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July 20, 2015

5 soda fountains in the region to enjoy an ice cream soda

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Margie D's soda fountain at Dellas 5 and 10 in Cape May

The ice cream soda was invented in Philadelphia in 1874.

This delectable blend of creamy chill and bubbly flavor is the perfect summer treat. Check out the following soda fountains in the region for your next ice cream soda.

Franklin Fountain

Raspberry soda at Franklin Fountain (made with local raspberries from Greensgrow Farms). (Franklin Fountain/Facebook)

Franklin Fountain on Market Street offers a choice of 25 soda flavors. Enjoy a root beer float or try a "Ladies Choice," made with raspberry soda, peach ice cream and sweet cream. In a list released last month, Business Insider named Franklin Fountain the best ice cream shop in the state.

The Pop Shop


A classic root beer float at The Pop Shop. (The Pop Shop/Facebook)

The Pop Shop in Collingswood, Camden County, offers a quirky selection of ice cream treats and specialty fountain beverages. Try an "Aloha Allie" with seltzer, coconut and pineapple syrups, and vanilla ice cream. You can also create your own soda fountain pop with your favorite flavor.

Joe's Steaks & Soda Shop


A root beer float and matching root beer float cupcake at Joe's (@JoesSteaks/Twitter)

Joe's Steaks & Soda Shop has locations in Torresdale and Fishtown. The shop offers a selection of specialty sodas that can be paired with a number of ice cream flavors. The shop has also teamed up with Bottle Bar East to make BYO beer floats.

Nifty Fifty's


Soda flavors from the fountain at Nifty Fifty's (Nifty Fifty's/YouTube)

Nifty Fifty's has a few locations, including one on Grant Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia. The diner claims to have the "world’s largest soda fountain" featuring over 100 handcrafted flavors.

Dellas 5 and 10


Margie D's soda fountain at Dellas 5 and 10 in Cape May (Dellas 5 and 10/Facebook)

 The old fashioned soda fountain, Margie D's, at Dellas 5 and 10 in Cape May offers a variety of soda and ice cream flavors to create your ideal ice cream soda.

Do you have a favorite soda fountain we missed? Tell us in the comments section.