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Ransone's Drug the Fountain Sandwich Grill

19771 Main St, Buchanan, VA 24066-5500
+1 540-254-2904
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“burger” (14 reviews)
“fries” (7 reviews)
“ice cream” (3 reviews)
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19771 Main St, Buchanan, VA 24066-5500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious choice, inexpensive, quick service. A 1950's style diner. We eat hear inbetween river tubing runs. You can walk from the Twin River's Outitters.

Thank DCNC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is kinda how it used to be in the 1950's until the early 70's. The Fountain has a nice display of nostalgic diner equipment and other mid-20th century artifacts. The food was very good, with great prices. They have the large crinkle cut fries...More

Thank Glenn_Gibson_RVA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fountain shop / food counter.... a good old fashion 5 & 10 style lunch counter !! Paired with a drug store this is a step back in time. This is the type of food that made America great and die young!! Fried everything served...More

Thank clee46771
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a great place to eat! Excellent waitress and cook! Would recommend this place! The milkshakes were awesome also!

Thank Kristina C
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

I ordered a chicken wrap and my husband ordered a burger. The chicken was so tough that I could not chew it and the veggies were under cooked. The burger was almost burned. When I told the waitress that I could not eat the wrap...More

1  Thank Phyllis C
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Unless it is really pouring, don't let the rain stop you the walkways are generally not slick and there are handrails wherever they are needed. The walk to natural Bridge follows the river. Go ahead and take the rest of the walk to the Native...More

Thank judyinsaluda
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We had a late lunch there and ordered hamburgers. They were really tasty and tender. Their chili was very good, too. Spiced just right for me... not too much heat. Would definitely eat there again. Great 50's atmosphere throughout the store. Take a ride to...More

Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The service is extremely poor, the wait staff prefer to stand at the counter and talk, and their personal appearance is bad. Staff with long hair that is not tied up preparing and serving food. If you try to discuss your poor service with the...More

Thank Costerfield
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Keep in mind that this is a SMALL town! No professional wait staff or chefs! What you get is good, basic, fresh food at great prices served with the smile of small town USA. Stick with basics and you'll be happy. Yes, they make milk...More

1  Thank AlohaArleen
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Everything was great: burger, sweet potato fries, sweet tea and of course the milkshake. Unfortunately the sodda mechanism was broken. I would have like a ice cream float.

1  Thank Edward B
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19771 Main St, Buchanan, VA 24066-5500
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Buchanan
  • Phone Number: +1 540-254-2904
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