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Allman's BBQ

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1299 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-4415
11:00 am - 9:00 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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Durham, North Carolina
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477 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here to end out a brewery trip to Richmond on our way back north, and were not disappointed. Open for 50+ years, it's clearly an institution - and hand crafts their milk shakes. I opted for the BBQ deluxe sandwich, with pulled pork that was melt-in-your-mouth and came with two sides - the mac 'n cheese and hush... More 

Thank ckassotis
Hannibal, Ny
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for a casual place to eat after driving up I-95 from FL, we chose Allman's. The fist thing I want to stress is especially if you have something other than a compact car, park in the nearby Giant Supermarket lot and walk to the restaurant. Parking is very minimal at the restaurant. The Allman building is a classic, surrounded... More 

Thank DonnaB1956
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Great service and atmosphere. The ribs are cooked beautifully and while not strongly seasoned the ribs sauce certainly adds that sweet and smokey accompaniment. Milkshakes are brilliantly thick and full of flavour. Coleslaw was simple but exactly what I wanted. Will be sure to visit again when I'm back in VA!

Thank Cejaxon
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We have been eating here for over 20 years 1-2 times a week. Love the barbecue and all the sides. Great price. All the staff are really nice, especially Christine.

Thank Alyce P
Richmond, Virginia
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119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in to Allman's for lunch. I had not been in many years, not much has changed since my first visit about 40 years ago. They've added outdoor seating but the food is the same. Their BBQ is not really seasoned but just well cooked. The cole slaw was not but not much imagination. The Mac-n-cheese... More 

Thank Stone236
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We eat here at least once every two weeks. We love the food and I love the fact that my 4 yr old gets real homemade food with veggies other than fries. The portions are so nice there is plenty to share or take for a second meal.

Thank Melissa R
Midland, Michigan
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110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

I moved out of the Fredericksburg area decades ago, but still stop at Allman's when I am in the area. It is a time warp, unchanged over the 40 years of my memories. It is local, Virginia style prep. I always get the minced pork sandwich, served with slaw on the sandwich. Sauce is a thin style sauce, tangy. The... More 

1 Thank Mark J
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Allman's offers a classic southern BBQ experience. This place has been in business since 1954. Their signature sandwich is BBQ pulled pork topped with Cole slaw.also offering ribs, hot dogs, burgers, pork stew and even a veggie burger. Minced pork sandwich available too. Sides include Cole slaw, baked beans, collard greens, fries, Mac and cheese, potato salad and hush puppies.... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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 Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-4415
  • 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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