1. Kybecca Wine Bar & Shop
400 William Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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While it offers contemporary American food with a bit of a global twist, any wine and beer lover will feel right at home with the beautiful architecture and people surrounding the restaurant. You will be delighted with all the craft dishes, wines, and beer Kybecca has to offer!
2. Fellini’s #9
200 W. Market St., Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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Fellini’s #9 is an Italian bar with great cocktails, live music and delicious food. For a more intimate atmosphere, head upstairs to the 9 1/2 Lounge. Knock on the door give the password (it’s on the door) and enter a Prohibition Era speakeasy.
1006 C/D Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Foode is the hot, new kid on the block. With heavy emphasis on farm to table preparation and cooking, you’ll be delighted with the southern, home cooked style they feature. With some of the most experienced chefs the Fredericksburg area has to offer, you will not be disappointed with your experience there.
422 E. Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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commonwealthSKYBAR serves delicious New American cuisine and classy cocktails in a suave environment. Sit on their rooftop bar with a fruity Gaugin and enjoy their $1 oyster special.
324 William Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Castiglia’s has been a mainstay in the downtown Fredericksburg restaurant scene for years now. Offering up some of the best Italian food there is including, pizza, calzones, and some great seafood dishes. The best part is the Castiglia family comes directly from Naples, Italy so you know the food is legit.
6. Petit Pois Restaurant
201 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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Petit Pois Restaurant serves amazing and rich French food in a modern and artistic environment. Their patio seating is especially lovely.
7. Bistro Bethem
309 William Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Bistro Bethem is another great family owned restaurant in the heart of downtown Fredericksburg. The Bethem family has owned the restaurant since 2004 and have a great sense of pride in making sure they serve up the freshest and most sought after cuisine the city has to offer.
8. Boylan Heights
102 14th St NW, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-2715
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Boylan Heights is a fun sports bar with amazing burgers and even better milkshakes. You haven’t lived until you’ve tasted a thick Boylan Heights shake.
9. The Happy Clam
If you’re a southern fried seafood kind of person, this is the place for you. The Moncure family has been serving up local seafood for the better part of four decades and has opened several different restaurant locations throughout the years. Since their return to the city in the summer of 2012 they have been the seafood place to go in downtown Fredericksburg. With Chesapeake blue crab season coming up, look no further than The Happy Clam!
10. Rhett’s River Grill & Raw Bar
2335 Seminole Trail Suite 100 Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
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Rhett’s River Grill & Raw Bar has some of the best fresh seafood in Charlottesville. The Endless Summer sandwich is delicious and literally all their desserts are fantastic!
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