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Allman's BBQ

1299 Jeff Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540-373-9881
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Ranked #66 of 343 restaurants in Fredericksburg
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Local cuisine
Description: A Fredericksburg landmark since 1954. Famous homemade BBQ sauce, Cole Slaw dressing. Handspun milkshakes. A step back in time. 1 block off the UMW campus directly in front of Eagle Village. Indoor and Patio table service. Call ahead for take-out. T-shirts and aprons available for purchase.
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Description: A Fredericksburg landmark since 1954. Famous homemade BBQ sauce, Cole Slaw dressing. Handspun milkshakes. A step back in time. 1 block off the UMW campus directly in front of Eagle Village. Indoor and Patio table service. Call ahead for take-out. T-shirts and aprons available for purchase.
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here on the way from Williamsburg to DC; well worth the short detour. Milkshakes were fantastic, and the ribs also memorably awesome. The ladies who took care of us were knowledgable and fun, and made our visit a very enjoyable one. Green beans weren't so good - tasted like they came from a can - besides that, an... More

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Powhatan, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for the ambiance of linen tablecloths and candlelight you won't find it here. What you will find is good down-home Virginia barbecue at reasonable price and good service. The decor is outdated and you'll have to go outside to around the back to use their restrooms. But that only adds to the charm! The coleslaw is... More

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Ruther Glen, Virginia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Allman's BBQ has been a Fredericksburg institution since 1954. Their location is on Rt 1 and might go unnoticed if you aren't looking for it. The interior is old, the paint is peeling and it all makes you feel like you've dropped into one of the best possible hole in the wall places. I love it! Their menu is very... More

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washington dc
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My family and I have recently dined (again) at Allman's which has been in that location for decades and shouldn't change a thing. The seating at the counter afforded my wife and daughter with a good vantage point for seeing how things work. The three person waitstaff and a kitchen assistant busily scurried around, and our waitress did a superb... More

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Madison, WI
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Off the charts on funky atmosphere. I had ribs (dry rub type) very good. It's not my very favorite kind, but they did a fine job of it. Cole slaw was yellow and kind of vinegary, and delicious (unlike any I've had elsewhere. Corn bread OK. Companion's pulled Pork was very good. Friendly folks.

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Richmond VA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Ok this stop was not on my diet. But tremendously good BBQ and wonderful family style cooked sides. Still doing a great job after all these years!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This is not a BBQ place for Yankees that are used to getting dead cow with sauce already on the meat. It's pork smoked and the sauce on the side. Slaw is great. Beans are good. Ribs are to dry for my taste. I prefer the rib sauce on my Q here over the thinner vinegar based sauce. Only decent... More

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Wiehle, VA
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138 reviews 138 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I've been eating here since 1978. And, whike the barbecue is still credible, it's not as good as it used to be.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

My husband LOVES BBQ. On a recent weekend trip down to Fredericksburg, we stopped in at Allman's. We saw it the prior evening and had other plans, but we made a point to stop there the next day for lunch. We had the pulled pork sandwich (their signature sandwich) and we were not disappointed! It was tender and flavorful. I... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Am very surprised to see the poor reviews. My family ate there today and it lived up to the hype by how good the food was. We are having a get together in Sept. and we're looking for a place to cater it. We give Allman's a thumbs up and will be using them. The coleslaw does have mustard in... More

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