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Clinton's Soda Fountain

100 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050-2814
+1 816-833-2046
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sundae” (18 reviews)
“ice cream” (38 reviews)
“banana split” (8 reviews)
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06:00 - 22:00All hours
100 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050-2814
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This little soda shop sits in the northeast of the main square of Independence and is like a little step back in time. I had seen this place listed in an article about Independence so I popped in. I didn't have a lot of time...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 21 May 2017

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
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...More

Thank welchcs
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank Kay044
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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

Thank Tonya G
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...More

Thank Chef-TK-KC
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
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank jmjbrtw
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
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...More

Thank DandEOneBigAdventure
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Do you serve sandwiches? Someone mentioned them but I do not see them on the menu? thank you!!
18 May 2015|
Response from DowneastCornhusker | Reviewed this property |
They serve a couple of simple sandwiches, I believe I had ham and cheese.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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