By Katy Kassian
Though you won’t see The Fonz, it’s like taking a trip back in time to when service and taste is what you got without asking.
Ye Olde Malt Shoppe is the epitome of what a malt shop should be. Red and white checkered floors, Formica counters, soda fountain and more. But along with being ‘retro’, Ye Old Malt Shoppe has some of the best food going!
Malt shops came into being around 1903, when many drug stores started putting in counter service for sodas. They quickly evolved into lunch counters and diners. Malt shops remained popular well into the 60’s. Jukeboxes in these establishments made them a favorite hangout. Moppin’ up Soda Pop Rickies to our heart’s delights and dancing to a swingeroo quickie jukebox Saturday night.
Mouthwatering burgers, hand scooped shakes, homemade bakery treat – I could go on as it’s one of my favorite eateries between Bismarck and Minot. The Malt Shoppe scramble is a great way to start the day- two eggs scrambled with ham, bacon and sausage (yes, all three) on top of fresh biscuits and smothered in homemade gravy.
Ye Olde Malt Shoppe is also affordable family dining. A Double Deluxe Burger with Fries & Slaw is only 6.99! And everyone is sure to find something they love on the menu!
The staff is incredibly friendly and can point you in the right direction for things to do or see in the area.
When you leave Ye Olde Malt Shoppe, you can stroll across the street to Fizziwigs and get a latte for the drive!