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10536 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030-3104
(703) 591-6720
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English first
Fairfax, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Breakfast at the 29 Diner is solid. Standard breakfast staples plus scrapple. Eggs and omlets are good. French toast is really good. Scrapple is good. 29 Diner has a good vibe and eclectic patrons. If you want a solid diner experience this place delivers.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We were just there after a long hiatus. Out of curiosity, we decided to check out the reviews before making our contribution. We were disappointed that some people were being so critical. Let's be fair - starting a new operation like this is no mean feat. While there may be issues, it usually takes time to shake out the wrinkles.... More

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fairfax, VA
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19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My wife and I used to have breakfast once a month or so at the 29 Diner. We had not been back since the reopening until yesterday. Based on early reviews, we decided to let the staff get settled in and work out the problems. But two months in, it seems like the same issues exist. The lone waitress and... More

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Clifton, Virginia
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32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is an old renovated diner complete with small booth juke boxes, formica table tops and really old plastic covered booth seats that are lumpy. A long counter is also available with stools to sit upon. A cook and server work the diner and seem to work well in tandem and work well ! The old style, sorta greasy spoon... More

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Sarasota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We had lunch at the 29 Diner two weeks ago and were back again the following week. The meatloaf was delicious and the side bowl of squash and fall vegetables was a real refreshing surprise with outstanding flavor. Food was hot, service with a smile and very reasonable price. We will be back for sure!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Friend and I decided to see what the "new" 29 diner was like. It is a nice little diner. Very friendly, informal place with a terrific 50's atmosphere. Waitresses were both efficient and friendly. The owner was there and checking that everything was going well. The entire staff including the bus-boy (actually a woman) made everyone feel welcome. They have... More

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NoVA
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13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We can only hope that things will improve, but after our first visit a week after the reopening under new owners, I have to say that I think the chances are slim. The old ambiance remains, but the service is s-l-o-w and the food is l-o-u-s-y. The young lady took our order fairly quickly and brought each of us our... More

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north carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It's a little rough, a little dated, and you never know who or what will show up, but this diner is so friendly I felt at home. Food is so-so, disappointed in Milk Shakes, and I wonder why I like it so much - but I do, and I can only assume it is the fact that diner is so... More

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Virginia
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20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Back in the late 80's when we were young, my pals and I used to eat here. Mainly late light/early morning stops. The food was always good. Sometimes crowded, others not. I was sad when I saw that it had closed down months ago, but relieved when I read in the local paper that it had been purchased and was... More

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East coast
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We have breakfasted at this diner on and off for the last 8 years. While saddened by the closing of the old place where we'd enjoyed the breakfast fare, quick service and bottomless cups of coffee, we were excited about the re-opening under new management. The second weekend after the re-opening we moseyed over and planned to settle into our... More

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Additional Information about 29 Diner

Address: 10536 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030-3104
Phone Number: (703) 591-6720
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American, Diner

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