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Crystal City Sports Pub

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529 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2517
703-521-8215
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8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Chicken Tenders

We found the sports pub in trip advisor while staying in Chrystal City. My son is a real pickey eater so we picked the pub based on chicken tenders. To our surprise it was one of the better dinners we had. Their chicken tenders were very good, the chicken burrito was so good. Service was great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
shri3
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Largo, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Arlington. VA
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Benefit is free parking across the street, lots of tables, and pleasant service. Downside is the food. Went for breakfast - low quality and indifferent preparation. Inedible eggs, warm canned orange juice...will not go back and would not recommend. It to anyone else.

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Milinda P, Owner at Crystal City Sports Pub, responded to this review

Hello AAPW, We are thrilled to hear that you were offered the friendly service we have become known for offering! We do apologize that you were not pleased with the food that we had served you. Please know that all dishes are prepared in house to order using only the freshest ingredients available. Would you be able to provide us... More 

Morris County, New Jersey
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Food passable. Three floors with either a long walk or an elevator for two with assistance. You would expect TVs everywhere, shouting, crowd interaction... Live music on one level the night we were there.We went for dinner/supper. When we were in the area we saw business folk going in for lunch. Frankly I would not go back and some of... More 

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Milinda P, Owner at Crystal City Sports Pub, responded to this review

Hello Sue S, We do apologize that your experience was not a more positive one. All dishes are prepared in house to order using only the freshest ingredients we can procure. That being said, we sincerely apologize that the food we offered you was not more enjoyable. Would you be able to provide us with the names of the dishes... More 

Largo, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We found the sports pub in trip advisor while staying in Chrystal City. My son is a real pickey eater so we picked the pub based on chicken tenders. To our surprise it was one of the better dinners we had. Their chicken tenders were very good, the chicken burrito was so good. Service was great and the prices are... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This was our first time at Crystal City Sports Pub. We enjoyed it. The waitstaff was friendly and efficient. They offer a happy hour. We tried an array of pub food and apps. All were good and served warm/hot. Portions were average. There are three floors..each has its own bar and restaurant seating. There are pool tables on the first... More 

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Webster, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We found this restaurant near our hotel. Everyone was very friendly and helpful with knowledge about the area. We ate there twice many items to choose from and reasonable priced. I had the pulled pork and a burger both very good. Would highly recommend it if you are in the area. Glad we found your place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Crystal City Sports Pub for Sunday brunch today. Heard it advertised on the radio and decided to try it. What a great find. Omelets made to order, ham carving station, pancakes, french toast, cheese Blintzes, fresh fruits, lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, and more. Great service. Also a great atmosphere. Three floors of seating and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Just a very average effort in terms of a way too complicated menu, poor service and average food. The beers on offer are pretty stock standard with nothing standing out as a must have. The service was slow and the server went missing towards the end of the meal. We declined a second round of drinks and never saw the... More 

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Milinda P, Owner at Crystal City Sports Pub, responded to this review

Hello stressedfromdownunder, We apologize that the lack of service had left a negative note on your experience. We can assure you that all staff members are trained to be friendly and efficient so we do sincerely apologize that such service was not extended to you. Please know that we are going to address our staff members accordingly to ensure that... More 

Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I had an hour or so before my Friday flight at DCA and this place is on 23rd in Crystal City. I stopped in and noticed a buffalo chicken salad on the specials. It turned out to be pretty large, with lots of bacon and avocado. Spicy but not too spicy. Just the thing to fuel up before getting my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This place was recommend by the hotel I am staying at. Was a quick walk down the way. Personal professional employees right away. Food was extremely good with generous portions. I will be back here!

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Guam
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Every time I am in DC during football season, I come here to watch the games. The 100" screens on the 3rd floor are amazing! This time, I visited DC with the family and decided to come here for breakfast. Good call. We had pancakes, French toast, eggs benedict, and steak n eggs. Everything was great! Price ands service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 529 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2517
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-521-8215

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?