Where To Eat

Carlisle Drug Soda Fountain


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.

Wheelchair Accessible

Carlisle Drug Soda Fountain
12 Main St, Alexander City, AL 35010, USA
Alexander City, AL 35010
Hours of Operation
  • M-F, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Famous Dishes

Chicken Salad

The chicken salad at Carlisle Drug Soda Fountain is just as classic as the decor in this Alexander City fixture. The simple recipe has the type of flavor that comes only with years of experience and tweaking, and you'd be hard-pressed to find another traditional chicken salad as good as Carlisle's.

Fans agree that some things should never change, enthusiastically professing their love for the dish year after year. Order a chicken salad plate or sandwich, then wash it down with a glass of refreshing, iconic soda fountain limeade.


Good limeade must walk a fine line between sweet and sour, and Carlisle Drug strikes the perfect balance. Its famous limeade is just sweet enough to be refreshing and just sour enough for a tart little kick.

In fact, it is so good that it has its own fan-made Facebook page and is undoubtedly among the most raved about limeade in Alabama. Visitors stop by when they're in the Alexander City area, even if for only a sip of this zippy signature beverage. A chicken salad sandwich on the side wouldn't be half bad either, in our opinion.