Alabama September 18, 2020
8 Dining Destinations In Alabama That Will Transport You To The Past
Here in Alabama, there are many types of dining destinations. In fact, thanks to their history and nostalgic decor, several of them will transport you to the past. Listed below are eight dining destinations located throughout the Yellowhammer State that’ll do just that, and you’ll want to visit 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. Chris' Hot Dogs — Montgomery
Chris' Hot Dogs was established in 1917, which makes it Montgomery's oldest family owned and operated restaurant. Over the years, this iconic restaurant's famous chili dogs have attracted numerous celebrities, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald, etc. Without a doubt, Chris's Hot Dogs is a historic gem!
2. Manci's Antique Club — Daphne
Manci's Antique Club in Daphne is one of Alabama's most unique dining destinations. It's filled with a variety of antiques, including a telephone booth. While dining at Manci's Antique Club, you can't help but be taken back in time.
3. Payne's Sandwich Shop and Soda Fountain — Scottsboro
In 1869, Payne's Sandwich Shop and Soda Fountain was just a pharmacy. A lunch counter and soda fountain were added during the 1930s. Today, thanks to its delicious food and nostalgic decor, it's one of Scottsboro's most popular lunch spots.
4. Mossy Grove Schoolhouse Restaurant — Troy
Mossy Grove School was founded in 1856, and today it's operated as the Mossy Grove Schoolhouse Restaurant. Since opening for business, this charming restaurant, which uses a former classroom as one of its dining areas, has attracted people from all over the Southeast and beyond. The Mossy Grove Schoolhouse Restaurant specializes in Southern comfort food, and it's one of Troy's best-kept secrets.
5. Trowbridge's — Florence
Trowbridge's in downtown Florence opened for business in 1918, which makes it one of Alabama's oldest dining destinations. Over the years, this old-fashioned restaurant's handmade shakes, orange pineapple ice cream, delicious sandwiches, etc. have kept visitors coming back for more.
6. Tasty Dip — Heflin
Tasty Dip opened for business in 1948, making it Heflin's oldest restaurant. This drive-in restaurant offers everything from burgers and foot longs, to shakes and sundaes. It's a true blast from the past!
7. Red's Little School House Restaurant — Grady
Red's Little School House Restaurant is housed inside a former 1910 schoolhouse. After being abandoned for many years, it was purchased in 1985 and turned into the restaurant it is today. Red's Little School House Restaurant specializes in country cooking, and its made-from-scratch pies are a definite must-try!
8. Toomer's Drugs — Auburn
Toomer's Drugs in Auburn opened for business in 1896. Today, it's one of Alabama's most iconic landmarks. People travel from near and far, especially on game day weekend, for its delicious sandwiches, milkshakes, and 'World Famous' lemonade.
Have you ever eaten at any of these restaurants? If so, please share your experience(s) with us in the comments.
For more information about Payne’s Sandwich Shop and Soda Fountain, be sure to take a look at the following article:
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