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“Really Cute”

Saugatuck Drugstore Soda Fountain
Ranked #3 of 8 Dessert in Saugatuck
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Description: This Old Fashioned Soda Fountain is a staple for locals in Saugatuck. It has been here since 1913. It is in the back of the drug store. Coincidentally, kiddie-corner to Kilwins. What is great about this soda fountain, is that they do make old-fashioned sodas with heaps of ice-cream - and local Hudsonville Ice-Cream. Even better, this is a hidden gem for families in this ever-so growing, expensive tourist town (I am from nearby Grand Rapids....and FYI...the reason I had so many reviews last year, I took a year off to explore my #1 passion -traveling- from my real job (litigation); so if you would like an attorney turned writer/traveler/reviewer, I would be a great fit. But why it is a hidden gem for families: the Soda Fountain has hot dogs, fries, small $3 pizzas, pretzels - all the small stuff little kids love and that would make them happy after a hot day on the boat or at the beach, along with a small ice-cream cone or old-fashioned root-beer float. It's a great place.
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Description: This Old Fashioned Soda Fountain is a staple for locals in Saugatuck. It has been here since 1913. It is in the back of the drug store. Coincidentally, kiddie-corner to Kilwins. What is great about this soda fountain, is that they do make old-fashioned sodas with heaps of ice-cream - and local Hudsonville Ice-Cream. Even better, this is a hidden gem for families in this ever-so growing, expensive tourist town (I am from nearby Grand Rapids....and FYI...the reason I had so many reviews last year, I took a year off to explore my #1 passion -traveling- from my real job (litigation); so if you would like an attorney turned writer/traveler/reviewer, I would be a great fit. But why it is a hidden gem for families: the Soda Fountain has hot dogs, fries, small $3 pizzas, pretzels - all the small stuff little kids love and that would make them happy after a hot day on the boat or at the beach, along with a small ice-cream cone or old-fashioned root-beer float. It's a great place.
Jackson, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Really Cute”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

I only had ice cream here but the cone and ice cream were huge. It is styled like an old time soda fountains type store with the servers wearing the old time uniforms and all.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Darien, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“General Store Drugstore”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

I bought a pair of Minnetonka house slippers there for a gift and since I am from out of state the manager kindly said I could return them with the receipt and either ship them or come back. Well, the size was a bit small and as going to return them but did not have to after all. It's too bad the slippers were not on sale as I hoped they would be.

Visited July 2013
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Muskegon, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Historic Saugatuck Ice Cream Landmark !”
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Do you remember long ago your Neiborhood Ice Cream Shop ? Then you will know and enjoy the Historic Saugatuck Drugstore Soda Fountain Shop. This shop is a " True Saugatuck Historic Landmark ' ! The drugstore is your " Typical Small Town Drugstore Hangout ! Like Coney Island--Postcard stands, stands of sunglasses, Coppertone Lotion, Coppertone Sunglasses, Saugatuck hats and tee shirts and of course the Famous Candy Counter ! The Soda Fountain Bar is located behind the drugstore. This Soda Bar is " Such a Summertime Sunny Delight ". Picture this --small children laughs as they chow down that Huge Ice Cream Cone ! Or maybe mom, dad and kids eating Hot Fudge Sundae's! This Historic Landmark is ' One of Downtown's Saugatuck's Best Historic Sites " ! When you visit Downtown Saugatuck you must stop and enjoy the ' Great Saugatuck Drugstore Soda Fountain-- ' A True Saugatuck Historic Landmark !!

Visited June 2013
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Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Go when the soda fountain is open”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

The drugstore is both a real drugstore and a gift shop well stocked with tourist souvenirs, greeting cards, cosmetics, gift items, you name it--they seem to have it. One attraction is the old soda fountain at the back of the store. Truly a blast from the past open in the summer.

Visited October 2013
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Darien, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Ice Cream Delightful!”
Reviewed 11 September 2013

My friend and I had a wonderful break eating ice cream while shopping. We could sit down and enjoy the company at the fountain counter. It's a good place to take a bit of rest while shopping all the stores in the area.

  • Visited August 2013
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