Week Two of our Iowa Ice Cream Road Trip brought us to Charlie's Soda Fountain in Downtown Clear Lake, Iowa. Take a step back in time as you enter Charlie's in the recently renovated Corner Drug Store.
At Charlie's Soda Fountain you can get everything from classic soda fountain drinks like Green Rivers and different Phosphate flavors, to creamy soft serve ice cream treats. We have to agree with owner Jessica Wood that the Muds and Chocolate Shakes & Malts are rich & delicious and were our family's favorites!
|The Mud includes Charlie's soft serve vanilla ice cream,|
chocolate, mud powder and pecans!
Charlie's is such a fun addition to Downtown Clear Lake and even includes a kids area in the back with a toy kitchen and ice cream shop that all my kids enjoyed while our sweet treats were being made. We're grateful for all the hard work the Woods have done to bring this bit of nostalgia to the area all year long. Charlie's is open Tuesdays-Sundays, open from Noon to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Noon to 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays this summer. Be sure to check their Facebook page for updated hours and any changes.
So stop by the next time you're in Clear Lake! Charlie's Soda Fountain is located just a couple blocks from City Beach at the corner of Main St. and North 4th Street. It is in a great spot to enjoy a sweet treat after spending time on the lake or if you're shopping in the downtown area.
What would you choose on your visit to Charlie's Soda Fountain? A classic soda fountain drink or an ice cream treat?