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“Banana Split and Root Beer Float” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Walker's Soda Fountain

Walker's Soda Fountain
Ranked #1 of 6 Dessert in Mount Airy
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Old fashioned soda fountain - new ownership - use old fashioned glass bowls/dishes. Also serve hotdogs and a couple of other small sandwiches.
St. Petersburg, Florida
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150 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Banana Split and Root Beer Float”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

We just came in for an ice cream delight. They serve food, too. We weren't disappointed. Luckily, we came in while it wasn't busy and we didn't have to wait like others after us. ( Only two people working the counter this day.) Sit at the counter! Lots of fun. The lady behind the counter knew a bit of Mayberry history and we enjoyed picking her brain about all things Mayberry. The ice cream was great but being there is the best thing!

Visited June 2014
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English first
Mooresville, North Carolina
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Old Fashioned”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

I loved this place. Took me back in time and it is an incredible feat in this day and time. I will be going back.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Montrose, Co Usa
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178 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“An Old Fashioned Soda Fountain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

The ice cream used was premium and delicious. Prices were less than I would have expected. Maybe that is expected in North Carolina. I had a coconut soda with a large scoop of chocolate ice cream. My wife had a hot fudge sundae. For the price we expected smaller portions. We are not complaining. The gentleman behind the counter seemed to be enjoying his job as a soda jerk and shared conversation. Another place to enjoy in Andy's Mayberry.

Visited May 2014
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Clemmons, North Carolina
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Lovely Gem in Historic Mt. Airy (Mayberry)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

You just don't seem them like this anymore. There is much to be said about the "old fashioned" locations and way of life. I always like to take out of town visitors to Mt. AIry, NC. It's just a lovely, quaint ..."slow your 24/7 life down a bit" .... town. It's an enjoyable day spent sight-seeing, shopping, eating and learning. Of course, "when in Rome"... so a stop at the Soda Shoppe is a must ! Dave Jones the "Soda Jerk" and proprietor of the Mayberry Soda Fountain is great at many things. He is charming, entertaining, knowledgeable and makes great ice cream treats! My friends and I stopped in during a slow time of day and Dave entertained us with stories, pictures and just great conversation. Not to mention, the atmosphere is "spot on"...as one of the other reviewers wrote... "a step back in time".
You don't just go in for a soda or ice cream, you go in for the nostalgia, the experience, the joy you'll feel as you go out the door with knowing you've just made a "HAPPY MEMORY" to recall in the daysweeks, months ahead ! Life is too short, enjoy the "simple/small things" !

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank K M
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249 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Step back in time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Step back in time when you enter this great little establishment! Customer service was outstanding! Prices are great and the Cream Ice Cream Soda is to die for!! The entire family had an amazing time!

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