Fredericksburg is a city in Texas Hill Country with a lot of personalities. Its small-town feel is something that instantly stands out and is what makes it so appealing. Furthermore, German influences exist throughout the town, with a replica of a 19th century German Church and the Marketplatz being the most popular ones. Not to mention almost hundred wineries in the area.
Here’s. my guide to the best restaurants in Fredericksburg that you should check out.
Old German Bakery and Restaurant
The Old German Bakery and restaurant are where to go if you want an authentic German breakfast. They create exceptionally tasty dishes using homemade recipes, ensuring that you eat an authentic taste. They bake fresh bread every day and feature various items like pure Belgian Waffles, crepes, croissants, omelets, and pancakes, all with that unique German flair. You can also choose from their burgers, sandwiches, salads, soups, and sides.
225 W Main St, oldgermanbakeryandrestaurant.com
Caliche Coffee Bar
Settle down at Caliche Coffee Bar on a chilly day for an excellently brewed cup of coffee. Caliche is one of the few cafes in Fredericksburg that roasts its coffee beans for an excellent taste. Of course, their wide selection of coffee is just the tip of the iceberg. They also offer different pastries and freshly baked goods that will go great with your coffee.
338 W Main St, calichecoffee.com
Featuring a quaint 1940s aesthetic, the airport diner is a cute little restaurant brimming with personality. You can get a selection of their incredible breakfast options, including pancakes, waffles, and even tasty bacon and eggs. Or you can enjoy lunch in a vintage aesthetic that has very much been lost to time. The Airport diner is not a bad place to go if you’re just looking for a place to relax, listen to some music, and enjoy your meal.
155 Airport Rd, hangarhotel.com/diner
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Clear River Ice Cream
Are you looking for a place where you can indulge in both the sweet and savory? Well, then the clear River Ice Cream, Deli, and Bakery’s selection of wraps, bagels, sandwiches, salads, and muffins might interest you. Featuring the ambiance of a retro ice cream parlor, you can rest assured that you can satiate your sweet tooth here as well. With flavors like Butter pecan, vanilla, cotton candy, and chocolate pecan, it’s a great place for lunch or dinner.
138 E Main St, icecreamandfun.com
Emma + Ollie
Emma & Ollie brings a new meaning to a hearty lunch with their collection of delicious homemade foods. Choose from their selection of nachos, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and soups that don’t have any of the fatty oils of other restaurants. Of course, if you’re looking for some breakfast, they offer an avocado toast, croissants, pancakes, a specialized breakfast bowl, and their specialty breakfast. All of their ingredients are locally sourced, especially their coffee and drinks.
607 S Washington St, emmaolliefbg.com
Lunch at Joanna’s Market at Signor Vineyards is never boring, with all of the incredible foods they offer. Choose from a selection of healthy pasta, salads, wraps, and sandwiches. But if you’ll be visiting the marketplace for brunch, then you can indulge in their many platters or try out their coffee that could jumpstart your day. Their to-go meals are also perfect if you’re looking for a quick snack on the move, or you could even select one of their ready-made sandwiches.
362 Livesay Ln, signorvineyards.com/joannas-market/
Tubby’s Icehouse brings a unique blend of soulful Texas food and traditional Mexican food. Enjoy nachos, salads, loaded fries, sandwiches, and tacos with the addition of a full bar to boot. They offer plenty of craft beers, margaritas, Boutique wines for something fancy, and a famous frose. You can enjoy their food inside with their indoor seats or outdoor seating arrangement.
318 E Austin St, tubbysfbg.com
Boasting to be Fredericksburg’s best, Burger Burger offers a taste of authentic comfort food. Choose from a wide range of burgers, wings, salads, sandwiches, fries, and shakes from the best burger shack in town. Their burgers stack up to six inches tall, with different cheeses dripping out. Their patties are soft and flavorful, with the buns fresh and perfectly crisp or soft depending on how you like them.
209 E Main St, burgerburgerfbg.com
I was looking for lunch mid-week in Fredericksburg and most places were closed and the only spot open was Woerner Warehouse. I was shocked when I walked into Woerner Feed Store and found a beautifully curated collection of clothing, home, and kitchenware with French vibes.
We had a hot bagel sandwich and chicken soup that were delicious. Woerner Warehouse uses local suppliers and farmers for herbs, organic tomatoes, peppers, fruits and vegetables year round. Chef Angela and her signature fresh salads, soups and jaw breaker sandwiches prepared at the peak of flavor.
305 S Lincoln St, woernerwarehouse.com
Hill & Vine
Combine the essence of fine dining with some of the best collections of keg beers and wines. Enjoy your draught beers or wines with a range of soups, burgers, croissants, tacos, and mains. You can choose between their different selection of wines, such as red, white, rose, sparkling, and especially one for dessert. Have a truly wonderful fine dining experience with their special homey ambiance.
210 S Adams St, hillandvinetx.com
Otto’s German Bistro
Enjoy premium food at Otto’s German Bistro alongside their wide selection of delicious wines. You can also choose from a wide range of their entrees, including the duck schnitzel, seared ora king salmon, and beer-braised short rib. You can also choose from their wealth of appetizers as you wait on your order or one of the fabulous cocktails to enjoy with your main course. Their ambiance is incredible and is well worth the price of admission.
316 E Austin St, ottosfbg.com
Enjoy quality southern seafood in an old-school and nostalgic setting. Feast on a wide selection of grilled fish, Hand-cut Rib eye steak, catfish and shrimp, salads, beer, wine, and other seafood specialties. What stands out about them is their diverse selection of soulful foods on the menu, which you can eat to your heart’s content. They are fairly reasonably priced and offer various lunch specials worth trying at least once.
816 W Main St, catfishhaventx.com
Indulge in true southern soul food with Eaker Barbeque. Let their selection of pork ribs, sausages, pulled pork, and turkey fill your heart and stomach. Make sure you don’t leave your main course looking empty without a side dish. Their sides include cream corn, Coleslaw, Mac and Cheese, and Kimchi fried rice. But if you feel like going a little lighter, you can also get their sandwich with chips, like the pulled pork sandwich, prime brisket sandwich, or even their tasty turkey sandwich.
Hondo’s On Main
Hondo’s on Main maintains the tradition of the soulful Texas foods in Fredericksburg. Their lunch options include chili, soups, stacked enchiladas, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and excellent Barbeque. If you feel like it, you can even top off your meal with a wonderful selection of beers and sodas. They have beers from different breweries throughout the state, especially ones from Fredericksburg. And when you go eat, be sure always to check their day’s specials.
312 W Main St, hondosonmain.com
Der Lindenbaum (The Linden Tree) is located in a historic building on Main Street in downtown Fredericksburg and offering authentic German cuisine in a comfortable, cozy, pleasant and friendly atmosphere. The menu offers something for every taste – for big and small appetites – as well as one of the largest selections of German beers (bottled and draft) in Texas, a variety of German and Texas wines, delicious desserts and gourmet coffee and tea.
312 E Main St #4612, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, derlindenbaum.com
West End Pizza Co.
Enjoy authentic brick oven pizza with homemade ingredients and special attention to detail. Their popular flavors include Meatza Pizza, the West End, Chicken Parmesan, Mega Veggie, and BBQ chicken. But if none of these flavors seem to scratch that itch, well, why not make your own?! Choose from a wide range of locally sourced ingredients and sauces to create a pizza that will ignite your taste buds.
207 E San Antonio St, westendpizzacompany.com
Welcome to Fredericksburg’s most popular fine-dining destination, with an ambiance so good. The food is what complements it. But their selection of sushi, seafood, chops, and steaks, easily stand out on their own as well. Since starting their operations in 2004, they have been able to impress customers with their choice of local produce consistently. Their list of curated spirits and wines makes eating there so special.
203 E San Antonio St, august-es-fbg.com
Chase’s Place Cocktails + Kitchen
Chase’s place is the premier location in Fredericksburg to go out for a night of fancy drinks. Their selection of cocktails and exotic drink orders will have you wondering how to pronounce them. Complementing their unique collection of wines and cocktails is a menu filled with mouth-watering dishes. The chef’s favorites include the Ham and brie melt, shrimp and grits, or try out their weekend feature. A unique dish created just for the week.
313 E San Antonio St, chasesplacecocktails.com
At the Navajo grill, indulge in quality barbecue with their weekday specials and their selection of specialty drinks. They offer plenty of starters, entrees, salads, and soups for you to enjoy during inner. And when you feel like having something special, you can look at their Weekday specials, where they offer a special dish every day. Each of these dishes is fun to eat and is very tasty when paired with different wines and beers.
803 E Main St, navajogrill.com
Cabernet Grill Texas Wine Country Restaurant
Luscious cuisine, one of the largest Texas wine lists, romantic ambiance, and gracious service make for an unforgettable evening at Fredericksburg’s landmark Cabernet Grill.
2805 S State Hwy 16, cabernetgrill.com
Have a craving for a mix of Neopolitan and New York pizza? Well, then you will love Prometheus Pizza and its unique artisan pizza and flavors. They only make 12″ pizzas, but they offer many flavors to their customers. They offer different red pizzas such as pepperoni, Zhazilla, and Luca Brasi. But if you prefer their white sauce alternatives, you can get the Galatea, Hot Potato, and the “Hey Bob!”
1180 US-87 South, prometheus-pizza.com
Make your dinner night memorable with Sage’s incredible selection of delicacies and foods. Customize your experience by choosing your first, second, and third dishes, the appetizers, entrees, and main course, respectively. The first dishes you can order our breadbasket, shrimp, tuna, and duck. But if you’re going for any time other than dinner, then the brunch menu might catch you by surprise.
241 E Austin St, sage-tx.com
The Auslander Restaurant & Biergarten
Located in the heart of historic Fredericksburg, The Ausländer is a German restaurant that serves authentic German food and speciality dishes from the state of Bavaria.
323 E Main St, theauslanderfredericksburg.com
Vaudeville puts the “fine” in fine dining with your trip there being an experience. Featuring a unique blend of New American Cuisine, they have a boutique and an art gallery to appreciate local artisans and their specialty wines. The Victorian Chic aesthetic is just the cherry on top of the incredible selection of wood fire artisanal pizza, burrata, Charred Pulpo, salmon tartare, and grilled veggie salad.
230 E Main St, vaudeville-living.com
Rathskeller is located on the corner of Lincoln and Main in the basement of the old Keidel Hospital, a beautiful two story rock building built in the 1800’s. This German restaurant services both German and American plates with sandwiches, great salads, pasta, German food, steaks and seafood.
260 E Main St, rathskellerrestaurant.net
Wine bars & bars
La Bergerie is one of the fancier establishments in the city, where you can enjoy a nice glass of wine for the day. This is an especially great place for book club members to meet as they discuss their weekly progress over a glass of exceptional rose or chardonnay. The bar also offers a range of other spirits that you can try at any time. If you’re waiting for your reservation at their sister restaurant Otto’s, I highly recommend getting a glass of wine here while you wait.
312 E Austin St, labergeriemarket.com
Der Daiwal is your traditional bar featuring all the spirits and drinks you can find. They also offer regular chow, such as wraps and sandwiches, for their customers. However, easily the best part about this bar is the live music. Unlike many other establishments in the area, this is a heavy metal bar dedicated to rising local talent. They have live performances from many stars in the heavy rock community, so be sure to check in if you prefer that genre of music.
321 E Main St
78624 The Bar
The 78624 Bar is the perfect place to be if you’re just looking for a place to relax, unwind, and enjoy a nice drink. The uptown lounge features plenty of great cocktails and fine wines that will go well with the live music throughout the lounge. The professional aesthetic of the entire bar ensures that you can have a professional meeting here or get to know someone in a more professional capacity.
229 E Main St
The Velvet Lounge is the ultimate girl’s night out destination, with one of the finest selections of the best craft cocktails, wines, and spirits that you can find. Close to the National Museum of the Pacific War, you can go out dancing, or you can book one of its many karaoke lounges to sing the night away. The Velvet Lounge’s collection of spirits, cocktails, and drinks makes it a great bar to have fun at.
401 E Main St Suite D & E
Other restaurants in Fredericksburg
- Farm Haus Bistro at Fredericksburg Herb Farm
- Pasta Bella
Fredericksburg offers some of the finest cuisine and restaurants that you can find in Texas. As a city with a lot of German Heritage, it wears its influences on its sleeve, as it offers some of the best outdoor experiences you can imagine. So if you’re in Fredericksburg and are looking for a good place to eat, you cannot go wrong with any of the restaurants mentioned above.
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