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Allman's BBQ

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1299 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-4415
+1 540-373-9881
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Can sit outside even on rainy day. Did that for my b.day. love every visit. Been there for yrs. Gotta go a few times. N you will always go bk.

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Thank Margaret K
Baltimore, Maryland
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The BBQ is delish, great ambiance, friendly staff. I ordered the shred pork platter and M the chopped pork sandwich. M and I will definitely be back!

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Thank PSkryjaWest
Alexandria, Virginia
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Visited here while driving from Richmond back to the DC area. Wasn't sure what to expect, but this place was a pleasant surprise. Staff was super nice and the old-fashioned ambience is neat. The food was absolutely delicious, really worth the trip, and the cost was low. I would actively seek this place out again, what a nice surprise we... More 

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Thank njk82
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I had heard that Allman's had great BBQ but we were disappointed with both the BBQ and the sides. The ribs and the pulled pork were dry and did not have much flavor. The potato salad and the coleslaw were overloaded with mayonnaise. The greens were very plain and had no flavor. For a s much as I was looking... More 

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Thank James W
Bealeton, Virginia
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149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I stopped in with a friend I got a full rack of ribs and he got a barbecue sandwich. The ribs looked very appetizing but when I put the barbecue sauce on it left me wanting. There was no spice to it like hot or zesty to be honest with you it was a step above ketchup! I mean I... More 

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Thank Jay M
Durham, North Carolina
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500 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

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 

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Thank ckassotis
Hannibal, Ny
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

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 

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Thank DonnaB1956
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 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!

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Thank Cejaxon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 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.

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Thank Alyce P
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1299 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-4415
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-373-9881
Description
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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