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J Brian's Tap Room

$$ - $$$
Irish, American, Bar, Pub
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200 Hanover Street, Downtown, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
+1 540-373-0738
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Durham, North Carolina
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fredericksburg is a small city/town, right off I-95, about an hour before you get to DC. It is beautiful and quaint and full of wonderful foodie finds. I have heard about J Brian's through friends, and have wanted to stop for a while. We finally did. Wow! So glad we did!!! Can't wait to go back in the Spring to... More 

Thank kimras2014
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and service Good menu and daily specials. Menu contains unique dishes and they all taste great. A got to place in the burg

Thank Stanley K
Manassas, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Our experience has been consistently top notch food and friendly service. Very tasty sandwiches, pizza, soups. Nice beer selection too.

Thank ndsManassas
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

This old, rustic restaurant serves very good food and drink. Our waitress was very nice and helpful. It was a good place to unwind after a busy day of travel and shopping.

Thank 9CeCe55
Midlothian, Virginia
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110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

This is a friendly relaxing place to be in the afternoon. I and my two brudders didn't eat but just enjoyed the beer selection. The menu does look promising for us plain ol' folk: you can understand the selections--they're in English (with the exception of one appearance from "cusabi," whatever that is).

Thank GarthG51
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Waitress was very nice. We stopped for lunch as we've never been there. limited menu items if you want something other than burgers. I had the Salmon an it was very good, the mash was okay, but the sauted greens were cooked well, but were drenched in vinegar, making them almost inedible. When I mentioned it to the waitress, she... More 

Thank 161VAGirl
South Florida
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

A friend and I visited town on the weekend before Halloween and were treated to watching lots of little trick-or-treaters. We selected the Tap Room in part because we knew families were less likely to select it for their lunch stop. We were thrilled with the choice, the food was delicious and the outdoor porch a perfect place to watch... More 

Thank SouthFloridaPeg
Stamford, Connecticut
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Sunday morning walking around Historic Fredericksburg and saw a back patio with umbrellas outside that looked nice. We walk around to the front and wait but the room is empty....but there is a check in station....just no one there. I walk into the bar and ask the bartender if we should just go outside and she looks at the... More 

Thank RosemaryB_10
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

I was in downtown and wanted a quick bit to eat. This place was perfect. The people were nice and the good was great. The burger tasted fresh and the fries had the perfect crispness. We sat in the out door patio area and it was a perfect day for it. There is plenty of seating and the area was... More 

Thank Tucker509
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

They used to serve great crab cakes, but they took them off the menu! We can't figure out why they did that, because they were the main attraction for us. Now, we go elsewhere.

Thank r0bape

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $22
Irish, American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Hanover Street, Downtown, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-373-0738

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