We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Came in for ice cream - stayed for lunch!”

South Side Soda Shop
Ranked #2 of 9 Dessert in Goshen
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Diner
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We sought out this restaurant because our hostess had a menu, and we saw that they made ice cream fountain drinks - hard to find these days. But when we got there, it was so charming and the menu was so interesting (and the smell of hamburgers so enticing) that we stayed for lunch. I had a liverwurst and bacon on homemade limpa bread with grilled onions - absolutely fabulous - and my cousin had their famous English Muffin Cheeseburger (on English Muffin bread - it's an award winner). The atmosphere is great and the service is friendly and fast. And yes, we did have ice cream sodas to finish things off!

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank EllenH1948
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (212)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

53 - 57 of 212 reviews

Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is an old time eatery. It has great food, desserts and drinks. It is a nonalcoholic eatery. Think back to the 60's and soda fountains you will find some of those types of drinks here. When you get your food you will not go away hungry. The hoagies are an Eastern Pennsylvania staple.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Armon K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Nothing special.Too long to wait and the food was not something I could not whip up myself. The diner itself is cute.

Thank EllenS4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This diner is usually busy,and we also saw the episode of Diners and Drive ins,so we thought we'd try it out.They do have a few unusual items on their menu such as the feta cheese sandwich.Turns out feta is better sprinkled on a salad than a big hunk between bread! I also ordered their "award winning" chili,honestly,I prefer Wendy's.
My husband ordered a burger and their homemade fries.The burger was just average and the fries were greasy and limp.
We actually went back a second time at a later date thinking maybe we had just visited on an off day.Different items ordered,same result.
Over priced average diner fare.The crowds must be loyal locals.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Shannon P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We felt like we had stepped into an earlier time. The food and service was wonderful and the prices reasonable. They make all their desserts and if they don't have your favorite it hasn't been created yet. You've missed something if you don't try this place.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Joyce B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed South Side Soda Shop also viewed

 

Been to South Side Soda Shop? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing