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Colonial Tavern Home To the Irish Brigade

406 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-6033
+1 540-373-1313
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pot roast” (18 reviews)
“shepherd's pie” (15 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, American
$$ - $$$
406 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-6033
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A place for music and usually a pretty good meal and always cold beer and welcoming atmosphere. It's an easy stop when coming into town.

Thank richlee1975
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere is a casual pub feel. We were there on a Thursday night for the Jazz open mic, but decided to try the food. I ordered the pot roast and was very impressed with a generous meat portion. Definitely worth the menu price. My...More

Thank Nanette T
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Really shocked me how good this special was! I was thinking of a traditional Irish meal, but if you go there and the Crab/Shrimp ravioli is the nightly special - TRY IT!!!

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

I was anticipating more. Reviews seemed very positive. I began with the special soup of the day which was a Potato Leek soup. Glad I did. It was very good, and most certainly the high spot of my lunch. I ordered the fish and chips....More

1  Thank nigmal
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This quaint joint near a Civil War battlefield is housed in an old railroad depot and reminded me of Dublin with its roster of pub food and Irish favorites. We especially liked the shepherd's pie, fish and chips and Irish pot roast, but the menu...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We walked in as total strangers and in a few short minutes felt like regulars. The locals made us feel VERY welcome. they engaged us in conversation and made us feel very welcome. Very good service from the barmaid, good prices and a delicious dinner....More

Thank msclvr1954
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I, who are new to the area, came here for lunch on a Sunday when we had decided to tour Historic Fredericksburg. The interor is dated and old looking but the food is decent, although not particularly Irish (except I guess for...More

Thank Marcia C
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

After seeing several ads we decided to stop for an early afternoon lunch before heading home. It's a rustic place close to the train overpass. Very casual and laid back atmosphere. It's a "choose your table" kind of place. There is also outdoor seating. Server...More

Thank Debbie-10
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

After passing this place daily on his way to the train station, my boyfriend wanted to try it out. The place is pretty cute with an old time feel. But the food was delicious. I got the pot roast sandwich and he got the chicken...More

Thank Dinah Y
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Not a fancy play, but super friendly with great service. The table and dining is basic but the food was very good and quite reasonable. The draught beer selection was also solid. We really enjoyed our night out here.

Thank Weerobbie
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25 August 2016|
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Response from Michael P | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have half priced appetizers, etc. It runs from 4-7 Monday through Thursday
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 406 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-6033
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-373-1313
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