Erik & April’s Fredericksburg Guidebook

Erik & April
Erik & April
Erik & April’s Fredericksburg Guidebook

Food scene

WOW. Outdoor dining with the best burgers, sandwiches, etc! Everything has a farm-to-table feel and oh so fresh! Highly recommend the Pulled Pork with homemade pickles (they’re A-MAZING!!!) or the Lemongrass Chicken Sandwich. Not a big menu, but they don’t need a big menu when the food is heavenly! Hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-9pm.
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Tubby's Ice House
318 East Austin Street
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WOW. Outdoor dining with the best burgers, sandwiches, etc! Everything has a farm-to-table feel and oh so fresh! Highly recommend the Pulled Pork with homemade pickles (they’re A-MAZING!!!) or the Lemongrass Chicken Sandwich. Not a big menu, but they don’t need a big menu when the food is heavenly! Hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-9pm.
This place is usually packed, so get reservations for dinner! Hosting some of the best Live Music in town, but the food is equally as great! Do not go there without trying the (tame) Brisket Stuffed Jalapeños! Amazing selection of (local) half-priced wines by the bottle & Steak night on THURSDAY nights.
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Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse
305 W Main St
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This place is usually packed, so get reservations for dinner! Hosting some of the best Live Music in town, but the food is equally as great! Do not go there without trying the (tame) Brisket Stuffed Jalapeños! Amazing selection of (local) half-priced wines by the bottle & Steak night on THURSDAY nights.
Ho. Lee. Moly. Best apps and sandwiches you’ll ever have and the pizzas are incredible too! Favorites: Goat Cheese & Roasted Garlic, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Italian Panini, Chicken Artichoke Melt. Many of us rarely get dessert, but definitely get ready to share the Turtle Cheesecake or the Carrot Cake! YUM!!!
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Sozial Haus
107 S Llano St
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Ho. Lee. Moly. Best apps and sandwiches you’ll ever have and the pizzas are incredible too! Favorites: Goat Cheese & Roasted Garlic, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Italian Panini, Chicken Artichoke Melt. Many of us rarely get dessert, but definitely get ready to share the Turtle Cheesecake or the Carrot Cake! YUM!!!
This Pie place sells out quickly so it’s recommended you get there by 1pm if you go. It’s one thing to feel guilty for the delicious abundance of calories, it’s another to feel the guilt of eating the last piece of pie! These pies are ALL incredible…6 stars out of 5! Hours: They are only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-2pm but like we said, they DO sell out daily.
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Fredericksburg Pie Company
108 East Austin Street
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This Pie place sells out quickly so it’s recommended you get there by 1pm if you go. It’s one thing to feel guilty for the delicious abundance of calories, it’s another to feel the guilt of eating the last piece of pie! These pies are ALL incredible…6 stars out of 5! Hours: They are only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-2pm but like we said, they DO sell out daily.
Another place that sells out, this is where the locals go! We have tried every Barbeque place in Fredericksburg, but our preference is Back Woods Barbeque, HANDS DOWN. We recommend the (trust us) cheesy green beans, the moist brisket and any piece of pie or cake to top off your gluttony. This place is one of our favorites! Hours: Open Wednesday through Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-2pm. Sundays are big sell-out days with the church crowd.
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Backwoods BBQ
320 Farm to Market Road 2093
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Another place that sells out, this is where the locals go! We have tried every Barbeque place in Fredericksburg, but our preference is Back Woods Barbeque, HANDS DOWN. We recommend the (trust us) cheesy green beans, the moist brisket and any piece of pie or cake to top off your gluttony. This place is one of our favorites! Hours: Open Wednesday through Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-2pm. Sundays are big sell-out days with the church crowd.
SUPER FUN place! Converted house to farm-to-table style dining where you can bring your hula hoop skills! Beat the owner (hint: you better be good!) and get ½ off an appetizer! Definitely get the Shrimp & Grits! Their “French fries” ROCK! Get there early to take advantage of the Pulled Pork Sliders…and the craft cocktails are delectable & hit the spot in this enchanting outdoor dining area…a must-see on a beautiful evening! Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 4pm-10pm.
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Chase's Place Cocktails + Kitchen
313 East San Antonio Street
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SUPER FUN place! Converted house to farm-to-table style dining where you can bring your hula hoop skills! Beat the owner (hint: you better be good!) and get ½ off an appetizer! Definitely get the Shrimp & Grits! Their “French fries” ROCK! Get there early to take advantage of the Pulled Pork Sliders…and the craft cocktails are delectable & hit the spot in this enchanting outdoor dining area…a must-see on a beautiful evening! Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 4pm-10pm.
Imagine eating a delicious freshest ingredients lunch in Joanna Gaines’ warehouse and everything is for sale. We LOVE this place! Hours: Open from 10-3 every day except Sunday.
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Woerner's Warehouse Cafe + Catering
305 South Lincoln Street
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Imagine eating a delicious freshest ingredients lunch in Joanna Gaines’ warehouse and everything is for sale. We LOVE this place! Hours: Open from 10-3 every day except Sunday. 
Expect a wait on busy weekends & giant German pancakes…don’t be intimidated, they’re basically just big crepes! Hours: Open 7am-2:30pm daily (except holidays)
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Old German Bakery & Restaurant
225 West Main Street
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Expect a wait on busy weekends & giant German pancakes…don’t be intimidated, they’re basically just big crepes! Hours: Open 7am-2:30pm daily (except holidays)
Their chicken salad sandwich is lovely & might be the best you’ve ever had! They sell incredible smoked meats and anything tasty that can come in a jar, but the sweet lady who makes the sandwiches is where our mouths water when we’re hungry! Look for and grab a pad detailing your sandwich preferences and she’ll get back with you with your sandwich ready to go. You can’t dine here, it’s grab and go, but SO worth it! Hours: Monday through Saturday 8am-5:30 (closes at 4pm Saturdays).
Opa's Smoked Meat
410 S Washington St
Their chicken salad sandwich is lovely & might be the best you’ve ever had! They sell incredible smoked meats and anything tasty that can come in a jar, but the sweet lady who makes the sandwiches is where our mouths water when we’re hungry! Look for and grab a pad detailing your sandwich preferences and she’ll get back with you with your sandwich ready to go. You can’t dine here, it’s grab and go, but SO worth it! Hours: Monday through Saturday 8am-5:30 (closes at 4pm Saturdays).
EVERYTHING IS GOOD, but the #3…holy moly. You gotta get it! If you’re celebrating something special (or not) and need something sparkly and sweet, order the Peach Sparkletini. So light & delicious & hard to stop at just one! Hours: Mon – Thurs 11am-2pm & 5:30-pm, Fri & Sat 11am-2pm, & 5:30-9pm, Closed Sunday.
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Pasta Bella Italian Restaurant
103 S Llano St
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EVERYTHING IS GOOD, but the #3…holy moly. You gotta get it! If you’re celebrating something special (or not) and need something sparkly and sweet, order the Peach Sparkletini. So light & delicious & hard to stop at just one! Hours: Mon – Thurs 11am-2pm & 5:30-pm, Fri & Sat 11am-2pm, & 5:30-9pm, Closed Sunday. 
HIGHLY REC MAKING RESERVATIONS! A little pricey, but amazing! Hours: Tues-Thurs 5-8:30, Fri & Sat 5-9pm, Closed Sunday & Monday.
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Cabernet Grill Texas Wine Country Restaurant
2805 S State Hwy 16
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HIGHLY REC MAKING RESERVATIONS! A little pricey, but amazing! Hours: Tues-Thurs 5-8:30, Fri & Sat 5-9pm, Closed Sunday & Monday. 
Our go-to EVERY time we’re in town. A beautiful German restaurant with tasty, tummy-filling food! Our favorites are the Potato Skins, German Pretzel, German Hotdog and you HAVE to get the warm potato salad. YUM! Ask for Aaron to be your server and tell him April & Erik sent you—he’ll take great care of you! Be prepared for their wonky hours which can change with the weather! Hours: Closed Mon & Tues, Open Wed-Sat 11am-9pm, Sunday 11am-3pm.
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The All New Altdorf Biergarten
301 West Main Street
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Our go-to EVERY time we’re in town. A beautiful German restaurant with tasty, tummy-filling food! Our favorites are the Potato Skins, German Pretzel, German Hotdog and you HAVE to get the warm potato salad. YUM! Ask for Aaron to be your server and tell him April & Erik sent you—he’ll take great care of you! Be prepared for their wonky hours which can change with the weather! Hours: Closed Mon & Tues, Open Wed-Sat 11am-9pm, Sunday 11am-3pm.
(2 words: LIVE MUSIC) Like your Momma’s, they’re always there when you need them and you’re hungry or thirsty (except Tuesday). The pork medallions are awesome and the patio often has live music and heaters in winter. Hours are the best in town: Open every day (except Tuesday) from 11am-1:45am.
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Silver Creek Beer Garden & Grille
310 East Main Street
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(2 words: LIVE MUSIC) Like your Momma’s, they’re always there when you need them and you’re hungry or thirsty (except Tuesday). The pork medallions are awesome and the patio often has live music and heaters in winter. Hours are the best in town: Open every day (except Tuesday) from 11am-1:45am.  
Good Mexican food and off Main Street (away from the tourists, for now). We highly recommend this one over the Mexican restaurant on 290/Main. LaTequila Jalisco is the one the locals go to because it’s authentic and tasty! Their breakfast is pretty awesome too and there's no wait like at all the places on Main St! This is also a great place to watch sports games on TV! Hours: Fri & Sat 6am-11pm, Sunday 7am-8pm, Mon – Thurs 6am-10pm.
La Tequila Jalisco
1035 S State Hwy 16
Good Mexican food and off Main Street (away from the tourists, for now). We highly recommend this one over the Mexican restaurant on 290/Main. LaTequila Jalisco is the one the locals go to because it’s authentic and tasty! Their breakfast is pretty awesome too and there's no wait like at all the places on Main St! This is also a great place to watch sports games on TV! Hours: Fri & Sat 6am-11pm, Sunday 7am-8pm, Mon – Thurs 6am-10pm.
Super cute place, great night scene, fantastic food and drinks. Definitely call ahead to be placed on a wait list. Just know you'll really have to make an effort to eat here, but it's well worth it! Not especially large group friendly and not recommended with kids, but great for a couple or a few couples.
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Granite House Lounge
504 Granite Avenue
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Super cute place, great night scene, fantastic food and drinks. Definitely call ahead to be placed on a wait list. Just know you'll really have to make an effort to eat here, but it's well worth it! Not especially large group friendly and not recommended with kids, but great for a couple or a few couples.

Shopping

Hands down, this place is a wonderland every day of the year! You can’t come to Fredericksburg and not spend time oohing, aahing and buying special things not usually found year round! This one is one of our favorites!
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The Christmas Store
155 E Main St
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Hands down, this place is a wonderland every day of the year! You can’t come to Fredericksburg and not spend time oohing, aahing and buying special things not usually found year round! This one is one of our favorites!
A luxury décor store with a truly unique and unbeatable somewhat edgy jewelry selection from Be-Je Designs (April’s wears this often!). You can ooh and ahh and shop to your heart’s delight here! This place is Hill Country Chic
Auer Haus
402 East Main Street
A luxury décor store with a truly unique and unbeatable somewhat edgy jewelry selection from Be-Je Designs (April’s wears this often!). You can ooh and ahh and shop to your heart’s delight here! This place is Hill Country Chic
For concentrated antiques and shopping in the Air Conditioning, we like this place! They seriously have just about everything and it’s pretty well organized & staff is friendly and helpful if you need them.
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Red Baron Antique Mall
502 W Main St
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For concentrated antiques and shopping in the Air Conditioning, we like this place! They seriously have just about everything and it’s pretty well organized & staff is friendly and helpful if you need them. 

If you’re here the 3rd Friday/weekend of the month, Fredericksburg Trade Days is not to be missed! Wear comfy shoes, bring cash, maybe a wagon and be ready to haggle!
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Fredericksburg Trade Days
355 Sunday Farms Ln
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If you’re here the 3rd Friday/weekend of the month, Fredericksburg Trade Days is not to be missed! Wear comfy shoes, bring cash, maybe a wagon and be ready to haggle! 

Wineries

Guests tell us this winery and the patio is one of their favorites! It's truly the epitome of a Texas winery...picturesque, relaxing and the wine is pretty great too!
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Grape Creek Vineyards
U.S. 290
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Guests tell us this winery and the patio is one of their favorites! It's truly the epitome of a Texas winery...picturesque, relaxing and the wine is pretty great too!
One of the very first wineries in Fredericksburg, Becker is truly Texas wine! Delicious notes of flavor, grapes and history here...you'll love it!
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Becker Vineyards
464 Becker Farms Road
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One of the very first wineries in Fredericksburg, Becker is truly Texas wine! Delicious notes of flavor, grapes and history here...you'll love it!
Truly a beautiful vineyard with an abundance of shady oaks to enjoy your wine tastings, bottles and more. Live music is frequent and this place is an awesome escape mixed with a vineyard!
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William Chris Vineyards
10352 U.S. 290
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Truly a beautiful vineyard with an abundance of shady oaks to enjoy your wine tastings, bottles and more. Live music is frequent and this place is an awesome escape mixed with a vineyard!

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Call ASAP if you're considering a driver! They book up quickly! George Kirchmann – 512-757-2464
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