This little tavern is near Fredericksburg National Cemetery at the intersection of Hanover and Littlepage in Downtown Fredericksburg. We decided to give the place a try for the first time one Saturday morning with a friend and his six year old son, Wilder.
We parked on the side of the road in an alley beside the restaurant and entered the back entrance and sat at a table. Almost all the tables were full of people ordering their 11:00 brunch, but they emptied out as we were there. The walls on both sides of the restaurant had pictures of people posing in swimsuits and underwear, which might be something parents would like to know before bringing their children. There was also no kids' menu, but they offered brunch from 9:00am to 2:00pm Saturday to Sunday.
I ordered the Classic Club off their lunch menu, described as “thinly sliced turkey, ham, crispy bacon, lettuce, onion, and tomato. Served on three pieces of your choice of bread.” and a side of fries. Luke and Wilder ordered the Be Well Pancake Breakfast (buttermilk pancake with two eggs and your choice of meat, $9), and the chocolate chip pancake, $8, part of the brunch menu. Jack, my brother, created his own sandwich of house roasted ham, provolone cheese, lettuce, and mayonnaise on whole wheat bread with a side of onion rings and said it was, “very yummy”.
After a significant wait, huge portions of food were brought to our table. Jack and I were delightfully surprised by the size of our sandwiches, and Luke and Wilder were wide-eyed at the sight of the pancakes bigger than their heads. Needless to say, my sandwich was enormous. I could barely wrap my mouth around it. I ate half of it at the restaurant and the other two quarters for the next two lunches. It was delicious; all the flavors mixed well. The sandwich got better with every bite, or should I say serving?
Wilder’s pancake looked, and tasted, really good. With all the chocolate chips inside it looked like a Nutella pancake. He ate a small portion of it and was full. Next time, we could get one pancake to share between all the kids. I suggest that if you plan to bring small kids to split one pancake between all of them. You’ll save money, and you might even have leftovers!
Sunken Well Tavern was a great experience. I enjoyed my generous serving of food and would definitely go back a second time.