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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing Crab Cakes - Believe it or Not!

I did not intend to dine here this evening, but the Thai place that I had hoped to go to nearby had nearly an hour wait. This sports pub was pretty crowded and the menu posted outside had a lot of variety. Their Sunday special is crab cakes. I am a sucker for crab cakes and from the description I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
bmoore229
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Overland Park, Kansas
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  • Bar scene
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Overland Park, Kansas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I did not intend to dine here this evening, but the Thai place that I had hoped to go to nearby had nearly an hour wait. This sports pub was pretty crowded and the menu posted outside had a lot of variety. Their Sunday special is crab cakes. I am a sucker for crab cakes and from the description I... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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49 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We went there for a quick bite mid-afternoon and really felt at home there. So much so, we returned the next night to watch the hockey playoffs and have supper! Highly recommend going there to eat & watch sports - go to the 3rd floor if it's open as it's the most

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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198 restaurant reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We stopped in here for a nightcap as they are open until 2 am. It's a fun sports bar with plenty of TV's and pool tables. We enjoyed our beer, had a few laughs and made our way home. The staff was friendly, especially given we were between them and going home.

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Palmerton, Pennsylvania
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52 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went here for Breakfast Saturday morning before heading to DC. Was a good choice. We were a party of eight, were seated promptly by a very attentive waitress. Had a very good breakfast, nice portions for a fair price. Not one complaint from anyone in our party. Also a nice clean, relaxing atmosphere.

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Apex, North Carolina, United States
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We recently visited the Crystal City sports pub while staying in Crystal City on a family trip. They sat us on the 3 rd floor and I really liked the atmosphere. They have plenty of tvs and a giant scoreboard that displays scores for all of the leagues as well as sports trivia. Food was good and prices and service... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I visited this restaurant July of 2014 and had the crab cake and it was the best I ever had in my travels all over the US. I even went back a second time for them that very week of visiting my daughter in Crystal City. I could not wait to go there when I arrived this week in April... More 

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Basingstoke
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

An older sports pub, good for eating with 'the guys' (does that help?). A 1ib of shrimp is exactly that, a 1lb of shrimp. With butter. I could feel my arteries plaquing up. Service ok and they don't make a fuss about giving a separate bill.

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Food and service is average, nice energy and crowd of people, fun spot to watch sports or relax with friends.

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Arlington, VA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Atmosphere is great and with 3 levels there's plenty of room. TVs are good as well. Food is average/so-so. My food last night was mundane but I shouldn't have ordered London Broil.

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Geneva, Illinois
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had nice meal with our school group for dinner. The food was fresh and delicious. Mashed potatoes, baked chicken and veggies!

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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

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?