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Goolrick's Pharmacy

Fredericksburg, VA
+1 540-373-3411
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Nice!

This is not a "real restaurant" but the snack bar type food is is freshly made, the place is clean... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
red69hoss
,
Stafford, VA
via mobile
Slow service but very good

We stopped off for a few of their delicious malt shakes. They were very good and homemade, however... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Linda H S
,
Richmond, Virginia
via mobile
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An old-fashioned drug store, said to be the oldest in America.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“soda fountain” (18 reviews)
“lunch counter” (11 reviews)
LOCATION
Fredericksburg, VA
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+1 540-373-3411
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"soda fountain"
in 18 reviews
"lunch counter"
in 11 reviews
"step back in time"
in 10 reviews
"chicken salad"
in 5 reviews
"sundae"
in 5 reviews
"old timey"
in 3 reviews
"egg cream"
in 2 reviews
"cheap lunch"
in 2 reviews
"bar stools"
in 2 reviews
"root beer float"
in 2 reviews
"downtown fredericksburg"
in 3 reviews
"caroline street"
in 2 reviews
"milkshakes"
in 26 reviews
"fashioned"
in 14 reviews
"prescription"
in 7 reviews
"nostalgic"
in 11 reviews
"cherry"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This is not a "real restaurant" but the snack bar type food is is freshly made, the place is clean and bright, and I enjoy the historic setting. It was 9:00 a.m. but I eschewed the breakfast offerings in favor of the chicken salad on...More

Thank red69hoss
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped off for a few of their delicious malt shakes. They were very good and homemade, however, service was very slow.

Thank Linda H S
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

If you remember when drug stores had soda fountains with counter stools and tables, this is a must-visit. I've had better sundaes and sandwiches, but the fun is enjoying them in an authentic, old-timey setting. Tables are the best seating because of the great people-watching...More

Thank Michael L
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Monday for lunch. Not sure what the hype is about - the place lacked any charm, eccentricity or uniqueness. Nothing jumped out at me as particularly noteworthy or special. The lunch sandwiches were pedestrian (and overpriced) and the soda fountain wasn’t anything...More

Thank Clarence_Beeks
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I was recommended milkshakes and sundaes after going on a tour. It's a quaint old style shop. There is a pharmacy towards the back of the shop. It has the serving area where you can pick from milkshakes to sandwiches. There is a seating area...More

Thank Mellie Mel M
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Stop for lunch a shake or coke. Fountain service like it use to be in a neighborhood drug store. Just a big counter with stools. Thakes you back to how things were in the 1950's and 60's.

Thank richlee1975
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

This is like going back to the 1950's. Counter with red spin stools. The food is fresh and delicious. Their ice cream floats are so yummy too. Please don't skip this eatery.

Thank Judi700
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I did not realize that this historic Drug Store contained a modern Pharmacy. Beats waiting in line for your prescription at a chain store. Plus they have an old fashioned counter, food and ICE CREAM!

Thank Dan M
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Good food for the price. The BLT was eaclty what you would expect - Great! My companion had her favorite a grilled chesse with tomatoe on it.

Thank STEVENTSpotsy
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

I stopped in for a cherry coke and tuna fish sandwhich. It was good. Chips were tasty too, as was the pickle. I thought the service a bit slow but the food came out in time and I had a tasty lunch. I would come...More

Thank Kimo688889
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EnemyNanner
18 August 2015|
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Response from Louise O | Reviewed this property |
I know the pharmacy hours are different than the fountain but I have supplied a phone number 540-373-9878 to acquire the correct hours of the fountain service. Food is great there but arrive early for lunch. Hope this helps
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