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Clinton's Soda Fountain

100 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050-2814
+1 816-833-2046
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sundae” (20 reviews)
“ice cream” (44 reviews)
“banana split” (9 reviews)
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100 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050-2814
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This shop is the historic site of Harry Truman's first job. It is a functional ice cream and sandwich shop. The sandwiches were delicious and reasonably priced. The ice cream was amazing! What a fun place to visit!

Thank deanfanga
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Care for an early 1950's soda fountain? Clinton's in downtown Independence across the street from the courthouse is the real deal. Great grilled cheese sandwiches and don't forget to get a bottle of Polly's Pop, locally bottled soft drinks in real glass in several flavors....More

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in this old soda fountain that gave Harry Truman his first job. Place is clean quiet and historic. I'm getting soup, sandwich and a vanilla shake. Cream of broccoli cheddar soup is served hot and tasty. Got a tuna on toasted wheat very good....More

Thank Safetyguy_328
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Clinton's is a staple of the Independence Square. It's has a fun atmosphere as well as tasty treats. The turtle sundae is absolutely amazing. The workers are also very helpful and willing to accommodate you.

Thank rachelmP1414KR
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I love the the sense of stepping back in time to when I was a young girl in my hometown's corner Rexall Pharmacy with a soda fountain counter. Clinton's is a great place to have a burger and a shake and "hang out". On a...More

Thank Geri M
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

If you live near Independence, MO and haven't visited this icon on The Square, today is the day. Classic, old-fashioned soda fountain. Be sure to sit on the tall stools at the fountain. Everything on the menu looks great, but I went with the banana...More

Thank JeanneS0phie
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Harry Truman got his first job here. It is a throw back ice cream parlor with phosphates, root beer floats and some food.

Thank lewismurphy
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Clinton Soda Fountain is famous for being the establishment that gave the future President his first job. It is a vintage soda fountain featuring sundaes, malts, floats and other ice cream treats. They also serve a limited lunch menu. I had a turkey and cheese...More

Thank Doug R
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We really enjoyed our stop at this old fashioned soda fountain. Ice cream was amazing, and we enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant and after a day of "Harry Truman" seemed fitting that we ended it a place he used to work.

Thank rduinc
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Imagine yourself back in Harry Truman's day when he worked here as a teenager. If the walls could only talk. The ice cream was so good on a hot day.

Thank LeeLinda B
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Response from Safetyguy_328 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have soup and maybe 5 sandwiches I had the tuna on wheat it was excellent
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 W Maple Ave, Independence, MO 64050-2814
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: +1 816-833-2046
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