Conyers restaurant scores perfect 100 on health inspection
Beasley Drug Company owner Ora Bailey says that she prides herself on delicious home-made food and exceptional customer service. The restaurant, located inside the pharmacy, recently received a perfect score on its health inspection. Photos by Mackenzie N. Morgan

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Beasley Drug Company owner Ora Bailey says that she prides herself on delicious home-made food and exceptional customer service. The restaurant, located inside the pharmacy, recently received a perfect score on its health inspection. Photos by Mackenzie N. Morgan
Beasley Drug Company owner Ora Bailey says that she prides herself on delicious home-made food and exceptional customer service. The restaurant, located inside the pharmacy, recently received a perfect score on its health inspection. Photos by Mackenzie N. Morgan

By Mackenzie N. Morgan

Beasley Drug Company knows what it takes to keep customers coming through the door – a good recipe, a smile and a perfect health score. The downtown Conyers pharmacy and restaurant recently earned perfect health inspection marks. The eatery offers a smorgasbord of inexpensive breakfast and lunch items in a relaxed setting reminiscent of a 1940s lunch counter.

The historic pharmacy and restaurant is owned by Ora Bailey, whose grandfather purchased the store in 1934.The restaurant, which opened in 1942, started out with just one soda fountain and a hamburger machine.

Popularly known for their house made pimento cheese sandwich and tuna and egg salads, the restaurant menu features a robust selection of biscuits, sandwiches, soups, salads, malts, floats, sundaes and homemade cakes and cookies.

Bailey said that while the restaurant’s clientele mainly consists of repeat customers, they are always adding new items to the menu to keep diners coming back and to draw in new patrons.

“We’ve got a new roast beef on a croissant which is really, really good. And we have a lovely new spinach salad with apples and walnuts sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and we always have new soups coming down the pipe. Everybody should come down and try us out,” said Bailey.

Loyal customer Myrta Dotson of Ellenwood enjoys a quick bite at Beasley Drug Company’s in-house restaurant famous for their breakfast, seasonal soups and sandwiches. Dotson’s favorite dish is the BLT.
Loyal customer Myrta Dotson of Ellenwood enjoys a quick bite at Beasley Drug Company’s in-house restaurant famous for their breakfast, seasonal soups and sandwiches. Dotson’s favorite dish is the BLT.

Bailey said in addition to their signature sandwiches, their number one secret ingredient is excellent customer service.

“We really want to maintain a downhome feel with old fashion customer service where people really care about each other and go the extra mile to provide the best service we can,” said Bailey.

Bailey lives in Conyers with her husband, Jacob, and their four children. Beasley Drug Company is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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4 comments

  • JOYCE MCCART

    March 14, 2018 at 11:51 am

    This is a one in a billion community store. Only amazing people work here and they shine in personal help with all customers. I love Ora she is always willing to speak to you and is very helpful and kind.

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  • David Binder

    May 21, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Beasley has been such a fixture in the Downtown (Olde Town) area that they serve as an anchor of sorts. Everybody there is friendly and professional. Whether you come by for breakfast or lunch, to fill a prescription, or just to shop the many items they carry, you will be glad to came in. Come by today, and come by often.

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  • steve

    August 27, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    I love Beasley’s Drug Store ! Best coke floats, food , service , a time capsule from days gone bye.

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  • S

    August 28, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    I would like to check that pharmacy out. I like old pharmacy like this one. You just can’t find nostalgic things like this.

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