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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
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11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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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 6 days ago NEW 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 

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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 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Charlotte N
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank Daphne S
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

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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 8 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.

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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 

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nyc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

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San Marcos, CA
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

After taking the battlefield tour and reading about the role played by the Irish Brigade during the civil war we were in the mood for some good Irish fare. We saw this resturant and decided to give it a try. The building and decor are nothing special but the food is wonderful! The service was good and it looked like... More 

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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Brought two out of town friends here for lunch. I had not been before, but thought we would give it a try. Got seated and was greeted by a very friendly young man. He took our drink orders, returned promptly with them and took our orders. Food took a reasonable amount of time to come out. I had the Brigade... More 

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Fredericksburg
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I've been going to the Colonial for around seven years. It's a great place to have a pint and enjoy local entertainment on weekends. I personally like the ambiance; it's a neat old building. The food is reasonably good, if wholly predictable for an "Irish" pub. Good, if not spectacular, beer selection. If you're looking for a good place to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
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?