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Wright's Dairy Rite

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

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Exactly what we wanted!

I stopped here with my family on a road trip to Smith Mountain Lake. Approximately 5 minutes from Route 81 - It's a fifties-style soda shop/diner. They offer both curb-side & dine-in service. The staff is friendly & the restaurant is clean. We enjoyed a patty melt, Monster burger (Wright's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
KelEBee
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Lighthouse Point, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I stopped here with my family on a road trip to Smith Mountain Lake. Approximately 5 minutes from Route 81 - It's a fifties-style soda shop/diner. They offer both curb-side & dine-in service. The staff is friendly & the restaurant is clean. We enjoyed a patty melt, Monster burger (Wright's original), bacon cheeseburger, Tater tots & a Wright's special beef... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This place is a whole lot of fun. Authentic 1950's restaurant with a menu just like you'd expect: burgers, fries, milkshakes and a lot more. You can pull up in your car and have service to your car window or go inside and order via a red telephone at your table. The onion rings are unique and worth a try.... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A fun place to have burgers and fries with family and friends. The nostalgia will kick as soon as you see customers ordering food from their parked vehicles. It will continue if you go inside and journey back to the diners of the 50's and 60's, complete with a working juke box. Here's a unique treat - you order directly... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A must visit when in Staunton. Good food and ice cream. A place in history to take your children. The old frozen custard stands of the 50s and 60s are lost treat. Make plans to go and visit Wright's even if you're just passing by on I-81 and I-64.

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Austin, Texas
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We introduced our grandchildren to the delights of true dairy bar. Burgers were wonderful, onion rings stellar and the prices affordable.

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Concord, North Carolina
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A great throwback to when drive-in weren't Sonic and we're actually good! Oldies music plays in the background and service is average, food is great, and prices were reasonable! Overall, I highly recommend if passing through on I-81

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Sat on the patio with our dog, which is nice but right on the road. Inside is a throwback to the 50's, with the quick and courteous service that conjures up. They cook to order so there's a short wait for your food. But its worth it. The third pound burger and chicken tender sandwich were just OK but the... More 

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My husband (who is an ice cream fanatic) and I were travelling in Virginia when we passed Wright's. After noting that the same family has owned and operated the restaurant for 60 years in Staunton he said "we are turning around!" The parking lot was jam packed (a sure sign of good food in my book). . . and that... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stopped here after checking in to our motel. We had been on the road for 9 or more hours and found the recommendation on TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed. Charming place, where you order your food over the phone, yes, a real plugged into the wall phone placed at each booth. The burgers were tasty but the onion rings... More 

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Chester, Maryland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I was in the foodservice biz for almost 20 yrs; have travelled the entire country & eaten in many of the nation's best restaurants. That said, we stopped here on a recent getaway to the area just to get a small, quick bite. We had heard the place had been there "forever" and was well regarded locally as an alternative... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?