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Sunken Well Tavern

720 Littlepage St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Ranked #72 of 350 Restaurants in Fredericksburg
Price range: $15 - $20
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, European, Wine Bar
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Been here twice now, first time during Restaurant Week--it was great then. This time was leaning toward the crab cakes and asked the waitress about them. She said she was really picky and theirs were excellent. Also asked about the onion rings, again told they were excellent. The crab cake was okay, not great. It was huge, but had a... More

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King George, Virginia, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Two of us went here for brunch, ordered different things, and it was like we were in two different restaurants. I took the friendly waitress' suggestion and got a sausage gravy & biscuits brunch special. My friend ordered a sandwich. It took about 25 minutes to receive our order. The sandwich was impressive-looking, and he said it was very good.... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Now, after living in the area for three years, I can consider myself a local. As a local, I will choose to dine here over any other place in the Fred. The decor may not be fancy, but it is comfy and clean. The service is always great. There are great beers on tap. The wraps and delectable and hand... More

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Hammonton, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We happened upon this gem on the 4th of July! As we walked in a man said, "You will love it!" He was so right! I had a grilled reuben and my husband had a specialty burger. We were not expecting the quality or the taste that we experienced. My husband said hands down, best burger ever! I have rarely... More

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San Diego
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My sister and I came across this little tavern while walking the Battle of Fredericksburg area, recommended by a local we met on the street. The outside is fairly nondescript but the inside has atmosphere appropriate for the area. We both had the salad with smoked turkey and blueberry dressing, muy delicioso! The turkey had been smoked on site that... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The addition of the micro menu at Sunken Well is a boon to those of us that can't decide which of the many great offerings to choose. Last week's collards and cornbread, fried oysters and the crab claws were all exceptional. The only possible negative was the difficulty getting in to the crab claws without tools. This was quickly overcome... More

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Horrible service, long wait, OK food. Would not come back. We definitely didn't expect such a long wait being that the place is so small then when the food finally arrived it wasn't hot at all. Very disappointed

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Consistency and service are the foundation of this place. Always good eats and fun people. Locals frequent it and visitors don't forget it.

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Winthrop, Maine
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73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We came to this place for Sunday brunch. There was a wait of 20 minutes which is usually a good sign. I had accompanied my niece and her 6 year old son. She had gotten a referral from a friend to come here. They were busy, but did seemed to be staffed for the occasion. The service was slow, the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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169 reviews 169 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We’d never eaten here before but in the past had heard some positive words from friends and even a Google search showed it may be worth a try. Running errands on a cold, blustery 30 degree day, we thought we’d pop in to place an order to go. We parked along a side street having to walk past the rear... More

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