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WE PLAY PERFECT HOSTS

EVENTS & CATERING

Host your next event, gathering, meeting or wedding at Billiken’s Smokehouse. We can assist with indoor and outdoor events, as well as catering.

WHY CHOOSE
BILLIKEN'S SMOKEHOUSE?

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SUMMER DOESN'T STOP!

ENJOY LIVE MUSIC ON OUR BACKYARD PATIO ALL SUMMER LONG

Enjoy delicious BBQ in downtown Fredericksburg and the soundtrack to your summer on the backyard patio, complete with covered dining area and outdoor bar. We feature live music every weekend. Tap the link below to see our full schedule of upcoming events.

THE STORY BEHIND OUR NAME

WHAT IS A BILLIKEN?

A Billiken is said to be the creation of Ms. Florence Pretz, a Kansas City art teacher and illustrator. She dreamed of this little guy in the early 1900s. Ms. Pretz initially manufactured her Billiken Man as coin banks and statuettes, and later as a doll. This good luck charm soon became a national craze and the Billiken’s likeness adorned everything from Post Cards to hood ornaments. The Horsemen Doll Co. manufactured the Billiken as a doll for two years around 1908 and in the first months sold 200,000 dolls.

During the Great Depression, the Billiken took on the life of a good luck charm. Several poems have been written explaining the luck he brings to those who possess him. He has been explained as everything from a fairy to an Imp, a good luck charm, and even as a god. In China, he is called the god of “things that should be.” He has taken on many lives all around the world including Alaska and Canada.

He is here to amuse, make you laugh and to bring you luck and happiness. And last, but not least, he is here for you to askt he question…what is a Billiken?
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Hours

Mondays

(CLOSED)

Tuesday – Thursday

4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Friday – Sunday

11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Contact

(540) 656-2932

info@billikensbbq.com 623 Caroline Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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