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Choices By Shawn

3950 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3935
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Ranked #87 of 348 Restaurants in Fairfax
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Just opened a couple years ago. Their web address is http://choicesbyshawn.com.
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  • English first
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English first
Fairfax, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Used a Groupon to try this place for the first time last week. It was Wednesday night. The food was excellent. I had the crab cakes entree. Very meaty with little filling, and very tasty. Potato leek soup also was excellent. I would definitely go back.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My family went to Choices by Shawn last week for dinner. We were excited to try something new in Fairfax and had heard good things about this place. The location is good but there is very little signage to let you know this place is there! Inside is quaint, clean and has an airy feeling. Bathrooms were very clean. Our... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Went with a regular customer of this eatery and she was disappointed. We were there for lunch with only two other tables occupied. The service was spotty. The vegetable medley was overly spiced and all of our party barely touched it. Reubens and chicken sandwich were nothing special- we were bummed.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Just got off the road from 4 1/2 hour trip. Enjoyed comfort and quiet of this quaint spot. The food was delightful and presented beautifully. Quite the happening place. Shower in the next room, but staff was most attentive to everyone in the room.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I love the food at Choices by Shawn, and as a Celiac they make me feel very safe with their own gluten free allergen cards. The food is delicious and very down-home style, a pleasure for both gluten and gluten-free eaters alike.

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Centreville, Virginia
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290 reviews 290 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Those of us with gluten sensitivity know how challenging it is to find lunch options other than salads. At Choices by Shawn gluten free breads and rolls are available for each of the sandwiches and burgers on the menu. Several sides are also gluten free, including the garlic fries which are fragrantly delicious. There is an attractive bar with an... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Our waitress seemed flustered and rushed. After being seated for about 15 minutes, she arrived to take our order. She did not seem to know the menu very well as she looked at my husband's menu to see what sides were offered with his meal. After taking our orders, she then realized that she never got us any drinks. The... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

It's not every day you get to eat in a historic home. It's neat to see the inside. The parking garage is right across the street, so that is convenient. The menu is interesting; this is not Panera. The prices are a bit high, but worth it. I've enjoyed the meals I've had there.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

First impression, cute place, nice little wine bar but food service could use a face lift. Caesar salad was bagged romaine, bagged cheese, bagged croutons and a drizzle of, I'm guessing, bottled dressing, not even tossed. Decent selection of wine but cheap glasses, no riedel here. Finished my salad, server had me keep my fork. Fried chicken was decent but... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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161 reviews 161 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I would definitely recommend this place for a large gathering. There were 12 in our group and we had a lovely little room to ourselves. The menu was quite varied so everyone in our group had something different. It all looked delicious. Butternut squash soup, gnocchi, mussels, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and crab cakes. It was simply delicious. We topped our... More 

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Additional Information about Choices By Shawn

Address: 3950 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3935
Phone Number: 703-385-5433
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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