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Mechanicsville Drug Store lunch counter: "Old Style Lunch Counter" Mechanicsville Restaurant Tip by b1bob

Mechanicsville Restaurants: 45 reviews and 87 photos

  old style lunch counter in Mechanicsville
by b1bob

Mechanicsville Drug Store has an old-time lunch counter. With Walgreen's and CVS stores popping up like weeds on just about every corner, Mechanicsville Drug Store stubbornly holds on, old lunch counter and all. The menu is simple, but that is in character with this small town, even as close to Richmond as we are and the folks behind the counter still have that small-town charm. The odd thing is politicians conducting statewide campaigns, even Democrats (which are rare in these parts) see the Mechanicsville Drug Store lunch counter as a "must stop" on their campaign trail. It's not wall to wall in ambience and you won't find anything fancy here, but that's part of the charm. I rate it higher than restaurants which overdo it on the fancy menu and decor.

Favorite Dish: The Holt's Tiny Burger (not small at all, but named for a local restaurateur named Tiny Holt) and a hot dog with chili. Their limeade is good to wash either down.

Address: 8077 Mechanicsville Tpk., Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: FROM I-95: Merge onto I-295 S via EXIT 84A on the left toward Rocky Mount, NC. Take the US-360 W. at EXIT 37B toward Mechanicsville. Merge onto Mechanicsville Turnpike. Drug store on left.
Phone: 804-746-5168
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 3, 2004
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