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This article is about the sandwich shop. For other uses see Gilchrist (disambiguation).
Gilchrist in September 2007

Gilchrist or Gilchrist Drug is a sandwich shop and former druggist located at 2805 Cahaba Road in the Mountain Brook Estates building in the center of Mountain Brook Village. It was founded as the Mountain Brook Pharmacy by Marvin "Doc" Gilchrist in December 1928.

The pharmacy closed in the mid-1980s, but the soda fountain and sandwich counter remained. Its fourth and current owner, Leon Rosato purchased the restaurant in the early 2000s from Margaret Payne. Server Elizabeth Howard worked at Gilchrist for 55 years before retiring in June 2011.

In 2005 and 2012 the restaurant's fresh-squeezed limeade was listed as one of the "100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die" by the Alabama Tourism Department. It is also noted for its egg salad and pimento cheese sandwiches.


  • Carlton, Bob (February 17, 2012) "The Year of Alabaama Food: Gilchrist Drug". Birmingham News/City Scene

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