!

Thank SeattleBoraBora

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 817 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368-5730
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Port Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 360-385-1931

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