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Finest Breakfast Spot

The Fountain at Smith’s Drugs

By Leah Chester-Davis

Finest Breakfast Spot

139 E. Main Street, Forest City | 828-245-4591

French toast slathered in butter, eggs over easy, OJ and black coffee—just a few mouthwatering ways to kick off your day at The Fountain at Smith's Drugs. Our readers voted this diner finest "Breakfast Spot" in our annual Carolina's Finest contest!

Smith’s Drugs has been a staple in the Forest City community since 1939. Not only is it a full-service pharmacy, its in-house diner, The Fountain, is a popular gathering spot for its old-fashioned soda fountain and a wide selection of diner fare. Our readers put it at the top of the list for the best breakfast spot around. With traditional breakfast fare, including the option to build your favorite omelet, locals invite you to pull up a chair and enjoy!

Due to pandemic restrictions, there is limited seating at the soda fountain; curbside pickup is available.

They provide great service from friendly waitresses who always know ‘your usual.’

—Amy, Forest City, a member of Rutherford EMC

About the Author

Leah Chester-Davis loves to explore North Carolina. Her business, Chester-Davis Communications (, specializes in food, farm, gardening and lifestyle brands and organizations.

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