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Guerita

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Fredericksburg, VA Thu, 05/15/08 2:33 PM (permalink)
Visiting some friends soon in Fredericksburg for a weekend...any suggestions on local places? (I have heard Carl's Ice Cream is yummy.)

Thanks!
 
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    KOK

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    RE: Fredericksburg, VA Thu, 05/15/08 3:00 PM (permalink)
    Allman's BBQ and Carl's are two spots I almost always hit whenever i'm near Fredericksburg.

    It's better to go early than late to Allman's as they often sell out. They also sell the coleslaw dressing to go. I think it's excellent slaw. Also love how the orders get zinged into the kitchen on a wire.

    Links below to both places.

    Kevin


    http://www.hollyeats.com/AllmansBBQ.htm

    http://www.hollyeats.com/Carls.htm
     
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      i95

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      RE: Fredericksburg, VA Thu, 05/15/08 3:35 PM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by KOK

      Allman's BBQ and Carl's are two spots I almost always hit whenever i'm near Fredericksburg.


      KOK nailed it. Plus, there's the excellent in Woodbridge, Virginia (as highlighted[url='http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13069']here[/url]) and located just north of Fredericksburg also off of I-95.
       
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        buffetbuster

        RE: Fredericksburg, VA Fri, 05/16/08 10:22 AM (permalink)
        Count me among the fans of Carl's Frozen Custard. In the most recent Roadfood book, the Sterns recommend both Allman's BBQ and Goolrick's Pharmacy for milkshakes and ice cream.
         
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          rebeltruce

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          RE: Fredericksburg, VA Fri, 05/16/08 10:42 AM (permalink)
          You could give Tim's Rivershore (Well actually Tim's II) a try. Not far from Fredricksburg at all.

          Excellent dive for seafood and right on the river to boot! It's a motorbike ride destination that a group of friends and I do at least 5 times a year.

          www.tims2.com
           
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            i95

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            RE: Fredericksburg, VA Wed, 05/27/09 8:13 AM (permalink)
            i95


            [id=quote font="arial, helvetica"]quote: Originally posted by KOK

            Allman's BBQ and Carl's are two spots I almost always hit whenever i'm near Fredericksburg.

            KOK nailed it. Plus, there's the excellent in Woodbridge, Virginia (as highlighted[url='http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13069']here[/url]) and located just north of Fredericksburg also off of I-95.

            Just an FYI that Woodbridge, Virginia's Dixie Bones Barbeque (13440 Occoquan Road, 703 / 492-7885) was -- and after previously being on said listing -- overtly left off of the current issue of Washingtonian magazine's current (and always great) "Cheap Eats" issue (June 2009).
             

             
             
            I don't know whether this is due to costs, quality or some other metric but FYI.  
             
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              i95

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              Re:Fredericksburg, VA Tue, 06/7/11 3:04 PM (permalink)

              *** NEW FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA FIND ***

               

               

              Paul's Bakery

              2008 Lafayette Boulevard, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401  540 / 898-2173

               

              While I have not yet been there, I've twice had the good fortune of having doughnuts from there and let me tell you unequivocally, these are the Round Rock Doughnuts of the east. Hand-made, yeasty, moist and with an outer light crunch. Simple perfection.
               
              The place (adjacent to R&R Seafood which I've also been longing to visit) clearly has both a great product (apparently cakes, pies, cookies and breads, too) as well as a loyal following.
               
              I can't wait to visit the place in-person.
               
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                MetroplexJim

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                Re:Fredericksburg, VA Sat, 06/11/11 9:29 AM (permalink)
                Carl's, of course.
                 
                The Chinese restaurant near Goolrick's serves a truly wonderful Peking Duck.
                 
                The Bavarian Chefhttp://www.thebavarianchef.com/
                 
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                  NascarDad

                  Re:Fredericksburg, VA Sat, 06/11/11 12:14 PM (permalink)
                  I was going to go out and find some magnificent Peking Duck in Northern VA today as my kids were all set to go with their grandfolks this weekend.
                   
                  But as of 6PM last night plans changed when they were both diagnosed with sinus infections and the older with a stomach bug.
                   
                  So as a consolation I am thawing a pork shoulder and am going to try my hand at Cantonese Roast Pork (tomorrow, since it needs to marinate all night ) But I will definitely keep these places in mind if I ever get a free non kid day where I dont have to work .
                   
                  PS - wouldn't change anything for the world though, love my kids. :)
                   
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                    MetroplexJim

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                    Re:Fredericksburg, VA Sat, 06/11/11 3:44 PM (permalink)
                    The Chinese place I was thinking of is The Fortune Gourmet on Caroline St. (F'bg's old town "main drag").
                     
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                      Williamsburger

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                      Re:Fredericksburg, VA Fri, 06/17/11 11:32 AM (permalink)
                      It's funny. I've been to both Carl's and Allman's and been underwhelm by both.
                      Carl's was good, but I've had equally good frozen custard other places. And I'm not a big " enjoy the wait-in-line" person. Allman wasn't te worst BBQ I've ever had, but it was darn close. Grey - in apperance and taste (until you put the sauce on - that was good). Almost no smoke flavor. I'd be willing to give it another try only because we were there on Mary Washington Graduation Weekend.
                       
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                        Davwud

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                        Re:Fredericksburg, VA Fri, 06/17/11 1:16 PM (permalink)
                        We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here last year.
                         
                        http://www.sammyts.com/
                        http://bit.ly/lTf7yJ
                         
                        DT
                         
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