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February 11, 2016 Slideshows » Food & Drink

21 Essential Fredericksburg Restaurants You Should’ve Tried By Now 

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You've probably driven by them a hundred times, but a goldmine of excellent eats are situated off of Fredericksburg Road.
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Simi's India Cuisine
4535 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 737-3166,
Simi's India Cuisine is a cozy spot offering tandoori specialties, vegetarian dishes and a sizable lunch buffet. Pair the saag paneer with homemade naan for a cosmic experience.

Photo via Facebook (Simi's India Cuisine)
French Sandwiches
8448 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 692-7019,
Come to French Sandwiches during your lunch break to enjoy a spartan, but welcoming nook dishing out simple sandwich shop fare with a touch of Vietnamese flair. Branch out of the cream puff territory with a fresh bahn mi.

Photo via Facebook (French Sandwiches)
Aldo's Ristorante Italiano
8539 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 263-3943,
Situated in a refurbished farmhouse, Aldo's is an upscale destination for classical Italian plates and fine wines. Save room after your main course for a slice of cheesecake.

Photo via Facebook (Aldo's Ristorante Italiano)
India Palace
8474 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 692-5262,
North Indian favorites are abundant at this popular eatery housed in an informal strip center off Fredericksburg. Spring for the chicken tikka masala with a side of warm vegetable samosas.

Photo via Facebook (India Palace)
Dry Dock Oyster Bar
8522 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 692-3959,
The Dry Dock Oyster Bar is a quirky mainstay for solid seafood. You cannot miss this joint's ship-shaped edifice while driving down Fredericksburg.

Photo via Facebook (Dry Docks Seafood Restaurant)
8132 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 614-1800,
Find traditional takes on falafel, shawarma and gyros at Darna, a Mediterranean grille adorned with Middle Eastern art.

Photo via Yelp (Darna)
Mencius' Gourmet Hunan Restaurant
7959 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 615-1288,
Mencius' is a subdued spot for familiar Chinese cuisine. Go for the jalapeño chicken at this medical center staple.

Photo via Facebook (Mencius Gourmet Hunan)
9425 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 314-8692,
Expect a range of classic Pakistani dishes at Kohinoor, a family-owned eatery starring kebab rolls that literally melt in your mouth.

Photo via Facebook (Kohinoor Restaurant)
Original Blanco Cafe
7934 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 692-3233,
Fantastic service meets quality Tex-Mex digs at the Original Blanco Cafe. Start off your day with a huevos ranchero plate with large coffee.

Photo via Facebook (The Original Blanco Cafe 2)
Ray's Pizzaria
5252 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 257-8520,
You'll always get a bang for your buck at Ray's Pizzaria, the former location of Goomba's Pizza. Order a side salad, a huge slice of pizza and a drink for the scanty price of $5.95.

Photo via Yelp (Ray’s Pizzaria N.Y. Style)
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Thai Basil
5136 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 524-0100,
While you should keep your eyes on the prize at Thai Basil with the Indian curry fried rice, don't discredit the blackened noodles either.

Photo via Instagram (elainemaxx)
Garibaldi's Mexican Restaurant
4515 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 731-9222,
Consistency is the name of the game at Garibaldi's, a spot for quick Tex-Mex with some of the best enchiladas on its side of town.

Photo via Facebook (Garibaldi's Mexican Restaurant # 4)
The Original Donut Shop
3307 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 734-5661,
A communal dining area and patio fuse this eatery's dual focal points, donuts and breakfast tacos. Cruise through one of two drive-thru's for either a sweet or savory snackin'.

Photo via Facebook (The Original Donut Shop)
El Pollo Regio
2901 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 785-9717,
There simply are not words to describe the coal-smoked chicken with the grilled onions and creamy green sauce at El Pollo Regio.

Photo via Yelp (El Pollo Regio)
De Wese's Tip Top Cafe
2814 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 732-0191,
De Wese's is a homestyle cafe known for serving up delicious chicken-fried steak and pie since 1938.

Photo via Facebook (Dewese's Tip Top Cafe Fredericksburg Rd.)
Deco Pizzeria
1815 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 732-3326,
An easygoing option in the Deco District, the Deco Pizzeria is a must for good pizza and cold beer on any given night. Plus, this breezy joint occasionally hosts live music during the evening.

Photo via Facebook (Deco Pizzeria)
El Paraiso Ice Cream
1934 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 737-8101,
A longtime favorite for area locals, El Paraiso fits the bill for delicious ice cream and paleta bars made from natural ingredients.

Photo via Facebook (El Paraiso Ice Cream)
Taqueria Datapoint 5
1702 W. Gramercy Pl., (210) 733-1323,
Hit up the humble Taqueria Datapoint for, hands down, the some of the greatest al pastor in San Antone.

Photo via Facebook (Taqueria Datapoint 5)
Snow Monkey Shaved Ice
1604 Frederickburg Rd., (210) 381-2374,
Snow Monkey slings out possibly the fluffiest shaved ice ever topped with real fruit and juice.

Photo via Facebook (Snow Monkey Shaved Ice)
Rios Barbacoa
1720 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 734-3980,
Whip through the drive-thru at Rios Barbacoa on a Sunday morning to pick up an order of mind-boggling barbacoa and pork tamales for the whole family.

Photo via Facebook (Rios Barbacoa)
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Garcia's Mexican Restaurant
842 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 735-5686,
Garcia's is a must for Mexican eats in a simple environment. A hearty brisket taco or plate of carne guisada are this spot's best picks after a night of partying like it's 1999.

Photo via Facebook (Garcia's Mexican Food)
Simi's India Cuisine
4535 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 737-3166,
Simi's India Cuisine is a cozy spot offering tandoori specialties, vegetarian dishes and a sizable lunch buffet. Pair the saag paneer with homemade naan for a cosmic experience.

Photo via Facebook (Simi's India Cuisine)

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