Drive-ins & Soda Shops
America's romance with drive-in restaurants can be traced to just after the turn of the Twentieth Century, when the first documented "takeout service" took place at a drugstore in Memphis. The soda fountain was swamped with customers waiting for seats, so the owner allowed his gentlemen customers to take orders outside to their ladies waiting in carriages. Voila!
Go early to the Hoskins Drug Store in historic Clinton--the grill closes at 1:30. Order old-fashioned cheeseburgers, classic grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup...and milkshakes to write home about. Drive up to Nashville's Joe's Bar-B-Que & Fish and dive into smoky-sweet pulled pork sandwiched between two griddle-cooked cakes of cornbread. Or try the fish that's so flaky and light. Perfectly capture the pure joy of the perfect sundae at Wiles-Smith Drugs in Memphis. You'll feel like a kid again!
The Stage on Broadway
Located in The District in downtown Nashville, The Stage on Broadway is one of many country bars on the busy street that offer similar atmosphere. However, The Stage distinguishes itself by having the largest seating capacity and the most spacious dance floor of any honky-tonk on Broadway. ...more
Tinsley-Bible Drug Store & Soda Fountain
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, this popular lunch stop and drug store still has an old-fashioned soda fountain, complete with handmade shakes and the “Bible Burger. ...more
White Lightning Trail
The White Lightning Trail is waiting for you: a picturesque drive through the fertile valleys and rustic charm of the Tennessee hills. After leaving the city limits, you’ll pass through the Great Smoky Mountains into historic country music — Maynardville — home to country music greats like Chet Atkins and Roy Acuff. ...more
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Wiles-Smith Drug Store, an original pharmacy soda fountain, keeps this tradition alive and is the only remaining one in Memphis. Today, it still operates as an independent drug store and soda fountain. ...more