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Spelunker's Frozen Custard and Cavern Burgers

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116 South St, Front Royal, VA 22630-2222
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Fredericksburg, Va
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140 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really good burgers and shakes, really good. If I wasn't concerned about my cholesterol I would definitely eat here weekly, but alas...Anyway, if you are in the mood for homemade, handmade burgers and a delicious shake, this is the place to go. Accept no substitutes.

Thank nursedude
South Riding, Virginia, United States
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Prior to our trip to Skyline Caverns, my husband and I took our grandchildren (age 8 and 10) to eat at Spelunker's based on the reviews I read here on Trip Advisor. The food was very tasty, the service prompt, and it was a good choice for a lunch with children. The Cavern burgers were very juicy and good, tasting... More 

Thank Vicki_in_Virginia
Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's not fancy.... but it is a great 'greasy burger joint' with VERY tasty burgers and frozen custard (with on-premises made waffle cones)!

Thank ChristyK523
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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158 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very fresh and flavor-filled cavern burgers... One of the best I've had in a long time. Onion rings with it were decent. We finished out with custard... Loved the flavor of the day as Almond Joy and my sons custard and m and ms was outstanding he said. We'll be back!

Thank wemarionFishnGolf
Pasadena, Maryland, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always stop by here after a day on the river. They make the best burgers to order. I always get the Cavern Burger with bacon and it tastes AMAZING. They also do custard and milkshakes with a special flavor of the day featured. The food is top notch. The only reason why I rated four stars is the cleanliness... More 

Thank Kelsea C
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was passing through town with a Colleague of mine today and stopped by here based off the reviews on Trip Advisor. The staff were friendly, informative and accommodating. We each ordered a double cavern burger meal (it was a long trip and we neither of us had ate breakfast). The burger, fries and onion rings were all very fresh,... More 

Thank AndrewT2880
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great alternative for a quick bite if you just can't face the usual chains. Drive-though quick and efficient.

1 Thank Andrew H
Front Royal
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though it's worth a visit just for the frozen custard, you may want to try the juicy cavern burger and fresh cut fries before dessert! It's a special kind of place, where the food is not cooked until you order it--unlike the fast food burger chains. There is a good menu selection. Besides burgers, you can order hot dogs,... More 

2 Thank Karen R
Glen Allen
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely delicious! I was told by a local that everything is fresh daily. They get fresh ground beef in daily and cut their own fries daily.

1 Thank Mary O
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great. The service was a bit on the slow side. And it was expensive for a fast food restaurant.

Thank Bonnie V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 South St, Front Royal, VA 22630-2222
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Front Royal
  • Phone Number: 540-631-0300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?