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Eckels Ice Cream Fountain

Yelp Rating
10 reviews
36 East Main Street,
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
(717) 458-8551
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Step back in time when you enter through the front doors of this old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Originally opening as a pharmacy in 1879, this historic building offers old-fashioned charm and was featured in the movie Girl, Interrupted. Now serving PA Preferred Hershey Creamery ice cream, ice cream sodas, sundaes, banana splits, milk shakes, floats, hot dogs, sandwiches, soup and penny candy. The original soda fountain and marble counter remain, as do the wooden tables and glass shelving. A small pharmacy museum in the back of the building offers an extra bit of nostalgia.

Rentals: Eckels is available to rent for private parties, birthday celebrations, baby or bridal showers, retirement parties, and more.

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Restaurant
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  • Downtown:
  • Notes: Temporarily closed. Re-opening planned for Spring 2021.
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Accepted:
    • Discover
    • Mastercard
    • Visa
Quick Check
  • Credit Cards Accepted:
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  • Lunch Served:
General
  • Casual:
  • Price Range: Up to $10
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  • Temporarily Closed:
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hours
Mon
11:30am - 2:00pm
Tue
11:30am - 2:00pm
Wed
11:30am - 2:00pm
Thu
11:30am - 2:00pm
Fri
11:30am - 2:00pm
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat
12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sun
Closed
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