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3950 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3935
703-385-5433
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Just opened a couple years ago. Their web address is...
Just opened a couple years ago. Their web address is http://choicesbyshawn.com.
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  • 14
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Well thought out menu

An odd name for a restaurant, but it does speak to the philosophy - lots of choices. Not tons of menu items, but choices in how the menu items are prepared as they try to work with their customers allergies and preferences. The food was well prepared, if not eye-popping, and the wine list was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

An odd name for a restaurant, but it does speak to the philosophy - lots of choices. Not tons of menu items, but choices in how the menu items are prepared as they try to work with their customers allergies and preferences. The food was well prepared, if not eye-popping, and the wine list was interesting if not inspired. The... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Who knew gluten free southern fried chicken could be so good? Most Northern Virginia restaurants charge a steep premium for GF options so it's a relief to find a menu so varied at a normal price. The food's tasty, wine menu good and the staff friendly -- no issues hosting our family of 5 with young kids for a leisurely... More 

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Erie
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Choices By Shawn is a great find! We were in from out of town, and researched this restaurant beforehand. We were really impressed by how they handled our gluten allergies. The food was absolutely fantastic! We had a chicken salads, butternut squash and apple soup, a burger, cheesecake, and carrot cake. Everything was very delicious! We would definitely return here!

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Springfield, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We were looking for something that we hadn't tried and after an OpenTable search, selected this restaurant. The building had fascinated me for years and so we took the drive...four of us. We started with three soups: french onion, butternut squash, and potato leek. They were flavorless, truly, truly...without flavor. The onions weren't carmelized in the soup, the potato leek... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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328 reviews 328 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
268 helpful votes 268 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3950 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3935
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: 703-385-5433

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Just opened a couple years ago. Their web address is http://choicesbyshawn.com.
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

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