You’ll Want To Visit This 1950s Malt Shop In West Virginia That Still Makes Handmade Sodas

Today, you would be hard-pressed to find a fountain soda that wasn’t automatically dispensed from a machine. But there was a time, decades past, when all sodas were handmade and the variety of flavors to choose from numbered in the double digits. Some might call it a lost art, but Griffith and Feil in Kenova just calls it business as usual.

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Griffith and Feil Old Fashioned Soda Fountain and Drugstore is located at 1405 Chestnut Street in Kenova. For more info on the restaurant, including store hours and a full menu, visit their Facebook page here. Have you ever been to Griffith and Feil? Feel free to comment below and tell us about your visit.

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