Friday, May 4, 2012

Ashworth Drugs - Cary

From Sarah C.:

Visiting Ashworth Drugs has been on my to do list for years and years. Ever since I moved to Wake County, I've found downtown Cary to be such a charming place. Ashworth Drugs is located right in the middle of downtown in a brick building on the corner of West Chatham and South Academy streets. It is a drug store as the name implies with a pharmacy and shop but also has a soda fountain.

Last month, I finally visited and twice! The first visit was just D & me. Being mid-afternoon, we ordered only ice cream. We returned a couple weeks later with my sister and the 3 of us had lunch at the counter. If you are interested in having lunch, I highly recommend arriving early like we did to beat the noon rush. There is limited indoor seating (including only 1 highchair that I saw) and some tables/chairs outside. Quite a line formed just after 12 as this is a popular spot.

Our waitress was fantastic and helped make the experience so fun. Being at the counter, we had a perfect view of her fixing the meals including our lunch. She chatted with us from time to time and made sure we had everything we needed.

The food options are simple, but tasty. And, of course being a soda fountain, you can get a fun treat such as a root beer float. I truly can't recall the last time I had one before our lunch here.

Free parking is available on the street or in the lot behind/next to the building. Just be aware of parking limitations (1-2 hours) in these areas.

If you're looking to spend a little more time in Cary while here, take a walk and explore many of the outdoor sculptures around.

Ashworth Drugs | Soda Fountain Menu
105 West Chatham Street 
Cary, NC 27511
(919) 467-1877  

Soda Fountain Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 3:30pm
"To Go" Orders (919) 467-1834



At May 4, 2012 at 9:40 AM , Blogger Leigh Powell Hines (Hines-Sight Blog) said...

It's a fabulous place to go. Love it.

At May 4, 2012 at 3:33 PM , Blogger Abby said...

It's also super fun to take the Amtrak train to Cary from Raleigh or Durham. It's only 20 min and $6/adults (half price kids 2+). Ashworth's is a 1 min walk from train station. Return trains are every 2 hours or so. We've made a fuller trip out of it by visiting the library (also a short walk) and there is Urban Park .5 miles from the station as well.

At May 5, 2012 at 12:53 PM , Blogger Sarah C. said...

Funny you mention the train ride - that's something I've been looking at doing with my son for fun & a future post. The train station is an easy walk from Ashworth's. We walked there to "visit" with the Railroad Man statue.

Urban Street Park is also a good suggestion. Our review is here.


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