Washington Street Mall
Along Washington Street. Though this downtown became an outdoor mall in 1972, it retains many buildings dating back to the 1800s. Shops are small and most are one-of-a-kind—no Starbucks here!--and also no cars.
●Dellas 5 & 10 #501-503, (609) 884-4568. M-F 8am-10pm, Sat-Sun to 11pm; $. This old-time five-and-dime has been going strong since 1947.
In back, Margie D’s Soda Fountain serves up old-time milkshakes, sodas, egg creams, grilled cheese, hot dogs, and more.
●Stewart’s Restaurant #500, (609) 849-9255. Now part of a chain, this sweet spot has been here since 1924. Hot dogs, burgers, and cheese steaks are the perfect sidekicks for the huge and famous $4.99 root beer float or orange-and-cream float (a bigger one is $5.99).
●Comparison shop the mall for some fresh saltwater taffy.
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