- $16 or $30 worth of soda-fountain fare
The old-fashioned soda shop serves breakfast and lunch daily, with dishes such as grilled peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches, hearty chili, and two scrambled eggs. Finish off your meal with a milk shake, root-beer float, or old-fashioned ice-cream soda.
Highland Park Soda Fountain
For a 104 years, the old-fashioned Highland Park Soda Fountain has served authentic diner eats at its long lunch counter, including deli sandwiches, hearty soups and chilies, and frozen treats. With barstools, traditional malt glasses, and phosphates on its menu, the shop was described by Frommer’s as “blissfully out of place with all the home-goods and high-end restaurants that surround it.” The menu pays homage to the soda shop’s early days with traditional grilled-cheese, egg-salad, and minced-ham sandwiches. Co-owner Sonny Williams—a customer since childhood—now teaches kids to spin on the 19 barstools that line the lunch counter as they wait for ice-cream sundaes, milk shakes, or phosphates.