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

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Interesting and unique pharmacy with lunch counter!

If you are walking around Old Town Fredericksburg, you have to stop here if only for a vanilla or cherry coke. These sodas are exactly like what we used to get at the lunch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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95 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are walking around Old Town Fredericksburg, you have to stop here if only for a vanilla or cherry coke. These sodas are exactly like what we used to get at the lunch counter in drug stores when we were kids.....brought back memories. I understand their milkshakes and floats are wonderful, too!

Thank ldwhoffman
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a wonderful place if you are craving comfort food at its best. Delicious grilled cheese, yummy malts and all types of flavored sodas. Sitting at the counter will bring back nostalgic memories of a simpler time.

Thank Jen111501
Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Goolrick's Pharmacy was an interesting stop on my journey through Fredericksburg. I thought it was a good place to eat, but there are plenty of better places we could have eaten.

Thank flygirlks
Chicago, Illinois
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331 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
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

1 Thank Kimo688889
East China, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

Thank Phyllis C
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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99 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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 

Thank Amanda-n-Darren
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38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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!

Thank Amanda L
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank katz4catz
Edgemere, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

1 Thank Rvngrl22
Wooster, Ohio
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank splpizzaguy

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