Ruston Soda Shop

Don's Ruston Market and Deli is home to an adorable 1940s-style soda shop and although we weren't alive in the 40s, we can safely say you step back in time when you sit down at that counter and order a root beer float or a milkshake. It doesn't matter your age, you spin on the stool and when you look over the menu and decide between a float, milkshake, or banana split all stress melts away and you are suddenly a kid again. We decided on a good ol' fashioned coke float, and it did not disappoint. 

This shop has been here since 1917 when it was a simple general store. If you are bad at math, let us point out that means this little shop is turning 100 next year. Ruston is close to Tacoma and this little shop sits close to Commencement Bay and Point Defiance Park, which means it's the perfect place to stop for an afternoon treat after a day exploring outside. So get your butt over there, it's not only fun, it's a little slice of history!

The soda shop boasts an impressive display of Coke bottles from years past.

The soda shop boasts an impressive display of Coke bottles from years past.

Take twirl on the counter

Take twirl on the counter

This pretty mural is painted on the side of the soda shop

This pretty mural is painted on the side of the soda shop