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Colonial Tavern Home To the Irish Brigade

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$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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406 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-6033
+1 540-373-1313
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Stafford, Virginia
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204 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here the Saturday after St. Patrick's Day for dinner around 8. The restaurant/bar was about 80% to capacity with mostly diners and a decent amount of drinkers. There were at least 5 waitresses works plus a bus boy/bar back and bar tender. The food was EXCELLENT, generously portioned and fairly priced. My companion enjoyed one Smithwicks and one... More 

Thank Catalaq
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here after a visit to the battle field. Great beer selection. Friendly staff. The lunch sandwiches were delicious. Perfect stop for lunch.

Thank Arthur M
Westminster, Maryland
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65 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far, a wonderful place to eat. I had written an email to the contact address on the internet and they responded with my reservations were make. I was afraid on a Friday night it would be a problem, but we arrived 30 minutes early and we were seated right away. The waitress was friendly, helpful in recommending... More 

Thank Janet M
Lexington Park, Maryland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My mom & I ate here for lunch. There are so many great options on the menu to eat and to drink. Great food & great beer. I got the vegetarian sub & she got the corn beef stack. We had the Tavern's crab dip for an appetizer. That was the best crab dip we've had anywhere. Everyone was very... More 

Thank gingerandacd
San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My husband, adult son and I visited on a Sun early evening. The service was very good. We could not ask for better. The food was good and prepared as we requested but it was average. The Irish soda bread was not like what we have had on travels to Ireland.

Thank Charlotte N
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Good burgers and fish and chips. Beer could have been colder. We were there for lunch on a Sunday. Average pricing.

Thank Daphne S
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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Took our family visiting us from Florida. Very Busy, but got a hitop by the bar. Service was a wee bit slow, but not too slow. Food was excellent. Everyone really likes their orders, especially the pot roast and shepherds pie! Portions were very generous and with the band playing in the main room..the evening was very enjoyable. We will... More 

Thank Tim S
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The food is good but it is more of a bar than a restaurant. If that's your cup of tea then you'll love this place.

Thank Jim P
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Everything you expect in an Irish pub, friendly service cold beers and some great grub. The menu had a nice assortment. My wife had a crab cake sandwich and loved it. I had the burger special with fries on a Sunday for $6. Excellent and the fries were hot and crispy. Only $6. Two pints and we were in heaven.... More 

Thank David D
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Recommended by a local and was fabulous. Food is good, place is well maintained and the service fast and friendly. Best of all it's not a chain but a place that is cared for by the people who work there.

Thank michael b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?