Fredericksburg Virginia Shopping and Restaurants


There are many choices for Fredericksburg Virginia shopping and restaurants which are frequented by tourists, local residents, and students of Mary Washington University. Central Park of Fredericksburg offers more than 200 retail businesses and over 50 restaurants in a shopping campus site, and Spotsylvania Towne Centre (2 miles from Downtown Fredericksburg) has shopping, restaurants, and entertainment venues for everyone to enjoy.


We believe Fredericksburg has several restaurants which stand out as the best between Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia. Listed below are a few of our favorites among more than 200 choices in Fredericksburg.  We’ve patronized these restaurants and recommend them to our clients.  These are local establishments which we prefer to patronize. has dining and bar specials, entertainment and music specials, lodging specials and Fredericksburg event information.

  • Battlefield Restaurant across from Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitors Center at 1018 Lafayette Boulevard (540) 373-9661.
  • Bravo Italian Restaurant at Spotsylvania Towne Centre 1 Towne Centre Boulevard (540) 786-1099.
    Firebirds Wood Fired Grill have Monday - Friday happy hour specials.

    Firebirds Wood Fired Grill at Spotsylvania Towne Centre offers American cuisine specializing in steaks and seafood and a gluten free menu. The bar offers several wines, seasonal and signature cocktails, beers and after dinner drinks.

  • Firebirds at Spotsylvania Towne Centre 1 Towne Centre Boulevard (540) 548-5100.
  • The Happy Clam Seafood Restaurant 1017 Sophia Street (540) 899-0140.
  • Brian’s Tap Room 200 Hanover Street  (540) 373-0738.
    J. Brian's Tap Room. Fredericksburg's Hometown Saloon

    The Exchange Hotel also known as Hotel Maury, and Hotel Frederick, is now the home of The Boutique on Caroline Street, and J. Brian’s Tap Room at 200 Hanover Street. There are more than 2 dozen import beers on tap at J. Brian’s Tap Room.

  • Augustine’s at Fredericksburg Square 525 Caroline Street (540) 373-9601.
  • Irish Brigade Tavern 406 Lafayette Blvd. (540) 373-1313.
  • Kenmore Inn 1200 Princess Anne Street (540) 371-7622.
  • Bistro Bethem 309 William Street (540) 371-9999.
  • Brock’s Riverside Grill 503 Sophia Street (540) 370-1820.
    Eileen's serves breakfast, lunch, and bakery items. Private parties and catering are also available.

    This building at 1115 Caroline Street near Amelia Street served as the Reformed Baptist Church (circa 1833), Civil War hospital, and the First Christian Church before becoming a commercial building. It now serves as Eileen’s Bakery & Cafe. We highly recommend breakfast, lunch and anything from the bakery. Definitely worth your time and money.

  • Eileen’s Bakery & Cafe 1115 Caroline Street (540) 372-4030.
  • Capital Ale House 917 Caroline Street (540) 371-2337.
  • La Petite Auberge 311 William Street (540) 371-2727.
    The wine list at La Petite Auberge includes wine specials and several house wines, champagnes and sparkling wines, sweet dessert wines, white and red wines, Bordeaux Grand Cru Classes Second Bottling.

    La Petite Auberge Restaurant serves traditional French cuisine including fresh seafood. Soft shell crab is on the menu during summer months and rockfish is an everyday menu item. Wines are from Argentina, France, Italy, New Zealand, California, and Virginia. Live Jazz music is played in the lounge every Wednesday night.

  • The Blarney Stone Public House Restaurant & Pub 715 Caroline Street (540) 371-7468.
  • Ristorante Renato 422 William Street (540) 371-8228.
  • W. Sullivan’s Old Town Bar & Grill 409 William Street (540) 373-1636.
  • Castiglias Italian Restaurant 324 William Street (540) 373-6650.
  • Bavarian Chef 200 Lafayette Blvd. (Fredericksburg Train Station) (540) 656-2101.
  • Kybecca Wine Bar 00 William Street (540) 373-3338.
  • Poppy Hill Tuscan Kitchen 1000 Charles Street (540) 373-2035.
    Sammy T's Restaurant is best known for soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, vegetarian and vegan offerings, and beer and wine lists.

    Sammy T’s Light Food & Ale Restaurant is at 801 Caroline Street in Fredericksburg. Sammy T’s Restaurant is on the corner of Caroline Street and Hanover Street in the Historic District.

  • Sammy T’s Light Food & Ale 801 Caroline Street (540) 371-2337
  • Old Town Steak & Seafood 1612 Caroline Street (540) 371-8020.
  • New Orleans Cafe 216 William Street (540) 374-0404.
  • Virginia Barbecue Company 451 Jefferson Davis Highway (540) 368-2800.