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Goolrick's Pharmacy

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Address: Fredericksburg, VA
Phone Number:
+1 540-373-3411

An old-fashioned drug store, said to be the oldest in America.

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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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leigh S
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this sandwich fountain. I eat there often, and everyone I have taken loves it also. They serve basic sandwiches with chips and a pickle (but they are great). They make milk shakes the old fashion way! I love the ham salad, my wife the tuna.

Thank Richard A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy a bacon egg salad on toast with chocolate malted shake just like 1950s. The waitress was a little rude but she had more than one customer. Be patient

Thank ivosphere
Stafford, Va
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a must visit place for anyone visiting the area or residents that want a throwback experience. Share the malt--there is plenty!

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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A great place to get a great sandwich, a wonderful milkshake, or soda. Right downtown Fredericksburg. Good place to just stop and take a break during a downtown trip.

Thank Bones2
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

If you miss getting an old fashion (50s/60s) milk shake, go here. My children and now my grand children love this place.

Thank RayBrancolini
Chicago, Illinois
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381 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

JMJ Great place to take some time out from all you've experienced in Fredericksburg for lunch. You can sit at the counter or at the few tables. Enjoyed my big, fresh sandwich with potato chips and a soft drink. Wanted to tasted the fountain creations but were too filled. Intended to come back later but ran out of time. Suggest... More 

Thank mother15
Baltimore, Maryland
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262 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Goolrick's is a good place to get your medicine. It's also a freat place to grab a cheap lunch. They have simple sandwiches, chips, milkshakes, and ice cream sodas. The price is right, the service is quick, and the food feels homemade. I love the atmosphere, and I'm impressed this pharmacy has been able to survive.

Thank Adam T
Springfield, Virginia
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We went for dessert while out holiday shopping. I had pumpkin pie and my friend had a chocolate sundae. The ice cream was the right choice - I watched the server pull the pie from a box that looked like it came from Food Lion. Not enticing a all and it wasn't tasty either.

Thank MK E
Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

My husband and I bought take-out food for a picnic and loved the easy, old-fashioned atmosphere. We got chicken salad sandwiches and chips, with a coke. Standard traditional drugstore fare from our childhoods!

Thank erchurch

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