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Blue Iguana

12727 Shoppes Lane, Fairfax, VA 22033-3834
703 502 8108
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Ranked #133 of 346 restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Despite sketchy reviews we decided to visit this place on a recent Monday night. We were pleased with food choices - an array of appetizers. We tried cat fish strips, pecan chicken fingers, a Caesar salad and fried brussel sprouts. Not exactly the healthiest meal but all very tasty. There was a nice beer selection and creme brûlée was delicious.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The menu is definitely on the Cajun side now. But there is still something for everyone. My wife had the crab cakes. All meat and no filler! They were excellent, but rich. You may want to skip the appetizers if you opt for these. I had the blackened Mahi with red beans and rice. It was very good, but heavy... More

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Southeastern U.S.
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160 reviews 160 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed at a nearby hotel for the 4th of July and walked to the Blue Iguana for early dinner and drinks. The weather was nice, so we decided to eat outside. Apparently, the servers do not serve you outside, so we went inside. Inside, the service was OK. We had a few drinks and ordered some appetizers from their... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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149 reviews 149 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Have been here before for the Valentines Day price fix menu and wanted to go again for our anniversary for the regular menu and was very surprised that it was all Cajun food. I ordered the crab and crawfish binets but, they were out she said they sold the last ones at lunch. I'm wondering why they didn't make more... More

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Haymarket, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Went for lunch with a group of 12 ladies and had a lovely time. We were given our own room which was large enough to relax and not bother other customers. The menu offered a wonderful variety of soups, salads, sandwiches as well as full meals. I especially liked the variety of sides so if you didn't want "fries" you... More

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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I have been coming to the Blue Iguana on a regular basis for lunch, dinner, brunch, and their wine/beer dinners for several years. I agree with Red Hat Nana and others the Blue Iguana is not what it used to be when Tom and Bill owned it. I was there a couple weeks ago with friends for lunch. We were... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

For years the Blue Iguana was my "go to" restaurant and I went there a lot -- for wine and beer dinners -- brunch -- meeting friends, etc. I was always greeted by David with a hug and then by Helmut (a waiter) with a hug. Now that is all gone since the new owners have taken over. I met... More

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Hawaii
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Big screen TV's and projector to enjoy your Sunday game and chat with friends. Price reasonable for drinks, food not so great(who cares). Service ok. May be I try again after few months and see how it goes.

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Fairfax, VA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I have to agree with the other posts...this restaurant is simply horrible now. Please save yourself the frustration and the money and do not dine here. My husband and I used to really enjoy their Sunday Brunch but, quite honestly, it just keeps getting worse and worse. We went back on Sunday, December 22nd hoping it had improved but, instead,... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

had Grilled Chicken Pannini, it was nice.. only i could not finish as the portion was too much, or its just because im from India and not used to eat that quantity but i loved it..

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