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Soda Fountain

  • Alexander City

  • Carlisle Drug Soda Fountain

    Carlisle Drug Soda Fountain

    12 Main St., Alexander City, AL 35010
    (256) 234-4211

    This full-service, old fashioned soda fountain serves classic drugstore fare in a casual atmosphere. After lunch, peruse the gift shop or have a steaming cup of coffee at the counter — a daily tradition for some regulars.

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  • Auburn

  • Toomer's Drugs

    Toomer's Drugs

    100 N. College St., Auburn, AL 36830
    (334) 887-3488

    For more than 130 years, the soda fountain at Toomer's Drugs has served sandwiches, hot dogs and floats at Auburn's historic Toomer's Corner. Famous for its fresh-squeezed lemonade, the drugstore is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

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    Beverages, Casual dining, Fine Dining, Historic, Soda Fountain

  • Birmingham

  • Gilchrist Drug

    2805 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, AL 35223
    (205) 871-2181

    Gilchrist Drug has been in the same location for nearly 85 years. The bustling sandwich counter is located in the heart of Mountain Brook Village and is a favorite lunch spot for adults and after-school destination for kids. Known for fresh-squeezed limeade, locals also swear by the egg salad sandwich and tomato aspic.

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    Beverages, Casual dining, Historic, Soda Fountain

  • Florence

  • Trowbridge's

    Trowbridge's

    316 N. Court St., Florence, AL 35630
    (256) 764-1503

    An old-fashioned sandwich shop in operation since 1918, Trowbridge's is the oldest business still operating in its original location in Florence. Still owned by the Trowbridge family, the eatery seats 50 and prides itself in getting people in and out in half an hour. The menu features classic soda fountain fare such as hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken salad sandwiches and, of course, ice cream.

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    Casual dining, Dessert, Historic, Sandwiches, Soda Fountain

  • Foley

  • Stacey's Old Tyme Soda Fountain

    121 W. Laurel Ave., Foley, AL 36535
    (251) 943-7191

    In business since 1929, Stacey's takes customers back in time, from the jukebox to the Cokes that cost only a quarter. Stacey's is known for its nostalgic decor — model planes hang from the ceiling and a train travels along the wall — as well as for its old-fashioned malts and shakes.

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  • Opelika

  • Mrs. Story's

    1900 Pepperell Pkwy., Opelika, AL 36801
    (334) 749-1719

    Three generations of the Story family prove that some things never have to change: This Alabama institution is still in its original location. The 1950’s walk-up dairy bar still serves some of the same local favorites included on the original menu.

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  • Tuscumbia

  • The Palace

    The Palace

    100 S. Main St., Tuscumbia, AL 35674
    (256) 386-8210

    Inside a building constructed in 1833, The Palace Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop is a labor of love for successful businessman Harvey Robbins and his wife, Joyce Ann. After finding success in the flooring business, Robbins set out to revitalize his hometown of Tuscumbia. Robbins is responsible for many new ventures in the town, but one of his biggest successes has been the Harvey milkshake, a thick, chocolate shake served in a stainless steel cup. The Palace sells more than 30,000 milkshakes a year, in addition to malts, chicken salad sandwiches and other menu items.

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    Casual dining, Dessert, Soda Fountain