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Goolrick's Pharmacy

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Address: Fredericksburg, VA
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+1 540-373-3411

An old-fashioned drug store, said to be the oldest in America.

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Awesome that drug store counters still exist

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Adam T
Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Springfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank MK E
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 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!

Thank erchurch
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 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.

Thank Jim P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 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.

Thank TXSnoot
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 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!!!!

Thank RivieraLady
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 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.

Thank beth c
Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Had a chicken salad sandwich - and a chicken salad sandwich is a chicken salad sandwich ... but this was a fun visit to, I think, the second oldest pharmacy in the country!!?? Service was fine but our waitress was not very pleasant.

Thank historynut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Lived in Fredericksburg for 17 years - always went to Goolrick's. Has not changed. Classic old fashioned soda fountain

Thank Larry G
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

When you enter this store you are not sure that you can have breakfast here. Because the sign says Pharmacy. The first part of the store is where you can get ice cream, apple pie and other food. The back end is the Pharmacy. We ordered the breakfast special which consists of two eggs, two pieces ig bacon and 4... More 

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