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Allman's BBQ

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1299 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have eaten here MANY times! The barbecue is excellent and the price is right. It's a lunch counter type of restaurant. I am not sure, but I think you can order take-out.

Thank r0bape
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120 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The barbeque is what you come for, and it is pretty good. The sides are mediocre, and the hot stuff is barely warm. It is a local icon but I think the quality has gone down. The restaurant is very tiny, and it's fun to sit at the counter.

Thank Headwindtom
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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548 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We went a little ways off the map to find this sweet little gem. The staff was incredibly friendly and the milkshakes were super-sized. (We should have shared one.) The peanut butter milkshake was excellent! The pork sandwiches could be chopped or pulled pork and the onion rings were extra crispy. Portions are generous. Seating is available indoors and outdoors... More 

Thank Melaney68
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Manager Christine was friendly & helpful with suggestions. Food was great. Pulled pork sandwich is a must have with the slaw. Sweet tea is delicious!

Thank Natacha B
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Coming from the East and driving for hrs. & looking for some good BBQ we searched it up here on TA and then followed the GPS all the way on a wild goose chase to some empty shed? So, we began driving hungry & looking & disappointed about to drive into some dinky diner when I spotted the real Allmans!... More 

Thank Melissa T
New York
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Basic BBQ joint - small menu -they smoke just outside and when it is gone for day off menu. Had 1/2 ribs lots of food for me.

Thank LadyRacer
Norwell, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We saw reviews on TA and decided to check out Allman's. We had time between college visits and we're looking for good local BBQ. Our preference is always to support small local businesses and Allman's has been around for a long time. The staff is very pleasant and most of the patrons that day were on a first name basis.... More 

Thank Susan C
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We tried to go to Allman's on a Friday night, but arrived too late and it was closed. We tried again the following night, with better luck! The place was crowded...that's always a good sign. We sat near the door (it's a small dining room) at the only empty table. Had to go to the counter to get our own... More 

Thank jsgermany
Fredericksburg, VA
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249 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

We had tried Allman's a couple years back and found it had grown a little tired in service and value. We recently had a hankering for a good BBQ and were very pleased to find that it's back to the quality of product and service that made it famous. The server at the counter was friendly, helpful, and efficient. We... More 

Thank jackandtara
Spotsylvania, Virginia
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch and were pleasantly surprised with how good everything is! All the food is made from scratch and delish! As much as we loved the pulled pork (so fabulous) the sides are just as good! The baked beans, onion rings, and slaw were our favorites but the creamed potatoes, mac n' cheese, and green beans were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1299 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: 15403739881
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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