Missouri August 04, 2018
Step Back In Time And Visit This Old Fashioned Soda Fountain in Missouri
There’s nothing sweeter than letting go of all your troubles and indulging in a little dessert. Here in the Show Me State, we have found the perfect little spot where you can pull up a stool up to the 100-year-old counter top to enjoy an old-fashioned soda or sundae. Although the sweet shop isn’t 100 years old, you’ll feel like you stepped back in time the moment you walk through the doors. Enjoy some ice-cream while you take in the history of this impressive town. Keep reading to find out where to find this old-fashioned soda fountain.
One of the most iconic and historic town squares in the state of Missouri can be found in the town of Independence. The picturesque heart of Independence is over 100 years old and many of the adorable shops have a rich history as well. Clinton's Soda Fountain is the perfect place to spend time indulging you sweet tooth while learning a little more about Missouri's most historic town.
In 1898, Harry S. Truman secured his first job at Clinton's Drugstore at the age of 14. Even then the drugstore had a small soda fountain that attracted young folks down to the square.
90 years later, Clinton's re-opened as Clinton's Soda Fountain and featured a menu full of sweets. People fell in love with the historic charm and the delicious treats kept people coming back for more.
30 years later, Clinton's is still a place where time stands still. The antique bar, checkerboard floor, and old-timey decor will make you forget your actually living in the 21st century.
Clinton's is a great place for a quick and easy lunch. They have a small menu of soups and sandwiches that pair perfectly with a phosphate (essentially an old-fashioned soda pop).
Come after work or school and celebrate a great day with a sundae or a split. These classic treats are so good and they're perfect for sharing!
If you're not in the mood for ice-cream, try a stick bun or their cookie dough. If you've got a sugar craving Clinton's can certainly satisfy.
Locally made Polly's Pop is also sold at Clinton's. Just like Clinton's the soda company was truly founded many years ago and has been resurrected for a new generation to enjoy.
Turn of your phone and forget about the hustle and bustle of the modern world. Sit and enjoy a milkshake with your favorite person, you'll be glad you took the time to visit this adorable little shop.
Whether it's a scoop of ice cream or a bite to eat that brings you to Clinton's you're sure to keep coming back. Visit them Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Find Clinton's Soda Fountain at 100 W Maple Ave., Independence, MO 64050. For more information, visit their website
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