It was 1912 when Highland Park Pharmacy first opened its doors, back when a trolley called “Dinkie” shuttled students from SMU up a dirt road for burgers and shakes. In 1923, it moved to its current location, the one pictured below, at 3229 Knox, where it became Dallas’ first drive-in, complete with carhops. The business, now known as Highland Park Soda Fountain, still serves up classic comfort foods 100 years in the making. It may not be East Dallas exactly, but if you’re into nostalgia, it’s definitely worth the short drive.
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