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Goolrick's Pharmacy

Fredericksburg, VA
+1 540-373-3411
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Drug Store Time-Trip

If you remember when drug stores had soda fountains with counter stools and tables, this is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael L
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Once was enough

Visited on a Monday for lunch. Not sure what the hype is about - the place lacked any charm... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
United States
via mobile
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An old-fashioned drug store, said to be the oldest in America.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“soda fountain” (19 reviews)
“lunch counter” (11 reviews)
Fredericksburg, VA
+1 540-373-3411
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
Reviewed 30 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 25 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 20 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 8 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
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17 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