100 Dishes in Alabama: Stacey’s Old Tyme Soda Fountain

A few weeks ago when the girls and I were on our way to the beach for a few days, we stopped in Foley to try another dish from the “100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die” list. Although we’ve driven by Stacey’s Rexall Drugs and Old Tyme Soda Fountain many times, we were waiting for the perfect occasion when we were really hungry. We knew the ice cream treats from Stacey’s would be heavenly!

Stacey’s is a throw-back to a bygone era. It’s been in business for around 90 years, and they have maintained so much of the original character of the place. Not only is it a fun place to visit, they also serve some really great food!

I love a place where you can order and eat at the lunch counter!

They have the menu on a huge chalk board. Nothing much ever changes, though. Can you see that a cup of coffee is still 10 cents and a single scoop ice cream cone (which is really about three scoops) is only $2.00? Have you been to a fro-yo place lately and paid $16.00 for three people to eat? Then you can fully appreciate a $2.00 cone with me!

The sweet little parlor tables and chairs may not be original, but they sure are in keeping with the theme of Stacey’s Old Tyme.

This awesome juke box plays only classic rock and roll music. While we were there, we heard “Blueberry Hill”, “Hound Dog”, and “I Fall to Pieces”. Great music!

This is what we came for! The key lime milkshake is the dish that garnered Stacey’s a place on the list. I’m sorry to say that they were out of lime ice cream the day we went, so I had a double chocolate crunch shake that was every bit as luscious as it sounds. It was handmade by a real-life soda jerk, although that name sounds a bit harsh for a cute high school girl who is saving tip money for college.

Stacey’s is a fun, family-friendly place. I can just imagine stopping by there on the way home from school for an afternoon snack. I you are on your way to Orange Beach or Gulf Shores, when you get to Foley, turn right on Laurel Avenue and Stacey’s will be in the next block on your left. It’s easy to find and quick to stop by. By the way, they are still in the pharmacy business as well.

I found this promo for Stacey’s from a rental company, and I thought you might like to see it…


  1. Steve Collins says

    We’re heading down to GS this weekend. I bet my girls wouldn’t mind an ice cream stop! I think we’ll check it out.

  2. Sheila Shook says

    We never go to Gulf Shores without stopping by Stacey’s either going down or heading back home. Love their Chocolate Soda’s – if you haven’t tried one you need to!


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