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Goolrick's Pharmacy

Fredericksburg, VA
+1 540-373-3411
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I was recommended milkshakes and sundaes after going on a tour. It's a quaint old style shop. There... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Mellie Mel M
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Step back into time

Stop for lunch a shake or coke. Fountain service like it use to be in a neighborhood drug store... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Woodford, Virginia
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An old-fashioned drug store, said to be the oldest in America.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“soda fountain” (18 reviews)
“lunch counter” (11 reviews)
Fredericksburg, VA
+1 540-373-3411
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We've always seen this place when we're shopping at the local Antique stores or just taking in the surroundings of downtown Fredericksburg. We were just walking around enjoying the warm sunny day and needed something to cool down. When you walk in, you are immediately...More

Thank Charlie S
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Well you just have to try it, that's all there is to it. Its not going to be long before we don't have any of these anymore. I brought my visiting cousin here and we enjoyed old timey cherry cokes, made with real cherry. Very...More

Thank whitasu
Reviewed 1 May 2017

You know you have to stop here! Ice cream, egg cream, hot dogs....at a real soda fountain. Good service and food. I had a chocolate egg cream and my friend had a root beer float. Walk down the street and check out all the shops,...More

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Hadn't had an ice cream soda in over 40 years. Definitely was a step back in time. Typical drugstore diner food...BLT, egg salad, etc. but the chocolate ice cream soda sure brought back good memories!

Thank Leigh S
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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