Vintage Ohio Soda Fountain

Big Ed’s Soda Grill in Vermilion is a vintage 1930s restaurant & soda fountain. It is housed in a building dating to 1892 and was originally a dry goods store. Whether you’re traveling Route 6 along the Lake Erie coast or making a special trip to experience Big Ed’s (and the lighthouse and beach a skipping stone away), be sure to make this iconic stop.

The old-fashioned soda fountain features fresh hand-pattied burgers and delicious hand-spun milkshakes. Enjoy a taste of the past, complete with nostalgic fountain treats such as phosphates, egg creams, old-fashioned sodas, and a classic setting that would make Hollywood take note.

As soon as you step through the door, you feel like the world stopped, and you got off at yesteryear. The walls are like a time capsule of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s cans, bottles, containers, and other memorabilia and artifacts. The decor of the booths, tables, ice cream counter, and everything else emphasizes old-fashioned style, a friendly and comfortable atmosphere, and memorable lunch or dinner. Plus, the smiles from the staff are infectious.

Whatever you choose to eat, whether it’s a burger, hot dog or soup, no doubt you’ll be pleased. But before you ask for the check, make room and time to enjoy the best darn rootbeer float in Ohio!

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By Frank Rocco Satullo, The OhioTraveler, Your Tour Guide to Fun

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