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Lost Dog Cafe

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5876 N. Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-2924
703 237 1552
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11:00 am - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun place to grab a beer and some pizza!

I have been going to the Lost Dog Cafe for almost 20 years now, and it always feels like the same neighborhood restaurant each time I visit. The menu is ample - if not vast - and each item is distinct. The pizzas are great, but I typically get a sandwich. Craft beers are abound, and the clientele... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
Al T
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Leesburg, Virginia
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my go-to for sandwiches in Virginia. They have a huge selection, and each option can be customized if you want. They also have great pizza and beer. I generally always call ahead if I'm not planning on dining in, and the sandwiches will be ready for pickup when I get there. They also deliver, which is pretty great... More 

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Thank Hillary S
Alexandria, Virginia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This location of Lost Dog in the Westover neighborhood of Arlington is a great place to relax and enjoy a good meal and some great beers, many on tap, many more in bottles. The menu is a wonderful read. The item descriptions are humorous and mouthwatering. The staff is also always ready to help with substitutions or next best suggestions.... More 

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Thank Larry F
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I have been going to the Lost Dog Cafe for almost 20 years now, and it always feels like the same neighborhood restaurant each time I visit. The menu is ample - if not vast - and each item is distinct. The pizzas are great, but I typically get a sandwich. Craft beers are abound, and the clientele is typically... More 

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Thank Al T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have driven past this place many times going to pick up the kids, and because traffic was so bad the whole family decided to stop for dinner. Walked in and everyone was very nice and the food smelled great. Don't let the name fool you that it could be a hot dog place..... sandwiches,pizza,salads and a list of other... More 

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Thank jcp21
Arlington, Virginia
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158 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This place is a local institution and great for take out sandwiches. The dog theme is a bit overdone but it has a large selection of made to order sandwiches. Eating in is good, but parking is a hassle (small lot, lots of cars). I recommend the turkey ruben (which has some sort of cute canine name that I cannot... More 

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Thank Arlingtoniantravelle
Swansea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Attended here in early Nov 2015, Thurs 6th I believe, and I was amazed by the charity of this establishment. The staff were really friendly and down to earth and I liked the general aesthetics of the premises too. I had to go outside to make a phone call, and the staff welcomed me back in each time with a... More 

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Thank Darren H
Virginia
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88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Have been here a few times over the past number of years. Worth a stop for a wide range of sandwiches that are filling. Easy substitutions, great beer selection.

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Thank Connie I
Leesburg, Virginia
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111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I love this place. The food a great, wonderful for families. I love the pictures of all the dogs that you can adopt on the walls although it will make you want to adopt many. Parking is difficult as with most businesses in the area. I would recommend this place anytime for a nice casual meal.

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Thank HBH2336
Arlington, Virginia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

unique collection of sandwiches, all named for dogs. individual and small pizza is better than large - the crust gets soggy on the large. i eat there a lot and love it. good for carry-out or delivery, and sometimes eat there, but it's always crowded.

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Thank Edward D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Lost Dog Cafe is a true testament of quality through the years. Lost Dog was an old stomping ground for me post college as a young working professional. The food was Delicious and most importantly Affordable! Its been 10 years since I have step foot into Lost Dog Cafe and I would say the food is just as could but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5876 N. Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-2924
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703 237 1552

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Pizza, American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:45 pm

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