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?

Embrace the charming ambiance of historical downtown Fredericksburg and the rich heritage of the Chimney’s on Caroline Street.

Dance the day and night away in the backyard on our dance floor while listening to live music and ordering your favorite cocktails from the outdoor bar.

Meet with clients, celebrate birthdays or marry the love of your life in your choice of any room or rooms that dress up (or down) for any occasion.

Our kitchen can prepare your choice of cuisine for almost any occasion, including appetizers, entrees, desserts, cocktails, and more…

INDOOR & OUTDOOR VENUE

HOST YOUR EVENT, PARTY OR WEDDING

We’re happy to play host for your next company event, family gathering, birthday party or wedding. Choose from indoor and outdoor spaces, including a covered bar and outdoor music venue. Our kitchen can assist with our regular menu or prepare whatever you request. Billiken’s Smokehouse at the Chimneys is happy to host your next special occasion!

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

Monday

(CLOSED)

Tuesday – Thursday

11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Friday – Saturday

11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Sunday

11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Contact

(540) 656-2932

billikenssmokehouse@gmail.com

623 Caroline Street

Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401