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2014/08/24 17:03:43 (permalink)

Fredericksburg Virginia

I have been fortunate in that I am in Fredericksburg Va. for the next two weeks including Labor Day. I was wondering if any of the Roadfooders could point me to a place that serves real excellent country ham, grits and red-eye gravy. Please no Cracker Barrel. Thanks folks.
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    Re: Fredericksburg Virginia 2014/08/24 23:13:45 (permalink)
    Not that, but do try Allman's BBQ in Fredericksburg. it's the real thing! South of the Rappahanock, easy to find.
     
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    Re: Fredericksburg Virginia 2014/08/25 09:06:08 (permalink)
    It's been a few years since we've been but we also liked Allman's BBQ very much.
     
    Not far away is another classic, Carl's Creme Shakes.
     
    Both are worth a stop.
     
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    Re: Fredericksburg Virginia 2014/08/25 10:56:02 (permalink)
    ummm...... I think the op was asking about Country Ham and Red Eye Gravy. I think you're best bet would be to check out yelp, sadly I think you'll have to go down to Richmond to find it. 
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    Re: Fredericksburg Virginia 2014/08/25 11:21:54 (permalink)
    I am afraid WJ is probably right. Fredricksburg is really a DC suburb now.
     
    There's the Battlefield Restaurant, but I haven't been there in many, many years and the most recent online reviews aren't that great.    http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2004/022004/02192004/1269007
     
     
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    Re: Fredericksburg Virginia 2014/08/25 16:38:43 (permalink)
    Thanks all. One of the folks at our Dahlgren office mentioned the Battlefield Restaurant.  We drove past Allman's and will definitely check it out. We're staying at the Courtyard in Downtown Fredericksburg an just walking around is quite pleasant. 
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    Re: Fredericksburg Virginia 2014/08/25 16:54:38 (permalink)
    Not what you are looking for but the Captial Ale House is a short walk. We like that place.
     
    http://capitalalehouse.com/
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    Re: Fredericksburg Virginia 2014/08/25 18:11:04 (permalink)
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    I am afraid WJ is probably right. Fredricksburg is really a DC suburb now.
     
    There's the Battlefield Restaurant, but I haven't been there in many, many years and the most recent online reviews aren't that great.    http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2004/022004/02192004/1269007
     
     




    Whoa!!!!! Stop the bus!!!!
     
    How can Fredericksburg be a DC suburb when it's 50 miles away and DC metro only has 4 million people yet according to Michael Hoffman, New Haven which is 75 miles away from NYC metro with 20 million people is not!!!
    That goes against the laws of Physics.
     
    Actually the DC suburbs end just north of Quantico where the HOV lanes end
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    Re: Fredericksburg Virginia 2014/08/25 18:23:48 (permalink)
    brisketboy - 
     
    Is it more important that it be in Fredericksburg, or is it more important that you have the country ham and grits?  If being in or near Fredericksburg is the prime factor, then you're probably out of luck for good country ham, as Wanderingjew indicated.  If eating something else is okay, I'll concur with the others on Allman's BBQ.  It's not bad.   If you're willing to go 30 miles north, I still can't help you with the ham, but Dixie Bones in Woodbridge has great BBQ (especially their brisket!) and great in-house made pies .   (Dixie Bones is not to be confused with the lame chain named "Smokey Bones.").
     
     
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    Re: Fredericksburg Virginia 2014/08/25 18:37:36 (permalink)
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    I am afraid WJ is probably right. Fredricksburg is really a DC suburb now.
     
    There's the Battlefield Restaurant, but I haven't been there in many, many years and the most recent online reviews aren't that great.    http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2004/022004/02192004/1269007
     
     




    Whoa!!!!! Stop the bus!!!!
     
    How can Fredericksburg be a DC suburb when it's 50 miles away and DC metro only has 4 million people yet according to Michael Hoffman, New Haven which is 75 miles away from NYC metro with 20 million people is not!!!
    That goes against the laws of Physics.
     
    Actually the DC suburbs end just north of Quantico where the HOV lanes end




     
    Dale -  
    I don't know the precise definition of exactly what makes something a suburb, but the DC araa has grown a bit.  The MSA now has about 6 million in the area, and a drive heading south on 95 is usually solid traffic, and can take 3 hours to reach F'Burg on a late Friday afternoon to start the weekend. 
    Interesting MSA info. ... MSA rank and numbers:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Metropolitan_Statistical_Areas
     
    As for New Haven, yeah that's probably a NYC 'burb now, too.  Nearly solid traffic from NYC to New Haven.   
     
     
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    Re: Fredericksburg Virginia 2014/08/25 18:41:38 (permalink)
    Glenn the difference is that the towns south of Quantico still appear rural and charming (to me)The other earmark of change from suburbia to rural is the lack of HOV lanes.  The towns between NYC and actually east of New Haven in Branford are flat out concrete suburbia, in addition the speed limit goes from 55 to 65 in Branford, another earmark of populated suburbia.
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    Re: Fredericksburg Virginia 2014/08/25 18:56:17 (permalink)
    For better or worse, those 95 Express lanes are currently being extended many more miles south (not sure of the exact distance).   Hopefully, it relieves some of the congestion. 
     
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    Re: Fredericksburg Virginia 2014/09/02 20:26:33 (permalink)
    I would like to thank all of you for your many suggestions. As my visit to Fredericksburg draws to a close I found not only the country ham and red eye gravy. I went back for the eggs, scrapple and grits and the lunch of liver and onions (which She Who Must Be Obeyed refuses to make). As always I can count the folks here for not only good ideas but many a belly laugh. OH yeah Allman's was great. Next I'm on my way to Kings Bay Ga where I will make a roadfood trip to Mayport and get a fried basket from Singleton's along with the obligatory Minorcan clam chowder.
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    Re: Fredericksburg Virginia 2014/09/02 20:51:53 (permalink)
    where did you find the ham and gravey at?
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    Re: Fredericksburg Virginia 2014/09/02 21:03:09 (permalink)
    The Battlefield Restaurant. Right across from the Fredericksburg battlefield on Lafayette as you come into downtown Fredericksburg. It's a wonderful family owned place and I read where people give them one star and complain and complain. I write them off as the IHOP and Denny's crowd and don't get a diner. This is a diner. In fact I was pissed yesterday that I couldn't get a seat at the counter.
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    Re: Fredericksburg Virginia 2014/09/04 11:26:39 (permalink)
    I am a huge fan of Allman's, check them out!
     

     
     
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    Re: Fredericksburg Virginia 2014/09/04 13:22:24 (permalink)
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    brisketboy - 
     
    Is it more important that it be in Fredericksburg, or is it more important that you have the country ham and grits?  If being in or near Fredericksburg is the prime factor, then you're probably out of luck for good country ham, as Wanderingjew indicated.  If eating something else is okay, I'll concur with the others on Allman's BBQ.  It's not bad.   If you're willing to go 30 miles north, I still can't help you with the ham, but Dixie Bones in Woodbridge has great BBQ (especially their brisket!) and great in-house made pies .   (Dixie Bones is not to be confused with the lame chain named "Smokey Bones.").
     
     
    Glenn



    Dixie Bones has an outpost in Fredericksburg called Post 401  http://www.dixiebones.com/post/401
     
    As a recent ex-New Yorker and new resident of Fredericksburg it was recently pointed out to me that the real Virginia doesn't consider Northern Virginia (north of the Rappahannock River)  to be Virginia. As evidence of this you should note that traveling south on 95 from DC the 'Welcome Center for Virginia' is in the city limits of Fredercksburg, south of the Rappahannock.
     
    How rural is this area?
     

     
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    Re: Fredericksburg Virginia 2014/09/04 15:33:09 (permalink)
    Before I forget. Spent Saturday driving from winery to winery. They were all terrific but the two that stood out and where I spent way to much was the Molon Lave in Warrenton. A Greek family owns it and it is in such an idyllic setting. We were reluctant to leave. The other was a Portuguese vineyard on Rte 17 named Morias Winery. Words fail me trying to describe the sheer beauty of the vines and the surrounding rolling hills. The vines were sagging under the weight of the grapes, both white and red. Should you be fortunate to spend some time here you should go. Co-incidentally there is a small town in Texas names Frederickburg that is also surrounded by vineyards.
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