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Ye Ole Drug Store Deli & Restaurant

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509 W Main St, Philadelphia, MS 39350-2546
+1 601-656-7719
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Brandon, Mississippi
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185 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

The building is old and the owner relies on local business. The place needs a good, old-fashioned cleaning! The staff wipes the tables with rags that have "God knows what" on them and the menus are nasty enough that you don't want to touch them....

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Brandon, Mississippi
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185 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

This establishment was a good "start" to something that has just never happened. It IS a place of "historic" significance but I am NOT SURE a segregated hospital is the great framework in which to place an eatery....... How about let's have a COMMERCIAL KITCHEN and a REAL restaurant versus a cook top and some Crock Pots?? Sandwich is $4,... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We were leaving the nearby casino last month and decided to try this place, based on Trip Advisor reviews. We were glad we did. We drove by it twice before we realized it was there, so know in advance that the outside entrance doesn't really stand out. Walking in the place is like traveling back in time. You could spend... More 

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Newton, Mississippi
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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2013

You can't beat the burgers and fries. The twice baked potato which is available on Thursdays is awesome. They have some really tasty soups as well. The wait staff is not very friendly. Overall, it is a good place to eat.

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Philadelphia, Mississippi
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2012

This place takes you back to the Good Ol days of the drug stores with malt shakes and sandwiches as it restored ol time drug store with Wood floors. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. My visit says July 2011, but I didn't visit then this is because I had to select something to do this review I went a few... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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154 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2011

My higher rating of this, mainly lunch, local restaurant is largely because of the atmosphere. The food is just a basic lunch counter type from what I can tell. It's good and good for your money and time, but what's to write home about is what surrounds you. Step back to the 1920's to 1950's, which is the span of... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 W Main St, Philadelphia, MS 39350-2546
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 601-656-7719
The deli is on the first floor of an old segregated hospital of the 1920's to 1950's that the owner is slowly restoring for historical significance. The deli itself is the old Yates Pharmacy, now owned by descendant George Yates and is furnished with the original drugstore cabinets, paraphernalia and working soda fountain of the 1920's. It is on Main Street directly across from the Count Courthouse. Alot of history, good and bad, and some of national importance has passed by this place.

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