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Payne's Sandwich Shop and Soda Fountain

101 E Laurel St, Scottsboro, AL 35768-1801
+1 256-574-2140
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (39 reviews)
“ice cream” (56 reviews)
“sandwich” (33 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
101 E Laurel St, Scottsboro, AL 35768-1801
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great sandwiches, old fashioned milkshakes, sodas, and ice cream cones. Best red slaw hotdogs ... been a specialty for years.

1  Thank TWINS1216
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

They have the kindest people working, but we are in the south!! And the new hotdog buns are AWESOME!!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

1  Thank Talona K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We changed our travel route—so glad we did!! We found Payne’s for lunch and enjoyed every sip and bite. Sweet and efficient wait staff, fun atmosphere, good food and ice cream and reasonably prices. They will make a malt from any of the available ice...More

1  Thank Janet F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply roaming they town taking photos and found this place. Established 1869 complete with lunch counter. Service was very good, food tasty and delivery quick. And it was packed! Fun watching the locals.

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is sooo cool if travelling through I would stop to head back in time. It's really a retro ice cream shop with tasty treats and sweet customer service. I believe they love what they do here it shows. Even have real metal spoons...More

1  Thank elizabeth s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must stop place in downtown Scottsboro. When I was very young this was a staple in town. Always a treat to go in and get ice cream. Was closed and finally re-opened and still looks the same, an old fashioned soda fountain. Brought back...More

1  Thank bama1944
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have been here several times. We try and go by when we are in the area to get a good economical lunch and dessert. You can’t beat the special they have on Saturday, which is 50 cent hot dogs, 50 cent...More

1  Thank Mjack96799
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Quaint 1950's style diner with wide variety of available sandwiches and desserts. Very inviting and friendly diner with walls covered with interesting memorabilia and murals. They claim to be the longest running commercial establishment in Alabama, dating to the 1800's. So, they must be doing...More

1  Thank RedClayRambler
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

First visit to this little gem. Grilled chicken sandwich and potato salad was the perfect lunch! Hubby enjoyed the Italian Stallion and a chocolate malt. Delicious!

1  Thank Pat H
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

You can’t beat the Saturday deal 50 cent, hand dipped ice cream cones and hotdogs! An affordable outing for families in an old fashioned soda fountain. Servers do a great job keeping up with the crowd.

Thank e1h2m3o4
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May 22, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Paynes1869 | Property representative |
10-4 Monday - Wednesday,,,and 10-6 Thursday-Saturday.....
July 3, 2015|
Response from Paynes1869 | Property representative |
no, I am sorry we don't at this time, maybe we will put one together in the future.....thank you for asking
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $8
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 AM
10:00 AM - 6:00 AM
10:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 E Laurel St, Scottsboro, AL 35768-1801
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Scottsboro
  • Phone Number: +1 256-574-2140
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