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Fred's Bar and Grill

Bar, Pub
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421 Read St, Evansville, IN 47710-1737
+1 812-423-8040
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Evansville, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Don't expect fine dining here, but Fred's is a must try for those looking for a good cheeseburger and cold beer (from cans, not bottles). This is truly a bar complete with a pool table and juke box. Be sure to engage Phyllis and Fred in a conversation. Decorations are great, especially at Christmas.

Thank Md5660
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Great place for lunch, after work, or drinks. Wife loves the Fried chicken salad, I love the Double Cheeseburger and Fries. Staff is great and Fred is a local legend. Decorations for Holidays are amazing.

Thank Pat C
Evansville, Indiana
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2015

I have been going here for over 20 years. Good food and great services at a decent price. Near Deaconess Hospital.

Thank sandi19592015
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

Good for a late night cheeseburger fries and a beer or three. Fred is friendly funny and pretty down to earth. You have to really read the menu if you go. Fred has added quite a bit of his humor to it. The place is very outdated with small unsanitary bathroom but still a neighborhood bar where everyone knows your... More 

Thank Heather W
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2015

I had heard that the burgers were good at Fred's so a friend and I tried it out at lunch. It was really good and so were the fries. Their special that day was bean soup. I wish I could have tried that but really wanted to check out the cheeseburger. Prices were very reasonable. There was more on the... More 

Thank ibmjas
Hazleton, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2015

My wife and I sat at a table for over 20 minutes with no acknowledgement. I have never seen worse service. We won't go back.

Thank mjllag6
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Fred's reminds me of neighborhood bars in my hometown. Think Slapshot. If you want a can of beer and a great burger, this is your place... The grill is at the bar and there's a pot of chili simmering right there. Near as I could tell, that was the menu, but sooooo worth walking through the door.

Thank Ray W
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75 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Fred's is on Virginia st near Deaconess Hospital .. The food is excellent , they use old fashioned grease and lard , and that is why everything tastes so good and after eating there for years for lunch you can go up the street for your heart surgery. All kidding aside the food is great , but if your going... More 

Thank Kjbrooks1962
Evansville, Indiana
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

This place uses LARD sooooo everything fried is wonderful... their prices are very reasonable and their hamburgers are GREAT.

Thank elowef150
Evansville, IN
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

Fred's is just a neighbor tavern but the burgers are good and the fries are very good and the prices are very reasonable. I went for lunch with a friend and the service was quick. They've stayed smoke-free which is a good thing as far as I'm concerned.

Thank hoosieryourmama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 Read St, Evansville, IN 47710-1737
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Evansville
  • Phone Number: +1 812-423-8040

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