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Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain Now Open in Downtown Sevierville

An old-fashioned soda fountain is now open in downtown Sevierville, transporting visitors back to a simpler–and sweeter–time. Red’s Soda Fountain & Ice Cream pays homage to the past but with a modern twist so that all generations can enjoy sweet treats together. Here’s what you need to know about the brand-new Red’s Soda Fountain & Ice Cream so you can stop by while you’re in town!

The Story Behind Red’s Soda Fountain & Ice Cream

If you’re a fan of Dolly Parton, you may have heard her talk about Red’s Café, which opened in 1946–the same year she was born. Dolly has shared childhood memories of eating at this diner before she was famous. There’s even a nostalgic mural in downtown Sevierville depicting a young Dolly Parton ordering a burger at the counter. The name of Red’s Soda Fountain & Ice Cream is inspired by the historic Red’s Café to connect guests with the past. This old-fashioned soda fountain has a 1940s and 1950s feel, complete with a jukebox, classic glass dishes, counter seating, vintage decor, and more.

Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain Menu

old fashioned soda fountain pullsRed’s Soda Fountain & Ice Cream offers all your favorite ice cream and soda treats from your childhood. As an old-fashioned soda fountain, this ice cream shop has hand-mixed phosphates and ice cream sodas in a variety of flavors. You can also order a sundae or a scoop of your favorite flavor of ice cream, or turn any flavor into a creamy milkshake or malt. The ice cream is from Irvey’s Ice Cream and is homemade in nearby Knoxville. If you can’t decide between a soda or ice cream, order them together as a float! There are so many great options to choose from, so everyone can enjoy a tasty treat together no matter your preferences.

Quick Bites & Grab N Go Offerings

You can order more than just ice cream and sodas at this old-fashioned soda fountain. Red’s Soda Fountain & Ice Cream also offers Quick Bites & Grab N Go Offerings by the downtown Sevierville restaurant Seasons 101. Grab a salad, sandwich, or side for a quick and easy snack or meal. Options include the Season’s House Salad, Cobb Salad, Chicken Salad Croissant, Hello Dolly Turkey Sandwich, Fresh Hummus & Crudites, Farfalle Pasta Salad, Potato Salad, and Fruit Cup. These fresh food items are the perfect savory items to enjoy alongside your sweet treat.

Where to Find the Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain

downtown on streets seviervilleRed’s Soda Fountain & Ice Cream is the newest addition to downtown Sevierville. This old-fashioned soda fountain and ice cream shop is located at 114 Court Ave in Sevierville, TN. This location is right across the street from where the original Red’s Café once stood. Less than 200 feet away is the iconic Dolly Parton statue on the lawn of the Sevier County Courthouse. The soda fountain is currently open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

More Things to See and Do in Downtown Sevierville

Red’s Soda Fountain & Ice Cream is a great new spot to visit in Sevierville during your Smoky Mountain vacation. While you’re in town, be sure to check out all the other fun and unique things to see and do in downtown Sevierville! Take a look at this guide to downtown Sevierville so you can find all the best places to eat, shop, and sight-see!