Old Town Fredericksburg, VA


One of my favorite things to do on a sunny day or warm evening is take a stroll down Caroline Street in Fredericksburg.  Lined with antique shops, historic buildings, museums, quaint dining, and quirky shops, you’ll be amused for hours at the wonderful assortment of things to browse.

After a quick stop at Ullman’s and Crown Jeweler’s (two of my favorite “stop-in-before-the-holidays-with-the-husband” stores), we were trying to decide on a place to eat.  Something quick, tasty, and no-nonsense was in order.  Today led us to a great little restaurant owned by a young chef raised and bred in F’burg, Daniel Battista.  The Old Town Grill and Café offered a nice menu of soups, salads, sandwiches and grilled items.

It’s always busy at lunch with a pretty fast pace, simple décor, and a lot of talkative diners.  The noise was a little louder than we had anticipated but I had dined there a couple of times before and had been really happy with the food.

Lunch was delicious and even my husband (who has a pretty big appetite) was quite satisfied by the portion and was pleasantly surprised by his Italian Sub.  For an Italian boy, that’s a big compliment.  I had the blackened chicken sandwich and fries and it was delicious and huge.  Way too much for me to finish.

Afterwards, we strolled down and couldn’t decide on antiquing or whether we should get a milk shake at Goolrich’s or just head straight to Carl’s.  Their last day is November 18th this year so with only a few days left, we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to grab a quick ice cream – even though we were stuffed!

Carl’s is located just down Caroline Street heading west and then over one street to 2200 Princess Anne Street.  If you’re ever in town, be sure to spend at least one portion of your sunny day on Caroline Street.  You won’t be sorry!

Irene Morales Ward, Northern Virginia Real Estate

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