Experience Dark StarWhen cooking, some people say think outside of the box.. I say blow the box to pieces. Stay creative and never sit still. Statues sit still all over the world and they catch bird shit everyday. -Brian Hyland
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About UsSince opening in 2019, Dark Star seeks to earn its place among the pillars of Fredericksburg’s bustling dining scene, receiving numerous accolades for its refined New-American Style cuisine, world-class presentation and gracious hospitality.
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What They Say
"Dark Star Saloon & Cafe hosted a private dinner for my group and I can't say enough about how wonderful it was. Getting our family together is a challenge so having a private dinner was so special. From the appetizers to the entrees, everything was absolutely perfect. We ordered the Bruschetta and Coconut Shrimp for appetizers and the Filet Mignon, Lobster Risotto and Shrimp Scampi. One in our family was vegan so Krystopher prepared a special vegan plate for her that was nothing short of amazing. The food was perfect, the service was perfect and the restaurant vibe is so nostalgic and fun. It was truly a perfect dinner. I highly recommend Dark Star Saloon & Cafe. Absolutely the finest and coolest dining experience we've had!"
"Simply the best steak I have had in Virginia thus far. Better than the two steak places in town. Portions are huge!! Perfectly prepared. We have dined there a number of times and have had nothing other than great food and excellent service. Note. This is not a fast-food joint. Don't expect fast food timing on food. It is, however, the most interesting fine dining I have experienced in quite a while. Plus you will dine in a cool environment and be served by folks that love the vibe of the place.
Go there! Relax and chill. Enjoy yourself and the food."
"My husband and I came to Dark Star on Sunday for a late brunch and WOW! We were blown away. I had, literally, the best omelette I've ever eaten - perfectly cooked, loaded with fresh mushrooms and cheese. Wonderful herbs mixed in and their special hemp oil/herb blend. Congratulate me for not licking the plate. My husband had the Chicken and Waffles 2.0 which adds bacon to their amazing corn meal waffle batter that have shredded chicken and are then Belgian "waffled" and loaded with real maple syrup. AND - they top it with hand breaded chicken tenders. He LOVED is and took some home (cause the serving is HUGE) to eat later. We loved this place so much we came back on Thursday for dinner (which was WONDERFUL) and we're coming back on Saturday and bringing the kids and grandkids. So that will make three visits in one week - sounds about right. The service is great - friendly and eager to please. The atmosphere is funky, fun 60s retro and we enjoyed every minute. Krystopher, the chef, is creative, innovative and very skilled and making fresh, farm-to-table meals. We're SO glad DSS is in our home town.
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Ugly Christmas Sweater Beer Pong Tournament this Saturday Night at Dark Star Saloon And Café Starts @ 9:30 ends @ 1:00 AM…Find yourself a partner and pull out your ugliest ...Read More