Mrs.P and I just made our second visit to Der Lindenbaum, on the Deutschekitschhauptstrasse (aka Main Street, aka Hwy 290) in the center of town. We liked it even better than the we did first time (see our earlier report, which I can't figure out how to link....) I had the rinderbraten -- very thin, very tender slices of roast beef in a homey, slightly sweet and spicy gravy with peppers. Most importantly, it comes with their intensely perfumed and vinegary red cabbage, really worth a stop in itself. Also on the side is two balls of german potato salad. The sweet, mild starchy flavor with chunks of pork on the inside is strangely reminiscent of a dim sum barbecue pork bun -- in a good way!
We've never tried the many other German places in Fredericksburg, so we don't know if Der Lindenbaum is the best -- but it's certainly a good one. And if you're here in the daytime, don't miss the Museum of the Pacific War just down the block -- it's first-rate.
312 E. Main Street