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Choices By Shawn

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3950 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3935
703-385-5433
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9:00 am - 10:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
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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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Nice Evening Outing

The dining rooms appear as converted first floor rooms of a spacious former home, which provides a subdued and quiet atmosphere with pictures and fixtures of an earlier period. The staff was very attentive through the entire process and appeared relaxed and in control. Our waitress did verify a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Choices by Shawn is an excellent restaurant and a gourmet refuge for those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance/allergies. The staff is educated and there is a separate GF kitchen, so there is no risk of cross-contamination. Brunch was excellent and the patio fabulous. Dinner is well done and offerings locally sourced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My children both have Celiac disease, and this place was a great treat for them. We had the gluten-free fried chicken, crab cake sandwich, chicken & rice soup and garlic fries, and all were deemed yummy. We also thought the house setting was really neat, and our server was very friendly. I'm really surprised at some of the negative reviews... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The dining rooms appear as converted first floor rooms of a spacious former home, which provides a subdued and quiet atmosphere with pictures and fixtures of an earlier period. The staff was very attentive through the entire process and appeared relaxed and in control. Our waitress did verify a couple of questions we had about menu items with the kitchen... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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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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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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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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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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?