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Wright's Dairy Rite

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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346 Greenville Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-4641
+1 540-886-0435
10:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Staunton, Virginia
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167 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, this is one of the few remaining true drive-ins left anywhere. It is exactly as it was in the 1950's. Lots of choices on the menu and terrific shakes. Dine-in or wait in your car!

Thank gamesray
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Imagine a drive in from the 60s. Car service or that have table service too. You have to use a phone that rings in the kitchen and that's how you order! Don't get in a rush, burgers are thick and take time to cook. The Superburger is delicious and the onion rings may have been the best ever. Sure, it's... More 

Thank ResqPAC
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cool, old fashion drive in, has been in operation forever. Chili, not so good. Italian sub Great! Fun place for the family. Or a good place for girlfriends to eat, when no one really wants to get dressed and primp.

Thank Cynthia M
Richmond, VA
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

A visit to Wright's is a peek down memory lane. To a time when burgers and shakes where fresh..never frozen..and made to order. This place hasn't changed much since the 50's when it was first established..heck..they still have the original drive up call boxes where you order from your car!..think sonic..just 60 years ago. Inside the restaurant you will find... More 

Thank PSI287
Roanoke, Virginia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Wright's Dairy Rite succeeds at keeping a 1950s-1960s atmosphere with well-prepared and tasty food. My family particularly enjoys the milkshakes and malts. For me, their chocolate malts taste exactly like a malt should, like I used to get and love at the 50s-era milkshake stands and drive-throughs that remained in the 1970s and 1980s, not a glorified milkshake with a... More 

Thank Kevin M
Greensboro, North Carolina
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Sweet find! The Superburger was delicious! Onion rings were nice & crispy with not too much batter! I had to get a drink freeze with Orange Fanta that tastes like a dream sickle!! My friend got the Floats!! Yummy!!

Thank LisaA1960
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157 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a family owned business since the 50's that has drive in service (stay in your car) or dining room. If you choose to come inside you place your order over a phone that is at your table. Had a couple of shakes here in August which were both really good. Also, if you are into muscle cars, there... More 

Thank vision2travel
Staunton, Virginia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

When you visit Wright's you are stepping back in time. An era your young ones probably don't know. Which is why you should go. A real juke box playing a large variety of music, bright leather booths and lots of stainless steel. All you need is a poodle skirt or a white tee and leather jacket. The food is simple... More 

Thank Kaye B
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This a diner in the classic sense of having curb-side service, a juke box ,and prices that are better than reasonable. The foot long hot dog was great and loaded with all the extras. The hamburger was real fresh ground beef and not at all like the hamburger you get at typical fast food places.

Thank George W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

A family run business that has been around forever. You dial in your order from phones at the booths. Original menus from past eras all around, great food and lots of it. Can also eat in your car. Think Sonic, but original. Parking is somewhat limited if you want to eat inside is the only small complaint.

Thank Tina M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 346 Greenville Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-4641
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Staunton
  • Phone Number: +1 540-886-0435

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?