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Goolrick's Pharmacy

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Address: Fredericksburg, VA
Phone Number: 5403733411

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

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Great Breakfast!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

1 Thank ArieDiepen
Willoughby, Ohio
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

This is a place one should go to relive the era of the soda jerks and neighborhood drug store. The only thing missing was the comic book rack near the front. We went for Ice Cream and were not disappointed. All the people in the store were friendly, the ice cream delicious and service exceptional. The prices for regular food... More 

1 Thank dbaizel
Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

I decided to go here because it came highly recommended by my trolley guide, not to mention it is a great piece of history. I had a sandwich and a shake. Everything tasted great and if I am ever back, I will try the vanilla shake (I had the chocolate one this visit).

Thank BlackSheep773
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Goolrick's is as nostalgic as it gets. A real old time pharmacy with a great lunch counter. The hand scooped shakes and malts are not to be missed.

Thank Hallamander
Pittsburgh PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

I knew that Goolrick's was a historic land mark in Fredericksburg. When we were there 2 years ago we did not get a chance to check it out. It was a very hot humid stretch during this visit. We went in to get a cold drink and just take it in for a bit. Just a piece of yesteryear. Our... More 

Thank KAG39
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

It's interesting to sit at a soda fountain but the service is slow, and some of the items pricey. The food is average at best.

Thank JDA60

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