Alabama January 05, 2020
The 8 Alabama Restaurants That Serve Up Nostalgia
While driving through Alabama, you can’t help but notice the variety of places to eat. In fact, some of these places have been around for so long that they’ll fill you with nostalgia. Listed below are eight of Alabama’s most nostalgic restaurants. You’ll want to try them all!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Stacey's Rexall Drugs & Olde Tyme Soda Fountain - Foley
Stacey's Rexall Drugs & Olde Tyme Soda Fountain, which opened in 1929, will most certainly fill you with nostalgia the moment you step inside. From its authentic soda fountain to its old fashioned milkshakes, it'll remind you of the good ol' days.
2. Dub's Burgers - Athens
Dub's Burgers was established in 1961 and is a customer favorite when it comes to burgers. What makes their burgers truly unique is they're made from a mixture of beef, pork, and bread. Not many burgers are made like that these days, especially here in Alabama.
3. Tasty Dip - Heflin
Tasty Dip opened in 1948, which makes it Heflin's oldest restaurant. This drive-in restaurant is well known for its mouthwatering burgers, tasty footlongs, and iconic milkshakes. You'll most certainly want to visit this hidden gem, which is a true blast from the past.
4. Hamburger King - Montgomery
Hamburger King has been grilling up delicious burgers since the 1970s. Even though this restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, it's most certainly worth a visit. Hamburger King's hamburgers also haven't changed, which is why it's still a local favorite.
5. Trowbridge's - Florence
Trowbridge's opened for business in 1918, which makes it one of Alabama's oldest restaurants. In addition to its famous orange pineapple ice cream, this historic restaurant is also known for its pimento cheese and chicken salad sandwiches. Once you step inside Trowbridge's, there's no doubt you'll be taken back in time.
6. Payne's Sandwich Shop & Soda Fountain - Scottsboro
When Payne's Sandwich Shop & Soda Fountain opened for business in 1869, it was just a pharmacy. Both the soda fountain and lunch counter were eventually added during the 1930s. Payne's Sandwich Shop & Soda Fountain offers a variety of sandwiches, ice cream treats, and more in such a fun atmosphere.
7. Chris' Hot Dogs - Montgomery
Chris' Hot Dogs has been serving up some of Alabama's most delicious hot dogs since 1917. It's also Montgomery's oldest family owned and operated restaurant. In addition to the locals, Chris' Hot Dogs also attracts people from all over the U.S., including politicians, actors, professional athletes, and more. What makes this historic restaurant's hot dogs stand out from the rest is its "Famous Chili Sauce."
8. Toomer's Drugs - Auburn
Toomer's Drugs, which opened for business in 1896, is one of Alabama's most iconic landmarks, especially for Auburn fans. When it comes to food and drinks, this historic corner drugstore offers a variety of options, including delicious sandwiches, old fashioned milkshakes, and its 'World Famous' lemonade.
Have you ever eaten at any of these nostalgic restaurants in Alabama? If so, what did you think? Did they take you back in time? Please share your experience(s) with us in the comments below.
For more information about Tasty Dip, be sure to take a look at the following article:
This Drive-In Restaurant In Alabama Is A True Blast From The Past. Address: 121 W Laurel Ave, Foley, AL 36535, USA Address: 400 S Jefferson St Suite 402, Athens, AL 35611, USA Address: 1278 Ross St, Heflin, AL 36264, USA Address: 547 S Decatur St, Montgomery, AL 36104, USA Address: 316 N Court St, Florence, AL 35630, USA Address: 101 E Laurel St, Scottsboro, AL 35768, USA Address: 138 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104, USA Address: 100 N College St, Auburn, AL 36830, USA