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Address: , Fredericksburg, VA
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Activities: Dining
Description: An old-fashioned drug store, said to be the oldest in America.

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Soda Fountain with round chairs at counter

An old fashion Apothacary with soda fountain and the round swivvling old fashion chairs. Had to stop to get a cherry coke and think of my youth

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

An old fashion Apothacary with soda fountain and the round swivvling old fashion chairs. Had to stop to get a cherry coke and think of my youth

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East China, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Lining the stools at this classic drug store, our family enjoyed lunch and ice cream. Staff handled our "invasion" with calm, polite service and good cheer. Love this place!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I worked here at a teen and back then, it was family-owned. I assume it still is, and hope it still is, to add to the charm of the place. There is a working pharmacy in the back and a soda fountain counter in the front. There is nothing fancy offered here... sandwiches like your mom used to make, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you into 50's nostalgia you must stop at Goolrick's to experience the treat for yourself. You will take step back in time with this corner store. Try and egg cream soda for sure!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

love this place, you can still get a banana split or hot dog and French fries just like when I was a kid! The wait staff is friendly and they love to tell you the history of this wonderful place.

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Edgemere, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Best Milkshake around! Cute little lunch counter and quick sandwich and drinks. Homemade cherry cokes.

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Wooster, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

This stands out in downtown. An old drugstore that still has prescription pickup and makes food on the old bar stools. Nice for kids to see what it used to look like.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a working drug store and the only one in the US I believe that is still catering to customers with prescriptions,, a fully stock drug store and a great fountain where they make their own chicken salad, yes, cook the chicken right there, cool it and prepare the best chicken salad you could ever want. They do the... More 

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

When my wife and I want a quick sandwich, this is the place--BLT, chicken salad, breakfast items, and other typical food you would get in a diner or drugstore in the 50s and 60s. Not fancy. Stools for kids to get that counter-experience. Pickles, chips with sandwiches. Milkshakes made with real ice cream and milk. Flavored--cherry, lemon--fountain soda. We both... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We discovered Goolrick's Pharmacy thanks to a painting hanging in our hotel room. My husband did a quick search on Google and discovered that not only was it a real location, but it was only a few walking blocks from where we were staying. They were already closed for the day, so we decided to have lunch there the following... More 

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