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Lipkas Old Fashion Soda Fountain

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8718 Ferry St, Montague, MI 49437-1210
+1 231-893-5624
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Montague, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This cafe serves soups, salads, and sandwiches for lunch. On a warm day, the inside was stiflingly hot and the airborne grease from the grill filled the store. I left smelling like a sandwich. The food is institutional, probably all Sysco. The ice cream/soda fountain is antique, and a delightful authentic feature with shakes, malts, and cones.

Thank nitsua2016
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We love Lipka's! The unique sandwich combinations are fun to try. Plus, who doesn't love a chocolate malt! We visited two other sandwich shops on our trip and paid almost twice what Patty charges. We told her she could charge more but she said she doesn't run Lipka's to get rich but because she loves her community. You can tell... More 

Thank Darcy H
North Muskegon, Michigan
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I adore this cute little throwback establishment. The ice cream treats are yummy and the people are always nice. It gets a little too hot in the summer inside the building.

Thank TM1972PJ
Holland, Michigan
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419 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The best smells come out of this place!! Makes you hungry just walking by. But stop in and have a soup and sandwich and a scoop of ice cream. Fast friendly, inexpensive.

Thank Paulette Y
Montague, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Take it from a local - there are few places in the world like Lipkas. Great homemade lunches - egg salad is great, interesting sandwiches and soups with sufficient vegetarian options. Ice cream sodas and malts to die for.

Thank Loretta231
Montague, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a soda fountain from the past and a pharmacy that has been transformed into a place for lunch that is frequented by the locals~ Lipka's is it!! The ice cream is yummy and the sandwiches are unique. Lipka's is full of history and has a friendly staff with many stories to tell. Enjoy!

Thank walker325
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Talk about returning to your past, this is it.Do you know the difference between a phosphate and a pop? If not, you've got to go. It's just like when I was a kid back in the 50's. And the foods not too bad either. I give it all stars for nostalgia!

Thank Thomas C
Whitehall, Michigan
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Lipka's is one of the last soda fountains in the US. The sandwiches are speciality and change daily. It is fresh food, great for vegetarians and a WONDERFUL atmosphere.

Thank Sandra G
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Enjoyed meeting the owner and hearing the story of this wonderful place. You can even get an old-fashioned soda.

Thank DSmith777
Muskegon, Michigan
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I love Lipka's Old Fashion Soda Fountain. As soon as you walk through the door you feel like you are stepping back in time. The soda fountain has the original swivel chairs which my grandkids love to twirl on! The service is great for lunch or dinner, but my favorite is getting an old fashioned sundae or malt. On the... More 

Thank kittybean2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8718 Ferry St, Montague, MI 49437-1210
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Muskegon County  >  Montague
  • Phone Number: +1 231-893-5624
(231) 893-5624

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?