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Goolrick's Pharmacy

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Address: Fredericksburg, VA
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+1 540-373-3411
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An old-fashioned drug store, said to be the oldest in America.

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A real old fashion soda fountain

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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.

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Thank Bones2
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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344 reviews
178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank mother15
Baltimore, Maryland
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251 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Adam T
Springfield, Virginia
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157 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank MK E
Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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!

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Thank erchurch
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you remember drug store lunch counters then you will love the feeling of Goolrick's. You will not find "fancy" food here. Tuna, ham and cheese sandwiches, soup, your basic lunch counter fare. The milkshakes are awesome.

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Thank Jim P
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36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A long-running (oldest running) soda fountain. A place to stop and rest from your shopping and sight-seeing for a root beer float or an unusual egg-cream soda.

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Thank TXSnoot
toronto
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76 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Breakfast was awesome. Had vanilla and chocolate shakes which were thick and creamy. Partner had bacon and eggs special - excellent. I had a toasted egg salad sandwich. Fresh and very tasty. You gotta eat here!!!!

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Thank RivieraLady
Spotsylvania
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

A trip to the past... complete with malts and shakes made on site, a lunch counter serving sandwiches. The only compounding pharmacy in the area - great for those special prescriptions.

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Thank beth c

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