Do you ever find yourself wanting to take a step back to a simpler time? There is something about an old fashioned soda shop that is appealing. Maybe it’s from watching the kids in Grease hang out at their favorite malt joint or maybe it’s because my grandma took me into Philly for a day trip that included a visit to the Woolworth’s lunch counter, but a soda shop has always been a place I love to visit.
There aren’t many soda shops left these days, so finding one is a rare treat. Tucked along Pittsboro’s Hillsboro Street, in the old pharmacy and soda shop once owned and operated by G. R. Pilkington, is today’s S & T’s Soda Shoppe.
Gene Oldham opened the S & T’s Soda Shoppe in 1997 with a dream to recreate the original soda shop owned by Pilkington. Twenty years later the Oldham family is going strong, serving up smiles, shakes and steaks.
The only thing left to do is get on over to the S & T Soda Shoppe as fast as Marty McFly drove that DeLorean back to the future. What are you waiting for?!
S & T’s Soda Shoppe
85 Hillsboro Street
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 AM to 7:30 PM