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Fredericksburg, VA Area BBQ????

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  • Bob Apr 24, 2006 12:53 PM
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I'm spending the next couple weeks working in the Fredericksburg area. I did a yellow pages search on Fredericksburg and found that there are several pit BBQ places in town. Which are best?

How good is Dixie Bones, as well? Are the places in F-burg better? Any good places in Richmond? Thanks!!!

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  1. Allman's BBQ used to be right on Rt. 1 in town. If it's still there, I'm sure it's still the best in town. I believe the original is/was in Richmond.

    1. Meg is spot on with Allman's. Excellent pulled pork. And it's just a short drive from Carl's for great frozen custard.

      Thanks,

      Kevin

      Allman's
      2000 Augustine Avenue
      Fredericksburg
      (540) 373-9881

      Carl's
      2200 Princess Ann Street
      Fredericksburg

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      1. re: KOK

        An absolute "ditto" for the Carl's referral. Shame on me for forgetting to mention it. On a nice day, be prepared for a wait, but not only is it worth it, it's part of the experience.

      2. You cant go wrong with Attmans and Carls...a very pleasurable combo....

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        1. re: orzobino

          sorry typo Allmans....I guess Im just dreamin...dont get that way often...Ive never had to wait in line at Carls.but heard it can be an issue..

          1. re: orzobino

            The line moves pretty quickly. I've never waited more than 15 or 20 minutes (an eternity when waiting for custard : ) even with a long line.

            Thanks,

            Kevin

        2. Dixie Bones is quite decent bbq, especially since it's family-owned. I think the best deal is to go on a Sunday afternoon for the all-you-can-eat buffet.

          1. stopped at allman's on the long treck home from the outer banks. pulled pork was decent but not smokey enough. liked the sauce a lot.

            1. There are also places in Petersburg, and there've been posts about a year ago about it. When I went through I saw them, but ended up opting for some fantastic Fried Chicken.

              1. how far is carls from i95? And where did u find that fried chicken?

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                1. re: vinouspleasure

                  The chicken was along Washington, where it goes 1 way to the west. There's an A shaped building with a yellow roof.

                  There were other spots for cue all over that area. Then there's some relatively well known and trafficked place, but when I got there it didn't seem like it was going to be as good as anything I saw along Washington. Somehow I ended up choosing the chicken joint instead.