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American, Cafe, Diner
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Reviewed March 14, 2020

atmosphere of the days "gone by" but the staff seems to be worried about everything except the restaurant portion of the business , we ate but wouldn't go back

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed September 26, 2019

So happy we found this place on trip advisor becuase we enjoyed a couple of great chicken salad and egg salad sandwiches in an old style lunch counter. Wonderful experience.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

Limeade, yes be sure to get one, on a hot afternoon could anything be more delicious? Made fresh in front of you, refreshing to be sure, pair with a sandwich and some friends and you could not have a more pleasant lunch experience. The ladies...who work there are charming, the store takes you back in time. If I was ever in Charlottesville again I would be sure to visit again.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed April 4, 2019

This morning whilst running errands on the Downtown Mall, a quick stop in at Timberlakes, Debbie was behind the counter prepping fresh chicken salad, a quick and easy decision on whole wheat toast, bread & butter pickles on the side and a fresh cup of...coffee, it just doesn't get better than this.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 20, 2019

Timberlakes Drug Store and Soda Fountain is the REAL deal. Has been on the Downtown Mall for years providing excellent service and a 'backroom' soda bar with homemade lunch and desserts. "John Boy" (Earl Hamner) of the The Walton's fame use to visit when he...was a young man growing up in Schuyler, Va.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Diner eating in old, working drugstore on downtown mall. Black/white tile floor. Good sandwiches, freshly made. More an experience than fine food, but fun.

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Suffice it to say that I wish more places like this still existed. Stepping into Timberlakes is like stepping 50 years back in time -- with beautifully arranged displays, personal, intimate, home-town feel. The nostalgia we felt was incredible . . and that was just...in the drugstore portion. The soda fountain/luncheonette is in the back, complete with stools and counter, glass cake covers, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and a working fireplace. Excellent offering of sandwiches, personally and lovingly prepared at reasonable prices. I hope this place lasts forever. In the mean time, GO.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Found this little gem whilst visiting Charlottesville. A good ole fashion malt shoppe diner in the back of a am old fashion pharmacy. It is definitely worth the visit. Have a milk shake you won't go wrong. The triple decker club house is fantastic. We...were greeted by Mary....a lovely woman with a devilish smile and wicked sense of humour. Go try it!More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Best chocolate milk shakes on the planet. The fire burning in the fireplace in the winter in soda fountain area has gotta be unique.

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed September 30, 2017

A pharmacy with great personalized service and a beautiful cozy lunch counter in the back. They even have a working fireplace for cold winter days. They take care of you as places like this did when I was growing up.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Timberlakes Drug Store and Soda Fountain is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5