Wondering where to eat in Fredericksburg, Virginia? Check out this list of my favorite Fredericksburg restaurants!
My sister lives in neighboring Stafford (I’ve covered our favorite Stafford restaurants already if you want to check those out) so when I visit, we seek out every good restaurant we can find. To help you out if you ever find yourself in Fredericksburg, Virginia, I’ve compiled this list of our favorite restaurants to hit up.
From famous pizza people drive hours just to try to great steaks, seafood, and the most authentic Mexican food we’ve found in the area – this list has something for everyone.
Oh, and even though it’s not technically a restaurant, I’ve added my family’s favorite snack stop too.
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- 19 Must Try Fredericksburg Restaurants
- Soup and Taco
- Fahrenheit 132
- Paradise Diner
- Charlie's Crab House
- Strangeways Brewery
- The Popcorn Bag
- Super Rico Fredericksburg
- The Agency Kitchen & Bar
- Mason-Dixon Cafe
- Park Lane Tavern of Fredericksburg
- Deutschland Downtown
- The Alpine Chef
- Sunken Well Tavern
- Cork and Table
- Harry's Downtown
- Ristorante Renato
- Which of these Fredericksburg restaurants do you most want to try? Let me know in the comments section below!
19 Must Try Fredericksburg Restaurants
813 Caroline St. // +1 540-899-0969
Soup and Taco is one of my favorite places here because they serve the most authentic Mexican-style tacos in the area for a great price. Each order of tacos comes in two soft flour tortillas, sprinkled with Pepper Jack cheese, and topped with jalapeño crema.
Soup and Taco also serve two different soups each day; their famous tortilla soup and a homemade soup of the day that rotates throughout the week.
You can also order larger entrees, called platos fuertes. Options include a tortilla encrusted tilapia dish, chimichangas, chipotle shrimp enchiladas, green chicken enchiladas, carne asada, or a chicken molé dish (check out the photo below). To wash it all down, they feature ten different kinds of margaritas you can order along with your meal! They have such a great service as well.
Make sure to save room for dessert—the menu includes coconut flan, fried ice cream, and tres leches cake, among others.
318 William St. // +1 540-940-2614
Fahrenheit 132 is a chill spot with sidewalk seats and offers a unique dining experience. Locals flock here for choice steaks & seafood, plus craft cocktails, wine & local beer. Inside, the place has a more upscale vibe. This is actually my family’s go-to spot for anniversary and birthday party celebrations.
The menu changes daily, as they feature dishes made from the freshest ingredients and take pride in sourcing local ingredients first.
Start your meal with an appetizer, like the Chesapeake-style crab cakes made with lump Maryland blue crab, Prince Edward Island mussels in a bourbon cream sauce, bacon-wrapped shrimp, or the filet mignon tartare.
For your meal, their butcher cuts include a NY strip, center-cut sirloins, a filet mignon, veal tomahawk, and even a prime Australian Kobe Cowboy. Intended for two people, this steak weighs in at nearly two pounds!
Every steak comes with the vegetable of the day and your choice of a side dish. Choices include rosemary mashed potatoes, sauteed garlic green beans, braised mushrooms, hand-cut fries, and more!
Look for their Delmonico rib eye. Pair it with the truffle mac and cheese and black-eyed peas for a guaranteed incredible meal.
Not in the mood for a steak? Other options include a New Zealand rack of lamb served over Indian-style rice and Chilean sea bass pan-seared and topped with lump blue crab meat, asparagus, and a beurre blanc sauce. On my next visit, I plan to try either the sous vide duck breast served with a spiced blackberry reduction. Or maybe I’ll jump for one of the seafood options, like the diver sea scallops or this whole lobster.
Also, make sure to stop in and take advantage of their happy hour. It runs 4-6:30 for patrons seated at the bar. Happy hour features include 1/2 priced specialty cocktails, discounted appetizers, and serious discounts on wine by the glass. One of the tastiest happy hours that tops the list of the best Fredericksburg Restaurants!
260 Warrenton Rd. // +1 540-372-7585
Paradise Diner serves a mix of American, Greek, and authentic Italian food (one of the top Fredericksburg Restaurants). That might seem like a lot at once, but it works, and locals love it. This is my sister’s favorite place for a country-fried steak. And remember, we’re from Oklahoma—we know good country fried steaks!
The extensive menu at Paradise Diner changes regularly, but you can always expect to find Greek dishes such as their stuffed cabbage with lemon cream, Greek spaghetti, or moussaka.
On the more international side, look for rotating specials like the shrimp Creole, roasted pork with a pineapple cherry sauce, or a London broil topped with mushroom gravy. Other days, you might find eggplant Parmesan, lamb shank with Greek salad, crab cake sandwiches, or fried calamari. Keep coming back and you might be offered Porterhouse pork chops, roasted turkey breasts with stuffing and gravy, a fried oyster dinner, or even a broiled filet of salmon stuffed with crab meat.
Paradise Diner has a good service and also serves a full breakfast menu with choices including waffles, French toast, pumpkin hotcakes, breakfast sandwiches, and several types of omelets. Next time I go, I want to try the crab cake Benedict or the fried chicken and waffles.
633 White Oak Rd. // +1 540-371-9988
Charlie’s Crab House has been family-owned and operated by the Bourne family for more than 20 years. Here, you’ll found the heaviest crabs for the best price, always perfectly cooked and impeccably spiced.
This is a great place to steam a bushel of crabs before hosting a cookout or crab boil at home.
Be aware that this is a seasonal restaurant. They operate from May to September, crab season. I recommend checking whether they’re open online before making the trip. Also, when they run out, they close down shop. So, if you’re planning a big party, pre-order or at least call ahead to make sure they have enough.
Charlie’s also regularly deals in other seafood, including oysters. Check their Facebook page (link above) to see what they have at the moment.
10013 Jefferson Davis Hwy. // +1 540-300-7001
Gourmeltz used to be a truck, but they got so popular they opened a brick-and-mortar spot. Another veteran-owned business, this Gourmeltz cranks out gourmet artisan melts featuring plenty of interesting twists on traditional grilled cheese. Options include the Southern cookout melt filled with house-smoked pulled pork w/house BBQ sauce, cheddar mac & cheese, caramelized onions, and sharp cheddar.
There’s also the fiesta burger melt with not one but two hamburger patties, applewood smoked bacon, avocado, pico de gallo, and pepper jack cheese. A feast for the taste buds.
These are just a few of their many options—there’s surely something here for every eater.
Gourmeltz also has a dozen beers on tap. They also served us these crispy fried duck wings that went perfectly with our drinks!
Military, veterans, police, and firefighters can get a 10% discount every day. Definitely tops the list of Fredericksburg Restaurants!
350 Lansdowne Rd. // +1 540-371-1776
Strangeway Brewery is the best place in Fredericksburg for beer lovers. They have a ton of brews on tap, including several unusual options of the sour variety.
You can often enjoy live music here. If you’re hungry, there’s typically a rotating selection of great food trucks to choose from. They’re also a dog-friendly establishment.
1219 Jefferson Davis Hwy. // +1 540-850-7707
Though not technically a restaurant, The Popcorn Bag is a fun little shop that serves about 60 flavors of popcorn.
You can mix flavors to create options like a loaded baked potato, chicken and waffles, sausage biscuits and gravy, coconut curry, one of the best pizza in the area, beer or buffalo wings and ranch. They even feature rotating seasonal flavors. My niece loves the black-tie—a mix of Oreo and marshmallow.
Definitely stop in and invent your own combination. Or, let the staff help you come up with suggestions for some of the most popular mixes. Their large bags make for great gifts as well.
2386 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, United States // +15403711359
First, let’s start with Super Rico Fredericksburg. If you’re looking for a simple place to have lunch or dinner with your friends, the family, basically with your loved ones, if you’re alone and just want to take a meal, or even if you’re in a hurry Super Rico, Fredericksburg is the perfect place for you.
They work every day from Monday to Sunday, from 10:30 am till 09.00 pm. This restaurant offers a rich menu, with varieties of different dishes, but they are most famous due to their fried, baked chicken. Super Rico is ready to please you with Charcoal Chicken, Peruvian Dishes, Salads, Family specials, Desserts, Drinks, Subs, wraps, etc.
They are also famous for their successful catering service and fast and fresh home deliveries if you decide to stay at home and enjoy your meal at home, hotel etc. This restaurant has high ratings from its clients, which means you will be welcomed by a lovely team of dedicated workers who will please their clients and make up their day.
Undoubtedly, your dish will arrive warm and fresh, specifically made with the groceries mentioned on the menu. Super Rico nurtures high hygiene; meanwhile, they care about using fresh and high-quality ingredients, so you don’t have to worry about your health. Super Rico is convenient for every generation, from youngest to oldest.
If you’re looking for delicious food, excellent drinks and a modern atmosphere spiced with your favorite music, The Agency Kitchen & Bar is the right place. They work every day from 11 AM up to 11 PM.
Their menu abounds with varieties of different appetizers such as Cheeseburger, Sliders and Agency Crispy Wings, handhelds such as The Agency Burger and Bacon Cheeseburger, salads- if you want to go with healthier options such as Caesar and COBB Salad, pizza- the usual.
Three Cheese, Agency Classic Pepperoni, and so much more, you can even get sushi or a side dish such as Onion Rings, Sweet Potato Fries or something else and it would be such a pity if you leave without trying some of their desserts, for example, the Agency Brownie Sundae.
Since the place is a hundred percent family-friendly, they also have a special menu for kids. Besides the rich menu, The Agency Kitchen & Bar can boast of the high energy that they offer and the top-notch service. As I said, they are also known for playing great music. Due to their fame in The Agency Kitchen & Bar, it can get quite busy, but that doesn’t take anything away from the lovely pleasant comfort this place has.
So if you want to go on a lunch with your friends, dinner with your loved ones, or just want to please yourself with a delicious meal, we highly recommend you head to The Agency Kitchen & Bar.
10153 Patriot Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22407, United States // +15403707419
You’re looking for something delicious, healthy and fast, which equals Homespun. Their menu comprises toasts, yogurt protein bowls, organic steel-cut oats and breakfast wrap-ups made from organic ingredients.
And talking about the wrap-ups, believe me, this is not your ordinary one because, with these wrap-ups, you can even go naked- but wait, don’t get me wrong, that means that you can replace the wrap with organic greens for the same price and not only that you can choose from the variety of wrap-ups that the already offered you can add avocado, turkey, ham and chicken breast due to your own taste.
On the other hand, if you have a sweet tooth but don’t want to eat sugar, organic steel-cut oats and yogurt protein bowls are the best options. In addition, they contain organic fruits such as berries and bananas, organic honey, maple syrup, homemade granola, and so much more blessings for your health and taste.
Another perk about Homespun is that their foods are made fresh to order, so you can customize them. They work every day from 7 am up to 9 pm, usually on the “to go” principle. Also, they have an online service, which means you can order online, and they provide fast and fresh catering. So if you’re looking for delicious food made of clean, whole ingredients that fulfill its nutritional purpose, Homespun is the right place for you.
And last but not least, let’s say a bit about their coffee. If you’re like me, you need coffee to start your day, to keep going with your day, and an event to finish it, but why drink ordinary coffee when you can drink high-quality one? Homespun works with Jacksonville’s newest community roaster, Flamingo Coffee which, which focuses on high-quality green beans and roasting techniques.
In conclusion, Homespun has to offer everything that you and, much more important, your health and the immune system ask for.
2100 Princess Anne St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, United States // +15403711950
Mason-Dixon Cafe works every day from 9 pm to 9 am and up to 10 pm on Friday and Saturday. This is a comfortable place that stands out with its affordable prices and offers dine-in and takeaway service.
They have high ratings because they serve high-quality food in significant portions and provide professional yet friendly service. Their kitchen features burgers, hot dogs, melts, soups, salads, all-day-long breakfast and, for sure, desserts. The bar features cocktails, juices, coffee, a variety of beers and also wine.
They have exciting and cost-effective offers on special days when you can get some meals at half price, can get a few percent off the price or even get a free meal for your kids (up to 12 years old), so if you’re looking for something simple yet nice and affordable yet quality we highly recommend you Mason-Dixon Cafe.
1 Towne Centre Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407, United States // +15405480550
If you like the high energy of European taverns, enjoy delicious fresh-made food and love when places are perfected up to every single detail, then Park Lane Tavern of Fredericksburg is the perfect place for you.
European and American traditions have inspired this tavern and its dishes. They have excellent, professional service and a characteristic about them is the outstanding rich menu divided into three sections: Brunch menu- served from 10 am up to 2 pm, Gluten free menu- which contains Small plates, European comfort entrees, signature burgers, Stacks, Soups and Salads and Pizzas, and Event menu- which defers whether you are in Fredericksburg, Short Pump, Hampton or Kempsville.
They are also widely known for their cocktails and shots. They work till late at night or actually every day from 11 am to 12 am. So if you’re ready for a memorable dining experience, don’t think twice before you head to Park Lane Tavern of Fredericksburg.
A hidden gem of a restaurant in Fredericksburg. We found this place without a plan to go there and we were satisfied with our sudden decision.
It is a great eatery featuring great service, great ambiance, and food that will make you ask about your weights.
You can easily find this place by walking around downtown Fredericksburg. It’s a cute little place with a bar that seats about eight people.
I had a Schofferhofer grapefruit beer that was very good for starters.
I ordered the pork schnitzel with spaetzle and red cabbage with a brown gravy that was absolutely delicious. We also had pork roll, and my friend had the goulash.
For dessert, I had their homemade blueberry cobbler that was so good it was decadent.
The place itself has a homey, comfortable feel to it. The family-friendly atmosphere and the service were good and personable.
You will do yourself a favor if you visit this place and don’t care a lot about the budget because everything here is beyond outstanding.
For all who want to experience the food without second thoughts, this is the right place for you. It was our first experience with German food, and it was delicious!
1006 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401, United States // +15403731352
We had very tasty wine combined with a dessert. It was a great addition to the quality wine.
We had insalata di alona with toasted walnuts, pomegranate seeds, and arugula that was beautiful, fresh, and wonderful. My friend had the Orecchiette Baro with sausage and broccoli rabe, and a light tomato sauce. We are always in the mood for a pizza, so we shared pizza Torinese with mushrooms, prosciutto, and mozzarella.
This place is definitely not stingy when it comes to the volume of ingredients. One of our group ordered the Calzone Classico with ham, ricotta, mozzarella, a touch of sauce, and fresh basil. It was stuffed with ingredients.
Also, I had the soup of the day. Just a light cream of tomato with corn and sausage.
We love the chic and the modern atmosphere. Just loved the whole experience.
Orofino is a place that captures every visitor’s attention with its modern ambiance and traditional Italian dishes based on fresh and healthy ingredients, an interesting selection of wine, and the ability to transfer yourself to the different regions of Italy. We really enjoyed ourselves in this establishment and had a nice time with our friends and family. Do not forget to share your experience at this Fredericksburg restaurant with us.
As we stepped into the Alpine Chef, we were immediately greeted by a rustic and inviting ambiance.
The decor showcases elements reminiscent of the Alpine region, with wooden accents, soft lighting, and tasteful Alpine-inspired artwork adorning the walls.
We experienced a delightful culinary journey through the flavors of the Alps. This Fredricksburg restaurant combines warm hospitality, a cozy atmosphere, and outstanding Alpine-inspired cuisine to create an unforgettable dining experience.
We ordered a crisp white wine and a robust red just to taste the magnificence of both wines and how they intertwined with Italian flavors.
The staff are very nice and professional, and they suggested what was the ideal pairing to enhance our dining experience.
We ordered the Chicken Cordon Bleu, and it had a great sauce. The pork was tender and delicious. The Salmon was so good. The chefs are trained in Germany, and the food is delicious. This is probably the most authentic Bavarian food I have had recently, and I really liked it.
We really liked the combination of flavors, and we embarked on the challenge to try more dishes. We additionally ordered a sausage platter, German potato salad, and goulash soup. The soup was amazing! Tender meat, potatoes, and a good little spice.
The Alpine Chef in Downtown Fredericksburg is a culinary haven that brings the flavors of the Alps to life. With its inviting atmosphere, exceptional cuisine, and attentive service, it is a destination that will delight food enthusiasts and those seeking a memorable dining experience.
Sunken Well Tavern is a place that has delicious pub fare and a charming interior that perfectly exudes hospitality and a nice ambiance.
Walking into Sunken Well Tavern, you are greeted by a cozy and welcoming environment. The rustic decor, exposed brick walls, and dim lighting create a relaxed and comfortable setting.
During our enjoyable experience, we learned a lot about the Fredricksburg restaurant history and the dishes prepared professionally by talented chefs that have passion for cooking.
One of our group ordered the crab cake sandwich with a side of delicious creamy tomato basil soup. They appreciated that they could get soup as a side to the sandwich. My other friend enjoyed the spicy Turkey sandwich and hand cut, homemade fries.
We also had turkey breast on ciabatta! And of course, I ordered a burger, because my stomach always has space for a good burger, and it was really, really good. It was all delicious.
I’ll be back again for a burger for sure. We recommend you visit this Fredericksburg pub and enjoy the day with all the amenities this place has that will spoil you and create one more memorable experience for you.
Cork and Table is a culinary marvel offering a delightful dining experience for food and wine enthusiasts.
This charming Fredricksburg restaurant and wine bar combines a cozy and inviting ambiance with an exceptional menu and an extensive wine selection, making it a must-visit destination for both locals and visitors.
I liked the contemporary elements this place has, the cozy and elegant shades embracing this place, which make it a perfect place for a romantic dinner.
To complement the exceptional cuisine, Cork and Table boasts an impressive wine selection. We managed to try several quality wines, and we were happy with our choices and the knowledge we got from our servers.
We had a four-course meal with wine. My friend had squash soup, while I had corn and crab soup.
Another friend had the duck and greens salad. I was greedy for more, and I ordered the bacon and blue cheese salad. We all had the filet and shrimp main course.
We invited all of you as our friends to enjoy this fantastic place. It’s a winner, and we go whenever we crave German food.
This lovely Fredericksburg restaurant is located in the heart of the city.
We had a memorable and satisfying experience, admiring the welcoming atmosphere, exceptional service, and delicious food.
This place has a great selection of wines, beers, handcrafted cocktails, and amazing staff that guide you through a journey of experiencing different dishes from different regions. This restaurant proudly uses fresh ingredients to emphasize the importance of home-sourced ingredients.
There is outdoor seating and indoor seating with plenty of tables. Whatever you choose, you will enjoy outstanding customer support that will exceed your expectations.
My apple bacon burger was perfectly prepared. It was a flavorful and satisfying burger that combines the savory goodness of bacon with the sweet and tangy taste of apples. My friend ordered Chicken Basil Focaccia, and it was also very well done.
We tried the corned beef egg rolls and they were delicious. We decided to split a Pinot which was the right choice.
I also managed to try a bean burger and it was thoroughly fantastic. It offered a satisfying and nutritious alternative to meat-based burgers.
Harry’s Downtown in Fredericksburg is a must-visit restaurant for those seeking a memorable dining experience.
In Ristorante Renato, we were captured by the essence of authentic Italian cuisine in Fredricksburg.
It is a culinary gem that tends to discover the secrets of the vibrant Italian cuisine.
With its warm and inviting ambiance, attentive service, and exceptional food, Ristorante Renato offers a delightful dining experience that transports you to the heart of Italy.
The menu at Ristorante Renato is a true celebration of Italian culinary traditions. Each dish is expertly crafted with a focus on quality ingredients and authentic flavors.
We had wonderful food, following the suggestions of our servers. We had Pollo con Prosciutto. It turned out to be a fantastic choice. My friend enjoyed Fettuccini Alfredo with shrimp, and it was wonderful as well.
Because every meal tastes like it was brought directly from the heaven, our large group also ordered ordered Calamari Fritti, Gnocchi d’ Mamma, Gnocchi d’ Amore, and a special Filet of Rockfish in a lemon butter sauce, mushrooms, Scallops, and butterflied Shrimp served with a side of broccoli, and everything was absolutely delicious.
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply enjoying a night out as our group was, Ristorante Renato provides a welcoming and refined dining experience. The combination of authentic Italian flavors, warm hospitality, and a charming atmosphere makes Ristorante Renato a standout destination for Italian cuisine in Downtown Fredericksburg.
What are the best restaurants in Fredericksburg that deliver?
Basilico, Bangkok Thai Cafe Cuisine, Castiglia’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, Tai Indian Cuisine, Primavera Pizzeria and Grill, Casey’s, Danny’s Pizza and Subs, Tarntip Thai Cuisine, Aladin Mediterranean Kitchen, Malawi’s Pizza Fredericksburg are one of the best restaurants that deliver.
What are the best restaurants in Fredericksburg that provide takeout?
Sunset Grill, Pasta Bella Restaurant, Emma + Ollie, The Auslander, Bella Sera of Fredericksburg Texas, Campo Azul Mexican Grill & Bar, and Asian Garden are one of the best restaurants that provide takeout.
Which of these Fredericksburg restaurants do you most want to try? Let me know in the comments section below!
Have a suggestion about a different place that would fit in the Fredericksburg Restaurants list? Let me know in the comments!
Travel writer and owner of the blog. My work has been featured on Fodors, Eater.com, International Living, and Great Escape Publishing, among many others. My story? Nearly six years ago, I left my job at an Oklahoma City law firm and embarked on a journey around the world. At the time, I thought I would only be gone for 6 months, but the more I traveled, the longer my bucket list became. Flashpacker describes how I travel. Rather than traveling as the normal world wise backpacker and staying in hostel dorms, I prefer a more comfortable experience, and typically stay in private rooms, take Ubers instead of taxis, and now use a suitcase instead of a backpack. Foodie, on the other hand, describes one of the key reasons why I travel. I love to pick a central “base camp” and then explore the surrounding area, really immersing myself in the culture and interacting with the people, and enjoying and exploring the food of an area is an essential part of this experience.