Soda fountains located inside Greenville pharmacies were the norm up until the 1980s, where they gradually began to change ownership and slowly phase out. Even The Pickwick closed its soda fountain after many years in operation and decided to focus strictly on prescriptions. It wasn’t until 2007 that the Odoms felt compelled to preserve a piece of history and bring the soda fountain tradition back to The Pickwick and back to Greenville.
The architectural renderings for the new soda fountain were created by local architect firm Pazdan-Smith Group. The soda shop seats approximately 50 people at counter seating and booths, and the menu is typical of the lunch menu from 1940s – simple sandwiches heated on a griddle, shakes and malts, root beer floats, fresh-squeezed orangeade and lemonade, hotdogs and chilidogs, 30 flavors of ice cream, and cherry and vanilla cokes served from a 1949 soda fountain.
The soda fountain days and hours of operation are as follows:
|*During football season, tailgating sandwiches that have been pre-ordered are available for pickup only beginning at 9:00am|
Please contact us to arrange private events, parties, and exceptions to the rule.
For call ahead orders, please dial (864) 277-4180 and ask to be transferred to the soda fountain. Please call in orders as soon as possible, preferably 30 minutes or more in advance. Free delivery of soda fountain items totaling over $50 (or with delivery of a prescription) and within a 3 mile radius.
Tailgaiting and Special Event Sandwiches-to-Go
Tired of driving across town early in the morning to pick up sandwiches for your football tailgaiting party or special event? We are here to help. Place bulk orders at least 48 hours in advance, and we’ll have your sandwiches bagged, chilled, boxed, and waiting to be placed in your cooler. And, we even provide ice free of charge if you need to stock your cooler.
The sandwiches below are available on white, wheat, or gluten-free bread:
- Grilled Bacon and Cheese
- Chicken Salad
- Cream Cheese & Pineapple
- Deviled Egg
- Grilled Cheese
- Ham & Cheese
- Peanut Butter & Jelly
- Pimento Cheese
Whole sandwiches are individually wrapped or may be ordered as finger sandwiches with the crusts removed for an extra charge. Order your sandwiches from The Pickwick for your special events…we’re convenient to I-85 and are located right here in the neighborhood.
Want to host a birthday party at The Pickwick soda fountain? What about a graduation or sorority event? A book signing? A team sport gathering? A celebration of a special event? Depending on your needs and with a deposit, The Pickwick soda fountain can extend its hours or reserve soda fountain space for private functions.