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10536 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030-3104
(703) 591-6720
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  • English first
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English first
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Have gone to the 29 Diner for 15+ years but not recently until after it reopened. Usually go for breakfast and get eggs, toast, and corned beef hash. Post-reopening, I'd say the food is about the same: not great, not terrible, but perfectly fine. Good coffee and frequent refills.The service was fast and friendly at 9 am on a Thursday.... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My Dad grew up in Fairfax in the 60s, he has memories of going to this diner on friday nights and drinking milkshakes or eating a burger, so you know it's been there for a long time. The big question for me though was does the 29 just look like an old diner, or is it an old diner? Well,... More 

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Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The 29 Diner is a historic (1947) original stainless steel diner. Its interior hasn't been greatly changed, with terrazzo floors, tiled walls, and a stainless counter with stools. The tables are grey marble. Featuring a great jukebox and blue and white awning, it's got a nice vibe. The food is your standard diner breakfast and diner burger and entree mix.... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I suggested to my husband that we visit this restaurant since we hadn't been there in many years. We knew the restaurant had closed and opened up under new owners so we figured we give it a try. Glad we tired. I will say that while the food was cooked to order, it was just ok. Glad we went to... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
2 reviews
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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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90 reviews 90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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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