For most of the 20th century, Williamsburg had at least one, and sometimes two soda fountains operating in a drug store in our downtown – for many decades now, referred to as “Merchants Square”. All that changed in 2005 with the closing of the Williamsburg Drug Company.
To generations of locals, the fresh squeezed limeades, soda fountain creations of shakes, malts and floats, and light fare at an affordable price was to be only a memory.
Billy and Sharon Scruggs, both natives of Williamsburg, and currently business owners downtown, sought to create a venue to replace the old drug store counter concept.
Retro’s good eats! is a family friendly venue on Prince George Street, just one block away from the Williamsburg Drug Company’s former location.
Adjacent to both the College of William and Mary and the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg, it is convenient and popular with locals, students and visitors.
The delicious food is simple and affordable. Signature items include french fries cut fresh daily, and real dairy custard, frozen on site daily. Said to have the best hot dogs in town, one can load up with a choice of fourteen toppings which, in addition to the old standards, include blue cheese cole slaw and sweet potato mustard! With cheeseburgers, BBQ, our grilled chicken sandwich (think State Fair) and fresh salads, there is something here to please everyone in your group!
From families, to downtown workers, to bus groups, Retro’s prides itself on a quick turnover so that your time for touring, studying or getting back to work is optimized.
Fast – Delicious – Affordable The slogan says it all!