Discover Fredericksburg’s Deep History
Plus, the Best Southern Comfort Food in Town
Fredericksburg and its surrounding areas have seen hundreds of years of American history. It was the childhood home of George Washington and, during the Civil War, it was the site of many important battles and happenings.
Civil War history buffs will enjoy touring the major battlefields and cemetery at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, learning about the Spotsylvania African American Heritage Trail, or visiting the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center.
Don’t miss a stroll along Fredericksburg’s vibrant, 40-block National Historic District featuring hundreds of original 18th and 19th century buildings.
Other local attractions include:
- George Washington’s Ferry Farm
- Mary Washington’s home
- Chatham Manor
- Downtown/Old Town Fredericksburg
- Fredericksburg Nationals Baseball Stadium
- Spotsylvania Towne Center
- Central Park Shopping Center
- Gari Melchers Home & Studio
- Mill Park
All that walking can work up an appetite, and the best cure for “hangry” just may be Metro Diner’s Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Classic Burgers, Chicken Salad Croissant, Philly Cheesesteak, Club Sandwich or many other downright delicious choices. Don’t forget $3.39 mimosas and Bloody Mary’s or a tall glass of sweet tea!
Fun things to do in Fredericksburg with the Family
Family Friendly Menu, Catering, and Meals to-go
Just down the street at Fun Land of Fredericksburg in Central Park, the whole family can enjoy indoor attractions like laser tag, bowling, a climbing wall, bumper cars and more. And if the weather is nice, try the go-karts, miniature golf and batting cages.
From the Metro Diner Kids’ Menu, children 12 and under can choose a kid-sized version of our Fried Chicken & Waffles or kid-pleasing Grilled Cheese or Mac & Cheese. For the kids-at-heart, satisfy your cravings with Fish & Chips, Pot Roast or our famous biscuit-crust Chicken Pot Pie.
Looking for a more back-to-nature activity for the fam? Grab our family-portioned meals and head to Alum Spring Park for a picnic. This lush park has picnic tables, horseshoe pits, play equipment and walking paths – and it’s only 5 minutes from our front door!
If a party is more your style, Metro Diner offers catering for all kinds of events: business meetings, baby showers, graduation, corporate events, holiday parties, and even weddings! Here comes the bride… and the Chicken & Waffles!
About Metro Diner
Serving the Best Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner since 1992
Officially opened in 1992, our original Metro Diner location in Jacksonville, Florida, quickly became the go-to local restaurant for comforting classics and reimagined favorites.
Over the years, we’ve continued to share our southern hospitality, big, bold flavors and passion for integrity as we bring in new partners across the country.
Today, Metro Diner has over 50 locations in 12 states. Our diners have earned a number of awards for our mouthwatering, home-style comfort food cooking including: Best Breakfast, Best Diner and Best Burger.
We welcome you to visit us and try our award-winning food for yourself! Learn more about Metro Diner