Sip & Stroll Restaurants
Grab a drink and a bite to eat from a local restaurant and check out any of the wonderful downtown shops, many of which are open late for First Friday. Stroll throughout town and experience different street performances, join in the art activities provided by local nonprofits, and more!
From 5pm to 9pm during every First Friday, adults aged 21+ can purchase a beer, wine or cocktail at a participating restaurant and enjoy it while strolling within the marked boundaries Downtown.
Agave Bar & Grill – 101 William Street
Hola amigos! We are a Mexican American family with a history in local restaurant business. We are excited to introduce our new cuisine of Mexican flare to the downtown community and enhance the already booming restaurant scene! Our menu offers Mexican favorites such as handcrafted margaritas and specialty cocktails, fresh guacamole, perfectly seasoned tacos, and a variety of seafood dishes as well as new recipes unique to our name only! We hope to build a loyal customer base through our personable and attentive customer service.
Agora Coffee – 520 Caroline Street
Agora Downtown Coffee Shop, owned by sisters MJ Stone and Andi Stone Chitty, is a coffee shop, used bookstore, gift shop, and a tremendous labor of love. Located in one of the oldest buildings in Fredericksburg (built in 1787), and most recently a residence, Agora is described by customers as feeling like a friend’s house that also serves you coffee and delicious homemade treats.
Alpine Chef – 200 Lafayette Boulevard
Benny Vitali’s – 722 Caroline Street
Building upon the original Benedito’s persona,“Vitali’s” represents the exceptional and legendary life of Benny. The San Vitali church in Ravenna, Italy is one of the most important and honorific basilicas in world history much like the importance of Fredericksburg to US History.
Benny Vitali’s opened in 2014 to what seemed to be the quiet streets of a small I-95 town. Quiet Fredericksburg is not. Fxburg touts a lively downtown scene as vibrant as any in VA and we will keep slinging our 28” pies in the heart of it. Seats are limited, pizza is not.
Billiken’s Smokehouse – 623 Caroline Street
Barbecue smokehouse, bar and outdoor venue located at the Historic Chimneys in downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Capital Ale House – 917 Caroline Street
Capital Ale House is Virginia’s Ale House. We are locally owned and serve only the best craft beer from around the world, across the USA, and local Virginia brews. We’re proud to serve only pasture-raised, antibiotic, and hormone-free Virginia beef and strive to procure other local products when possible. Please visit any of our six locations near you and enjoy a great meal, craft beer, and our Virginia hospitality. With 66 taps, we’re sure to have a beer for you!
Curitiba Art Cafe – 919 Caroline Street
At Curitiba Art Café, we believe in great coffee, great art, and fostering great community. We are an art café in Downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia that offers specialty Brazilian coffee and espresso, pastries and light fare food options, beautiful craft cocktails, beer, and wine. We also are a hub for artists of all mediums, from hosting photography and writing groups, to hanging work from local painters and hosting live music events. From a hand crafted espresso drink or cocktail you may order, to the music selections you’re listening to when you’re sitting in our café, we aim to curate an artistic experience for all of our customers, every time.
Our philosophy is people first, and that philosophy is embodied by our amazing team that works to bring you a great experience everyday. With this philosophy we advocate for compassionate leadership, bringing good to our community, and providing opportunities for the people who make Curitiba so great.
Foode – 900 Princess Anne Street
FOODE is about community, through and through. We were born in historic downtown Fredericksburg in 2011 with a simple concept: find the best ingredients the region has to offer, hire the most talented team our pockets could afford, cook the kinds of foods that make up the threads of our best memories, and most importantly, do it with love–day in and day out. From there, the community of Fredericksburg took over: they told us what they wanted and we did our very best to listen.
Harry’s Alehouse – 600 William Street
Scratch Kitchen. Craft Bar.
Juan More Taco – 826 Caroline Street
At Juan More Taco we had to build a menu that could work on the fly. That’s because we started with a food truck! We put together a fusion menu of Honduran and Latin American foods that are sure to warm your heart! You can go with a staple, like our signature tacos. Or try something more festive, like our delicious corn cakes! We look forward to serving you and your family at our downtown location!
Mello Mushroom – 609 William Street
Mellow Mushroom serves the best pizza in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This unique local restaurant is located on William Street in the heart of downtown Fredericksburg. Mellow Mushroom is a favorite for the locals in Fredericksburg, Stafford, King George, and the surrounding areas.
Mellow Mushroom stone-baked pizzas start with classic Mellow Mushroom crust, made with Appalachian spring water. Build your own pizza from over 40 ingredients or choose one of the classic stone-baked pizzas like the Mighty Meaty. Many of our pizzas can also be made gluten-free or vegan. In addition to stone-baked pizzas, Mellow Mushroom serves munchies, salads, sandwiches, and burgers. Round out your meal with a beer and choose from a selection of 30 draft beers or a tasty, handcrafted cocktails.
Orofino– 1006 Caroline Street
In downtown Fredericksburg. Fresh, authentic Italian food made with the best ingredients from Italy by Italian hands. Because food is life, you’ll also get a glimpse of what the Italian culture is all about: family, great food, and la dolce vita (the sweet life). Everything you’ll find on the menu will have deep roots in each of the unique Italian regions, traditions, and cooking ethic — only simple, fresh ingredients.
Rebellion – 309 William Street
Nestled between the Rappahannock River and George Washington’s boyhood home in Historic Fredericksburg, VA, we are proud to welcome you to our William Street location. This welcoming room features the oldest bar surface in the city, low- and high-top seating, and a wood-burning fireplace. Downstairs you will find a cocktail bar in the old Armory, our reimagined concept of the many hidden armories that supplied the colonies during the American Revolution.
Ristorante Renato – 422 William Street
Ristorante Renato first opened is doors in 1978. Located in historic downtown Fredericksburg, Ristorante Renato is ideal for festive gatherings, romantic lunches or dinners for two, and of course, meals shared among family and friends. Specializing in authentic Northern and Southern Italian cuisine, our menu offers a variety of items such as homemade pastas, prime steaks, veal, fresh seafood, and decadent desserts. We offer four indoor dining rooms and al fresco dining.
Sammy T’s – 801 Caroline Street
Whether you are craving a quick bar snack, a stacked fresh cut sandwich or an exotic taste of the Mediterranean, we have something for you. Join us for one of our signature cocktails, choose your favorite from the stocked bar or peruse our hand selected wine and beer lists
Sedona Taphouse – 591 William Street
Our menu features hand cut steaks, sustainable seafood selections, and heart healthy offerings. Our selection of hand-crafted cocktails is curated by our beverage director, as well as a selection of local beers on tap. We work diligently to bring guests the best in local and international craft beers. Our diverse and ever-changing draft and bottle lists feature new and exclusive brews, along with the classics so that guests enjoy a variety of thirst-quenching brews at their fingertips.
Soup & Taco – 813 Caroline Street
Spirits Restaurant – 816 Caroline Street
Vivify Burger – 314 William Street
Our vision has organically evolved from family friendly dining into the early evening with ‘the lounge’ concept and bar coming alive as the night progresses. Weather you are looking for a relaxed dinner with your family, or an evening out with friends- we really do fit with what you are looking for.
Water’s End Brewery – 525 Caroline Street
Wild Hare Cider Pub – 205 William Street
Wild Hare is a Virginia cidery, makes award winning heritage and modern ciders from Shenandoah apples.
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