Guidebook for Fredericksburg

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Guidebook for Fredericksburg

Food Scene

Coffee and Kolaches in a great atmosphere.
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Java Ranch Espresso Bar & Cafe
114 East Main Street
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Coffee and Kolaches in a great atmosphere.
Super casual spot to pick up one of the best Brisket Burgers I've ever had.
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Jennie's Smoked Burgers and Tornado Fries
319 E Main St
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Super casual spot to pick up one of the best Brisket Burgers I've ever had.
In Fredericksburg since 1994, The Fredericksburg Brewing Company is the oldest brewpub in Texas and has been proclaimed by numerous publications as the “Best in Texas”. The biergarten is perfect for private functions. Also available are 12 “Bed and Brew” rooms. The restaurant features award winning fresh ales and lagers brewed on-site, with seasonal specialty brews and German style lagers. Our brewing equipment is in full view of all tables in the restaurant. Come enjoy a craft brewed beer and some of our fresh, flavorful food.
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Fredericksburg Brewing Company
245 East Main Street
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In Fredericksburg since 1994, The Fredericksburg Brewing Company is the oldest brewpub in Texas and has been proclaimed by numerous publications as the “Best in Texas”. The biergarten is perfect for private functions. Also available are 12 “Bed and Brew” rooms. The restaurant features award winning fresh ales and lagers brewed on-site, with seasonal specialty brews and German style lagers. Our brewing equipment is in full view of all tables in the restaurant. Come enjoy a craft brewed beer and some of our fresh, flavorful food.
Der Lindenbaum – The Linden Tree – located in a historic building in the heart of 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. We are open every day except Christmas Day. Please come see us.
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Der Lindenbaum
312 E Main St
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Der Lindenbaum – The Linden Tree – located in a historic building in the heart of 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. We are open every day except Christmas Day. Please come see us.
They serve pie that is as good as, or better than, the pies our Mothers and Grandmothers made and to serve it in a relaxing family style atmosphere. Come see our Texas Quilts made by Texas women and browse our vintage treasures, gifts and cookbook selection. Enjoy your pie with us or take it to go. We have a great selection of up to 20 different kinds of pie baked daily. Please call ahead for special orders. Fredericksburg Pie Company – where good is more than a memory. Also open extended days on special event weekends and holidays. Proudly serving coffee from Fredericksburg Gourmet Coffee and Tea!
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Fredericksburg Pie Company
108 East Austin Street
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They serve pie that is as good as, or better than, the pies our Mothers and Grandmothers made and to serve it in a relaxing family style atmosphere. Come see our Texas Quilts made by Texas women and browse our vintage treasures, gifts and cookbook selection. Enjoy your pie with us or take it to go. We have a great selection of up to 20 different kinds of pie baked daily. Please call ahead for special orders. Fredericksburg Pie Company – where good is more than a memory. Also open extended days on special event weekends and holidays. Proudly serving coffee from Fredericksburg Gourmet Coffee and Tea!
For the very best fine dining in Fredericksburg check out the Navajo Grill, a premier gourmet experience. Enjoy some of the best Texas Hill Country wines or a top shelf libation while relaxing under our covered patio bar. Whether you prefer the more formal dining inside or the or the more rustic limestone patio bar, you’ll enjoy Chef Raymer’s regional, market influenced menu’s. Navajo Grill sources the finest game and artisan beef producers in the Hill Country, along with world class fish and wild shrimp shipped directly from our waters and Honolulu Fish Company.
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Navajo Grill
803 East Main Street
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For the very best fine dining in Fredericksburg check out the Navajo Grill, a premier gourmet experience. Enjoy some of the best Texas Hill Country wines or a top shelf libation while relaxing under our covered patio bar. Whether you prefer the more formal dining inside or the or the more rustic limestone patio bar, you’ll enjoy Chef Raymer’s regional, market influenced menu’s. Navajo Grill sources the finest game and artisan beef producers in the Hill Country, along with world class fish and wild shrimp shipped directly from our waters and Honolulu Fish Company.
Just two blocks from the house the perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy a romantic dinner or brunch with friends and family. Fredericksburg Herb Farm. Eating in a garden environment, with fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, is unique these days. What is even more unique is a talented young chef who prepares food with a passion. This fine restaurant is setting standards found only in a few of the larger cities. The historic rock house, built in the late 1890s provides the core of the restaurant. Our brunch, lunch and dinner menus are ever changing based on the Chef's inspiration. Call to inquire about specials and current options. A nice wine selection, which includes local wines, compliments the cuisine. Full bar service is available. The dining rooms have large windows overlooking the gardens, high ceilings, chandeliers, and environmentally-safe carpeting to reduce sound – imagine rooms wrapped with nature’s views. Enjoy a drink in our new garden bar (Bistro Bar), complete with a unique fireplace and comfortable seating.
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Fredericksburg Herb Farm
405 Whitney Street
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Just two blocks from the house the perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy a romantic dinner or brunch with friends and family. Fredericksburg Herb Farm. Eating in a garden environment, with fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, is unique these days. What is even more unique is a talented young chef who prepares food with a passion. This fine restaurant is setting standards found only in a few of the larger cities. The historic rock house, built in the late 1890s provides the core of the restaurant. Our brunch, lunch and dinner menus are ever changing based on the Chef's inspiration. Call to inquire about specials and current options. A nice wine selection, which includes local wines, compliments the cuisine. Full bar service is available. The dining rooms have large windows overlooking the gardens, high ceilings, chandeliers, and environmentally-safe carpeting to reduce sound – imagine rooms wrapped with nature’s views. Enjoy a drink in our new garden bar (Bistro Bar), complete with a unique fireplace and comfortable seating.

Drinks & Nightlife

Favorite wine in the area comes from here. It's in Hye about a 30 minute drive from the house. If you're a connoisseur of fine wines this vineyard is well worth the drive. Rivals wines made in France or Napa, IMO. Using 100 percent Texas grown fruit William Chris Vineyards is a family owned winery and vineyard operation nestled on the edge of Hye, Texas in the Hill Country AVA (American Viticultural Area).
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William Chris Vineyards
10352 U.S. 290
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Favorite wine in the area comes from here. It's in Hye about a 30 minute drive from the house. If you're a connoisseur of fine wines this vineyard is well worth the drive. Rivals wines made in France or Napa, IMO. Using 100 percent Texas grown fruit William Chris Vineyards is a family owned winery and vineyard operation nestled on the edge of Hye, Texas in the Hill Country AVA (American Viticultural Area).
Beautiful place to try some wines in hill country. Just on the edge of town and just a few miles from our place.
Messina Hof Hill Country
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Beautiful place to try some wines in hill country. Just on the edge of town and just a few miles from our place.
You could visit the winery a few miles outside of town or their tasting room right on Main Street.
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Fat Ass Ranch & Winery
51 Elgin-Behrends Rd
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You could visit the winery a few miles outside of town or their tasting room right on Main Street.
Located on gorgeous property under towering oak trees, Hye Meadow Winery will make you feel right at home. Both the covered patio and tasting room are the perfect spots to kick back, relax and enjoy a glass of well-crafted wine.
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Hye Meadow Winery
10257 US-290
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Located on gorgeous property under towering oak trees, Hye Meadow Winery will make you feel right at home. Both the covered patio and tasting room are the perfect spots to kick back, relax and enjoy a glass of well-crafted wine.
Located in the Texas Hill Country between Fredericksburg and Stonewall, Becker Vineyards was established in 1992 by Richard and Bunny Becker. The winery, located in a 19th century German stone barn reproduction, is surrounded by lavender fields. Featured in Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, the Fine Living Channel and served in The White House, these hand-crafted, Bordeaux, Burgundian and Rhone-styled award winning wines are enjoyed with fine cuisine or casual fare. Becker Vineyards is open for tastings, winery/cellar tours, wine gift purchases, wine club and picnicking. Join us on the verandah during the spring and summer, or by the hearth of an open fire during the winter in our Tasting Room. Please join us for our annual Lavender Festival and many events throughout the year.
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Becker Vineyards
464 Becker Farms Road
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Located in the Texas Hill Country between Fredericksburg and Stonewall, Becker Vineyards was established in 1992 by Richard and Bunny Becker. The winery, located in a 19th century German stone barn reproduction, is surrounded by lavender fields. Featured in Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, the Fine Living Channel and served in The White House, these hand-crafted, Bordeaux, Burgundian and Rhone-styled award winning wines are enjoyed with fine cuisine or casual fare. Becker Vineyards is open for tastings, winery/cellar tours, wine gift purchases, wine club and picnicking. Join us on the verandah during the spring and summer, or by the hearth of an open fire during the winter in our Tasting Room. Please join us for our annual Lavender Festival and many events throughout the year.
Right on Main Street. Just a 1/2 mile away from the house. Owned by the Turbeville family in Fredericksburg, Texas, Narrow Path Winery is committed to providing outstanding wines using select grapes and meticulous winemaking processes. From vine to glass, we strive to create wines which are delicious, distinctive and memorable.
Narrow Path Main Street Tasting Room
111 E Main St
Right on Main Street. Just a 1/2 mile away from the house. Owned by the Turbeville family in Fredericksburg, Texas, Narrow Path Winery is committed to providing outstanding wines using select grapes and meticulous winemaking processes. From vine to glass, we strive to create wines which are delicious, distinctive and memorable.
Texas wine aficionados now have the opportunity to enjoy five of Texas’s finest wineries in one premier winery. Six Shooter Cellars offers everything a true connoisseur would expect: tastings, wine by the glass and bottle, an exclusive VIP room for wine club members and, of course, a retail outlet to select bottles for the cellar or dinner that night. But SSC’s signature feature is the limited blend created once a year when the five winemakers come together to create their collaborative symphony in a bottle. We look forward to seeing you! Featured wineries include Clear Creek (Kemah), Yepez (Baytown), Cowtown (Fort Worth), Cross Timbers (Grapevine) and Texas Legato (Lampasas). Six Shooter Cellars – “A Caliber Above the Rest!”.
Six Shooter Cellars
6264 US-290
Texas wine aficionados now have the opportunity to enjoy five of Texas’s finest wineries in one premier winery. Six Shooter Cellars offers everything a true connoisseur would expect: tastings, wine by the glass and bottle, an exclusive VIP room for wine club members and, of course, a retail outlet to select bottles for the cellar or dinner that night. But SSC’s signature feature is the limited blend created once a year when the five winemakers come together to create their collaborative symphony in a bottle. We look forward to seeing you! Featured wineries include Clear Creek (Kemah), Yepez (Baytown), Cowtown (Fort Worth), Cross Timbers (Grapevine) and Texas Legato (Lampasas). Six Shooter Cellars – “A Caliber Above the Rest!”.
Stop by Das Peach Haus. The tastings are generous and the welcome is friendly. It’s all part of Inspiring Your Culinary Adventure. A piece of Fredericksburg History.
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Das Peach Haus
1406 US-87
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Stop by Das Peach Haus. The tastings are generous and the welcome is friendly. It’s all part of Inspiring Your Culinary Adventure. A piece of Fredericksburg History.
A beer garden (a loan translation from the German Biergarten) is an outdoor area in which beer and local food are served, typically at shared tables. Common entertainment include music, song, and games, enjoyed in an atmosphere of Gemütlichkeit. Gemütlichkeit (German pronunciation: [ɡəˈmyːtlɪçkaɪt]) is a German-language word used to convey the idea of a state or feeling of warmth, friendliness, and good cheer. Other qualities encompassed by the term include coziness, peace of mind, and a sense of belonging and well-being springing from social acceptance.
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The All New Altdorf Biergarten
301 West Main Street
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A beer garden (a loan translation from the German Biergarten) is an outdoor area in which beer and local food are served, typically at shared tables. Common entertainment include music, song, and games, enjoyed in an atmosphere of Gemütlichkeit. Gemütlichkeit (German pronunciation: [ɡəˈmyːtlɪçkaɪt]) is a German-language word used to convey the idea of a state or feeling of warmth, friendliness, and good cheer. Other qualities encompassed by the term include coziness, peace of mind, and a sense of belonging and well-being springing from social acceptance.
ALTSTADT IS AN AUTHENTIC BAVARIAN BREWERY DEDICATED TO CREATING THE PUREST, EASY-DRINKING BEERS GUIDED BY THE HISTORIC GERMAN PURITY LAW OF 1516 LOCATED IN HISTORIC FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS, ALTSTADT BREWERY WILL CELEBRATE ITS GRAND OPENING OCTOBER 5TH, 2018 AT 1:00PM. THE 120-ACRE OLD WORLD DESTINATION FEATURES A FINE DINING RESTAURANT, BREWERY TOURS AND A BEAUTIFUL VENUE PERFECT FOR AN ELEGANT TEXAS HILL COUNTRY WEDDING OR CORPORATE EVENT
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Altstadt Brewery
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ALTSTADT IS AN AUTHENTIC BAVARIAN BREWERY DEDICATED TO CREATING THE PUREST, EASY-DRINKING BEERS GUIDED BY THE HISTORIC GERMAN PURITY LAW OF 1516 LOCATED IN HISTORIC FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS, ALTSTADT BREWERY WILL CELEBRATE ITS GRAND OPENING OCTOBER 5TH, 2018 AT 1:00PM. THE 120-ACRE OLD WORLD DESTINATION FEATURES A FINE DINING RESTAURANT, BREWERY TOURS AND A BEAUTIFUL VENUE PERFECT FOR AN ELEGANT TEXAS HILL COUNTRY WEDDING OR CORPORATE EVENT

Getting Around

290 Wine Shuttle - Shuttle service operates every Saturday from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm between Fredericksburg, TX and the Wineries located along HWY 290 East, and from 11:00am-5:00pm on Sundays. Our shuttle picks up every 15 minutes directly across the street from the Fredericksburg Visitor Center. The Visitor Center is located just one block off Main Street behind the Nimitz Museum located at 302 East Austin Street. The shuttle drops off and picks up at each winery every 15 minutes. So come when you want, visit as many wineries as you like and return to Fredericksburg anytime throughout the day. Make a full day of it or visit a couple of your favorite wineries and be back in town for lunch or shopping! No need to pay for an expensive private tour that tells you which wineries to visit and when to start. We offer fourteen wineries to choose from! No Reservations needed. http://www.290wineshuttle.com/
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302 E Austin St
290 Wine Shuttle - Shuttle service operates every Saturday from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm between Fredericksburg, TX and the Wineries located along HWY 290 East, and from 11:00am-5:00pm on Sundays. Our shuttle picks up every 15 minutes directly across the street from the Fredericksburg Visitor Center. The Visitor Center is located just one block off Main Street behind the Nimitz Museum located at 302 East Austin Street. The shuttle drops off and picks up at each winery every 15 minutes. So come when you want, visit as many wineries as you like and return to Fredericksburg anytime throughout the day. Make a full day of it or visit a couple of your favorite wineries and be back in town for lunch or shopping! No need to pay for an expensive private tour that tells you which wineries to visit and when to start. We offer fourteen wineries to choose from! No Reservations needed. http://www.290wineshuttle.com/

Essentials

Everything you need to make your own meals or drinks from the comfort of the house.
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H-E-B
407 South Adams Street
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Everything you need to make your own meals or drinks from the comfort of the house.

Arts & Culture

InSight Gallery represents a select group of the finest painters and sculptors living and working today in landscape, figurative, impressionistic, still life, wildlife and Western art. We are dedicated to bringing only the highest quality of fine art to the Texas Hill Country and to the national art market.
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InSight Gallery
214 W Main St
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InSight Gallery represents a select group of the finest painters and sculptors living and working today in landscape, figurative, impressionistic, still life, wildlife and Western art. We are dedicated to bringing only the highest quality of fine art to the Texas Hill Country and to the national art market.
The Gallery at Vaudeville is a unique venue for contemporary art in the heart land of the Texas Hill Country. Our primary goal is to serve and enrich the community by showing and selling contemporary art that is culturally relevant, intellectually engaging, and aesthetically pleasing. We are committed to representing a consistent quality of artists who are well grounded in their medium and demonstrate a focused and mature body of work.
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Vaudeville
230 East Main Street
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The Gallery at Vaudeville is a unique venue for contemporary art in the heart land of the Texas Hill Country. Our primary goal is to serve and enrich the community by showing and selling contemporary art that is culturally relevant, intellectually engaging, and aesthetically pleasing. We are committed to representing a consistent quality of artists who are well grounded in their medium and demonstrate a focused and mature body of work.
Whistle Pik Galleries, Fredericksburg’s first national art gallery, has been offering traditional representational artwork from 50 artists in oils, pastels, watercolor and bronze since 1995. One of the top U. S. art galleries, Whistle Pik represents national artists like the highly collected G. Harvey, Matt Smith, Glenna Goodacre, Robert Moore, Brian Grimm and others. The gallery has an impressive inventory of estate art, limited edition prints, bronzes and books. All available artwork can be viewed online. http://www.whistlepik.com/
Whistle Pik Galleries
425 E Main St
Whistle Pik Galleries, Fredericksburg’s first national art gallery, has been offering traditional representational artwork from 50 artists in oils, pastels, watercolor and bronze since 1995. One of the top U. S. art galleries, Whistle Pik represents national artists like the highly collected G. Harvey, Matt Smith, Glenna Goodacre, Robert Moore, Brian Grimm and others. The gallery has an impressive inventory of estate art, limited edition prints, bronzes and books. All available artwork can be viewed online. http://www.whistlepik.com/

Parks & Nature

A historically significant park in the heart of former President LBJ’s country home, the ’Texas Whitehouse’, and influenced by three major cultures: Native Americans, Spanish and German.
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Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
199 Park Road 52
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A historically significant park in the heart of former President LBJ’s country home, the ’Texas Whitehouse’, and influenced by three major cultures: Native Americans, Spanish and German.
Located in Gillespie & Llano Counties, 18 miles north of Fredericksburg on R.R. 965, or south from Llano on Texas 16 for 14 miles, then west on R.R. 965 for eight miles. Park picnicking, 8.4 miles of hiking trails, nature trail, interpretive exhibits, rock climbing, watchable wildlife.
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Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
16710 Ranch Road 965
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Located in Gillespie & Llano Counties, 18 miles north of Fredericksburg on R.R. 965, or south from Llano on Texas 16 for 14 miles, then west on R.R. 965 for eight miles. Park picnicking, 8.4 miles of hiking trails, nature trail, interpretive exhibits, rock climbing, watchable wildlife.
An abandoned railroad tunnel that is home to millions of Mexican free-tailed bats every May through October. Located 10.5 miles south of Highway 290 on the Old San Antonio Road. The upper viewing deck is open nightly at no charge. The lower viewing area is open on Thursday through Sunday evenings for special educational presentations for a $5 per person fee. Call for the current bat emergence time: (866) 978-2287.
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Old Tunnel State Park
10619 Old San Antonio Road
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An abandoned railroad tunnel that is home to millions of Mexican free-tailed bats every May through October. Located 10.5 miles south of Highway 290 on the Old San Antonio Road. The upper viewing deck is open nightly at no charge. The lower viewing area is open on Thursday through Sunday evenings for special educational presentations for a $5 per person fee. Call for the current bat emergence time: (866) 978-2287.