Nostalgia Antiques & Soda Fountain Bowie, Texas An antique soda fountain fairy tale

The Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich at Nostalgia. (Photo by Steve Stevens)

By Steve Stevens 

Most people think Bowie, Texas, is known for its giant Bowie knife, but I am sure that you will not soon forget the old soda fountain and antique shop for a long time to come. My son and I had to haul a horse to Bowie, so after we dropped off the little gelding, we headed to the main street of downtown Bowie.

We found Nostalgia Antiques in a building that is 120 years old. My dad used to take me antique hunting when I was a kid, and since then, I have always been enamored with antique shops. Needless to say, this restaurant was right up my alley. It is hard to explain without seeing it, but there are antique mini-dining rooms spread throughout the store. So every time you eat there it could be a new experience.

It was fun sitting with my son, looking and talking about the different antiques. I love that the environment creates conversation. We found this old, round-tube carton from the 50s that blew up and taught you how to make animal balloons. My son loved that. It felt like being at your grandparents’ house, if your grandparents had really cool stuff.

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A Classic at Nostalgia. (Photo by Steve Stevens)
Antiques at Nostalgia. (Photo by Steve Stevens)
Menu when entering Nostalgia at 200 N Mason St, Bowie, TX 76230. (Photo by Steve Stevens)