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“good ice cream”

Clinton's Soda Fountain
Ranked #1 of 7 Dessert in Independence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Appleton
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296 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“good ice cream”
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Truman worked here, so we went in just because of that. You will feel like you are in an old soda fountain and the ice cream is quite good. So just give yourself a break and enjoy it.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Kansas City, Missouri
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Old fashioned soda shop”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Good ice cream, phosphates, floats, etc. (No food is served). We were clearly tourists, but the staff didn't interact with us to tell us anything about the historic side of the business.

Visited July 2013
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Rochester, Minnesota
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Couldn't get better.”
Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

Service was great as was the ice cream. Atmosphere was really great with the old soda fountain. Also has a historic side with Truman working there as a kid.

  • Visited July 2013
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fun ambiance”
Reviewed 7 July 2013

This place has a neat history; Truman worked here as a teen when it was a drug store. I recommend the chocolate ice cream soda. There's various other sundaes, coffee, scones, postcards and some fun old-fashioned candy. Prices were a little higher than I expected, but probably about the same as Culver's.

  • Visited June 2013
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Rogers, Arkansas
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153 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Old Fashioned Soda Fountain”
Reviewed 13 May 2013

Just what you would expect, a long soda fountain bar, lots of ice cream and drink treats. We had a root beer float made from root beer syrup and the soda water. Prices seemed reasonable. A sign says that President Truman worked here as a boy. Clinton's also has other sweets and candy plus some souvenirs. It is just south of the Harry S Truman National Historic Site where you buy your tickets for the Truman Home tour.

  • Visited May 2013
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