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The Sammy T’s Story

We are honored to be a part of this building’s long history and to continue the tradition of providing great food, warm memories, and sense of community for which Sammy T’s has always been known.We thank you for joining us and being part of the Sammy T’s story.

The building that became Sammy T’s was constructed in 1804 and was thereafter purchased by Anthony Buck who operated “Buck’s Auction Room.” According to an October 1805 Virginia Herald article, “Buck was an auctioneer who handled real estate and probably slaves” here. After the Civil War it became home to the Fredericksburg Post Office until 1921 at which time it became an Amoco Service and fueling Station known as Horton’s Auto Supply. In the early 1930’s, Dugans restaurant was established in this building and operated until the late 1970s. Dugans became a popular downtown “watering hole” and was frequented by the current owners as well as their ancestors.

 Sammy T’s Restaurant began operating in 1981 and since then has become an iconic Fredericksburg downtown restaurant featuring great food in a friendly and fun environment. Sammy T’s founding father was Samuel T.Emory, a Geography professor at the University of Mary Washington., at which time it was purchased by a group of retired business persons- to whom downtown Fredericksburg and Sammy T’s hold special memories. As children growing up here, several of the new owners spent Saturday mornings with their parents on shopping excursions on Caroline Street which, at the time, was the main commercial and retail center for all of Fredericksburg and its surrounding counties. We hope you appreciate our story, the great history of this building and establishment as well as our great food and beverages, friendly staff, appreciative owners and fun atmosphere. Come and enjoy the unique Sammy T’s experience and you’ll want to come back time and time again. Cheers!

 Built in 1805, this building served as an auction house and store, known as “Buck’s Auction Room”. After the Civil War, from 1872 to 1874, Brigadier General Darrel Ruggles, CSA, inventor and designer of railroad equipment, made this his temporary home. Afterwards, the building served as the Fredericksburg Post Office until 1921, when Horton’s Auto Supply took up occupancy. A restaurant known as “Dugan’s” opened its doors in the 30’s, and remained at this location until 1980, when it was purchased by Samuel T. Emory. Dr. Emory, a Geography professor at the University of Mary Washington, opened “Sammy T’s” on Valentine’s Day, 1981.Sammy T’s reopens in February 2017, with the group of six married couples Al and Rena Littek, Ray and Laura Stoner and Frank and Ana Robinson. Together, we strive to bring you the good food, warm memories, and sense of community for which we’ve always been known.

Kiddos Corner

Grilled Cheese w/Fries

Burger w/Fries

PB & Jelly w/Fries

Pasta w/Butter & Parmesan

6.5 each 


Grab-N-Go Pints

Hummus  5

Soups  6

Tabouli  5

Tzatziki  5

Salsa  5

Black Beans/Rice  6

Lemon Tahini  8

Crab Dip  13



Bottled Water (20 oz) 1.5

S. Pellegrino (1 Liter) 6

Sodas 2.5

Adult Drinks


Michelob Ultra, Bud & Bud Lite, Coors, Miller Lite   4

Devil’s Backbone Golf Leaf  6

Devil’s Backbone Vienna Lager  6

Corona & Corona Lite  5

Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout  6

Sam Smith Nut Brown Ale  6

Highmark Brewery Coffee Stout  8


House Wines (Ask Server)  6

Draft Beers (Ask Server) 


Soup du Jour- Made Daily   6.0

Hummus - w/Sliced Cucumbers, Tomato, Greens & Pita   8.5

Tzatziki Dip - W/Sliced Cucumbers, Tomato, Onion, Greens, Feta and Pita   8.5

Mediterranean Platter Combo of Above Dips w/Pepperoncini’s Black Olives & Feta, Cucumbers, Tomato, Onion & Pita  14.5

Crab Dip – Baked Crab w/Cream Cheese, Scallions, Lemon, w/ Warmed Pita Bread   13.5

Mini Crab Cakes – 3  Lightly Seasoned  w/Lemon Caper Aioli   14.0

Nachos - Topped w/Tomatoes, Chopped Onion, Pepper, Jalapeno & Mixed Cheeses   10.5

Quesadilla w/Tomatoes, , Chopped Onion, Pepper, Jalapenos & Mixed Cheeses   10.5

*Additions:  Chicken 5, Ground Beef 5, Shrimp or Crab 6, Tofu 4, Black Beans 3


: Blue Cheese, Ranch, Lemon Tahini, Red Wine Vinaigrette, Balsamic & Olive Oil

House Salad, Shredded Red Cabbage & Carrots, Cucumbers, Tomato   7.5

Sammy’s  Salad – Spinach, Walnuts, Cranberries,  Granny Smith Apples & Blue Cheese Crumbles  10.5

Ellen Salad – Falafel Served over Tabouli, on a Bed of Spinach w/Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion, Cucumbers w/Lemon Tahini   11.5

Cous Cous Salad – w/Cherry Tomatoes, Feta, Cucumbers, Onion and Black Olives Tossed w/Red Wine Vinaigrette  10.5


Falafel Cakes – 3 Falafel Cakes in Pita w/Greens, Tomato Cucumbers, Onion w/Lemon Tahini   11.5

Black Bean Cakes – 3 Cakes in Pita w/Greens, Tomato, Cucumber, Onion/Salsa  11.5

Camper – Bean & Grain Smothered in Sautéed Mushrooms, Onion, Peppers, Tomato, Hummus Flour Tortilla w/Melted Cheese   13.5

Spinach Fold over in Quesadilla w/Onion, Mushrooms, and Tomato and Sautéed Spinach & Humus   11.5

Bean & Grain Burger w/Greens, Tomato, Onion w/Sweet Chili Mustard  10.5


Bread Selections: Sour Dough, Pumpernickel, Wheat, Rye, Wrap

Additions: Bacon, Egg, Cheese $1 ea

*Hamburger - 7 oz. Burger w/Greens, Tomato, Red Onion on Potato Roll w/Sweet Chili Mustard   10.5

Grilled Chicken Breast – w/Greens, Tomato & Onion   On Potato Roll w/Horseradish Aioli   10.5

Crab Cake – No Breading; Best in Town! Served on Potato Roll w/Greens, Tomato & Onion   15.5

Grilled Cheese w/Mozzarella, Cheddar & Swiss   7.5

Curried Chicken Salad w/Cranberry & Walnuts   9.5

Turkey Pita Panini w/Pickle, Sweet Chili Mustard, Swiss, Tomato, Mayo on Pita.   11.5

Club Sandwich – Turkey & Ham, Swiss & Mayo, Three slices of Toast, Bacon, Tomato, Greens   12.0

French Dip w/Au Jus – Thinly sliced Roast Beef on French Bread w/Swiss, Sautéed Onion & Horseradish Aioli   13.5



Shrimp Scampi
– Sautéed in Lemon, Butter & Garlic Wine Sauce  16.5

Stirfry – Broccoli, Mushrooms, Onion, Peppers & Carrots With a Peanut Teriyaki Sauce over Rice or Pasta   12.5

Add: Chicken 4, Shrimp 6, Tofu 4 

Crab Cakes – 2 Lightly Seasoned Crab Cakes w/ No Filler!!  Rice & Broccoli W/Caper Aioli   22.0

“Masks should be worn until we get you seated.”

“Please be Patient with us as we all Navigate through our re-opening. We are following the CDC Guideline for your safety and our staff.”

Sammy T's

801 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540) 371-2008