Above my desk, I have a bulletin board with several lists. One list is filled with suggestions of neat places to visit. Another is my to-visit list, and the final list notes everything I've already done the foot-work for and just need to post. The Grundy Center Soda Fountain spent a long time on my "I really should stop there sometime" list.
So, toward the end of July, Yai and I stopped for sandwiches! I ordered a sliced turkey sandwich ($2.50). Yai ordered a tuna salad sandwich ($2.50), and we both ordered Green Rivers ($0.80).
We arrived just at lunch time, and the ladies were so busy serving the apparently very hungry customers who had arrived before us the special of the day (chili dogs!), that it took a while for them to get to us. But they did their best, and we were happy to get our sandwiches!
The turkey sandwich reminded me of the one I ate at the Ahoy Fountain in Eldora. It was not at all exciting. It seemed just like a nice, inexpensive sandwich that can be ordered as an alternative to bringing a sack lunch from home. My Green River was good and slightly more interesting.
Available were chicken salad, egg salad, ham salad, and tuna salad sandwiches, sliced ham, sliced turkey, cheese, and peanut butter sandwiches. There were also hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and BBQ rib sandwiches and canned soups...plus the daily special.
For dessert, there was a good selection of ice cream varieties and preparations to choose from--sundaes, malts, and shakes. Yai ordered a dish of vanilla ice cream ($1.50), and I opted for a tin roof sundae cone ($1.20).
Most of the building is still in use as a drug store and pharmacy, only the back corner is used as a soda fountain. The setting is very pleasant and clean, and I loved the stained glass lamps. Everything on the menu seemed inexpensive. The ladies who served us were very nice.
I'm glad I stopped, and I won't hesitate to go back if ever I crave a Green River in Grundy Center! I might also like to try something a little more adventurous from their ice cream selection.