Stepping inside The Graham Soda Shop and Grill is like stepping back in time. Located on the town square in downtown Graham, the restaurant features a vintage diner aesthetic complete with a working Wurlitzer jukebox. The mouth-watering menu will keep you coming back to The Graham Soda Shop and Grill again and again.


“Visitors always feel that they have discovered something special, something unusual. Visitors love the atmosphere and nostalgia,” says Jennifer Talley, who co-owns the restaurant with her husband Chuck Talley. “When you open the door, you are transported to a simpler time with the jukebox playing oldies and the ‘50s decor. It’s a sentimental place and people are always surprised when they see ‘live’ music on stage.”


A “Hall of Fame” wall inside The Graham Soda Shop and Grill features photos of local sports legends.  The “911 Legends” room is filled with pictures of local first responders along with a wall of first responder patches from across North Carolina.  Decades-old photos of the Graham Police Department provide a unique snapshot of the town’s history.

Graham Soda Shop Exterior

The Graham Soda Shop and Grill is known for delicious handcrafted burgers, classic hot dogs and a variety of sandwich specialties, including the Interrogated Grilled Chicken Sandwich, the Mobster BLT and the Stake Out Ribeye Steak Sandwich. Top off your meal with a hot fudge sundae, banana split or handspun milkshake. The Graham Soda Shop and Grill is a local favorite for both lunch and dinner.


“I think one thing that sets us apart is that Graham is a two-shift town.  We have many visitors that come to shop and do business during the day, but we also have a very vibrant night life,” Talley says. “We have concerts at the Graham Amphitheater and events all year long that attract visitors and locals alike.”


In partnership with the Graham Cinema, The Graham Soda Shop and Grill offers a special date night package that includes two meals at the restaurant and two tickets to see a new or classic movie at the downtown theater.


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