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Fredericksburg Insider: Cheap Eats

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Locals of German descent in Fredericksburg are notoriously cheap; some say they squeak when they walk. So in a town known for its fine restaurants, where do they spend their hard earned money for food and entertainment?

$12 Ribeye Steak Plate

Longhorn St Cafe

Photo: Robert C Deming

Short on ambiance but long on meat, this cafe fills up with ranchers and stock traders three days a week – Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday – when the adjacent auction barn is running a sale. These guys know their steak!

Sticky Bun Saturday

Sticky Bun Saturdays!

Photo: Robert C Deming

At 8 a.m. sharp each Saturday locals are lined up waiting for the oven at Clear River Pecan Company to open. Out come Sticky Buns; topped with pecans and paired with coffee, this is the perfect way to start a Saturday on Main Street.

Wing Wednesday at Buffalo Nickel

Wing Wednesday at Buffalo Nickel

Photo: Robert C Deming

With 50 cent wings and $2.00 pints of local craft beer from 4 to 7 p.m., this is a local favorite. A group of owners from the local craft brewery can usually be found taking up the entire bar. The wings come in two styles: re-fried and regular. Re-fried are this writer’s favorite!

Half Price on Beer Can Chicken Pizza!

Photo:  Robert C Deming

At the Sozial Haus in downtown Fredericksburg, on Mondays and Tuesdays, large pizzas are half price from 4 to 7 p.m., and on Tuesday’s there is a double whammy – Texas beer is $2.00 off! The Beer Can Chicken Pizza is awesome!

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