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Sodas, Sundaes and Smiles since 1900

Zaharakos is an enchanting place with an enticing menu, magnificent music and memories to be made!

When three brothers from Greece opened Zaharakos (Zuh-HARE-uh-koes) as a candy store in Columbus, Indiana, they opened what has become one of the finest ice cream parlors in America.

Step back in time to the elegant icons of years gone by — music from the 1908 Welte orchestrion; a Tiffany-style lamp/carbonated water dispenser; a spectacular 50-foot backbar of mahogany, stained glass and mirrors; the largest collection of pre-1900 soda fountains on public display; and so much more. The restoration in 2009 added a Museum Room, Soda Fountain Library, Mechanical Music Library, Green River Banquet Room, and the Crystal Parlor—a late 1800s Victorian-style suite.

Enjoy a classic Gom Cheese-brr-grr and frothy Orangeade drink or choose from a generous selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, sodas, and sundaes. Our premium ice cream is made fresh on site.

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Lunch • Dinner
Ice Cream

Serving soups, salads, sandwiches, sodas, sundaes, and more

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Museum and
Mechanical Music

Free, self-guided walk about on the entire first floor

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Unique venues for 2 to 300 guests. Email

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Wed-Thur 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri-Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday

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Since 1900

From Greece to America — over 100 years at this historic landmark

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Country Store

All items made in America — candy, preserves, toys, mugs…

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News, Awards and Accolades

News Awards
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Virtual Walkthrough

Take a virtual stroll through Zaharakos with a simple click

Main & Crystal Parlor Green River Room Soda Fountain Library

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