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Fredericksburg, VA Area BBQ????

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Bob Apr 24, 2006 12:53 PM

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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    vinouspleasure Aug 24, 2006 12:51 AM

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

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      Dennis S Aug 24, 2006 02:21 AM

      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.

    2. Dennis S Aug 23, 2006 10:13 PM

      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.

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        xman887 Aug 22, 2006 03:14 AM

        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.

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          jkdc Apr 25, 2006 10:24 AM

          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.

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            orzobino Apr 24, 2006 06:58 PM

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

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              orzobino Apr 24, 2006 07:00 PM

              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..

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                KOK Apr 25, 2006 09:32 AM

                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

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              KOK Apr 24, 2006 03:59 PM

              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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                Meg Apr 24, 2006 06:04 PM

                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.

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                Meg Apr 24, 2006 02:09 PM

                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.

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