I can't say enough about the soda fountain and lunch counter at the Corner Pharmacy in Leavenworth, Kansas.
There has been a pharmacy at this location in Leavenworth for over 130 years, but the current building was built in 1905. The present pharmacist, Ron Booth, bought the pharmacy in 1980. He restored the store and moved & expanded the soda fountain, installing a 40 feet long handmade mahogany bar and all of the accruements that you will remember from drug store lunch counters in the 1960s.
The food is excellent and the prices will help take you back in time. A great hand dipped malt served in a tall fountain glass with extra malt in the metal malt-cup on the side is only $2.59. The food is even a bigger bargain. A hamburger is only $1.59, a cup of homemade soup in $1.19, and the daily special the last time I visited was a hot dog, fries and a 14 ounce soft drink for only $1.99!
The Corner Pharmacy opens at 7:30 AM and breakfast is served all day. The daily breakfast special is 2 eggs, choice of bacon or sausage, hash browns & toast for $3.19. A bottomless cup of Folgers coffee is 79 cents, and coffee to go starts from 45 cents.
You can even get a phosphate or Green River soda - "First for Thirst Since 1919."
The counter staff is friendly and never stops cleaning, cooking and serving. My only compliant is the Corner Pharmacy isn't open in the evenings except for Thursdays.
The Corner Pharmacy is 100% non smoking.
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