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“Support small local business” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ransone's Drug Fountain

Ransone's Drug Fountain
Ranked #5 of 14 Restaurants in Buchanan
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
New Jersey
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Support small local business”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stopped in for a quick burger and decent meal. Service was very good. The place was clean.

If you are tired of fast food chains, definitely stop in.

We liked the fact that we were supporting a small business and helping the local economy.

Near Blue Ridge Parkway and just off Route 81 (about a 5-10 minute ride).

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Cedar123
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English first
Pikevile
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice, fun and interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

The Fountain took me back in time. This little diner style eating place was in a drug store. It was decorated in a 60's or 70's time. Brought back some childhood memories. The menu has a good variety of food. The service and the food were very good. It's a very nice place to enjoy a lunch.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Debbie P
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

We really enjoyed this whole experience. Our waitress was very friendly and interested and helpful and very keen to give us free refills on our drinks! Our burgers (beef, turkey, and the Swiss combo with em mental and mushrooms) were tasty and filling and really hit the spot after a long morning kayaking with the Twin River Outfitters. And what a lovely historic setting!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Elizabeth L
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roanoke
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice place and will come back”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

The Buchanan Grill has reopened approx May/June 2014. New management running and cooking . My husband and I tried the new establishment in May 2014. The waitresses were very young and seemed very inexperienced, except for one who tried very hard to help the new ones and try to keep the guests served and helped. The food on our may 2014 visit was good, I'd give it a 6/7 out of 10. The service about a 5 out of 10. The waitress asked us three times starting at the middle of the meal " is that all you will be needing tonight"? My husband and i looked at each other each time she said it and thought gosh she must really want us to leave. Hopefully will get better and more experience for the staff.The waitress never offered do you want dessert and what the selections might be.....she just kept asking was that all tonight? lol. Definitely worth a look see . You will enjoy the menu variety. Hopefully service will improve as the new business takes foot.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nlkessler2
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Nags Head, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“CLOSED”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

This former eatery is the same place listed as The Fountain. Unfortunately, it is closed until a new operator can be brought in. The building in which the fountain is located is also for sale.

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Thank Michael W
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