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Sunken Well Tavern

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720 Littlepage St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5623
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch just missing what appears to be a nice brunch menus. Owner and staff were very personable and friendly. The jerk chicken sandwich was excellent. Plan to head back with my wife for brunch soon!

Thank Dan M
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice brunch spot in Fredericksburg. The service is good and the specials that they have on weekends are always rotating with a new creation from the cooks. Always makes it a little more exciting to see what you can try when you walk in. Pancakes are absolutely huge and delicious! Looking for brunch? Stop on by here... More 

Thank William C
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We live so close to this quaint place, that we walk there often for its good food and convenience. We love the food, and the service is good. Sometimes it can be a bit slow, and they sometimes run out of food, but they really try hard to make the best of it. Their onion rings are the best on... More 

Thank travelhungry15
Frederick, Maryland
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220 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

A bunch of us had lunch here on a Saturday. They were able to seat all 12 of us together. Several of us ordered the crab cakes which were salty but good. My husband ordered the french toast breakfast and he said the french toast was rather limp. My son had the bacon cheddar burger and loved that. The funny... More 

Thank crocuslover
Hammonton, New Jersey
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Once again my husband and I loved our lunch at Sunken Well. Quality service, great food, plenty of it. Thank you!!!

Thank Mom-mom23
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

Unfriendly to non-locals. The antithesis of southern hospitality. Boycott them!!! Local friends recommended I go to Sunken Well on Monday, "Wing Night". Went there and wings were "sold-out". Went the following week much earlier, and upon inquiry about the wings, I was alerted that the kitchen had to "count them". After 20 minutes of the kitchen counting, I realized it... More 

Thank The_Wine_Snob_NJ
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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52 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

I stopped in today for lunch and had heard positive comments from others about this place. Started with the special Cuban black bean soup. The soup did not have much taste. A little cumin and some chopped fresh cilantro would have a helped. The big disappointment was the roast beef sandwich. The beef was fresh out of the oven. It... More 

Thank vafoodie62
King George, Virginia
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136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

This small restaurant servers good food at decent prices. The staff works hard to serve its customers.

Thank John S
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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174 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

On a double date, we enjoyed a laid back atmosphere for mid-Sunday morning meal. The service was timely and friendly. Due to the small size of the restaurant, their was a 10-15 wait for a table. Definitely better to go earlier if waiting is a concern. The menu items included staple items and some novelty dishes, all round a good... More 

Thank Zephyr_Zeitgeber
Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

I am a native of Maryland,and spent time crabbing. These are the best crab cakes I have had at a restaurant. This is a must for visitors.

Thank dalentinar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
American, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 Littlepage St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5623
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: 540-370-0911

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?