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GREAT FOOD + GREAT DRINKS + GREAT PEOPLE

Grass Fed Burgers and Craft Beer
in Historic Fredericksburg, VA

HOME OF FXBG’S 1ST ROOFTOP DECK

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OUR STORY

Vivify Burger & Lounge was opened on September 26, 2013. The owners Blake & Aby Bethem have a long history of restaurant experience here in Fredericksburg. After meeting while working in a local downtown restaurant in 1997, they went on to owning and running Bistro Bethem on 309 William Street for 14 years before opening Vivify.

Blake (or Chef) began his culinary interest while serving in the USMC, and completed his education at Johnson & Wales University in Virginia Beach. Aby (or wife of the chef), arrived to Fredericksburg for the University of Mary Washington, where she received her BS in Business Administration. Working side by side for over 20 years, Blake’s creativity coupled with Aby’s logical business side has been a great recipe for their restaurant careers.

viv·i·fy transitive verb \ˈvi-və-ˌfī\
: to make (someone or something) more lively or vivid
Our translation- Vibrant gathering place.

Vivify, meaning to us ‘lively & bright’, was inspired by our young children. We are passionate about our product choices and wanted a casual environment where our family would be happy eating, and we would feel good about the quality we were providing to them. We will not substitute on quality- locally baked bread, grass fed beef, homemade sauces, farm fresh produce (whenever possible), homemade desserts and new creations all the time. We are more then just a burger joint, offering vegetarian and gluten free options as well. At the time of conception- we were the first to have a rooftop deck in Fredericksburg, and were one of the first/only to have our style of order window service. We are an original ‘fast casual’ dining establishment in downtown Fredericksburg.

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Our vision has organically evolved from family friendly dining into the early evening with ‘the lounge’ concept and bar coming alive as the night progresses. Weather you are looking for a relaxed dinner with your family, or an evening out with friends- we really do fit with what you are looking for.

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OUR SPECIALS

Tuesday - Friday

Happy Hour 4:00 - 7:00

Wednesdays

All American Burger $3

Thursdays

1/2 Price Wings

Tuesday - Friday

Lunchbox Special $9

UPCOMING EVENTS

Bethem Supper Club ‘Pop Up’

Early Summer Seasonal Menu ROOF TOP!- Thursday, 6/6  5:00-10:00

Small Plates ‘a la carte’ Menu, priced between $8-$30.

Reservations  Strongly Recommended- include name, # in party, time, phone #; Make Your Reservation Online

Menu Examples

Slight changes may occur based on Chef’s whim & availability.

Small Plates / Starters

Charred Octopus- Eggplant puree, salsa verde

Tempura Asparagus- gribiche sauce, roasted cherry tomatoes

Blistered Sugar Snap Peas- Ponzu glazed local Glenburnie Farm’s peas, raw radish, cured egg yolk

Smoked Trout Dip

Fried Homemade mozzarella

Radish Toasts- Anchovy butter

Tuna Crudo- chili-olive oil- sea salt

Spicy Shrimp Rolls

Fried Organic Chicken- buttermilk biscuit, sausage gravy

Ceviche

Entrees

Soft Shell Crabs

Pork Katsu Schnitzel-braised sweet & sour red cabbage

FRC- free range organic chicken

Steak- Beef selection, fried vidalias, arugula blue cheese salad

Pork Belly Fried Rice- poached egg, spicy mayo, benne seeds, togarashi

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Summer Restaurant Week!

July 26-August 4

$10.19

11:00 am- 10:00 pm

Plancha Jerk Chicken Sandwich 

Grilled thigh, jicama apple slaw, sassafras-blue cheese mayo. Served with local peach gazpacho.

Prince Edward Island Mussels 

Roasted garlic Parmesan bread.

Squid Ink Tempura Shrimp ‘Po Boy’ 

Toasty pullman bread, local tomato. Served with caesar salad.

Caprese Salad

Locally farmed seasonal tomatoes, homemade mozzarella, basil, Maldoon sea salt, olive oil, balsamic reduction.

Royale with Cheese

All natural, grass fed double beef burger, shaved iceberg, American cheese, 1000 Island dressing. Served with our hand-cut fries.

All Meals include dessert.

Local Fruit Parfait- Snead’s Farm raspberries & blackberries, homemade marshmallow fluff, caramel, oat & brownie crumble.

**Drinks are not included

**No substitutions

Hours:

Monday
Closed

Tuesday – Thursday
11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Friday & Saturday
11:00 am – 12:00 Midnight (kitchen)
Bar last call – 12:30 am

Sunday
11:00 am- 9:00 pm