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Wright's Dairy Rite

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American, Ice Cream
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346 Greenville Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-4641
540-886-0435
Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun & family friendly, decent food

As long as you're not in a hurry you should be ok. While I like to take my grandchildren there for ice cream treats or milkshakes, the food is pretty average. (Except for the onion rings, they're great!) it just seems to always take so long to get served what is the equivalent of fast food; I do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Teresa H
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

As long as you're not in a hurry you should be ok. While I like to take my grandchildren there for ice cream treats or milkshakes, the food is pretty average. (Except for the onion rings, they're great!) it just seems to always take so long to get served what is the equivalent of fast food; I do wish they... More 

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Mitchellville, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This drive-in restaurant has car hops and has not changed since the 1950's. You can also eat inside it you like, or on a patio outside. Typical drive-in food includes hamburgers, sub sandwiches, shrimp in a basket, french fries, etc. The juke box is stocked with the hits of the 1950's and 60's. The food is very good and rreasonably... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

If you are looking for an authentic local dive experience, this is one of those places. The food is freshly prepared, delicious and not expensive. Their hand dipped onion rings are truly exceptional, as is their Shrimp basket. They will bring the food to you in your car, or you can eat inside. It is a true Ol' Time experience,... More 

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Coplay, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I am sure their custard us delicious, but alas, they did not serve hard ice cream for which we were searching, so we decided not to eat there.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is a historical gem. Unabashedly excellent, delightfully downtrodden. The sort of place that you hope never decides to renovate. I go out of my way to visit whenever I'm traveling on I-81.

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Ashland, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Stopped in on a Sunday afternoon when driving through Staunton. Young people running the restaurant were warm and welcoming. We ordered chili dog, burger, and fries. Fries were tasty and hot; chili dog and burger were barely warm. We will not return.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Perhaps one of the last remaining drive-ins with carhops. Inside dining avilable. Various diner style foods. Worth a visit.

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Annapolis, Maryland
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We visited Wright's Dairy Rite on 28 December. It was rainy and dark, but the Vintage Neon Signs were bright and welcoming. We looked over the menu and decided on Monster Burgers served on a basket of fries. We called our order into the kitchen and right away there was Chelsea with our drinks. Just a few minutes later Josh... More 

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Auburn
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Fun place to eat w good food . . . Got a history tour w one of the family members. Chili burger, hot fudge cake and milkshake we fabulous!!!

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South Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Stopped here for some comfort food and was not disappointed. Food was excellent and service was also very good. Great burgers and onion rings

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 346 Greenville Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-4641
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Staunton
  • Phone Number: 540-886-0435

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?