Lincoln Street Wine and Cigar Bar

Favorite wine bar ever. Good spot to hang out for an hour or two. Eat olives and cheese, charcuterie. Maybe a few fine chocolates. Smoke a cigar. Fine old leather sofas, long experienced narrow table to share, great cigar cabinet, outdoor patio with vine-covered arbor and a fireplace. Casual Elegance with an eclectic variety of wine from around the world, by the glass or the bottle. Wine bottles range from $20 to $500, so there truly is something for everyone here. A true wine-lover's wine bar. Far, far beyond local Texas wines here.

Hilltop Café

Cajun, American, blues piano and harmonica some nights, in a 1930s gas station. This superquirky joint just up the road from Fredericksburg is always worth the trip thanks to its unique eclectic menu of Greek, Cajun and Texas fusion fare served amid license plate decor; live blues from owner Johnny Nicholas (check before you go). Great views of the Hill Country add to its charm, making it a classic place to return to again and again. A restaurant and gathering spot of iconic proportions.

Otto’s

Fine and delicious gourmet German fare made with care. Local organic produce, natural and biodynamic wines, artisan cocktails and craft beers. Locally sourced produce and meats. Intimate, interesting, and very special going far beyond the typical beer and brats. Quaint little bistro, a block away from crazy-busy Main Street. Ambiance is European cafe with lots of wood, vaulted ceilings, small tables, and an open kitchen. On mild nights, sit under the stars in the unpretentious garden.

August E’s

High-end steaks, seafood & sushi in a swanky, sophisticated setting. Combines the freshness of locally sourced meats and produce with Chef Leu’s knowledge gained by a life of world culinary travel. Traditional preparations and experimental fusions offer lots of variety. Sushi in the Texas Hill Country: never-frozen Sashimi Grade Fish shipped overnight from various locations throughout the world.

Fredericksburg Brewery

An easy Fredericksburg institution, first craft brewery known to Texas man, seasonal hefty beer options, wide menu from wurst samplers to fried catfish, nachos to burgers, jager schnitzel to soft pretzels. Something-for-everyone restaurant, ales and lagers German-style, award-winning brews in both U.S. and international competitions. The oldest and most acclaimed Brewpub in Texas – since 1994. Don’t expect a lite beer here. In the heart of historic downtown on bustling Main Street, and in this fair little town, sidewalk consumption is allowed, so you can take a cold brew on your sidewalk stroll.

Elk Store Winery & Distillery

Eclectic furnishings, wide selection of international wines, easy atmosphere. Unique cocktails made from in-house distilled spirits – exceptionally smooth Moonshine, Gin, Rum and Whiskey. A few great cheese plates and charcuterie. Comfortable, easy vibe for hanging out for a while. They call it a classy Fredericksburg-friendly atmosphere. There always seems to be an old black & white Humphrey Bogart movie on the TV.

Vaudeville

Variety of fine food in an interesting space. Hip bistro serving local New American cuisine in a building with a retail showroom & an art gallery. Vaudeville is a one-of-a-kind retail experience that offers delights for all the senses. They describe it as new American comfort food. Bold flavors and health-conscious ingredients. Seasonal produce sourced from local farmers, ranchers and producers with organic practices. Wide selection of gourmet sodas, craft beers and international & local wines.

Woerner Warehouse Cafe

Combo feed store, warehouse, antiques, cafe. The most visually interesting space ever if you like surprising European delights, shabby chic, and funky finds. Created in an old warehouse off the beaten main path. Serving lunch, artisan pizzas, salads and bakery goods and offering beer, wine, specialty coffees, free wifi and outdoor seating. Now open on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 9 pm for dinner, too. Right next door to absolute favorite Carol Hicks Bolton Antiquities, which is a super fortunate proximity if you’re so inclined.