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Wright's Dairy Rite

346 Greenville Ave., Staunton, VA - (540) 886-0435
Posted By Ken Farr on 1/9/2011 1:09:00 PM
Stopped by this place, as I have driven by it twice, while in the area. Very nice, the people who work there are very friendly and helpful. We had the pleasure of speaking with the owner, and he was a very gracious man and proud of his establishment.

I enjoyed my meal, burger, fries and malt. While not the absolute pinacle, it was very good and worth a drive. When I'm back in Va. I will make a point to stop by.

You really need to support this sort of place before they disappear and all that is left is Cracker Barrel, Mickey D's etc.

Worth the drive.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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The Super Burger is Wright's headliner. It's a handsome construct, but I prefer the thicker hamburgers on the menu for their juiciness.
"The Super Burger is Wright's headliner. It's a handsome construct, but I prefer the thicker hamburgers on the menu for their juiciness."
Michael Stern





A couple of Wright's classic shakes.  That's banana on the left, pineapple on the right.
"A couple of Wright's classic shakes. That's banana on the left, pineapple on the right."
Cliff Strutz


They say on the menu that the onion rings are made daily and they tasted that way.
"They say on the menu that the onion rings are made daily and they tasted that way."
Cliff Strutz


The Carolina Burger is an extra-large, hand-formed patty served with slaw, chili and onions. Being so big -- and cooked to order -- it is relatively slow fast food.
"The Carolina Burger is an extra-large, hand-formed patty served with slaw, chili and onions. Being so big -- and cooked to order -- it is relatively slow fast food."
Michael Stern


The meat on the pork BBQ is moist and tender and comes lightly sauced, with the slaw on top.
"The meat on the pork BBQ is moist and tender and comes lightly sauced, with the slaw on top."
Cliff Strutz


The dining room features some old menus with shockingly low prices.
"The dining room features some old menus with shockingly low prices."
Cliff Strutz


If you choose to dine indoors, you place your order by picking up the telephone at your booth and calling it in to the kitchen. Soon thereafter, a waitress arrives with your drinks.
"If you choose to dine indoors, you place your order by picking up the telephone at your booth and calling it in to the kitchen. Soon thereafter, a waitress arrives with your drinks."
Michael Stern


Wright's has indoor seats, but many customers choose the more traditional place for drive-in dining -- their car.
"Wright's has indoor seats, but many customers choose the more traditional place for drive-in dining -- their car."
Michael Stern


For over a half-century, Wright's has been the place to go in Staunton for a burger, a milk shake, and the sort of car-to-car sociability that thrives at night in drive-in restaurants.
"For over a half-century, Wright's has been the place to go in Staunton for a burger, a milk shake, and the sort of car-to-car sociability that thrives at night in drive-in restaurants."
Michael Stern


Staunton has grown and changed tremendously since 1952 -- as has America -- but this place has remained true to the spirit of the car culture from which it sprung.
"Staunton has grown and changed tremendously since 1952 -- as has America -- but this place has remained true to the spirit of the car culture from which it sprung."
Michael Stern



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