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Wiles-Smith Drugs - CLOSED

1635 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38104
+1 901-278-6416
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  • Excellent30%
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  • Average20%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible0%
31 Aug 2014
“A Step Back in Time”
18 May 2014
“The Big Joe Malt rules!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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American
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$$ - $$$
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1635 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38104
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

This is another Memphis place with a retro feel because it has just been the same for a very long time. The lunch counter is not a gussied-up version, but quite practical. The chocolate shakes were fabulous. And the lady making and serving the food...More

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

I love this place. A drugstore in the Fifties style Roth the best slaw dogs and malts God ever allowed to be made. The Formica table tops are the same as my parents' kitchen counters built in 1953. It is a trip to yesterday but...More

Thank mark l
Reviewed 30 December 2012

I've been wanting to try the lunch counter at Wiles Smith ever since I saw it on Alton Brown's "Feasting on Asphalt". I pass by it all the time, so I'm a little surprised it took as long for me to stop as it did....More

Thank TwinDad
Reviewed 3 August 2012

Maybe the earlier reviewers don't have much milkshake or grilled cheese experience, but this is not better than you can do for yourself at home. PLEASE NOTE: this place does not accept debit or credit cards.

Thank ljhouston
Reviewed 2 April 2012

The Malted Milkshake is a thing of days past and you don't see them as often anymore. Like drugstores with milkshakes and food. Haven't tried the food but what I can say is the malted milkshake was absolutely fantastic. Go take your significant other to...More

Thank Goodfoodduder
Reviewed 27 December 2011

try the milkshakes! good old fashioned grilled cheese ;)

Thank Colleen D
Reviewed 10 March 2010

Best. Milkshake. Ever! It is poured into an old-fashioned glass with the leftovers served in the cold metal mixing cup. It's huge! Had a strawberry milkshake with a delicious grilled cheese with bacon sandwich. Ate at the counter in the back of the drugstore. This...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2008

Wonderful milkshakes!

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Reviewed 4 July 2008

It is a step back to the 50s. Sandwiches like you would make at home, but really good milkshakes.

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Reviewed 29 January 2008

This is a classic.

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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1635 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38104
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis>  > Central Gardens Area Association
  • Neighbourhood: Central Gardens Area Association
  • Phone Number: +1 901-278-6416
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